Specialist Sports & Musculoskeletal Pysiotherapist
- BPhty, University of Otago
- 19 years of experience in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy
- Level 3 Personal Training Qualification
- Interest in triathlon and lower limb injuries
Originally from New Zealand, Emma Terpstra graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University. She has worked extensively in New Zealand and the UK, in both public and private sectors. With 19 years clinical practice, Emma has a wide range of experience including treatment of acute sports injuries, overuse, ergonomic and postural problems, and post operative conditions. She has also taught pilates and holds a Level 3 personal training qualification.
Emma’s specific interest is in treating lower limb conditions and injuries in endurance athletes; including triathletes, runners and cyclists. She has an additional interest is antenatal and postnatal musculoskeletal dysfunction. Emma enjoys the challenge of determining the underlying cause of an injury and helping her clients not only return to full function, but to also help develop strategies to remain injury free.
Emma uses manual therapy (joint mobilisation, soft tissue techniques) and exercise prescription alongside posture and ergonomic advice and a good understanding of human biomechanics in her treatment sessions.
Emma lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and 2 young children. She enjoys travelling and active holidays. Always a keen athlete, Emma has been involved in many sports and outdoor pursuits including triathlon, hiking and skiing. In 2008 she completed her first Half Ironman and then in 2010 completed a full Ironman under her target time of 12hrs! She also completed the Dart River 10km swim in 2012. Her next undertaking is a coast to coast cycle trip in Devon – with the kids on the back!