Meet the team behind Restore Prehab.

We know what it’s like to live with chronic pain.

That’s why we take our clients’ progress personally, and why we’re so deeply invested in their success. Friendly and passionate, our team tailors each solution to suit each individual client. So we can help them move the way they were made to.

Barry Adams

Clinic Director

Qualifications

Certified Fascial Stretch Level 3 Medical Specialist
Functional Range Conditioning® mobility specialist – FRC(ms)
Certified Kinstretch® Instructor
Advanced Sports Science Cert.
Functional Movement Screen Level 2 Practitioner IASTM Cert.
FMT Performance Kinesiology Taping Cert.
Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWorks® Practitioner

Before I’d even turned 30, my body was already showing signs of early fatigue and wear and tear. In 2008 I was formally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. By age 33, a combination of 15 years of high-level rugby, multiple spinal surgeries, and living a work-hard-play-hard lifestyle had taken its toll. As a result, I decided to revisit my Physical Ed / Sport Science education. As I embarked on a journey to ‘fix’ myself, reigniting my interest in the functionality of the human body, I realised that the traditional view of S&C, Rehab and Health contained fundamental flaws. Those flaws became my passion, and led to my in-depth re-education in the way the body functions. I love all the subtle nuances of each individual body, which appeases my keen eye for detail. Today, I enjoy bringing all that and more to the clients and the team at Restore Prehab, striving for true lasting results.

Liv Bates

Clinic Director

Qualifications

Certified Fascial Stretch Level 3 Medical Specialist
Functional Range Release® – Spine Specialist
Functional Range Conditioning® mobility specialist – FRC(ms)
Certified Kinstretch® Instructor
Certified Remedial & Therapeutic Stretch Specialist
Cert. Strength & Conditioning Coach / Personal Trainer
Functional Movement Screen Level 2 Practitioner
Deep Tissue & Sports Massage Therapist inc. Foot Mobilisation
IASTM Cert.
FMT Performance Kinesiology Taping Cert.
Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWorks® Practitioner

With 10+ years of experience in the national and international fitness and body work world, I’ve worked with thousands of bodies. I work with a wide range of clients, from athletes to special populations, but they all have one goal in common; to move better for longevity. Being responsible for a person’s movement longevity is a huge responsibility, and I take it very seriously. Even more so because I’ve had my own experience with chronic pain and movement dysfunction, which resulted in a spinal fusion at just 29 years old. I bring a multifaceted approach to each client session, drawing on more than a decade of continual upskilling to ensure that my clients have the best treatment and training possible – and see lasting results because of it.

Cameron Andrews

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

BPHTY

My own experience of the health system was less than desirable. That experience became a pivot-point, and I decided to upskill with a focus on a set of holistic principles to evaluate and create a goal-driven, patient-centric outcome. This makes sure the clients I work with gain the long-term results they deserve. During their initial 60+ minute session with me, clients can expect me to genuinely listen and understand, create a collaborative and clear plan, and create a graded exposure pathway that leads to their desired outcome.

James Bishop

Trainee Movement Coach

Qualifications

Level 6 Diploma in Sport (Advanced Exercise Prescription)

After completing my Level 6 PT certification at the New Zealand Institute of Sport, I switched gears towards construction, finishing up a building apprenticeship in 2018. But for the last 10 years, my biggest passion has been mixed martial arts (MMA). I turned professional back in 2014, and five years later moved to Thailand to focus on training and fighting full-time. COVID brought me back to New Zealand, where I soon reconnected with my love of training people, and my thirst for knowledge of the human body. Nowadays I’ve officially retired from serious MMA competition, and have turned my focus towards Brazilian Ju Jitsu (BJJ), recently receiving my purple belt. Funnily enough, I’m also a long-time client of Liv’s. Our journey started back in 2014, and I’ve enjoyed her support throughout my pro MMA career. Now, as a trainee at Restore, I look forward to expanding my knowledge on the deeper functions of the human body, and using that to coach and help people the way Liv helped me.

What our clients are saying.

"I’m a 6’2, 105kg guy in his late 40s that has a love for martial arts, biking, and active pursuits. At 47 I probably left it a bit late to start doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, especially given it is so hard on the body. I was dealing with some niggling injuries at the time and on the search for a solution that would treat the root cause rather than just the symptoms. My preference is to avoid injury rather than treat injury. Restore provides just that."

- Shane B.

"I have been a horse rider for 30 years and I have broken my back twice first in May 2019 second in July 2020. I had seen a traditional physio that I was referred to by ACC, but was still in pain everyday once physio was completed. Since working with the Team at Restore, I have been able to fully return to my normal life with manageable pain and the tools to know how to help alleviate the pain and carry on. My biggest win is just being able to get back to doing my day to day life and achieving some exercises in the gym that I'm sure I couldn't have done even before I broke my back."

- Rae Q.

"At age 55 I had been very active and healthy, representing competition level in the Strongman sport... in my weight grade (not age grade 😂). Mid 2021, I was admitted to hospital with a severe infection in my knee. After 4 surgeries in a month and 9 weeks in hospital, along with other complications I was left unable to bend my knee beyond thirty degrees! Undergoing a 5th surgery to clear out scar tissue to try and get the knee bending again, it wasn’t expected for my knee to go beyond 90 degrees. Restore has been great because the experienced crew there really work as a team to offer a total solution for my ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. It doesn’t matter who I see, they are all across my journey. It is with this dedicated approach that I currently now have 122+ degrees of mobility in my knee, far surpassing my surgeon’s expectations. "

- Lisa P.

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