Sharon is one of the directors of Performance Physio along with partner Kevin. Sharon and Kevin live in Akaroa and Sharon drives over the hill twice a week. Sharon has recently retired as physiotherapist for the Silver Ferns and the Mainland Tactix Netball Team and is now the Netball Smart Programme Manager.

Physiotherapist / Director

Kevin Dysart

Kevin is the other director of Performance Physio. Kevin runs our clinic in Akaroa and is a local identity in the community. He is currently on loan to the Papanui Clinic and also works with the residents at Ngaio Marsh and Diana Isaac Rest Home on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.

Physiotherapist / Director

Louise Thayer

Louise moved to Christchurch, and Performance Physio at the beginning of 2013, after working for three years at Roslyn Physio in Dunedin. Outside of the clinic, Louise has played netball at the elite level having played five years in the ANZ Championship, the last four with the Mainland Tactix. Louise has worked a lot with athletes, working most recently with the Netball Mainland Beko team and the Canterbury Magicians cricket team. She has a passion for injury prevention, enhancing performance and getting people back to their best. 


Amy Falloon (on maternity leave)

After working in London for two years, Amy moved to Christchurch with her husband and started working at Performance Physio in 2016. Amy has a keen interest in biomechanics and netball and likes to incorporate a large focus on achieving competent movement to optimise performance.

She has completed her postgraduate training in Western Acupuncture and dry needling. This is her second season as physiotherapist for the Mainland Tactix netball team and she is looking to further her studies in High Performance Sport. Amy enjoys walking her dog, travelling and playing netball outside of work. 


Jen Croker

Jen graduated from Otago University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and moved to Christchurch following this and have worked in musculoskeletal practices within the Christchurch area since.

Jen enjoys working in the sports sector and has an interest in running and lower limb injuries. She has spent time working with the Canterbury Women’s Rugby 7s team and more recently Canterbury Netball and their representative teams. In Jen’s free time she enjoys being outdoors and has an interest in travelling, recently returning from a trip through South America.


Ben Ardagh

Ben graduated from Otago University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Ben has come to us from the Spinal Unit at Burwood Hospital. Ben has completed is Dry Needling Course and has an interest in gym based rehab.

Ben has a passion for rugby and was the Canterbury Rugby U16’s team physiotherapist this year. Outside of work Ben is a keen rower and keen to become more involved in multisport.


Sherry Tsao

Sherry moved to Christchurch earlier this year after working in Oamaru for 3 years. Sherry has been involved with the Netball Smart Programme and is interested in injury prevention, education and improving performance in young athletes. Sherry has qualifications in Dry needling and Mulligan Manual Therapy. During her free time, she enjoys cooking and travelling with her partner Jeffrey.


Kim Ridl

Kim was born, educated and graduated as a physiotherapist in South Africa and has over 10 years of experience working in South Africa, the UK, and New Zealand. Kim joined the team at Performance Physio in 2012, taking responsibility for providing physiotherapy to the residents of Ngaio Marsh and Diana Issacs residential homes. In her spare time, Kim enjoys the company of her husband and 2 daughters as well as participating in sports activities.


Caryl Evans

Caryl Evans is our onsite Neuromuscular / Massage Therapist who works closely with physiotherapy staff. Caryl offers massages ranging from 30 to 60 minutes in duration. Specialising in the treatment of chronic pain conditions (e.g. headaches, migraines and jaw dysfunction).

Caryl is also able to provide relaxation massage to help with stress related conditions.

Massage Therapist

Nicky Dunlop

Nicky is our wonderful Practice Manager who has been here from Day 1. 

Practice Manager

Anne Stewart


Anne is our lovely evening receptionist. 

Administration Staff

Erikana Pedersen

Erikana works on our front desk part- time whilst she is busy playing for the Mainland Tactix Netball team. 

Administration Staff

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