After receiving his Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from Auckland Institute of Technology (Auckland University of Technology), James worked overseas in a physiotherapy rehabilitation clinic in California before returning home to the Waikato. He worked in the public health sector and for respected practices in the Waikato, before taking over a successful physiotherapy clinic in Cambridge where he treated a range of injuries for a decade.
During that time and since, James has enjoyed helping people get back to work, to independence and to the lifestyles they enjoy. When asked what he loves most about his job, he answers, “Helping them get back to life”.
James has a lot of experience with sports injuries, with rugby holding a special place in his heart and expertise. He has been the team physio for several top local sports teams such as the Church College NZ Rugby 1st VX , the Waikato Titans (now the Pistons) and the Hamilton Boys High School Rugby 1st XV. James has successfully treated netball, rowing, running, swimming, cycling, tennis, BMX, surfing and many other sports injuries.
James has been treating the Waikato’s sprains, strains, aches and pains for over a decade. If you have an injury, let that experience work for you. Call or come in to see us today to make an appointment!
I wanted to become an acupuncturist because I wanted to be able to help my family and those close to me. Acupuncture is a popular form of treatment in Japan and being trained in this would give me the opportunity to do so.
My favourite part of being an acupuncturist is being able to see the results and improvements in my patients following their treatments. I love the freedom acupuncture gives me with being able to treat anywhere with acupuncture needles. I was able to travel and give back to those who had taken care of me by treating them. I feel like acupuncture binds me and those I meet.
During my travels, I was able to work on a cruise ship treating the passengers on board. The environment, to me, was something special. The people were full of excitement and there was no stress. Treating those on board, in those circumstances, was something I enjoyed because the treatment was very effective.
I studied at Meiji University which is the most historical acupuncture school in Japan. I am happy to bring that history and experience to Nexus Physiotherapy.