Gore Physiotherapy Centre
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Jarrod Watt
Physiotherapist


Experience as a Physiotherapist:   Treatment areas
  • 17 years     • Spinal Injuries and Back Care
Qualifications:     • Sports Injuries
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy     • Worksite Assessments and Vocational Rehabilitation
Professional memberships:     • Occupational Injuries
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand     • Post op rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine New Zealand     • Formthotics fitting
  • Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand     • Gym/Exercise Based Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Health     • Acupuncture
Past Sporting Affiliations:     • Muscle Balance and Postural Assessments
  • Under 16 Southland Rugby Team: 1999     • Injury Prevention Advice
  • Southland Development Rugby Team: 1999, 2000, 2005     • Pain Management Education
  • Southland Stags: 2006      
         


Kjersti Carmichael

Physiotherapist

 

Experience as a Physiotherapist:   Treatment areas covered:
  • 6 years     • Post op rehabilitation
Qualifications:     • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy     • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Professional memberships:     • Formthotics fitting
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand     • Gym/Exercise based rehabilitation
        • Pilates for rehabilitation
        • Injury Prevention Advice
        • Runs Tapanui Physiotherapy Clinic
      • Works with the Elderly at Windsor Park Rest Home
        • Walking frame assessments/fittings
         
         
         

Niamh Doncaster

Physiotherapist

 

Qualifications:   Treatment areas covered:
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy    
• Spinal Injuries and Back Care
Professional Memberships:     • Sports Injuries
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand     • Occupational Injuries
      • Post op rehabilitation
        • Formthotics fitting
        • Gym/Exercise Based Rehabilitation
        • Muscle Balance and Postural Assessments
        • Injury Prevention Advice
      • Pain Management Education

 


Virginia Miller

Physiotherapist

I joined the team at Gore physiotherapy Centre in 2006 on a part-time basis and enjoy treating people from all walks of life. I am a country girl from the Gore area and currently live on a small lifestyle block close to town.
Three busy children keep me occupied with their various activities.

Years of Experience:   Treatment areas covered:
  • 21 years    
• Spinal Injuries and Back Care
Qualifications:     • Sports Injuries
  • Diploma of Physiotherapy with Distinction (Otago)     • Occupational Injuries
Professional Memberships:     • Post op rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand     • Formthotics fitting
  • Member of Sports and Older Adult Special Interest Groups     • Gym/Exercise Based Rehabilitation
        • Muscle Balance and Postural Assessments
        • Injury Prevention Advice
      • Pain Management Education


Ashleigh White

Physiotherapist

 

Qualifications:   Treatment areas covered:
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy    
• Spinal Injuries and Back Care
Professional Memberships:     • Sports Injuries
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand     • Occupational Injuries
      • Post op rehabilitation
        • Formthotics fitting
        • Gym/Exercise Based Rehabilitation
        • Muscle Balance and Postural Assessments
        • Injury Prevention Advice
      • Pain Management Education


Katie McKenzie

Occupational Therapist

Katie lives on a small lifestyle block with her husband and four children, and can often be found on the sidelines of various sporting endeavors

Years of experience:   Treatment areas covered:
  • 13 years, with some breaks for maternity leave     • Vocational Rehabilitation
Qualifications:     • Training for Independant Living
  • BSc (Occupational Therapy) at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh in 2003
• One paper in Voc Rehab - to finish post grad Diploma later in 2017
     
Professional Memberships:      
  • Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa, including special interest group in Vocational Rehabilitation      


Esther Gardyne

Physiotherapist

Esther lives locally on a sheep, beef and grain farm with her husband Pete and son Hayden, (a new and exciting addition to the family in 2014!).
Esther has been working at Gore Physiotherapy Centre since 2009 and enjoys treating a wide range of clients.

Years of Experience:   Treatment areas covered:
  • 6 years     • Musculoskeletal and chronic injuries
Qualifications:     • Elderly (falls prevention, injuries)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2008 through the University of Otago)     • Walking frame assessments/fittings
Professional Memberships     • Neurological rehabilitation/maintenance
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand     • Return to work patients (ACC)
  • Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists     • Dry needling
  • The McKenzie Institute New Zealand     • Gym/Exercise based rehabilitation
        • The treatment of vertigo (BPPV)
Past Sporting Affiliations:     • Worksite Assessments and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • South Island Secondary Schools Girls Rugby (2011,2012,2013, 2014)     • Formthotics fitting
        • Injury Prevention Advice
        • Pain Management Education
         

Esther will be returning to work part time in February 2015 after her maternity leave, and is looking forward to treating both new and old clients.


Marilyn Baker

Office Manager/Receptionist

Started working at Gore Physiotherapy in 1996 after living and working in Africa for 25 years.

 

 

 

 


 

Mel McKenzie

Receptionist

Started working at Gore Physiotherapy in 2008 as a rehab trainer and now just in reception.
I am the afternoon receptionist and farm with my husband in the mornings on our sheep, crop and beef farm.
Love any out door activity especially soccer and squash.

Qualifications:
• Diploma in Sporting Performance
• Diploma in Personal Training and Exercise Prescription