Kia ora, I’m Nat Gallant
A passion for adventure, curiosity and learning has fuelled my life and career.
Over the last decade, my love of physiotherapy has taken me from the U.K to the frigid sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands, and now to beautiful Aotearoa.
Along the way I have served as medical support at the London 2012 Olympics and as a Team Physio at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Driven by my desire to continually develop professionally, I earned my Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine (Hons.) from Otago University last year. My deepest passion however lies in the world of running. Whether that is through technique analysis, outdoor natural play or just getting my clients to discover the true potential of their feet!
New Zealand is home. So in 2019 I embarked on a 3000km adventure across it; running the length of the country unsupported on the Te Araroa Trail. This was a life changing experience for me. Overcoming RED-S in my youth (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports), it’s been a long and challenging journey to rebuild my strength and stamina to once again enjoy exercise with a healthy mindset. Along the way I’ve tackled the usual alignments like ITB syndrome aka ‘runners knee’ and calf strains from trainers ‘prescribed’ for my foot type. It was this that lead to my interest in natural movement and the beauty and complexity of the human foot.
As physiotherapist and running specialist, I want to assist you in achieving your goals whilst enjoying the journey to your place of strength and fulfilment.
2019/2020: Running unsupported the 3000km Te Araroa Trail, NZ. 26-hour marathon, Outward Bound.
2019: Tarawera Ultra 50Km
2018: Red Bull Skyline Run, Kinloch Off-Road Marathon.
2017: Marino Muster Cross Country Skiing Worldloppet
2013: Barcelona Sprint Triathlon, London Olympic distance Triathlon
2012: London-Paris Cycle in 24 hours
2006: Mt Chachani (6,057m), Peru
2005: Mt Kinabalu (4,095m), Malaysia