Head Trainers

APPI is led by Mila Park and Joshua Kim

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Mila Park

Director
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Joshua Kim

Senior Lecturer

Mila Park has completed her physiotherapy degree from Auckland University of Technology and is  currently undertaking Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She also is a certified acupuncture practitioner.

Her passion for sports performance and rehabilitation has led her to a number of paths, especially in the sport of Badminton. Most recently was her role as the team physiotherapist for World Junior Badminton Championship in 2015 and for South Korean Team for Rio Olypmic in 2016. She is also Medical 2 certified practitioner of Titleist Performance Institute. 

She is the director of Institue of Sports Physiotherapy in Onehunga, Auckland, since 2010, leading a team of physiotherapists.

 

Joshua Kim has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy with Masters degree in Health Science, with Postgraduate Diploma in manipulation recognised by IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists). He is also trained in biomechanical assessment, exercise prescription, falls prevention, Mulligan concept, pre/post-op rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates.

Joshua also has a passion for teaching physiotherapy and regularly runs courses, especially in his native country, Korea, and is invited as a guest lecturer from a number of universities.

When he is not being a physiotherapist he keeps his hands full keeping up with his wife and his children Jonathan and Carah, as well as contributing greatly to his church.

 

Trainers - New Zealand

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Simon Ro

Instructor - Sports Rehabilitation
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Francis Joung

Instructor - Pain, Critical Thinking

Simon Ro is our golf-specific physiotherapist, being a Level 3 certified practitioner of Titleist Performance Institute Medical, the largest and most influential golf-specific performance and rehabilitation institute in the world.

He also has personally reached a high level of golf playing as well, marked by his 1st placing at Coca-Cola Junior golf stroke tournament in 2003. Since then he has focused on his studies and attained his degree via Auckland University of Technology.

Simon also is a dry needling practitioner and established Dynamic Physio Plus clinic in Auckland, in order to better reach competitive golfers, investigate their movements, and further develop pathways of rehabilitation.

 

Francis Joung has completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Post Grad Diploma in Pain Management with Distinction, both in Otago University, New Zealand.  Between the two he has completed certifications with NZ Manipulative Association, Mckenzie therapy, dry needling, and advanced Clinial Pilates with Back in Motion (NZ) and Dance Medicine Australia in Melbourne. He is also formally trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to offer psychologically integrated physiotherapy practice.

Over the course his career he has grown a great passion for helping people with chronic pain and this has prompted him to establish 2will physiotherapy and pain management clinic in Auckland in order to practice his philosophies and progress physiotherapy.

He has intimate knowledge in musicians' injuries and is a guest lecturer at School of Music, University of Auckland, and physiotherapist for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. He is also a clinical supervisor for the final year undergraduate physiotherapy student for Auckland University of Technology. He is a currently undergoing Masters in pain management.

Trainers - Korea

They are coming!