About us:

we promise exclusivity, quality care,
uniqueness and superior results

At Bespoke Physiotherapy and Health, we understand how important optimal health is and we are committed to providing you with the highest possible level of quality care. Our therapists go above and beyond to ensure you can get back to being the best version of you. We have an amazing and experienced Bespoke Tribe that offer a wide range of services, expertise and classes which we can tap into as required to ensure you reach your full health potential.

We have dialed in the dream team to help you every step of the way. Our Bespoke Tribe features musculoskeletal physiotherapists, massage therapists, personal trainers, Pilates instructors and yoga instructors. All of the members of our Bespoke Tribe have the highest levels of expertise in their chosen fields. Our collaborative approach uses the best evidence-based practice and allows our Bespoke therapists to work together to create a personalised and comprehensive body care plan that is unique to your individual needs. We call it the Bespoke Way.

We take our name Bespoke seriously. We promise exclusivity, quality care, uniqueness and superior results. We live by our name and the values that it represents. You get one life and we want you to live it well!

Our 5 core values

Our 5 core values

Bespoke

At Bespoke Physiotherapy and Health, we live by the Bespoke way. We understand the diversity that exists in day to day life and we acknowledge that no single person is the
same. We carry our Bespoke attitude with us where ever we go and we love assisting our
clients and staff with their unique health needs.

Balance

Balance is a core life value and shapes a lot of what we do here at Bespoke. We understand the constant shift of equilbirum that exists in our busy world and we
work hard to maintain an optimal work/life/health balance. We acknowledge that a good balance reflects positively on all aspects of our wellbeing which is why we strive to achieve it.

Empowerment

Empowerment is an important quality that each of our valued Bespoke Tribe members possess. Empowerment allows us to deliver a great service, to be accountable for all of our actions and to progress in all aspects of life by achieving great things with strength and confidence.

Mindset

Our growth mindset is was sets us aside from the rest. We set audacious goals and work hard to achieve them. We thrive for greatness and are always looking at ways we can progress, develop and grow.

Tribe

Our final core value is Tribe. The Bespoke Tribe acknowledges the importance of collaborative team work to achieve optimal health outcomes. We back and support each other no matter what curve balls life throws at as and we work hard to ensure we
create the best possible environment and culture for all of our staff and clients.

Meet the Tribe

Kendall Stevenson
Physiotherapist & Company Director

Kendall Stevenson is the creator behind Bespoke Physiotherapy and Health and is a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

Kendall was born and bred in beautiful Gisborne and is a lover of all things to do with the ocean. Kendall moved to the sunny Bay of Plenty after gaining her Physiotherapy Qualification in 2010 from the Auckland University of Technology. Kendall refined her physiotherapy skills in Tauranga in both the hospital and private practice. This has provided her with a wide range of experience and knowledge. Kendall has been fortunate to work with some amazing National and International sports teams and she is currently  the lead physiotherapist for the New Zealand Black Fins Surf Lifesaving team.

In 2012, Kendall gained her Post Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture and went on to complete her Masters Degree. In 2015 after an additional four years of part-time study, she Graduated with Distinction in her Masters of Health Practice, Physiotherapy. Kendall describes her physiotherapy approach as interactive and hands on and she uses a range of manual therapy techniques, joint mobilisations, joint manipulations, needling, massage and exercise prescription to help patients achieve and exceed their health goals. She is also very passionate about injury prevention, movement screening and independent patient management. Her physiotherapy practice resonates the core Bespoke Values. She looks forward to helping you reach your full health potential and live the life you love!


Georgia Harris
Physiotherapist

Georgia was also born and bred in beautiful Gisborne and she has been involved in high level representative swimming, surf lifesaving and cross country. Georgia’s various injuries and numerous physiotherapy visits fuelled her passion to begin a career that would help others return to doing what they loved.

After completing a Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapy in 2017, she worked at Christchurch Hospital as a rotational physiotherapist. She gained experience in intensive care, respiratory and orthopaedics providing an excellent all-round base to her knowledge. In 2021, Georgia completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture through AUT.

Georgia has been working at Bespoke Physiotherapy & Health since the beginning of 2018 and was the lead physiotherapist for the Te Puna Development Rugby team this season.

Georgia has a wide range of experience with managing both acute and chronic injuries. Georgia’s physiotherapy approach involves both hands-on and exercise prescription to make sure patients are getting the most out of every aspect physiotherapist’s have to offer.

Georgia is currently working towards completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.


Rochelle Buys
Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Rochelle graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Physiotherapy from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2011.  After graduating she worked in public and private hospitals as well as clinical settings gaining experience in a wide variety of physiotherapy practice.

After relocating to New Zealand Rochelle worked in New Plymouth for almost 3 years . She enjoys treating musculoskeletal conditions and in 2015 successfully completed her post- graduate certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy (OMT). Her other professional interests include Dry needling and exercise-based rehabilitation.

Rochelle has recently been accepted into the New Zealand PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Program and has successfully completed her PINC qualification, enabling her to a provide specialised physical rehabilitation to women affected by cancer. Please refer to our PINC services for further details.

Rochelle loves the blend of exciting outdoor adventures and arts and culture experiences New Zealand has to offer, and with her recent move to the sunny Bay of Plenty she hopes to spend more time outdoors  exploring this beautiful region. In her off-time Rochelle enjoys tramping, skiing, travelling and spending quality time with loved ones.


Stephanie Wright
Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Senior Physiotherapist Stephanie graduated from the University of Otago in 2011 with Distinction in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She began her career in  the public health sector in Wellington, gaining experience in a wide variety of areas including post-operative and orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory and neurorehabilitation. The lure of the beautiful Bay of Plenty weather and easy going lifestyle saw Steph return to her hometown in 2014, where she has gained a depth of experience working in private practice. Steph has also worked alongside a number of regional sports teams including the BOP Woman’s Rugby Sevens and Volcanix team.

Steph’s repertoire of post-graduate qualifications include APPI Pilates matwork level 1, Polestar Reformer Pilates level 1 & 2 along with her Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Steph enjoys combining both manual therapy and an exercise-based approach to restore function and help her patients keep doing the things they love. Steph’s Pilates training helps to compliment this approach. Steph has also gained experience treating people with persistent pain and is able to assess and treat people with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

In her spare time, Steph loves getting out for a run, climbing Mauoa and enjoying our beautiful beaches with her family.


Jake Brettkelly
Physiotherapist

Jake is excited to have moved back home to the Bay of Plenty after spending the last few years in both Christchurch and Dunedin completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University. In Jakes final year of study, he spent time at local private practices, in the Christchurch hospital and also gained  valuable experience working alongside the Christchurch Sumner Colts rugby team. While studying, Jake found that his passion and interests aligned with working in a private practice and being able to interact and help clients with their rehab and fitness needs.

Jake really enjoys the interactive aspect of the job and is looking forward to getting to know his Bespoke clients and helping them along their physiotherapy journey. Jake believes in the importance of a holistic approach due to there being many different factors that contribute to a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Jake’s success with clients comes down to a combined approach of education, hands-on manual therapy and exercise prescription.  Jake has been working  with the Te Puna Rugby Football Club as the Development Team and JMC Physiotherapist.

Jake has a real passion for sports and in particular basketball, whether it is playing competitively or just socially with friends.  He is very active in his spare time and likes to spend it with family and friends at the beach, exploring our amazing country, or playing basketball, golf or going skiing.

 


Michael Wilson
Physiotherapist

It was Mike’s passion for sport and science that led him to study physio at AUT in Auckland. After graduating in 2016 he  headed home to Tauranga and started honing his musculoskeletal skills working locally in private practice alongside our Bespoke Director Kendall. While developing a solid foundation of manual therapy skills, Mike found a love for exercise based rehabilitation and facilitating people to move and function at their best doing the things they love.

In 2019 Mike made the move to the UK where he worked in busy hospital outpatient clinics in both London and the Isle of Man gaining  knowledge on orthopaedics and chronic pain. He then relocated to Canada and learnt valuable skills working with the elderly in an aged care facility. He returned home to Tauranga and is super excited to be back!

Mike has a passion for getting into the gym or out on the field  working alongside teams and athletes of all disciplines. He spent his first few years working with Tauranga Sports rugby as well as  multiple  other clubs. He also did representative work with the BOP U15s Rugby squad. Mike has a strong strength and conditioning background and believes it’s hugely important for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Mike has been appointed as the lead physiotherapist for the Te Puna Rugby Premier team this year.

Outside the clinic you will find Mike outdoors hitting our amazing beaches, swimming, playing backyard cricket, and snowboarding.


Siobhan Hall
Senior Massage Therapist

Siobhan has been in the massage industry for over 10 years and during this time has completed several post-graduate courses including myofascial release, scoliosis patterns, temporomandibular (jaw) techniques, sports massage, lymphatic drainage and trigger point therapy. Siobhan has also done a formal training block through the Wellington School of Massage, specialising in neuromuscular treatment.

She believes in tailoring massage to individual needs based on lifestyle, injuries, fitness levels and sports involvement.  Having completed a number of marathons she understands the importance of muscle integrity and health to prevent injury. Siobhan has worked alongside our Director Kendall for six years previously in another physiotherapy clinic and she is incredbly skilled in both treating and managing patients with acute and chronic injuries.

Siobhan and her husband Phil have recently returned to Tauranga after living in Japan for 2 and half years.  Siobhan enjoys leading a healthy and active lifestyle. When she’s not working at Bespoke – you will find her climbing the Mount, joining  one of our Bespoke Yoga or Pilates classes or enjoying her time running outdoors.

You will also see Siobhan out at our front desk at Bespoke as she does a few hours a week helping out our amazing reception team.


Chelsea Barrowclough
Senior Massage Therapist

Introducing our new Senior Massage Therapist – Chelsea Macintosh.

Chelsea graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Diploma in Therapeutic & Sports Massage from New Zealand College of Massage in Auckland, 2009-2011. More recently she gained a Diploma in Myotherapy while working in Australia in 2019.

She has spent most of her 13-year career practising in multi-disciplinary clinics, alongside physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists and orthopaedic physicians which has allowed her to gain a wide range of skills with professional athletes as well as the everyday person.

 

Chelsea believes that massage is vital to continual wellbeing.  By combining her caring nature,  passion for the  health industry and her knowledge of postural/muscular imbalances she builds a holistic plan for patients-targeting more than just the physical symptom of pain.

In her spare time, you’ll find her hiking or mountain biking with her husband, enjoying a coffee with friends or dabbling in a furniture restoration and/or gardening project.


Claudia Bottinelli
Pilates Instructor

Introducing our amazing Chilean Pilates Instructor Claudia. Claudia brings a wealth of Pilates knowledge to Bespoke, having practiced Pilates for the last 20 years. Claudia initially discovered the magic of Pilates back in  2000 when she was finishing her Degree in Business Engineering in Chile and has been hooked ever since. Claudia climbed the professional ladder in her career,  traveled the globe and then she decided to pursue her passion for Pilates. She moved to Australia with her family in 2008 in order to improve her English which would enable her to study the Pilates method. In 2012, it all fell into place,  she met her soul mate, improved her English, gained her Pilates certificate and started her family.

Claudia’s first Pilates Qualification was in Beginner & Intermediate Matwork from the Australian Pilates Academy. In 2013, she went on to gain a certificate in Pre and Post Natal Pilates with the same academy. In 2019, she completed the Comprehensive Pilates Rehabilitation & Reformer course under Polestar Pilates.

Claudia’s recipe to good health is regular Pilates, a balanced diet, good sleeping habits, plenty of sunshine & fresh air along with a balanced lifestyle.


Karien Van Greunen
Practice Manager & Receptionist

Karien joined the Bespoke Tribe in June 2020. When you arrive at Bespoke, you will be welcomed by her charismatic smile and South African accent. Karien is a valuable member to our admin team and helps to keep us all in line (which I can assure is not an easy feat). She joins forces with our Receptionist Trudy and they both work part-time as our front of house team.

Karien and her family immigrated from South Africa to New Zealand in 2019 and now loving call Aotearoa home.  Karien has her earnt her stars and stripes in the health care sector, having worked in the administration side of it for most her working life. She enjoys the challenges that learning a whole new system brings and has a knack for helping clients out.

Karien and her family enjoy the freedom and beautiful nature New Zealand has to offer.  The family is often out on a camping trip, bicycle ride, kayaking or walking the family dog, Fraser.  Karien loves gardening, cooking and relaxing with family and friends on weekends. Her garden is nothing short of amazing and we can completely credit the survivorship of all our Bespoke plant babies to her green fingers!


Trudy Gibson
Receptionist

Trudy and her family have lived in Te Puna for over 35 years making her a Te Puna local through and through! Her family has been ingrained in our Te Puna community, with her children and grandchildren attending the local Kindergartin and Te Puna primary School.

Trudy has recently joined our Bespoke Tribe and shares the reception role with Karien.

Trudy has extensive experience in administrative roles both in Aotearoa and abroad. Trudy enjoys customer service and interacting with people.

 

Trudy and her husband Geoff has recently returned from the UK after living, working and travelling abroad for 7 1/2 years! When Trudy isn’t at the front desk at Bespoke, you will find her enjoying an outdoor lifestyle. Her hobbies include boating, water sports and spending time with family and friends.


Grace Spiers
Pilates Instructor

Grace grew up in the beautiful township of Whangamata and has a passion for the ocean and outdoors.

Throughout her teens and most of her 20s, Grace pursued a career in professional surfing and has represented NZ on the world stage. After numerous injuries and physiotherapist visits, Grace’s passion for Pilates and rehabilitation was born.

In 2018 Grace completed her comprehensive Basi Pilates training to gain her teaching certificate has has been teaching ever since.

Grace is currently teaching a number of our Reformer Pilates classes and Matwork classes along with taking private sessions.

Throughout her numerous injury journeys, Grace has gained compassion and motivation to help others through restorative movement and pilates.

She looks forward to working with our Bespoke clients to achieve their fitness and health goals.