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Our Team

Find out more about the Performance Plus Physio team members

Tomas Galdames
Hamilton Clinic

Physiotherapist, CASR, COMPT

Tomas has 7 years of experience as a physio, after graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from Chile. He has further progressed his studies and completed several courses to specialise in rehabilitation, which includes completing the Certificate in Advance Sports Rehabilitation and the Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Australia in 2014.

Tomas has a strong background as a  Physiotherapist for Chile’s national rugby teams, including the  XV’s, 7’s and Under 20’s, participating in Americas Rugby Championship, U20’s World Rugby Trophy, World Rugby Sevens Series and with different sports athletes in numerous disciplines. His passion for sports and rugby drove him to move to NZ with his Family in 2018.

Tomas enjoys playing several sports such as Rugby, where he achieved nominations for the Chile’s U18 and U20 national teams and Tomas also enjoys Boxing and Gliding, having earned his Pilots licence in 2018.

Sian Northey
Hamilton Clinic

Physiotherapist

Born and raised in Whangarei, Sian made the big move down to Hamilton after graduating from AUT in 2017. Sian has a passion for sport, health and working with people, which led in the direction of becoming a physiotherapist. Being a proud Northlander, Sian loves anything outdoors and enjoys exploring new spots around the Waikato. When not in the clinic, you will find her at the gym, hanging out with friends and family, or on the side-line working with the University club rugby teams.

Sian is passionate about physiotherapy and is particularly interested in sports-related injuries and rehabilitation through a mixture of exercise prescription and manual therapy. She is currently studying a post-graduate Certificate of Manual Therapy through NZMPA to extend her physiotherapy skills and aims to pursue further post-graduate study in the future.

Sian is excited to be part of an amazing, supportive team at Performance Plus Physiotherapy, and looks forward to the future here.

Jaimee Knight
Hamilton Clinic

Physiotherapist

Jaimee is an Otago trained Physiotherapist who has been working in the health and sport industry for over twelve years. As a qualified sports medic she has worked intensely with various rugby teams and has also developed a passion for youth aged sports teams, having worked as a volunteer with Basketball NZ for a number of years.

Jaimee has worked in America as a Physiotherapist and as a Fitness Manager running personal training sessions and classes in a multi complex gym.
Having developed a passion for natural movement and exercise in daily living and rehabilitation she has recently become SFMA (functional movement assessment) certified. This is a movement assessment which holistically looks at the bodies movement patterns as a whole and systematically identifies and treats the impairments.

In her spare time Jaimee enjoys baking, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family. Her future goals include continuing to develop functional movement skills (and integrating this into her physiotherapy practice) and to build a dirt rally car and compete in NZ.

Madeleine Haskell
Hamilton Clinic

Physiotherapist

Madeleine is a physiotherapist with 11 years experience in NZ, the UK and Australia. Since finishing her physio degree in 2005 Madeleine has also completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz performance at Auckland University and has started Post Graduate papers in Physiotherapy at AUT.

Madeleine has a toddler at home so works part-time at the clinic treating a wide spectrum of patients from children to elderly, from sports and work injuries to long term issues. Madeleine is also a clinical pilates instructor and has a background in snow sports, ballet, yoga, soccer and hockey. Madeleine has been a volunteer coach for many years for Special Olympics New Zealand in skiing and snowboarding.

Jodi Curtis
Christchurch Clinic

Physiotherapist

Jodi graduated with a bachelor of physiotherapy (with distinction) from Otago University in 2014.  Her passion for continued learning has resulted in her attaining the NZMPA accredited certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, a post graduate certificate in acupunture and a post graduate diploma in health practice.  Jodi subsequently enrolled in a Masters of Health Practice and is currently doing the last paper required for this qualification.

Jodi has proudly worked with rugby teams for the past 8 years, her love for sport extending from her own achievements with the NZ under 17 Football Ferns and a college football scholarship resulting in two years playing abroad in New York.  Although the boots have since been hung up, she still enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle through social sport and CrossFit.

An avid Wellington rugby supporter, Jodi is slowly converting to Canterbury after recently moving to Christchurch with her husband to run the South Island branch of Performance Plus Physio.