The Team At Featherston Street Pain Clinic

I have been treating pain for ages!

Tobias Hall

DC BSc. Hons. IIst Nat. Dip. NZCA

Tobias has 20 years experience rehabilitating people with pain – literally from head to toe. He has lectured in sports injury management at Powys College in Mid-Wales, worked with professional sports teams in Ireland and nearly destroyed his own body fixing some of the worlds strongest men.

Tobias is qualified in sports injury rehabilitation, fitness coaching, sports therapy, acupuncture, injury rehabilitation, chiropractic & neuro linguistic programming.

Tobias believes that pain relief is ideally just a stepping stone towards deeper resolution of the underlying causes of pain. Causes like stress, lifestyle, muscle weakness and scar tissue. He has dedicated his life to identifying those underlying causes to the best of his ability and creating simple solutions for them.

Over the past 20 years Tobias has successfully juggled his role as a clinician with his own healing journey. A journey which included a long and near fatal embrace with cancer in his 20’s. Tobias is strong and healthy now, enjoys his work, exercise and is an enthusiastic animal lover.. he has even found he likes cats.

Hayley McKenzie

Personal Training – Rehabilitation – Gait Analysis

In addition to her extensive experience scanning and analysing over 5000 people’s feet for the purpose of custom orthotic & footwear prescription Hayley is a qualified Level 5 PT with an in depth knowledge of rehabilitation for shoulder problems, knee problems, and hip problems.

Hayley believes that a major key to managing stubborn pain conditions is specific strength training.. and the industry research in our area backs her up on that.

Hayley is also, after her own experiences with chronic pain – passionate about injury prevention within the context of sport, health, and fitness regimes.

Hayley is Wellington born & raised and still happily calls Wellington home. Hayley played national level sport before being retired by a severely debilitating shoulder injury. After her painfully slow but successful shoulder rehabilitation Hayley is making a comeback in competitive sport.

Hayley is known for training harder than 99
% of the big boys in Les Mills – and her love of animals.

Charlie Rickard

BHSc. NMT Myofascial Release – NeuroMuscular Release

Charlie has a bachelor‘s degree in NeuroMuscular Release technique. In layperson’s terms, this means that Charlie specialises in managing soft tissue pain.

Charlie’s in depth knowledge of muscle and fascial anatomy means that she can frequently find the source of pain where other practitioners have failed.

In addition to the standard foot pain, ankle pain, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and shoulder pain that we manage at FPC, Charlie has a special interest in jaw pain and headaches.

Charlie grew up in Hawkes Bay but these days calls Wellington home. Like many of the best practitioners, Charlie has been on her own healing journey. This started when she woke up one morning in 2015 and decided she wanted to make a big change in her life. In the following 20 months, Charlie lost 65kg’s without any outside coaching, help, or influence, and has never looked back. Charlie lives in Wellington with her partner Damon, she is a keen musician, keeps fit, and loves dogs.