About Pilates Evolved
Studio, Ferrymead Christchurch

Stronger, more flexible everyday

The team at Physio Evolved have been offering pilates as a core part of rehab and prehab offering for over 10 years.

We opened the Pilates Studio so more people could experience our pilates classes. Just like our parent clinic, Pilates Evolved is supported by trained physiotherapists who take a holistic approach to movement, the human body, strength, balance and flexibility.


Physio Evolved was created by Stu and Kate Bryce in 2009 following their return from the UK.

While overseas, Kate developed a passion for treating the body as an interconnected whole. This philosophy runs across both Physio Evolved  and Pilates Evolved today; both the clinic and the studio are led by whole of body health.

Kate is the lead Physio and Clinic Director. Stu is the commercial lead for the business.


Kate Bryce

BPHTY, MHSc, PG Dip Sports Medicine.
Physiotherapist and Clinic Director

Kate Bryce (nee Bonner) is the senior physiotherapist and Clinical Director at Physio Evolved. She has over 20 years experience, has a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine and a Masters in Health Science specialising in the treatment of chronic pain using Pilates rehabilitation. Kate is also an advanced practitioner in GEMT trigger point dry needling.

Kate uses an extensive range of treatment techniques based on up-to-date and continuously evolving research to ensure clients are prescribed effective and appropriate treatment programs and enjoys the combination of hands on therapies such as myofascial release, manipulation, trigger point dry needling and massage, with Pilates rehabilitation.

Kate is a mother to two beautiful girls, and enjoys participating in triathlon, half marathons, mountain biking and skiing. In 2020 she did her first ironman in Taupo and has signed up again for 2022. This years goal is to get more flexible!

To book with Kate please ring the clinic on 03 384 4766. Kate is often booked up well in advance so if you have an acute injury please don't wait to start your treatment just book in with one of the other awesome practitioners at Physio evolved. We always work closely as a team to get the best possible outcomes for our patients. As part of this process Kate meets with all Physio staff on a weekly basis to discuss cases and share new techniques. If you would like your treatment plan discussed, please let your physiotherapist know.

We look forward to seeing you at our clinic and helping you reach your full potential.

Liz Edlin

BPhty, DMA Clinical Pilates, Level 2 Running Coach,

Liz has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago and has 18 years of experience working in private practice in Christchurch, London & Melbourne.  She has completed Clinical Pilates training with DMA, further study in strength and conditioning and attended many courses, lectures and conferences presented by world leading researchers and Physiotherapists.  Since becoming a mother,  Liz has commenced further study in women’s health through the life stages.

Being a keen runner and qualified running coach, Liz has a special interest in treating runners, triathletes and lower limb injuries.  She utilises a combination of manual therapy, movement analysis and retraining, exercise rehabilitation, education and collaboration with her clients to ensure an optimal recovery from injury.

When Liz is not in the clinic she can be found running the trails and pavements, baking or being ordered around by her two year old daughter.  In 2021, Liz plans to complete her first half marathon since becoming a Mum.

Liz believes that biomechanics and correct movement patterns are key for optimal musculosketetal health.

Nicola Handley

BPHTY, MNZSP, DMA Pilates, APPI Pilates, Biomechanics of Running
Nicola is a University of Otago Physiotherapy graduate who initially started work in the New Zealand hospital system in 2002, switching over to private practice in 2005.

Nicola has a wealth of experience in treating all kinds of injuries both in athletes of all ages, and in non-athletes.

Nicola is a keen runner with an interest in treating running injuries and prevention, as well as running analysis. She instructs the Pilates for Runners classes at our clinic.

Marty Hepburn

Massage Therapist

Having been heavily involved in sport throughout his life, Marty developed an interest in body repair, maintenance and performance improvement. Marty considers fitness and strength training as being vital to everyday functionality and enjoys coaching basic weight training.


Marty has been working with massage therapy for more than 20 years, the past 10 of which have been in a practice with Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physio Therapists and Acupuncturists in Dunedin. Marty enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, from professional athletes to those with complex physical needs.

Sheree Tikao-Harkess


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Sheree graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of physiotherapy in 2012. She is working towards a PGDip at the University of Otago in 2021.

Sheree has recently moved back to Ōtautahi with her young family. Previously, she has worked in private practice in Palmerston North and has experience working with representative teams in both rugby and hockey.

Sheree treats her patients holistically and enjoys putting the patient puzzle together to determine cause as well as manage symptoms.

Sheree has a personal background in representative netball, touch, gym based workouts and raranga.

Kate Loye


Kate is the newest member here at Physio Evolved, and has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology. since graduating she worked in a private musculoskeletal clinic in the Waikato which involved treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. It is the love of running in the hills that has enticed Kate to Christchurch.

Kate enjoys treating athletic and non-athletic patients through an exercise –based rehabilitation, education and manual therapy approach to help reach personal goals. Kate is also qualified in the use of trigger point dry needling therapy through the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of NZ (PAANZ). Kate will always take the time to find the treatment that fits best for each individual to optimise the way their body moves and to develop their knowledge on injury management.

Kate originally grew up in the Waikato and played competitive football from a young age, and in NZ representative teams from 2009 - 2015. She is now playing for Cashmere Tech in the premier league. Kate loves all things active, exploring the outdoors with friends and especially running. Her next goal is the 83km Crater Rim Ultra in October 2021.

Lily Khuong


I graduated from the University of Otago in 2017 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. I worked in a private musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinic in Auckland for a year before moving to Christchurch in 2019. I then worked as a physiotherapist in community neurological rehabilitation. I have experience working with people who have suffered from concussions resulting in neck pain, headaches, dizziness and imbalance. I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to support people towards getting back to their normal lives and hobbies.

I have a strong belief in exercise based rehabilitation and education. I utilise manual therapy and dry needling to assist injury treatment with the goal being to move towards self-management and injury prevention.

I am starting with Physio Evolved after a five month long van tour of New Zealand. In my spare time I enjoy running, snowboarding, boxing, fishing and cooking.

ACC Claims

You do not have to have a referral or existing ACC claim to see us – we can take care of that for you.

If you do have an existing ACC claim and have been seeing another Physio, you can still choose to come here. If you are uncertain whether or not your injury can be claimed under ACC, please call reception for details.

Please note that we do have an ACC surcharge. Please call us to talk through our surcharge policy.

Learn more about ACC Claims here.


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