Alana has been a qualified physiotherapist for 11 years and over that time has worked in hospitals in the UK, as well as private practices in New Zealand. Alana became a Director of the Practice in 2011 and is the resident PINC physiotherapist for women who have had a cancer diagnosis. She has recently introduced a new group exercise programme called Next Steps to the clinic for women who have finished their cancer treatment.
Alana has a real passion for sporting injuries and has worked with a number of sports teams including NZ Men’s Netball Senior & Under 23, Woodlands Premier Division Rugby, Southland Netball Under 17, 19 & 21. She is a keen advocate of Pilates-based rehabilitation taking 3 Pilates mat classes during the week, and continues to up skill her acupuncture practice where she has recently completed a course in ear acupuncture
Outside of work, Alana enjoys netball, and running, in between coffee dates with her two daughters, Lily and Everly.
The PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Programs provide individualized, prescribed rehabilitation to women(PINC) and men(STEEL) diagnosed with cancer; helping them heal as well as possible, and function at optimal levels through every stage of their treatment and recovery.
The Programs are delivered by Certified Cancer Rehab Physiotherapists throughout New Zealand and Australia and are specifically designed to help maximise recovery, regain physical and emotional strength, improve body confidence and control.
Accelerate Physiotherapy is proud to be the Southland provider of this wonderful programme to assist Southlanders with their cancer recovery.
The PINC & STEEL Programs aim to help you:
Optimize physical and functional recovery
Ease pain and muscular tension
Regain strength and mobility
Increase energy levels and improve breathing
Strengthen core muscles and improve posture
Improve physical functioning and maintain independence
Reclaim body confidence and control
Reduce treatment related side effects and
Shift focus from illness to wellness