Meet Our Team
Sophie van der Pol
Sophie graduated from the University of Otago in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. More recently, she has graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), with Distinction.
Sophie has worked within public and private practice settings throughout her career which has given her a wide variety of experience, knowledge, and skills. She has experience working with individuals with overuse injuries, persistent pain, and post-operative orthopedic and oncological conditions.
Given Sophie’s sporting and academic background, she has a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and exercise therapy. She is also passionate about a holistic and patient-centered approach to achieving the best outcomes, including manual therapy as an adjunct to facilitate the return to function.
Sophie enjoys keeping active, getting out in nature, spending time with family and friends, and a good book.
Sophie graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). She has since completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. She is also a PINC Practitioner, treating women with the effects of cancer and treatments. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, she had a colorful career as an army medic, gaining a skill set that serves her well to this day; from basic first aid to a broader understanding of medical conditions and pharmacology.
Sophie has worked in a combination of musculoskeletal private practice, aged care, women’s health, persistent pain and the the public healthcare system.
Her particular areas of interest are helping women and men with pelvic floor dysfunction, persistent pain, and treating endurance athletes. Her treatments are evidence- and exercise-based, using manual therapy as an adjunct to help facilitate improvement. All treatment plans are tailored specifically to the individual client.
In her spare time, you’ll find her running around after her two young sons, walking the Hunua ranges for a moment of peace and trying to squeeze in a run when she gets the opportunity.