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Our Team

Christine Gibb Director/Senior Physiotherapist

Email: phuttocksend@gmail.com

Qualifications:

Diploma of Physiotherapy
Register of Physiotherapy Acupuncturists
Diploma in Occupational Health Practice
Credentialed Mulligan Concept Therapist
Credentialed McKenzie Therapist
Postgraduate Diploma in Ergonomics

Professional Memberships:

Physiotherapy New Zealand
Sports Medicine New Zealand
New Zealand Ergonomic Society
Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand
New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association

Professional Sporting Affiliations:

Eastern Hawkes Rugby Club
Southland Colts Rugby Team

Past Sporting Affiliations:

Southland Mens Basketball
Kepler Challenge Physiotherapist
World Championship Shearing
Past Southland NPC Rugby Team Physiotherapist (6 years)

Past Positions Held:

Tutor, Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand

Experience as Physiotherapist:
30+ Years

Jillian McDowell Director/Senior Physiotherapist

Email jill@prohealthphysio.co.nz

Qualifications:

Diploma of Physiotherapy
Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy
Register of Physiotherapy Acupuncturists
Postgraduate Certificate of Sports Medicine (Otago)
Credentialed Therapist, McKenzie Institute Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy
Tagged Member of New Zealand College of Physiotherapy (Manipulation)
Accredited Sports Medicine New Zealand - Physical Conditioning Level 1
Tagged Member of New Zealand College of Physiotherapy (Acupuncture)
Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher (MCTA)
Masters of Physiotherapy Otago (with Distinction)

Professional Memberships:

Physiotherapy New Zealand 
Sports Medicine New Zealand
Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand
New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association

Other Positions Held:

Regional Network for New Zealand Netball
Tutor, Research Officer Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand
Independent Advisor to the Health and Disability Commissioner of New Zealand
Disciplinary Committee, The McKenzie Institute of New Zealand
Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher

Past Sporting Affiliations:

NZ Womens Softball Team.
Southland Sevens Rugby Team.
Southland Womens Rugby Team.
Sting Development Netball Team

Publications:

McDowell JM (2008) The classification and weighting of word descriptors of adverse reactions to acupuncture. Thesis, Otago University

 
McDowell JM, Johnson GD, Hale L (2011) Measuring practitioner opinion on adverse reactions to acupuncture. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 6: 28-35.
 
McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Bradnam LV (2011) Towards a neurophysiological mechanisms-based classification of adverse reactions to acupuncture. Physical Therapy Reviews 16: 118-125. 
 
McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Hale L (2013) Adverse reactions to acupuncture: policy recommendations based on practitioner opinion in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 41: 94-101.
 
McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Hetherington BH (2014) Mulligan Concept manual therapy: Standardizing annotation. Manual Therapyhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1356689X13002257?showall=true

Experience as Physiotherapist

24 Years

Patrice Guise Director/Senior Physiotherapist

Email team@prohealthphysio.co.nz

Qualifications:

Diploma of Physiotherapy
Postgraduate Certificate of Health Sciences (Acupuncture)
Certified Bradcliff Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

Physiotherapy New Zealand

Other Positions Held:

Trampoline and Tumbling Coach
Trampoline and Tumbling Judge level 2

Special Interests:

osteoarthritis
low back pain
hyperventilation syndrome
breathing pattern disorders & anxiety

Experience as Physiotherapist:

12 Years

Kate Johnston Staff Physiotherapist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Floor level 1 and 2 Pilates instructor
Tai Chi Instructor
Postgraduate Certificate Acupuncture

Professional achievements

University of Otago

1974 Graduates Prize for the best overall standard in final year
Mary McLean Prize for the best overall standard of practice years 3&4
University Bookshop Prize for the best all round student in the degree course
NZSP Prize for the best overall student in year 3
ML Roberts Prize for the best research project selected by the NZSP
Margaret Hartridge Rosebowl Prize for the best research project

Professional Memberships

Physiotherapy New Zealand

Special interests

Netball
Water and Snow skiing
Social tennis and volleyball

Publications

Fairbairn K, May K, Yang Y, Balasundar S, Hefford C, Haxby JH. Mapping Patient-specific Functional Scale (PSFS) Items to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Physical Therapy. 2012;92(2):310-317. 

Years of Experience

4 years

Anna Rankin Staff Physiotherapist

Email team@prohealthphysio.co.nz

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Professional Achievements

AUT University Frances Elkin prize for highest overall grades
John Memorial prize for outstanding clinical practice in Year 4

Professional Memberships

Physiotherapy New Zealand

Special Interests/Hobbies

Sports related injuries (in particular racquet sports)
Badminton: NZ representative at the Commonwealth Games 2010/2014

 

Janine Hopcroft Contractor Senior Physiotherapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Rapley Support Staff/Receptionist

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John Ward Support Staff

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Jenny Waterhouse Casual Receptionist