Michelle Rellis

Background:

  • Bsc (Hons) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • PG Cert Advanced Physiotherapy: Paediatrics
  • Certified Mulligans Practitioner
  • General well rounded human being!

Michelle started out her career as a gymnastics coach and sports therapist in Ireland. She coached gymnastics in her teenage year’s right until the end of her first degree in Sports and Rehabilitation. This experience observing, correcting and training basic and complex functional movements gave her a unique understanding of human movement and biomechanics at an early age.

She went on to study physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008. It was here that she won the sports prize for academic excellence which gave her the opportunity to work at Manchester City Academy. She continued to work in Manchester for a further 4 years, practicing in various different physiotherapy roles from football side lines to orthopaedic and musculoskeletal outpatient departments in hospitals around the Northwest.

Michelle moved to New Zealand in 2013 and spent a winter season working in Wanaka whilst enjoying snowboarding herself. She moved up to Auckland the following year and has been working in private practice to date. She prides herself in being very hands on practitioner and manual therapy is one of her strengths. In recent years she became a certified Mulligans practitioner; a technique which combines joint repositioning with movement to create immediate, long lasting and pain free responses.

Whilst working in Auckland, Michelle also began to treat more and more young patients sustaining injuries from a variety of sports. She made the decision to extend her knowledge in this field by completing her post graduate training in ‘Advanced Physiotherapy; Paediatrics’ which is a one of a kind course based out of the University College London. Michelle’s early work as a gymnastics coach, her passion for multiple sports and her specialist training means she has a unique approach to treating young people. Her imaginative way to encourage younger patients to engage in their tailored treatment plans ensures highly successful results with added fun along the way!

Due to her years of experience as a physiotherapist working in multiple countries, her post-graduate training and her positive attitude with her patients and peers, Michelle is happy to treat any musculoskeletal condition and is guaranteed to find a unique solution to your injury.

“In my personal life I love getting people together and having outdoor adventures. In recent years I have developed a real passion for surfing! I have met so many inspiring men and women through the sport and I feel like I have been able to take a lot of what I have learned out in the elements into my clinical practice”.

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