Meet the team

Full Circle Physiotherapy - New Plymouth Physio

Emma Perks - Lead Physiotherapist & Founder


Emma has a wealth of experience and knowledge within musculoskeletal and women's health physiotherapy which she has accumulated over the years. From having previously worked within a diverse field of physiotherapy (paediatrics, rheumatology, chronic pain, orthopaedics, women's health, thoracic surgery/respiratory and neurology), Emma has since developed extensive skills within manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise therapy and pain management to name but a few. It has been since she solely focused upon Women's Health physiotherapy, that Emma has found her calling, passion and purpose. 

Emma has a Bsc (hons) Physiotherapy Degree, is a Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ), a Member of Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association New Zealand (PAANZ) and a Member of Special Interest Group: Pelvic, Men and Women's Health Physiotherapy (PMWH). Emma has undertaken numerous post-graduate courses within Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, which helps to continue her learning and update her skills. She has honed her craft for treating women and broadened her knowledge in other areas by attending courses such as Spinning Babies Education, Institute of Birth Healing and completing the Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Course led by Dr Sarah Duvall (Core Exercise Solutions). 

Originally from the UK, Emma and her husband Simon emigrated in 2011 and have since planted roots in the beautiful region of Taranaki. Emma has 2 girls (Eliza, 6 and Zoe, 4) at home which keep her busy alongside running her own business. Emma is a keen sportsperson and enjoys lots of different activities from snowboarding, gym work, tramping and hockey but likes to focus on weekly yoga and Crossfit.

Emma Salmon - Senior Physiotherapist

Meet Emma Salmon. Emma is a Musculoskeletal & Cancer Rehab Physiotherapist. Emma completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University, Melbourne and has worked here in New Plymouth for the last 7 years where she now lives with her partner Leighton and 2 year old daughter Evie.

Emma has a wealth of experience in sports, soft tissue injuries and biomechanics. Biomechanics is important to support full injury recovery and she has developed this skill whilst working for the Future Champions, a development programme run for young athletes by Sports Taranaki. Emma also has completed certificates in manual therapy at AUT, Dry needling/Acupuncture, Mulligans therapy, Sports and Spinal level 1 courses.

A main interest of Emma's is Clinical Pilates & she also owns her own business Physio Pilates NP where she runs a Reformer studio to complement her work as a Physio. Emma: 'I’m passionate about active rehabilitation. My focus is to get you moving & back into doing the things you love to do, no matter your fitness ability.'

Emma has also completed further study in the PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehab Programme. This programme is individualised treatment to help reduce further discomfort and disability during your Cancer journey. This is a new field of Physiotherapy & a vital support that no one should miss out on. There are funding schemes for those in times of financial hardship too. Please feel free to email/contact us if you would like to know more about how Cancer Rehab can help in your recovery.

Kerry Hewitt - Administrative Assistant

Meet Kerry. Kerry is the glue that keeps Full Circle Physiotherapy held together! You will likely come into contact with Kerry when booking or enquiring about an appointment either by phone or email. Kerry can also be a very willing pair of hands to hold a baby, should you need any help.

Kerry hails from the north of England and moved to New Zealand with her partner Dean in 2009. They now have Jacob 8, who keeps them busy outside of school and work. As a family they love being active outdoors - biking, hiking, surfing and camping. In her free time she likes to keep herself fit and engages in cardio and strength classes or outdoor running in the beautiful New Plymouth.