OUR TEAM

Our small team of passionate clinicians are passionate about what they do: helping people doing what they love to do!! Our team is highly trained and we continuously keeps up with the leading techniques and and we use the strength of the team to improve and become leaders in Podiatry. We are continually learning and work alongside institutions and world leaders in the profession. Everyday we achieve the best results for our clients.

DIRECTOR > CLINICIAN

Michael developed a strong interest for podiatry after experiencing and watching his friends coping with lower limb injuries from badminton and football whilst studying a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy at The University of Otago. This led him to make the jump into this rapidly growing health profession. Through sporting activities and his four years of volunteering experiences at a rest home and retirement village, Michael thoroughly understands how important the well-being of our lower limbs can impact on our quality of life, as they provide us with the daily freedom of mobility. 
 
Clinically, Michael has a holistic approach when treating conditions and likes to work alongside the patient to develop a thorough and tailored plan of treatment and rehabilitation to suit each patient’s lifestyle, making sure that the appointments are worthwhile. 
 
Michael has an extensive knowledge of footwear from working for a specialised footwear retailer, matching different types of feet to various types of shoes to prevent any impending injuries or easing a current one. 
 
Michael is a talented Latin dancer with two national titles and enjoys his time on the dance floor as well as teaching others. Michael played semi-competitive badminton and has a strong music background, having played piano for more than 10 years, as well as the guitar for leisure. Michael also enjoys making the most of mother nature by hiking through the wild.

MICHAEL CUI

CLINICIAN

Having lived in Singapore for 8 years and moving to New Zealand in 2012, meeting new people and seeing different perspectives has always been a passion for Skye. It has shaped him to become an energetic, open-minded and pro-active person.

 

Skye enjoys working with both high risk and sports injury patients in helping them to improve their quality of life. Biomechanics related patients such as sports injury, musculoskeletal pain and orthotic therapy have always been a passion. The professionals in high-risk and diabetic management under Waitamata District Health Board has broadened Skye’s knowledge to be outstanding in wound care but also to take the patient’s overall health status into consideration and focus on their health barriers to maintain and improve their way of living.

 

Skye is always willing to do his best to put a smile on his patients’ faces.

MICHAEL CUI
SKYE MA
JOYCE ZHENG

Joyce has had 8 years full time training at a Chinese medical school with further 3 years of clinical experience while working in a hospital before moving to beautiful New Zealand. Joyce is passionate, dedicated and determined with an extensive experience for treating aches & pains, sports and work related injuries, stress, depression, women’s problems and other chronic & difficult disorders.

 

Along with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Joyce uses Tai Chi with acupuncture treatments to help the energy to flow in the body, so the body can balance itself, prevent injuries, and to relax the muscle and tendons.

 

Joyce learned Chinese calligraphy as a child and loves all traditional Chinese culture. She has won many awards on the world stage for her calligraphy. Ask her if you can see samples of her beautiful work.

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SAMUEL PHAM

Samuel is our physiotherapist and has interests in paediatric care and musculoskeletal injuries and rehab. Samuel has had experiences with sideline injury management with Waitemata Rugby club dealing with under 21’s through to the premier team. He enjoys interacting with clients of all ages and finds it rewarding as he navigates his clients through the journey of rehab and recovery to reach their goals and seeing them getting back to the activities that they enjoy doing. Samuel take a real interest in getting to know his clients and he has a sense of humour to keep things interesting. Samuel enjoys meeting new people and does his best in taking care of his clients and their injuries by work together with the client to educate and developing a realistic self-management plan to take control of their own condition.

Samuel's interests outside of physiotherapy include enjoy running, Cuban salsa dancing and going to the gym to keep fit. Samuel has a passion for music, food and have a beautiful daughter who is 6.

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