Meet our highly qualified, highly experienced health professionals:
Physiotherapist - Women's Health
Jolene Smith specializes in Orthopedics and Women's Health and has worked in these fields in South Africa, The UK, New York City and Honolulu before moving to New Zealand.
She is an advocate for the physiotherapist’s role during the child-bearing years, when tremendous stress is placed on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the back, sacro-iliac joints and the pelvic floor. Serious injuries later in life can often be avoided by addressing the small, nagging issues during these years, for example mild incontinence, back or neck pain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunctions and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Jolene uses computerised biofeedback equipment to assist with the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor issues in both men and women.
Jolene enjoys running, yoga, flamenco dancing and spending time with her family.
BSc in Physiotherapy, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (1997).
Postgraduate certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Maitland Institute of America (2000)
Womens’ Health specialist certification, American Physical Therapy Association (2010)
Specialty areas / experience:
Clinics and days of work:
Onekawa Tuesday and Thursday 9.15am to 2pm
Pool classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 - 9:15 am, Onekawa Aquatic Centre
La Bella Mama Yoga and Exercise Classes: Wednesdays 6:30pm, Focus Health Royston
Pelvic floor services: Wednesday and Friday at Royston Hospital