About our Bethlehem Physio practice
The Bethlehem clinic is a modern physiotherapy and pilates clinic that provides a welcoming, calming atmosphere. We are located on the ground floor of the Bethlehem Birthing Centre and have convenient parking as well as disability car parks immediately outside the clinic.
Our Bethlehem physio team provide a holistic approach to your well-being and each therapist has a specialist area of interest.
The expertise of our team ranges from Acute sports and spinal physiotherapy, Hand Therapy, Women’s Health, Bradcliff Breathing Assessment/Treatment, Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Return-to-Work Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Exercise Rehab, and Manual Therapy.
Dominic SamuelPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Fanny PetersPilates Service Manager
Ian CulpanPilates Instructor
Hannah SarcichPilates Instructor
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy from the University of Plymouth
Graduated with a First Class Degree in Physiotherapy, from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Worked across a wide variety of areas of physiotherapy in North Devon for the last three years – increasing my knowledge, clinical skills and experience. Excited to put these skills to good use working in New Zealand.
Interests : Anything outdoors – particularly walking and water sports.
I have lived in Tauranga for over 25 years and have three wonderful adult children and a gorgeous grand daughter. I have worked in the physio industry for the last 16 years. My husband and I love the beach and I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, baking, candle making and enjoying the local lifestyle.
Inerests: Social Beach Volleyball, Candle making, The Beach, Baking
B.Sc. Physiotherapy; B.Sc. Biokinetics (Hons)
Hailing from South Africa, Esther relocated to New Zealand in 2022. She initially completed a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Biokinetics before studying and graduating in 2006 with Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Pretoria. In South Africa, Esther gained a variety of experience in multiple areas as a physiotherapist and physiotherapy practice owner. She has experience and a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports injuries and orthopaedic rehabilitation by using a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education to optimise function and recovery. A client-centred approach is followed to provide a supportive environment to address individual client’s needs. She has completed her certificates of orthopaedic manual therapy and sport, qualified in dry needling and is a practitioner in the Lyno method.
I am enjoying any outdoors activities, travelling and exploring with my husband, building Lego!
Bachelor Physiotherapy (Hons), BSc (Physiology)
Aleisha graduated from Wintec in 2021 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) after completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in physiology from the University of Otago. During Aleishas studies she had great exposure to a range of physiotherapy environments inclusive of musculoskeletal clinics, acute Inpatient rehabilitation, team sports and community. Aleishas is passionate to improve the overall wellbeing of her clients and get them back to doing what they love. Outside the clinic youll most likely find Aleisha in the great outdoors; hiking or diving, trying to find the next adventure or running around on the hockey field.
BSc (HONS) Biology with Sport & Exercise Science. MSc in Physiotherapy. Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NZMPA)
Hailing from the UK, Dom joined the BIM Team in January 2015 after four years working as a Staff physiotherapist in Waikato Hospital.
Dom initially completed a Bachelor of Science Degree (with honours) in Biology with Sport and Exercise Science, going on to coach football in America for 2 years. During his time in America, Dom decided he wanted to work as a Physiotherapist and retured to the UK to undertake his training, graduating from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2010 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy.
Dom is a certified STEEL cancer rehab physiotherapist providing individualised rehab plans with men who have/had cancer. Dom and his young family love the outdoor lifestyle New Zealand has to offer, so much so they have become New Zealand residents – that’s not to say Dom won’t stop keeping tabs on his beloved Liverpool!!
BPhty (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago), APPI certified Pilates Instructor, PINC certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Originally from Waiuku, Shannon completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2002.
Shannon has been a member of the Body In Motion team since 2007 after several years working & travelling in the UK. Whilst in the UK, Shannon qualified as a Clinical Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI). Shannon has completed further Pilates equipment training & also Antenatal & Postnatal Pilates through APPI & is also a certified PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. She is passionate about working in this field; there is real lack of support for women once they have completed their medical treatment & PINC rehab helps these women to have quality survivorship & get back to the things that matter most to them.
Outside of work, Shannon is kept busy with her family either doing DIY at home or enjoying the great outdoors. Shannon enjoys mountain biking, waterskiing & snowboarding with her family.
BPhty, MHSc Hons, PG Dip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Western Accupuncture, MPNZ
BradCliff Breathing Practitioner
Kelly graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1996, completing a Masters in Health Science, majoring in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Western Acupuncture in 2004.
She spent her career working in private practice in Tauranga and London expanding her repertoire of manual therapy, acupuncture, functional exercise and rehabilitation skills. Focusing on wellness led her to become a BradCliff Breathing Practitioner, completing these skills with Vestibular retraining for balance and vertigo issues.
Kelly enjoys addressing and resolving dysfunction; whether it is related to sporting, work, recreational or home pursuits.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, BSc, MPNZ
Originally from India, Pardeep moved to Tauranga with his family at an early age. He initially completed a Bachelor of Science and then a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015 from the University of Otago. Pardeep worked as a Physiotherapist for four years in Rotorua and then went on to work in Tasmania, Australia for two years. He has experience and an interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, persistent pain, orthopaedic rehab, community rehab and using a holistic approach to help his clients.
Pardeep is passionate about ongoing professional development and is a committee member for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch of Physiotherapy New Zealand. In addition to English, Pardeep can also fluently speak Punjabi & Hindi.
Outside of work, Pardeep enjoys spending time with his family and loves do some Bhangra (Traditional Punjabi folk dance).
Jess has lived in the Bay for the past 12 years and has an 8 year old son who keeps her very busy. In her downtime, Jess enjoys horse riding, music and socialising with family and friends.
Originally from France, Fanny worked in Western Australia for 7 years as a Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases, before recently relocating to New Zealand with her family.
Fanny started practicing Pilates in 2012 and was amazed how quickly her posture improved. The back pain and headaches she suffered for years disappeared within months and was moving more easily and gracefully. In 2016, Fanny completed her certificate IV in Pilates through Breathe Education in Melbourne. She teaches Evidence-based Pilates which is a science based method that aims to help people improve their movement with a focus on them rather than the exercises.
Passionate about movement and improving health and wellbeing, Fanny loves challenging her clients and introducing new exercises to her classes.
Ian is both a Pilates and Fitness trainer. He completed his Core Foundation and Optimal Mobility Pilates course in 2012 at Studio Pilates in South Africa. His training emcompasses many different methods of Pilates including STOTT, Power, and the New York discipline, where his knowledge and experience in each of these can facilitate his individualised approach when programming for clients. In fitness, Ian is grounded in TRX suspension training & functional fitness and incorporates elements of these disciplines into his classes. He loves the mechanics of our anatomy makeup and feels privileged to help others reach beyond their training goals whether it be post injury returning to wellness or athletic conditioning.
2018 – Registered exercise professional – New Zealand
2020 – Foundation of classical Pilates Mat
2021 – Yoga Alliance registered – Vinyasa Yoga
Her story: Born in Hamilton. Lived and studied in Wellington for five years. Recently moved to Papamoa for a more relaxed lifestyle.
Passion: Movement as medicine!