Meet the Activ8 Physiotherapy team
Jill Coenra BPhty 1997 (Otago)
Owner / Senior Physiotherapist
Jill has over 20 years experience in musculoskeletal manual therapy working in clinics and alongside professional sports teams. Before starting Activ8 Physiotherapy in 2014 she owned “Jill Coenra Physiotherapy”. Jill has been providing physical rehabilitation programmes since 2007, her specialties include:
- Manual Therapy
- Exercise Rehabilitation
- Concussion –Treadmill Testing / Cervicogenic symptoms / Vestibular Clearance and programme provision
- Vestibular Assessment and Rehab
Sharleen Ponga BPhty 2010 (Otago)BPhEd 2007
Sharleen, or Shar as we call her for short, has over 7 years of experience in physiotherapy. She has a strong focus on manual therapy, dry needling and exercise based rehab. Her specialties are based on marrying together her training in physical education and physiotherapy to your benefits. Shar has worked with top level rugby, netball and waka ama teams since graduating, and also has a strong following of crossfit clients.
Wendy Smith BPhty 2001 (Otago)
Wendy Smith has 16 years of experience orginally graduating from the University of Otago in 2001. Wendy has a broad range of skills working in both the hospital and private practice environment.
Wendy has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, gaining a Master of Manipulative therapy in 2007 from Curtin University in Perth and more recently a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health from Massey University. Wendy is also able to perform dry needling techniques as part of her treatment regime.