Director Total Physio
Post Graduate Diploma (Manipulation)
Sadesh was born in Auckland and graduated from Auckland School of Physiotherapy in 1994. He worked in the United Kingdom for six months after graduating before returning home to work privately. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in 1999 and became the owner of Total Physio in 2000. Sadesh has worked closely with some of New Zealand’s leading athletes and coaches. As well as working with local football clubs and schools, he was the physiotherapist to the New Zealand Under 20 Men’s Soccer Team in 1997 and 2002. In 2002 he was appointed Director of Physiotherapy Services to the New Zealand Soccer Academy. He was a provider to the New Zealand Academy of Sport from 2001 to 2008. He has also lectured about injury prevention and management to International football coaches on behalf of Oceania Football.
Sadesh has a keen interest in treating sports injuries, shoulder pain and back injuries, and really loves the challenge of treating patients who have long term pain from an injury. He feels satisfied knowing he can make somebody’s life more comfortable.
Outside of physiotherapy, Sadesh enjoys watching most sports, has a passion for wine and food, regularly weight trains in the gym and loves spending time with his wife and their daughter and son.
MHSc (First Class Honours)
Post Graduate Diploma (Occupational Practice)
Renee graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy in 1997 and has been working in private practice since. She has been with Total Physio since 1999. She has a great interest in treating clients with work-related and complex injuries such as OOS/RSI and postural problems. She completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science specializing in Occupational Practice in 2005. In 2008, Renee gained her Masters of Health Science with First Class Honours.
Having treated a lot of mothers who were experiencing a lot of injuries and muscle and joint pain from the physical demands of looking after their children, she decided to do her Masters Thesis investigating the risk factors related to lifting children. This research project was included as a poster presentation at the New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference in November 2007.
Renee loves helping clients of all ages and backgrounds find solutions to the physical injury problems which are getting in the way of them getting on with what’s important to them.
Away from work, Renee likes to practice what she preaches, enjoying time with her friends and family and outdoor activities. She enjoys travel and speaks French and Italian and has been fortunate to have been involved with the NBR New Zealand Opera Company, writing their surtitles since 1993.