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Gill Stotter - Dip Phty, ADP(MT), Dip MT, MPNZ, MNZCP(MT)

Gill is an advanced practitioner with the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy and has over 30 years experience, primarily in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. She specialises in musculoskeletal, sports and orthopaedic physiotherapy with a particular interest in education, prevention and management of problems using a multidisciplinary approach. It is important to understand the predisposing factors that cause the recurrence or chronic nature of injuries to reach an optimal and longterm outcome.  She works closely with other members of her team, and has formed strong working relationships with medical and other health professionals, sporting bodies and coaches.

Trained in Scotland, with post graduate qualifications in New Zealand, Gill worked in both the public and private sectors before starting her own practice in Lower Hutt. Gill is an active member of the physiotherapy profession, committed to quality post graduate education and professional development and is a clinical assistant at postgraduate musculoskeletal courses. 

Gill is a past President of Physiotherapy New Zealand.

Gill is an accredited provider for High Performance Sport New Zealand and is actively involved with many athletes, coaches and managers from a wide range of sporting disciplines. She has also been involved in school sporting academies for developing athletes, assessing biomechanical and muscle imbalances that can be predisposing factors leading to injury.

Andrew Imrie - B Phty (Otago), PG Cert (Acupuncture), PG Dip Health Sciences (Musculoskeletal Mgmt), MPNZ, MPAANZ

 

Andrew graduated from the University of Otago in 2000 and has worked in both public and private sectors.  He has also been involved in organisational and educational activities within the profession over this period.

 

Andrew’s postgraduate training has largely focused on acupuncture and pain management.  His clinical interests are based around chronic pain assessment, treatment and management but also injury prevention in younger athletes, particularly in football.  He has been involved with elite level footballers, including the NZ men’s U20 National Team.  He has recently internationally published a case study of the management of chronic post-herpetic itch with acupuncture and submitted a paper on the ethics of using acupuncture in the treatment of persisting pain syndromes.

 

Specifically, Andrew is interested in persisting pain syndromes and chronic pain, and its far reaching effects on people, lifestyle education, chronic spinal pain, particularly lumbar and hip pain, osteoarthritis, particularly of the knee and headaches of a non-specific nature.  He is interested in persisting muscle and soft tissue pain syndromes and is currently studying towards a Masters degree in this field.

Daniel O'Connell - BHSc (Physiotherapy)(AUT), MPNZ

Daniel Graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2002. He worked for two years in Auckland in outpatient neurological rehabilitation, mainly treating people after spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. He then moved to Sydney, Australia, spending the next eight years working predominantly in private practice.

Daniel has a spent the majority of his past eight years treating and rehabilitating patients with musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He has a special interest assessing and treating thoracic and lumbopelvic movement/stability problems, and their impact on function and pain up and down the kinetic chain in the body. He has continued his studies with courses in Mulligan Concept training, Dry Needling Plus, The Sarah Key Method (for treating lower back pain), The Discover Physio Concept (assessing and treating lumbopelvic and thoracic movement dysfunctions), and ongoing professional education courses, seminars and conferences.

Esther George - B Phty (Hons) (Otago)

Esther graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours. She joined us in 2016 after working at Rotorua Hospital, giving her a broad range of experience. She is looking forward to furthering her career through the variety private practice offers. She is looking to further her education through the Mckenzie method courses. She uses her research background to provide the latest evidence based treatment. She leads an active lifestyle, enjoying running, skiing and tennis.

Anne O'Donnell - Dip Phty, Post Graduate Dip MP

 

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