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Andy, Pip and Alexandra are registered physiotherapists with extensive experience and post-graduate training and a breadth of varied orthopaedic, pain and sports experience.
We are committed to continuing education, which is good for us and great for you!
The Team at Move Physiotherapy would like to welcome our newest member to the team; Alexandra McIntosh.
Originally from Auckland, Alexandra has eight years’ experience as a physiotherapist and clinical pilates instructor.
After practicing in Melbourne for the last five years, Alexandra has now returned back home to New Zealand.
She completed a Bachelor of Physical Education from Otago University (2008) and a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy (2013), making her an experienced and skilful instructor across a vast array of disciplines.
Alexandra has gained experience working in private practice, hospitals, professional sports teams and aged care.
She has also worked aboard a private luxury super yacht across the Mediterranean Sea as a private physiotherapist and pilates instructor.
In 2019 Alexandra completed her training in Polestar Pilates Professional Education and joined the team at Move Physiotherapy in 2020.
Alexandra has a special interest in:
- Pilates classes (Physiotherapist Perspective)
- Balance classes
- Massage therapy
- Dry needling
- Exercise programmes (injury-specific)
- Strength and conditioning
- Sports injury and management
- Sports strapping
- Pre and post-surgery rehab
- Hip and knee arthritis
- Orthopaedic referrals
Alexandra caters for all ages and levels of ability.
She has always had a keen interest in the medical, health and sporting industry.
She loves being physically active and is dedicated to helping people in the community improve their fitness, strength and overall wellbeing.
Andy has been practicing physiotherapy consistently for 32 years in New Zealand Australia and the US.
Most recently as Clinical Leader of a four member multidisciplinary team in the Orthopaedic/Neurosurgical Physiotherapy Screening Clinic at Mackay Base Hospital.
Here he was working closely with the Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery departments to triage and conservatively case manage appropriate patients – promoting timely management, preventing unnecessary waits on inappropriate waiting lists, improving conversion rates to and outcomes after surgery.
He has seen how well this model of care works and one of his goals is to provide a similar service in Queenstown.
He is liaising with community and national programs and Southern District Health Board to try and secure funding for the Queenstown Southern Lakes community to provide support for those suffering from chronic musculoskeletal and pain conditions and provide community based education and activity programs.
Continually educating himself, Andy has undertaken:
- A Post Graduate Diploma in Kinesiology
- Papers in exercise physiology, biomechanics and motor learning through the faculty of Physical Education at Otago University, NZ
- Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy as the first half of a Masters of Health Science at Auckland Institute of Technology, NZ
- A Certificate in Biomedical Ethics at Portland State University, USA
- He is a credentialed McKenzie therapist through the McKenzie Institute, NZ
- Certificate in Radiology for Physiotherapists, at University of Melbourne
- Certificate in health change methodology through health change Australia assessing and helping clients to engage in the process of change behaviour to ensure they are informed motivated and confident to self manage their personal health care
He travelled internationally as the Team Physiotherapist with the New Zealand Swimming Team and the New Zealand World Student Games Teams from 1987 till 1991.
Pip has 32 years of experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, most of this time spent working in the Queenstown community.
She has postgraduate qualifications in manipulative therapy and values the importance of a thorough diagnosis and personalised patient care.
Pip’s special interests include biomechanics, muscle balance, postural alignment and the treatment of persistent pain.
Recently, she has spent two years working as a physiotherapist in a Multidisciplinary Persistent Pain Clinic in Australia.
During this time, she gained extensive knowledge and experience working with people who suffer with long term pain.
A different approach is required which involves a Bio-Psycho-Social model of management.
Pip has a deep interest in the management of chronic pain and she looks forward to helping members of the Queenstown community who suffer from pain that just won’t go away!
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