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About us

The PhysioRx

Born out of the ashes of COVID19 lockdown in 2020, PhysioRx was founded with the unstoppable passion to transform the Physio industry and move it past mere symptomatic relief. Our aim is to take our clients to new heights of performance, whether that be in day to day activities or excelling in their sport. With a combined total of over 50 years in the Physiotherapy industry, our team of experts have a wealth of experience across all forms of treatments. Check out our staff profiles below and get to know the team better.

The Team

Craig Leong

Physiotherapist, Clinical Director

When experience matters, there are not many in the industry that match Craig Leong. He has over 35 years of experience combining clinical interests in physiotherapy, acupuncture, injury recovery, muscle repair, post-operative rehabilitation and sports injuries. Craig’s philosophy is that therapy is most successful when people are treated as a whole human being, not as individual parts, and his work is focused on finding and treating the root causes of the injury. Craig also combines the best of traditional evidence based physiotherapy, with the principles and techniques of acupuncture and manual therapy.

Rachael Street

Physiotherapist

Rachael brings a decade of Physiotherapy experience gained both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Rachael has vast knowledge in working with sports teams, post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation and occupational injuries. Rachael is our self-confessed fitness fanatic and with this comes a clinical interest in assessing and treating gym based, fitness and CrossFit specific injuries. On top of her Physiotherapy experience and skills, she also brings the additional attribute of a group fitness instructor at Les Mills. Rachael has particular interest in back and lower limb injuries but enjoys treating any challenging problem. She will ensure you understand WHY your injury has occurred and will treat the root cause to prevent re-injury. She uses a variety of techniques including dry needling, manual therapy, and of course exercise!

Tony ter Ellen

Physiotherapist

Tony brings a unique and effective collection of skills and history to the role of Physiotherapist at PhysioRX. Tony combines his skills as a Physiotherapist with that of being a Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor as well as having a history of achievement as a high-level footballer. This history affords Tony the ability to combine the treatment skills of manual therapy, dry needling, kinesiology taping, massage and exercise rehabilitation, with a key understanding in sport, exercise and human movement.

Christian Baldia

MSK Rehabilitation & Performance Coach

“Fix yourself!” This phrase summarizes the work that Christian teaches his clients on a regular basis as it’s the key for long term progress in daily life performance, regardless of what activities they engage in. Christian started out as a regular personal trainer in a commercial gym, but later on ventured out to a different path of being a rehab & performance coach to help clients explore movement solutions to sort out their daily aches, niggles and imbalances that produce pain or discomfort. Christian’s clinical interest is in using different modalities in combination with NeuroKinetic Therapy, to find the best point of entry to get people moving again and learning how to fix themselves.

Rebecca Martel

Physiotherapist

Rebecca’s experience and thirst for knowledge has seen her accumulate an impressive array of clinical interests. Her skills include a holistic, person centered approach that utilizes manual therapy and dry needling to return her clients to their vocations and sporting pursuits.
Over the last 2 years Rebecca has developed a clinical interest in women’s health physiotherapy, specifically for the management of urinary incontinence, back pain in pre-and post-partum and rectus diastasis. She continues to develop her skills order to offer more comprehensive services in this field.
If these impressive skills were not enough, Rebecca also has hands on experience in the design and implementation of gym and hydrotherapy-based rehabilitation programs to physically prepare for your return to work following injury or surgery.

Bai Chang Shen

Acupuncturist 

Bai Chang comes to the PhysioRx team with a vast knowledge and skill base. Bai Chang is a highly qualified Acupuncturist & Chinese Manipulation Practitioner with a Traditional Chinese Medical background hailing from the prestigious Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Bai Chang has been practicing Acupuncture for over 20 years as an ACC registered practitioner. Bai Chang uses his skills in treating all sorts of pain symptoms including musculoskeletal injuries.

Bai Chang also brings over 32 years of Meditation practicing experience and is now available at our Melville site.

Bai Chang SHEN, NZ registered acupuncturist, ACC provider, Australia registered acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner. He holds Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture (RMIT) and NZ National Diploma in Acupuncture. 

Carey Giddens

Clinical Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist, Certified Health Coach, Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist… oh and the Managing Director and Chief Trouble Maker of PhysioRx

Carey started his Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy career two decades ago which gives him experience that is rare in the industry. Carey starting working in the industry as a result of finding his sporting aspirations being cut short due to recurring injuries and wanting to work to prevent it happening to others. 

Carey’s philosophy is to never provide mere symptomatic relief. He takes his responsibility very seriously to strike at the root of an issue and not just hack at the leaves. 

Carey now combines this experience with both Clinical and Sports Nutrition and Health Coaching skills to provide a unique and holistic approach to your performance.

“Pain to Performance” is Carey’s goal for YOU. 

Contact us

No question is a bad question, so if you have any questions at all, or simply want to learn more about how we can help you, please feel free to email, call, drop in to one of our Hamilton locations and/or message us via Facebook for more information.

HAMILTON CBD

MELVILLE, HAMILTON