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RENEE KNOWLES
Senior Physiotherapist, Women's Health, Clinical Pilates Instructor

BHSc (Physio), POGP (UK) certified Women's Health Physiotherapist, Credentialed McKenzie MDT Practitioner, certified Pilates Instructor, AACP certified Acupuncturist/Dry Needling Practitioner, certified Mindfulness MBSR and in the Workplace Teacher (UK Society of Holistic Therapists and Coaches)

Special Interests – Women’s Health (ante & post natal and gynaecology), musculoskeletal physio, return to sport and rehabilitation, clinical pilates, acupuncture/dry needling, corporate health, wellness and education, mindfulness for stress reduction and in the workplace.

After graduating in 2007 from AUT in New Zealand, Renee worked in private practice and a hospital in Auckland where she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. She published various papers from her research (author name: Renee Bigelow) for ‘Mulligan’s Mobilisation with Movement’ in the NZJP in 2008, and the JMMT in 2009.  Her research was also used in Brian Mulligan’s new book: Mobilisation with Movement: The Art and the Science.

Renee's postgraduate development continued with the NZMPA and the McKenzie Institute, gaining credentials in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.  Renee has been doing Pilates since she was 16 years of age, and since university has been teaching mat, equipment and then ante & post-natal clinical Pilates.  During and after university, Renee also worked with various sports teams including at national tournaments.

Renee then spent nearly 6 years in London where she worked at Six Physio, and part time in her final year at UCLH and Chelsea and Westminster hospitals in the women’s health team.  She continued to gain qualifications in rehabilitation, pilates, acupuncture/dry needling with the AACP and women's health (gynaecological and obstetric management) with the POGP.   Here Renee began her specialty in pregnancy related issues, pelvic and sexual pain, post-partum recovery, rectus abdominis diastasis rehabilitation, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse, and overactive bladder.

Following London, Renee spent 5 years in Dubai at Up and Running Integrated Medical Centre, a multidisciplinary private clinic in Dubai.  Her roles included Senior Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal and Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist; Team Manager for Women's Health and Clinical Pilates Services; and Corporate Wellness Service Lead. 

Renee has a unique understanding of how the pressures of daily life can impact pain, injury recovery, stress levels, sleep and overall well being. Realising the link between pain, mental health and the physical body she decided to train as a Mindfulness Teacher in 2017. Her broad holistic approach ensures her patients heal, thrive and remain functional.

Renee has a passion for health, wellness and exercise and considers physiotherapy as a challenging yet rewarding profession. She is 100% committed to finding the best outcomes, from research based treatment options to using the integrated referral system within her clinic, and the professional community whenever required.

Renee's Hours: Newmarket

Tues: 7am - 1.30pm

Thurs: 12pm - 8pm