Hailing all the way from Kuching, Malaysia, known to some as the ‘cat’ City of Sarawak, Phoebe spent the first 17 years of her life growing up surrounded by the nature of Borneo. After finishing her high school years back home, she left to do Year 13 in Christchurch before heading down to Dunedin to pursue her Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy with the University of Otago. She has been in New Zealand for a total of 6 years now, and lived mostly in the South Island for the past 6 years (Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson). She’s definitely new to the North and new to Auckland.
So, why did you choose to move to Auckland?
Phoebe: “Just as I was looking for a job to further expand my career, Peak Pilates & Physiotherapy caught my attention as it aligned with my ingrained set of values. Applied, got the job, packed my stuff and moved up here without a second thought. The other reason was definitely because of the abundant food selection that’s available. Being a foodie all my life, this is like the dream city to be in New Zealand.”
Why did you choose Peak Pilates and Physiotherapy?
Phoebe: “There’s like an endless list as to why I chose Peak. The biggest appeal was their values as a reputable company in Auckland that takes pride in incorporating Physiotherapy with Pilates. Also, the availability of longer and client-centred appointment times, and finally, the team and people across all of Peak’s clinics, who all have a similar passion and love for Pilates and/or Physiotherapy.”
Why did you choose to be a Physiotherapist and a Pilates instructor?
Phoebe: “Growing up, I had no idea that Physiotherapists existed. Where I came from, rehabilitation was under-rated, and the norm was to let time heal it up, go to the nearest doctor/hospital, pop a few pills and just deal with it. Witnessing a few people around me never recovering fully from any minor injuries and sustaining a few myself over the years, led me on my quest to discover the existence of Physiotherapy. And…here I am, living the dream career of being a Physiotherapist that I have had since the age of 15, and seeing the wonders and effectiveness that Physiotherapy brings into each client’s life! As for Pilates, I have to admit I was a little sceptical when i first heard about it from a couple of mates that swore by how it has improved their performance in sports, general fitness and especially the re-occurrence of their injury, but then after having a few injuries myself, I gave Pilates a go and felt the benefits within a short period of time. To be able to incorporate Pilates with Physiotherapy for my clients, my only option was to be trained in Pilates too.”
How should the public get in touch with you and what should they expect?
Phoebe: “I’m working between two Peak clinics – Next Gen/Parnell and Takapuna – every week. Clients should expect a comfortable environment to be in for Physiotherapy/Pilates with Peak. I don’t bite, but do enjoy a good yarn with the people around me. I’m focused on tailoring my sessions to achieve everyone’s personal goals and improve their discomfort regardless of whether it’s a recent injury or a longstanding issue. My focus has predominantly been towards the Spine and Shoulders. So, if you’re looking for a friendly physio, I’m definitely the one you should come to. I promise, I smile but I don’t bite.”
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor