Steve Osborne BSC (Hons) Physiotherapy
Practice Principal / Director
Steve started as the manager of Kaimai Physio in 2007. He trained in the UK qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 2002. He initially worked in the UK health system for over 5 years eventually specialising in Musculoskeletal Physio. Steve has an extensive background in the fitness industry after gaining an Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science in 1992 and worked as a fitness instructor for over 10 years in Auckland and London. Steve consequently manages all the vocational strength programmes run through ACC.
Steve has been qualified in Acupuncture and Pilates since 2006. Steve has completed training in manipulative therapy techniques and he is also tained in Vestibular Rehabilitation (Vertigo / Dizziness). Steve believes in functional training and getting to the cause of your problems which leads to a longer lasting and more effective long term result. Steve's goal is to get you better than you were pre-injury.
Steve also enjoys fishing and mountain biking and is kept busy by his three young children.
At Kaimai PHYSIO we are here to help you. We aim to offer you a premium service and pride ourselves on giving you a positive experience. All our physiotherapists are fully trained, experienced and registered so you know you're in safe hands.
Lucy Osborne BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Lucy qualified as a Physiotherapist in the UK in 2002. After graduating, she worked in a wide variety of specialities in the UK's National Health Service before specialising in Physio for Older Adults in 2005.
Lucy relocated to NZ in 2007 and started working at Radius Lexham Park Rest Home and Hospital, where she still provides Physiotherapy services and moving and handling training. Lucy and Steve took over Kaimai Physio in 2011. As well as musculoskeletal clinic work, Lucy has worked with the Cancer Society to set up the Exercise for Men group, which is still running in Katikati.
She has recently been involved in providing ACC's Vocational Rehabilitation programmes and completes workplace assessments and return to work plans. Lucy completed her Pilates training last year and now takes weekly classes in the clinic gym, which incorporate Pilates with strength and balance work. Lucy is also trained in Myofascial Release massage.
Lucy has a clinical interest in 'ageing well' and helping people to stay as fit and healthy as possible whilst overcoming and managing any injuries, pain or health conditions that may occur.
Pauline Guy-Taylor, BSc Physiotherapy
Pauline graduated in 1987 from the Universiity of Cape Town, South Africa. She then worked in South Africa and Zimbabwe for 6 years before moving to Auckland 1994.
Pauline worked in Private practice in Devonport, then bought the practice in 1995 and ran the practice for four years. She has been working in private practice musculoskeletal in Auckland before she and her family moved to Katikati in 2016.
Pauline has over 25 years of clinical experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in people of all ages. She has done further training including spinal and peripheral joint assessment, manipulative techniques and treatment, trigger point release, dry needling, exercise prescription, movement analysis and re-training of the neck and shoulder girdle, training of the pelvic floor and
assessment and recently treatment of breathing pattern disorders.
Pauline is particularly interested in postural correction and improving movement patterns thoroughout the body. She looks at the body as a whole and provides a comprehensive assessment and treatment to restore optimal funciton. Pauline enjoys yoga and tramping in her spare time.
Jessica Stuit, BSc Physiotherapy
I am fortunate enough to be a part of the wonderful group of people here at Kaimai Physio, as a new graduate physiotherapist.
My interest for physiotherapy started at a young age when I was on the receiving end and I fell in love with the practical, patient-centred focus of the profession. I completed my degree at AUT University where my passion was further cemented and am looking forward to further developing my skills in the supportive environment of Kaimai Physio, and expanding my knowledge in more specialized areas such as Dry Needling and Pilates in the near future.
I value the importance of having a holistic approach to health care and making treatment all about my clients. I believe that working together we can successfully create goals that are specific to you as an individual which will allow you to improve and get back to your injury-free level.
Katie Sapsford BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy
Katie graduated from physiotherapy at St George’s Hospital, London in 2007 with a BSC (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She then worked in three large London hospitals, developing skills across all physiotherapy disciplines before specialising in trauma and orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Katie moved to New Zealand in 2013 and started working at Kaimai Physio soon after. She has done further training in Dry needling, Clinical Pilates including pre and post-natal Pilates, spinal and peripheral joint mobilisation and manipulative therapy. She has also completed further training into respiratory conditions and the management of functional rehabilitation with patients with chronic pain.
Katie spends her spare time horse riding and training her horses to event, as well as running and more Pilates.
You are also in the very capable and professional hands of our friendly receptionists Win and Suzy. They will make sure that your experience at Kaimai PHYSIO is the best it can be. They are experts in addressing all your ACC and insurance claims and like all the Physiotherapists are determined to get you functioning again as soon as possible.