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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
Professional Development Committee, Physiotherapy New Zealand
Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher and International Chair of Mulligan Concept Teachers Association

Past Sporting Affiliations:

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

Publications:

McDowell JM. Reported adverse reactions to physiotherapy acupuncture in New Zealand 1999 - 2003. In Proceedings of the 4th International Pan Pacific Medical Acupuncture Forum; 2004; Taupo, New Zealand

McDowell JM. The classification and weighting of word descriptors of adverse reactions to acupuncture. Dunedin: University of Otago; 2008. Thesis

McDowell JM, Johnson GD, Hale L. Measuring practitioner opinion on adverse reactions to acupuncture. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2011;6(2):28-35.

McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Bradnam LV. Towards a neurophysiological mechanisms-based classificationof adverse reactions to acupuncture. Physical Therapy Reviews 2011;16(2):118-125.

McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Hale L. Adverse reactions to acupuncture: policy recommendations based on practitioner opinion in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 2013;41:94-101.

McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Hetherington BH. Mulligan Concept manual therapy: standardizing

annotation. Manual Therapy. 2014;19:499-503

McDowell JM, Johnson GM. Acupuncture needling styles and associated adverse reactions to acupuncture. Medical Acupuncture. 2014; 26(5):271-278 1.           

Contributor to textbook: Hing W, Hall T, Rivett, D, Vicenzino, Mulligan B. (Ed) The Mulligan Concept of manual therapy: textbook of techniques. Sydney: Elsevier; 2015

McDowell, JM, Kohut, SH, Johnson, GM. Trigger point acupuncture (dry needling) and associated fecal incontinence in multiple sclerosis: a case report. Medical Acupuncture. 2015. DOI 10.1089/acu.2015.1102

McDowell JM, Johnson GM (2016) Adverse Reactions to Acupuncture: The New Zealand Scene. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. Abstract iSAMS Conference paper

McDowell, J. & Sole G. (2016) Defining Professional Supportive and Evaluative Relationships: A

Physiotherapy New Zealand Perspective, Wellington: Physiotherapy New Zealand

McDowell JM, Sole G. (2016) Professional Relationship Record template. Wellington: Physiotherapy New Zealand

McDowell JM, Sole G. (2016) Professional Relationship Contract. Wellington: Physiotherapy New Zealand

McDowell JM. A critical overview. Waqqar S, Shakil-ur-Rehman S, Ahmad S. McKenzie treatment versus Mulligan Sustained Natural Apophyseal glides for chronic mechanical low back pain. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(2):476-479.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.322.9127. MINZ News. 2017:7-9.

McDowell JM, Sole G. (2017) Peer review information and guidance. Wellington: Physiotherapy New Zealand

McDowell JM, Sole G. (2017) Peer review patient consent form. Wellington: Physiotherapy New Zealand

McDowell JM, Sole G. (2017) Peer review template. Wellington: Physiotherapy New Zealand

Experience as Physiotherapist

27 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
Shoulder pain
Hyperventilation syndrome
Breathing pattern disorders & anxiety

Experience as Physiotherapist:

14 Years

Kate Johnston Staff Physiotherapist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Floor level 1 and 2 Pilates 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
Sports injuries - particularly running and netball

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

7 years

Anna Rankin Staff Physiotherapist

Email team@prohealthphysio.co.nz

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Credentialed Mulligan Practitioner

Certified Bradcliff Practitioner

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

High level sport rehabilitation and return to sport post operatively
Breathing pattern disorders:  Anna is very interested in the musculoskeletal impacts of breathing pattern disorders, inspiratory muscle training and high performance sport. Through personal experience she also has a special interest in the link between ear infections, breathing and persistent dizziness.
Golf
Badminton: NZ representative at the Commonwealth Games 2010/2014

 

Samantha Harvey Staff Physiotherapist

Sam Photo Website

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy

 

Professional Bodies

Physiotherapy New Zealand

 

Special Interest/Hobbies

Hiking, outdoors exploring

 

Years of Experience

5 years

Janine Hopcroft Contractor Senior Physiotherapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Rapley Support Staff/Receptionist

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John Ward Support Staff

Lynn Eyles Evening Receptionist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Whiteley Casual Receptionist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Waterhouse Casual Receptionist