Helping you back to work, to play, to life!
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The Hubb, 9 King St, Mast
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Our Team

Ryan Monastra

Ryan Monastra

Senior Physiotherapist/ Director

Ryan took over Back In Action Ltd in 2010 working out of a single treatment room in the Carterton Medical Center. The business quickly grew and each year has seen more staff and therapies added to the service offering. With over 15 years of clinical experience, Ryan's practice follows the philosophy that therapy is

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Maryanne Monastra

Maryanne Monastra

Managing Director

Maryanne joined Ryan in the administrative aspects of the business in 2011 and as the business has grown has moved into a management role. With a background in nursing she loves being a part of a great team with a health focus.

Judy Monastra

Judy Monastra

Administrator/ Contract Manager

Judy’s passion is connecting with people, helping them to understand process and to feel welcome, valued and heard. Judy has been instrumental in developing systems and processes but most importantly of establishing the type of environment we wish you to find at Back In Action – friendly, approachable and professional.

Zoe Dodd

Zoe Dodd

Masterton Clinic Adminsitrator

Zoe worked and studied in the tourism and hospitality industry over the last 5 years and during that time developed a passion for delivering excellent customer service. She has joined our Masterton clinic team providing valuable administrative support to our clinicians and clients. 

Angela Kalogeropolous

Angela Kalogeropolous

Carterton Clinic Administrator

Ange has a background in a management role within the music industry. She has great organisational skills and is loads of fun!

Duncan Cameron

Duncan Cameron

Vocational Consultant

Duncan graduated from Massey University (Wellington Campus) with a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2000 after some years on the wards he developed an interest in vocational rehabilitation and has been working in this area ever since. His role sees him liaising with ACC, employers, physiotherapists and clients to assist in return to work planning after injury. Duncan has been instrumental in helping a lot of our injured clients get back to work.

Martin Kidd

Martin Kidd

Senior Physiotherapist (Carterton)

Martin is a physiotherapist with a wide-ranging experience in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy, in teaching, and in professional supervision. He has specific skills in assessment and management of lower limb biomechanics, and manual therapy. Martin places the patient at the centre of all clinical decisions, and develops rehabilitation goals in collaboration with the patient and other relevant members of the healthcare team.

Megan Beard

Megan Beard

Staff Physiotherapist (Carterton)

Megan prides herself in thoroughly assessing and treating not just your symptoms, but the contributing causes to your injury to improve recovery and minimise the risk of recurrence of your injury. Megan is dedicated to helping people find solutions that meet their needs by taking an individualised approach to every treatment plan. Megan has gained experience in a number of settings, including providing physiotherapy input for National level Hockey teams, state level Australian Football and the public Hospital sector.

Baylee Tebby

Baylee Tebby

Staff Physiotherapist (Carterton)

Baylee joined the Back In Action team in 2015 having already completed five years in private practice. She is an experienced clinician and has treated a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. In 2017 Baylee completed a Post Graduate certificate of Health Science in rehabilitation and is currently completing a PINC Cancer Rehabilitation course.

Simon Pumfrey

Simon Pumfrey

Chiropractor (Carterton & Masterton)

Simon has been providing chiropractic care at Back In Action since Oct 2014. He delivers chiropractic care with a unique focus also on advanced soft tissue techniques, movement and the influence of lifestyle factors on recovery. As part of a multidisciplinary team Simon works closely with our physiotherapists complementing their skills with his own skill-set to ensure the best outcomes for our clients.

Garry Dillon

Garry Dillon

Senior Physiotherapist (Masterton)

Over the last five years Garry has worked across a number of clinical fields including Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Spinal Injury Rehabilitation and regular Private Practice Physiotherapy. Garry has a wide range of clinical experience, with a particular interest in concussion management, neuro-rehabilitation and pain management.

Nicholas Hohepa

Nicholas Hohepa

Staff Physiotherapist (Masterton)

Nick joined the Back In Action team in March 2016 after returning to the Wairarapa from Melbourne. Nick enjoys working alongside his clients to improve their wellbeing. He loves the interaction and problem solving aspects of physiotherapy, and integrating an understanding of how the body works and making positive changes to influence overall well-being.

Anita Zwart

Anita Zwart

Staff Physiotherapist (Masterton)

Anita has a special interest in pediatric, and sports related injuries. She has a particular passion for working with dance related injuries and is also a qualified dance teacher. In addition to the usual injury rehabilitation services, Anita also offers pre-pointe assessments, Dance specific conditioning programs, Flexibility training programs and New Zealand School Of Dance Orthopaedic Assessments. Anita also has experience in circus arts, gymnastics and martial arts. She prides herself in understanding the unique physical demands these sports have on the body, and is passionate about getting clients back into sport as quickly as is safely possible, while also working to prevent any future injury. As of 2018 Anita is working towards a Post-graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy through the University of Otago.

Gayle Snyders

Gayle Snyders

Senior Physiotherapist (Masterton)

Currently on leave Gayle is an experienced physiotherapist who uses a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise therapies. She is also trained and experienced in Cranio Sacral therapy and Visceral Manipulation (more on those later!).   She has special interest in the movement of the nervous system (neurodynamics) and the mobility of the connective tissue structures of the body (fascial continuity).

Katie-Anne Saywell

Katie-Anne Saywell

Massage Therapist (Carterton & Masterton)

Katie graduated from the NZ School of Massage with a Diploma in Health Science Massage and Sports Therapy.  She also holds a certificate in Relaxation Massage. During her studies she had the privilege to massage elite and professional level athletes and dancers. She has experience working with clients that have Osteoarthritis and OOS to help decrease their pain and discomfort. Katie loves working with returning clients and seeing their improvements each week.

Vicky Paine

Vicky Paine

Massage Therapist (Masterton)

Vicky is an experienced massage therapist. She has a strong base of clientele receiving ongoing massage for therapeutic and rehabilitation needs. In the course of her career she has massaged a number of great NZ sports teams and individuals. You will also find Vicky working as part of the Hubb Heath Club team as she is also a qualified personal trainer.

Kim Hewson

Kim Hewson

Pilates Instructor

After a successful career in asset finance Kim decided it was time for a change and began her pursuit of a career in the fitness industry. She has since worked in various health and fitness and pilates focused businesses over the last 9 years building on her knowledge, skills and experience in this field. Kim made the move with her husband and children to the Wairarapa in 2015 and we're pleased to have her as part of the team.