Dr Eloise Matthews is a Sport and Exercise Physician who specialises in the care of the young athlete.
She has a passion for keeping the community active, healthy and enjoying their chosen sport/exercise. She firmly believes in exercise as medicine.
Eloise has an interest in swimmers, endurance athletes and snow sport athletes.
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Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Trail Running, Mountain Biking, Kitesurfing.
Lesley is a specialist Sports and Exercise Physician, with a background in physiotherapy and elite sport.
While completing her degrees in Physiotherapy and Medicine, Lesley had a stellar career for the Silver Ferns. She played 110 tests, captained the team and won a Netball World Championships title in 2003. She was recently inducted into the NZ Sports Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Lesley has worked with top level teams including the Silver Ferns, Southern Sting and the Tactix. She worked at the Australian Institute of Sport prior to returning to SportsMed Canterbury. She has also provided expert recommendation to Drug Free Sport NZ, NZ Olympic Committee Board and the Commonwealth Games Federation.
Her specialist interests include female sports medicine, adolescent and paediatric sports injuries and general sports medicine.
Dr Anika Tiplady was born and raised in Christchurch of Ngai Tahu descent. Anika graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 2016 following a career in the NZ Army. While in the Army, Anika deployed to Syria and Lebanon and was awarded the United Nations medal for her work in the Middle East. She still has strong links with the Military remaining part of the reserve forces as a Doctor.
Anika is passionate about sports, particularly rugby having retired from the elite level in 2012 after several years as a Black Fern. Anika then went on to win a national title with the Mainland Pride in the National Women’s Football League and a gold medal in the Coast to Coast (teams event). Now a socially competitive gym-goer, Anika also enjoys mountain biking, golf, hunting, snowboarding and running around after her young family.
Anika is the current team doctor of the New Zealand Football Ferns, Canterbury Men's NPC rugby team, and the Matatu Super Aupiki side. She has also worked with international Hockey teams, the World 7s series and professional Boxing.