Born and raised in Hamilton, Chelsea grew up as a competitive swimmer before becoming a learn-to-swim instructor. Her journey in sport sparked an ongoing interest in the body — particularly, how it works and how to improve its function. Chelsea went on to gain a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from AUT.
Chelsea now has 10+ years’ experience in her field, working in a range of clinical settings including General Physiotherapy, Older Persons Rehabilitation, and both in-patient and out-patient Neurological Care.
She has spent considerable time in the Stroke Unit at Waikato Hospital, supporting clients with a range of often significant neurological deficits. She has witnessed how neurological conditions can affect people differently - and how, by utilising the brain’s ability to create and lay down new pathways, she can help her clients “re-wire” the brain to improve lost function, movement, and quality of life.