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Our Team

Introducing the wonderful team at Body Synergy


Abbey Johnston

Remedial massage therapist/rehabilitative trainer.

What does my role entail?

Providing physical therapy to clients with a combination of hands-on massage treatment and EMG assessment to put together a robust treatment plan that is tailored to the specific needs of the person.

 Qualifications & Work Experience:

Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise and Health from Otago Polytechnic. Joined the Body Synergy team in September 2019 under Rowan Ellis’ tutelage.

 About me in 60 seconds:

I’ve always wanted to work in physical rehabilitation for people recovering from injury or dealing with chronic pain related to musculoskeletal conditions. I enjoy meeting new people through my work and seeing their recovery.

Overcoming my own past injury challenges gave me the incentive to find a better way to treat pain and manage physical recovery.

I love getting people’s belief up, that moment when they realise they can do more than they thought they could.

 The greatest thing about working at Body Synergy Gym:

Actually making a difference. The combination of training under Rowan’s signature treatment philosophy and the ability to pinpoint the root of people’s pain accurately using the EMG technology has been truly eye-opening. Rowan sets the bar high, and his confidence in our ability to provide lifestyle-changing treatments is inspiring.

 My greatest achievement to date:

Completing my degree in Applied Science. Being part of the EMG treatment pilot programme – this will be a game-changer for the industry, and I feel privileged to be part of it.

Favourite Quote:
Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.

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