About Physio Golden Bay Principal : Erica van Sint Annaland, dip PT, MPNZ Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand , Special interest groups : Occupational Health Member of New Zealand Continence Organisation PINC and STEEL certified physiotherapist Lymphoedema therapist ACC registered
Erica trained as a physiotherapist in Holland and has been working as a physiotherapist in New Zealand since 1988. Her main interests are muskulo-skeletal areas and women's health/continence. She uses a variety of treatment modalities from manual therapy, massage, exercise prescription, gym sessions and strapping to exercise classes for pregnant and new mothers. She enjoys working with women in the personal areas of continence, teaching pelvic floor exercises and prolapse management.
The focus is on teaching you how to manage your injury or condition and this most often involves being given a home exercise programme.
You may be referred to your general practitioner or and orthopaedic surgeon in Takaka or for Xrays and ultrasound in Nelson. You may also be referred for specialist treatment in Nelson in necessary for example the hand therapy department or orthotics department.
Jacinda Hohepa is the physiotherapy assistant who runs 3 exercise classes a week in Takaka. She is a qualified Sit and Be Fit instuctor and both she and Erica are involved in the local Upright and Able Falls Prevention programmes that are funded by ACC.