Lily graduated form the University of Auckland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science (Physiology) and then pursued a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), graduating in 2019. During her studies, Lily was awarded a Summer Research Scholarship from the Neurological Foundation NZ in the area of stroke, under supervision of Professor Cathy Stinear at the University of Auckland. Since then, Lily has developed a profound appreciation of the human mind and body, and all that it is able to achieve.
Lily started her career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, where she mainly worked with athletes in MMA, kickboxing, boxing, jiu jistu and wrestling. She has been the physiotherapist for King in the Ring (national kickboxing event), BBM Fit to Fight boxing, P3 Promotions Boxing Night, and Art of War (kickboxing and Muay Thai). This is where Lily became particularly interested in concussion.
After this exposure, Lily decided to follow her passion and has since gained further experience in vestibular and neurological physiotherapy. She has continued to work with clients (including fighters) with concussion, has helped people recover from BPPV and vestibular hypofunction, and works with those who have Parkinson’s Disease (including the facilitation of PD Warrior classes) and other neurological conditions, such as stroke, brain tumours and spinal cord injury.
A large part of Lily’s work includes working in partnership with her clients. Building a genuine relationship with her client is key, whether they are long or short term clients. She believes that mindset is everything, and when accompanied with trust, a genuine partnership is cultivated.
When not at work, Lily enjoys strength training, kickboxing, mindfulness practice and coffee.