Helping you back to work, to play, to life!

Ryan Monastra

Director & Senior Physiotherapist 

Ryan is Back In Action’s clinical director. He has a Masters in Rehabilitaion and post-graduate certificatre in accupunture.

He provides second opinons for other staff and loves working with clients with complex injury presentations and as a keen ultra trail runner enjoys working with those who share this passion and helping them advance their running technique.


Simon Pumfrey

Senior Chiropractor

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

Senior Physiotherapist

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.

Lizette de Klerk

Senior Physiotherapist

Lizette de Klerk is a qualified physiotherapist, with a master’s degree in Sport. She has been in private practice for 20 years+ and ran her own private practice in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Lizette moved to NZ at the end of 2021. Through the years, Lizette has gained a lot of experience in various aspects of physiotherapy. She was heavily involved with sport for many years. Of special interest during this time was the effect of sport on the female pelvic floor and other health issues of women taking part in sport (hormone imbalances, athletic triad etc).

Megan McGregor

Senior Physiotherapist

Megan has been a physiotherapist at Back In Action since 2017. Megan prides herself in thoroughly assessing and treating your symptoms and the contributing causes to your condition. Megan completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at AUT in 2021. She has a strong interest in musculoskeletal conditions, and is a pelvic health physiotherapist, credentialed by Dr Melissa Davidson (Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health).

Olivia Gluck

Staff Physiotherapist

Olivia graduated from Otago in 2017 and then moved to the wonderful Wairarapa. She has been working in private practice from day one, with a particular interest in sports physiotherapy and biomechanics. Olivia loves working within the Wairarapa community; helping people to achieve their physical and rehabilitation goals.

Kayne Bettridge

Staff Physiotherapist

Kayne graduated in 2017 from Otago University. He has spent the last few years working in private practice and as a sports physiotherapist for a rugby club. He enjoys assisting individuals and athletes to get back to the areas of life they enjoy.

Molly Moore

Staff Physiotherapist

Molly graduated in 2017 from Otago University. She has spent the last few years working in private practice in the Hawks Bay. She loves helping clients with their recovery and rehabilitation and working together to help clients achieve their goals.

Catherine Pearce

Massage Therapist

Catherine is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist who completed her training in Perth, Western Australia in 2013. She has worked alongside Chiropractors and Physio’s throughout her career. She enjoys using a variety of techniques to help her client’s to function and move more freely, and provide a positive relief from aches and pains. Catherine has a special interest in pregnancy massage and has undertaken specialised training in pregnancy massage with Pregnancy Massage Australia. To find out more about pregnancy massage here.

Kirstie Sims

Admin Support Team

Kirstie joined the BIA team in 2021. Wairarapa born and bred Kirstie loves the region and when not working with us is supporting her husband on the farm. She has a background in the healthcare and public sector and loves to help.

Grace Riddell

Admin Support Team

Grace is Masterton born a and raised. She joins us after 3mths travelling overseas in Europe. She and her family are heavily involved in local football club Douglas Villa where Grace spends all her Saturdays in winter doing sports photography for the club.

Rose Shailer

Admin Support Team

Rose is currently studying towards her early childhood educator qualifications and when not studying joins our admin team. She loves to be the happy, friendly face welcoming clients and giving them the best posible customer service she can.

Maryanne Monastra


Maryanne as been working alongside Ryan in the management of Back In Action since day one. With a nursing background she loves being a part of a great team with a health focus. Maryanne has a passion for helping and encouraging others and loves that the Back In Action team can make a real difference in peoples lives.

Jen Bockhop


Jen joined the BIA team in 2020 she has provided invaluable support to our client support and management team by taking on an accounts role. If you need support with paying off your treatment please get in touch with Jen to arrange this.