DHSc, MSc, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. NZRP, MPNZ, MCSP (UK), MICSP (Ireland)
MHPrac., Grad Dip Physiotherapy (UK) , NZRP, MPNZ
Sarah completed her training in physiotherapy in London in 1988 and specialised in paediatric physiotherapy in 1990, gaining experience in all aspects of paediatric physiotherapy. During 15 years of working at Starship Hospital in Auckland, she specialised in the treatment of children and young people with breathing issues including those in intensive care and those with cystic fibrosis, asthma, bronchiectasis and breathing pattern dysfunction.
Sarah has lectured extensively in her field both at a post-graduate and under-graduate level. She graduated in 2013 with a Masters of Health Practise and has published a number of journal articles specialising in airway clearance, HIV AIDS and professional supervision.
Sarah currently works part time as the Clinical Centre Leader for Waitemata District Health Board, as well as lecturing nationally on breathing pattern dysfunction and professional supervision.
She is a state registered physiotherapist (Physiotherapy Board of NZ) and is a member of Physiotherapy NZ and of the national Physiotherapy Cardio-thoracic Special Interest Group of NZ.
Trina completed her training in physiotherapy in the UK in 1993, and has over 20 years of experience specialising in cardio-respiratory physiotherapy. She has worked extensively in the acute setting, in specialist intensive care units, medical and surgical units, gaining a post-graduate qualification in this field.
Since moving to New Zealand in 1999, Trina developed further clinical expertise working at Greenlane Hospital, including providing physiotherapy services to people with heart and lung transplants.
Trina has worked at Waitemata DHB as a Senior Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapist since 2003 and currently leads the Outpatient Respiratory Physiotherapy Service and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme. Her clinical responsibilities include physiotherapy management of people with a wide variety of respiratory presentations, including COPD, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and disordered breathing. In addition, she is a Senior Allied Health Practitioner at the DHB with responsibility for leading patient focused quality improvement activities, and a clinical, research and professional supervisor for DHB physiotherapists and undergraduate students.
She is a state registered physiotherapist (Physiotherapy Board of NZ) and is a member of Physiotherapy NZ and the national Physiotherapy Cardio-thoracic Special Interest Group.