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 isRead More
Maryanne MonastraManaging 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 MonastraAdministrator/ 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 DoddMasterton 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 KalogeropolousCarterton 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 CameronVocational 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 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 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 will be returning from Maternity leave in October Baylee entered directly into private practice as a new graduate, a pretty big step for most fresh out of university but with great clinical support in her previous role she has thrived. Baylee has treated a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy especially working with clients experiencing
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.
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.
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 graduated from Otago University in December 2014, and after 2 years working in the hospital setting she joined Back In Action to advance her knowledge and skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Anita has a special interest in dance related injuries and has a background in competitive dance, including Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary. Anita enjoys a challenge, and loves working with clients to achieve their goals.
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 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.
Vicky PaineMassage Therapist & Personal Trainer
In the past 5 years Vicky has massaged many great NZ sports teams and individuals. She loves working 1:1 with clients in her role as a personal trainer to help them to achieve their health and fitness goals.
Kim HewsonPilates 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.
Deborah DavidsonPilates Instructor
Deb first joined the fitness industry in 1994; trained in the areas of personal and group training but enjoys the atmosphere and energy that comes from teaching group fitness classes.