Our Team2021-01-07T13:32:51+00:00

Our Team

Find out more about the Performance Plus Physio team members

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.

Jodi Curtis
Christchurch Clinic

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Jodi graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (with distinction) from Otago University in 2014.  Her passion for continual learning has resulted in her attaining the NZMPA accredited certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, a Postgraduate certificate in acupuncture, a Postgraduate diploma in Health Science and a Masters of Health Practice, all with distinction.   

Jodi has proudly worked with rugby and football teams for the past 9 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 Hurricanes 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. 

Diana Chen
Christchurch Clinic

Physiotherapist

Diana graduated from Otago University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.  Her Passion for helping others attain and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle through identification and correction of faulty movement patterns prompted her to become one of only 12 New Zealand physiotherapists to be selective functional movement assessment certified.  Diana is proactive in staying up to date in the ever-changing medical world and is currently expanding on her dry needling skills through post graduated certificate in acupuncture.

Diana has enjoyed working as a sports medic for local ice hockey and rugby teams and this year proudly takes the reins as the head physiotherapist for Suburbs netball.  In, Diana speak fluent Mandarin, removing any communication barriers for Chinese patients requiring physiotherapy consultations.

Despite her main sport being basketball, Diana and her puppy Bailey are both proud Cantabrians and passionate crusaders supporters.

Laura Thomson
Hamilton Clinic

Physiotherapist

Laura graduated from AUT University with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy and is currently completing postgraduate studies towards her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. She has worked along side premier men’s football teams, sevens rugby, the Oceania Footsal tournament 2019 and New Zealand hockey and football tournaments.

Laura has played in a large variety of sports over the years and has most recently placed in multiple NZIFBB bodybuilding competitions. She has a strong interest in gym based exercises, strength and conditioning and gym based rehabilitation. Laura has a large focus on biomechanics, sport and activity related techniques and uses the addition of Dry Needling in her treatments.

Laura is passionate about helping people return to the sports and activities that are most important to them.

Matthew Firman
Christchurch Clinic

Office Manager

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