Meet our Staff

All physiotherapy staff at KCP either have extensive post graduate qualifications or are pursuing further education in their preferred area of expertise. This ensures that at KCP you have a guarantee that we will provide you with the international best practice approach. By this we mean that the treatment that you will receive has been researched and found to be effective by way of comprehensive studies.
At KCP we have the expertise to deal with complex injuries and because we have a large team of experienced physio's we can offer second opinions or alternate treatment options if necessary.

Yurri Hynson – Director and Principal Physiotherapist

Born and bred in Kapiti, Yurri has a long sporting history including competing at a New Zealand level in Freestyle Wrestling. Yurri started out his private practice in a small room in the Don Oliver Fitness City Gym in 1991 and has grown KCP Physiotherapy to a network of clinics located from Porirua to Levin. Yurri is one of the longest serving physiotherapists on the Kapiti Coast. He has treated thousands of injuries and as such is extremely experienced in diagnosing injuries quickly and ensuring the most effective and efficient treatment plan to get you back doing what you need to. Yurri also owns and operates the popular Kiwi Fitness www.kiwifitness.com, comprising Kiwi CrossFit and Kiwi HiiT. Yurri has supported many sporting codes and community organisations during his career and dedicated many years to study. He is currently studying for his Doctorate in Health Science.

  • Graduated with a Diploma in Physiotherapy from AUT in 1990
  • Masters in Physiotherapy, endorsed in Acupunture
  • PGDip Sports Medicine
  • PGDip Rehabilitation
  • PGDip Acupuncture
  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • Dry Needling / Mulligans
  • Certified Personal Trainer

Catherine Poulter – Senior Physiotherapist

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Cat has 10 years experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a passion for sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Cat is a fitness and sport enthusiast, a competitive hockey player and CrossFitter, and a certified CrossFit and Clinical Pilates instructor. With her experience in strength and conditioning, she believes it’s important to look at the bigger picture and identify and correct biomechanical issues. Cat also utilises manual therapy techniques and believes it is important to educate clients about self-management strategies. Cat values the importance of an early and accurate diagnosis and implementing the best treatment plan so you can perform optimally in your sport and life. Cat keeps up to date with the latest physiotherapy and sports medicine research to ensure she is using the most effective evidence-based treatment. She has built strong relationships with Sports Doctors, Orthopaedic and Neuro surgeons, radiologists and local GPs, and will liaise with or refer you to the appropriate people if required.

  • Graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2007
  • PGDip Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • Dry Needling
  • Qualified in spinal manipulation, McKenzie therapy and PGAP rehabilitation

Lizzie Nelson – Senior Physiotherapist

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Lizzie likes to utilise both hands on techniques & exercise prescription to achieve patient’s full recovery and aims to get them moving as soon as possible. Lizzie understands the needs of sports people and when required, Lizzie works with specialists, sports doctors, GPs and all other health services providers to ensure you are back participating in your sport, as soon as possible. Lizzie was a keen rugby player throughout high school and university and as a result rugby/sports are her particular area of interest.

  • Graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012
  • GEMT Dry needling qualification 2013
  • Completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in May 2015
  • Qualified in dry needling, spinal manipulations & sports taping
  • Masters in Sports Physiotherapy with a rugby focus 2015

Lizzie has also been the physio for

  • ASB Netball 2013 & 2014
  • Paraparaumu Rugby Club 2015
  • Horowhenua Kapiti Heartland 2014-2016
  • Horowhenua-Kapiti 7s team 2014-current
  • Northern United Rugby Club 2016-current

Katerina Dimitrievska – Senior Physiotherapist

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Along with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Kat has her Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise and is now undertaking her Masters in Sports and Conditioning. As a netball player, currently playing for Wellington Easts 1st team in the Wellington Premier competition, Kat understands the rigors of the sport, netball injuries and also how to get you back on the court in a timely and safe way. Kat has also played for the Wellington and Otago NPC teams and has a thorough understanding of the requirements of performing at an elite level as both a player and a physiotherapist. She has a wide range of knowledge and has a special interest in sport and conditioning high performance and understanding modern pain physiology.

  • Graduated from Otago with a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy 2010
  • Post Graduate Diploma Sport and Exercise AUT 2018
  • Qualified in Dry Needling
  • Mulligans Foundation
  • Currently studying Pain Management Physiotherapy
  • Currently studying Masters in Strength and Conditioning at AUT

Kat is passionate about sport and has been fortunate to work in a professional team environment assisting Physio’s to prepare players including:

  • the Sydney West Tigers (March 2014)
  • Kiwis league team for the 4 Nations final (Nov 2014)
  • NZ 7’s (Feb 2015)

Andy Sherborne – Senior Physiotherapist

@thegolfing_physio

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Andy has been a physiotherapist for 10 years. He started out with KCP when he graduated and spent several years in Australia working in the private practice with sports and general musculoskeletal injuries. He has been living in Sydney for the last 8 years and moved back to the Coast about 5 months ago.

Andy’s general philosophy for Physiotherapy is that he is not healing you but can help facilitate the natural healing process. Andy uses a lot of hands on treatment to provide relief but also gives advice on how to make things as efficient as possible.

Andy has a special interest in Golf related injuries. He plays a lot of golf and has completed several courses around understanding the mechanics of the swing. Andy now combines his knowledge of the game and how the human body functions in order to get golfers back on the course after injury and stay there.

  • Graduated from Otago with a Bachelors Degree of Physiotherapy in 2008
  • Post Graduate Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 and 2 (Australia)
  • Titleist Performance institute Level 1 golf Physiotherapy
  • Qualified in Dry needling
  • Qualified in Manipulative Physiotherapy

Brett Morgan – Physiotherapist

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Brett has been a physio for almost two years now. Over that time his physio interests have changed slightly as he has enjoyed working with more chronic, complex cases that focus on education and helping to empower the client to take control of their own injury and their progress. For this reason also, he really enjoys working with younger clients as he gets the opportunity to impact how they perceive injury, pain and rehabilitation for the rest of their lives.

Being a keen football player and gym-goer, Brett has always had an interest in working with sports players. Rehabilitating sport injuries is enjoyable as he gets to help the athlete get back to their sport as efficiently and safely as possible and also reduce their risk of future injury. Aside from football, Brett also enjoys getting outside with his Kayak and catching some fish!

  • Graduated from Otagto University with a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy in 2016
  • Currently working toward a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise
  • Plays football for Waikanae AFC

Thomas Barnsley – Physiotherapist

@theinjuredphysio

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Teej has been a physio for 2 years now and has been with KCP since the beginning of his working life journey. Teej believe’s that physiotherapy is designed to first and foremost, get people moving. “Once we get people moving again, whether that be able to play their sport, able to interact in the community or even just be able to enjoy family life, we can give people the tools to be able to make good life decisions and be able to confidently live their lives to the fullest”.

His area of special interest is in sports, particularly rugby, but mostly involving team sports. In his spare time he likes to exercise/play social sport and play rugby competitively in Paraparaumu, but he also plays a little bit of music on the side as a hobby and likes to get out and socialise with his mates

  • Graduated from Otago University with a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy with Distinction in 2016
  • NZMPA Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy 2018
  • Foundation Dry Needling Certificate
  • Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby (ICIR) Certificate 2018
  • Physiotherapist for the Horowhenua-Kapiti Heartland Rugby team 2017-2018
  • Current Horowhenua-Kapiti Mens 7s squad member
  • Paraparaumu Premier Rugby player
  • University of Otago Physiotherapy Student Association President 2015