Olivia Simpson

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B.A. (Queens University), B.H.Sc. Physio (AUT), Post. Grad. Dip. Health Sci. Musculo Physio (AUT), MPNZ

Olivia is a Post-Graduate qualified Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach.  She is Rehabilitation Manager at Kowhai Physio, and enjoys working with patients both in the clinic and in the gym, especially for post-operative rehabilitation.  

 

Her clinical skill set includes spinal manipulation, acupuncture, manual therapy, and exercise prescription.  Olivia also has a passion for injury prevention.

 

She was involved in developing the nationwide ACC NetballSmart injury prevention programme and now works with Netball NZ to “coach the coaches” on how to implement this proven injury prevention warm-up.

 

While she was an intern at EXOS in Arizona, USA, she worked with NFL football players, MLB baseball players and Olympic athletes.  As a sports Physio, Olivia has worked with the NZ Hockey Junior Black Sticks Women, NZ Hockey Women “As” and Netball NZ U21 Team.

 

Her areas of speciality include gym-based rehab for osteoarthritis and post-operative rehab after total knee and hip replacement, rehab for ACL injuries, post-operative shoulders and low backs.  

Outside of work, Olivia enjoys any active pursuit out in nature, especially water-related.  She and her partner are also kept very busy chasing after their young twin boys.