Physiotherapist, Executive Director
Mark completed his training at Otago University, School of Physiotherapy in 2000, and has worked in neuromuscular rehabilitation since this time. He has a clinical interest that focusses on recovery from spinal cord and brain injury. He completed his Masters of Rehabilitation in 2012 at AUT. At Southern Rehab he is the Director of Growth and works actively within the senior executive team to achieve the strategic projects set by the board.
Anwen graduated from the Otago Polytechnic in 2007 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She works closely with the medical team and treating clinicians at Southern Rehab, ensuring that funders, employers, and clients work together for the best outcome.
Clayton has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries, and uses manual therapy and exercise prescription to get sustainable outcomes. Clayton graduated from the University of Otago in 2007 and is at our clinic at Les Mills.
Clayton is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) a unique professional qualification that recognises a high level of competence in the Mulligan Concept. This simple, effective manual approach deals with musculoskeletal disorders using pain-free joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain.
Service Lead Seating and Wheelchair Assessment Services
Erin is an Occupational Therapist and leads our seating and wheelchair team. She uses a problem-solving approach to get the best outcome for the individuals she works with. Erin graduated from the Otago Polytechnic school of Occupational Therapy in 1998 and joined our team in 2007 following three and a half years working at the Spinal Unit at Burwood Hospital.
Jaimee provides the expertise in social work for our clients and is a constant source of resource for our team. Jaimee graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Social and Community work in 2003 and achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences in 2007. She worked in the public and private health sectors before joining our team in 2016.
Josephine has a BSc in Psychology and Physiology from the University of Auckland and a Masters in Dietetics from the University of Otago.
Josephine has a broad background working at Whanganui Hospital as a diabetes, inpatient and foodservice dietitian. She is passionate about helping her patients feel their best. She has an interest in psychology of weight loss and how stress impacts our health and digestive system. She believes in all-inclusive wellbeing through diet, exercise and stress management.
Occupational Health Nurse
Karen has moved to us with vast experience as a Registered Nurse in Occupational Health and Safety roles in Australia. Karen works within our Occupational Nursing service providing pre-employment health screens, annual health monitoring, drug and alcohol testing and vaccination services.
Linda leads our Balclutha clinic at the Cross Centre. As well as providing manual therapy and exercise prescription, she also runs a hydrotherapy clinic for our post-surgical clients.
Leisa graduated from the Southern Institute of Technology in 2002 with a Bachelor of Nursing. She has a background in Rehabilitation and Neurosurgery and is currently working with our Vocational Services team
Aliesha is working in our Occupational Health and Pain Teams. Aliesha graduated from the Otago Polytechnic in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy.
Mitch has a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Otago and has developed a keen interest in exercise prescription. As well as working in the pool, our clinic at Les Mills and out in the community, Mitch also works with the Wheelchair Warriors, helping them to be the best they can be.
Sonya works within our pain service providing pain management programmes. She complements this work by working with children, assisting them with learning difficulties. Sonya completed her degree in Occupational Therapy at the Otago Polytechnic in 1997. With experience in the education centre Sonya often works with the families and school of our younger patients.
Niki leads our administration team, working out of our Les Mills and South Dunedin clinics.
Diane works at our clinic in Macandrew Road, Dunedin, administering our community rehabilitation programmes.
Kat graduated from Otago University, School of Physiotherapy in 2008 and works part-time at our Moana Pool Clinic in the areas of occupational health, manual therapy and exercise.
Jenni works with the team at Macandrew Road providing support for our Occupational Nurses.
Megan is an experienced and qualified Vocational Consultant graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce before going on to complete Post Graduate studies in Career Development and Life Coaching. She is relentless in her enthusiasm and positivity for working with clients to see their future and implementing the training and coaching required for them to take steps toward employment goals and independence.
Nicola graduated from the University of Otago School of Physiotherapy in 2001 and since then has worked locally and in the United Kingdom in the public and private hospital systems. Nicola works in the community seeing our rehabilitation and concussion clients and has a special interest in neurorehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation.
Lara graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2012. Lara works at the Moana Pool Clinic, the Physiotherapy pool and is part of the Pain Management team based at Macandrew Rd.
Heather recently joined the Administration team and works at the Les Mills Clinic.
Corey completed his Arts degree from the University of Otago in 2004 and gained experience working with clients in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Corey works in our Vocational Rehabilitation team, helping people to live their best life supporting them in their return to work.
Physiotherapist, Regional Manager Southern Rehab Otago
Kurt graduated from Otago University in 2003 and has been working in Occupational Health Physiotherapy in NZ and Australia since. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics via Massey University. He coordinates return-to-work programmes, pre-employment screens, and injury prevention and ergonomics consulting in workplaces.
Beatrix Van De Klundert
Beatrix joined us in 2015 having graduated from Otago Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2000. Beatrix is one of our community-based Occupational Therapists. She leads our concussion clinic service and works with individuals following injury to assist with returning to functional independence.
Speech and Language Therapist
Bridget has a Bachelor Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Canterbury Bridget works with children and adults to enhance their communication and improve speech difficulties.
Gina works in our seating and wheelchair team. Gina graduated from Otago University, School of Physiotherapy in 2004. Based out of our community facility in South Dunedin, she also travels to meet people at their schools, home and places of employment.
Jake completed his training in Psychology at the University of Otago in 2004. He gained a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology in 2008. Jake is based in Dunedin and travels into Southland as part of our rehabilitation team.
John has been working as a clinical psychologist since graduating from the University of Hull in 1994 in both the UK and NZ. John works in our concussion service providing neuropsychological assessment and clinical psychology support.
Kelly has a mixed caseload of hydrotherapy, occupational health and acute sports injury management. She works with individuals in our Les Mills gym and regularly visits clients in the workplace.
Lynda graduated from the University of Otago in 1997 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Lynda now works with our community team, with a speciality interest in rehabilitation for older people in the community as well, working within several rest homes in Dunedin.
Nathan works in our occupational health team as well as our pain clinic. He works closely with the medical team and treating clinicians, ensuring that funders, employers, and patients are all working for the best outcome.
Timi started with Southern Rehab Dunedin in 2017 and is working with our Social Rehabilitation and Pain teams.
Sonya is a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience supporting people with co-existing problems such mental health, substance use and physical illness and injury issues. Sonya incorporates a positive psychology approach focusing on people's strengths to improve their overall wellbeing, empowering them to flourish.
Service Lead for Housing Seating and Needs Assessments
Susan is an Occupational Therapist and works in the community, providing assessment and rehabilitation of individuals post-injury. She completes housing, seating, and needs assessments. Susan works closely with the physiotherapists and clients, organising safe and sustainable return-to-work programmes.
Linda started with the Southern Rehab Dunedin team in 2017 and is working in our Occupational Nursing team. She is a British Registered Nurse with broad and extensive knowledge and skills gained both overseas and in New Zealand
Janette is a Registered Nurse who comes to Southern Rehab after 22 years working at Dunedin Hospital. Janette brings extensive knowledge from working in surgical, ENT and cardiology/renal services and has a particular interest in Heart Health. Janette is putting this experience to use within our Occupational Nursing service providing pre-employment health screens, annual health monitoring, drug and alcohol testing and vaccination services.
Ruby is a Registered Nurse who started working at Southern Rehab in October 2018. She has a background in surgical nursing and in aged care. Ruby works within our Occupational Nursing service providing pre-employment health screens, annual health monitoring, drug and alcohol testing and vaccination services.
Avis is our accounts administrator working out of our clinic in Macandrew Road, Dunedin.
Deborah is an experienced Occupational Therapist who completed a postgraduate diploma in rehabilitation at the University of Otago in 2017.
She has specialised interests in wheelchair and seating, rehabilitation of individuals post injury and housing and needs assessment.
Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago, 2017 and is working in the Community and at the Macandrew Road clinic.
Paula is an experienced Vocational Consultant holding a Bachelor of Social Services degree, majoring in Career Practice. She is committed to providing a positive experience for her clients to collaboratively create the best possible career development for their future. Her ethos is realism, honesty and to really listen to her clients to understand their needs
Charlotte graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from the University of Otago. Charlotte's expertise is in community-based neurorehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation, and works in the Paediatric and Concussion teams.
Hannah is an experienced Registered Nurse with a background in private surgical health, working as a theatre nurse both in New Zealand and overseas. Hannah works in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Occupational Nursing teams helping people get back to living their best life.
Kirsten holds anatomy and physiotherapy degrees from the University of Otago. She has a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy utilising both manual therapy and exercise prescription and is based out of our Les Mills and Moana Pool clinics.
Since graduating as a physiotherapist, Andrea has worked both at the school of physiotherapy in Dunedin and in private practice Dunedin. Her passion now is in pain management programmes. Andrea is based at our clinic at Les Mills and enjoys working collaboratively to provide effective, innovative rehabilitation programmes.
Service Lead for Training for Independence and Clinical Lead MAP
Becky is a physiotherapist and works full time in the community. Her main caseload is neuro-rehabilitation, where she works with children and adults to assist them to meet the goals that they set. Becky also delivers rehabilitation to clients in residential facilities in Dunedin. Becky graduated in the 2004 with a degree in Physiotherapy and has been working with our team since 2014.
James provides neuropsychological assessment and clinical psychology support through our concussion service. He studied psychology at the University of Otago and has worked in private practice since 2001. James has a special interest in work-related issues; recovery from illness and injury; Neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury; assessment processes; and mindfulness processes.
Jakub works out of our clinic at Les Mills in the community, managing musculoskeletal injury as part of the rehabilitation team. Jakub also works alongside Mark at the School of Physiotherapy running an exercise programme for individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury.
Joanne co-ordinates our RATA Kids programme, as well as working directly with children with injury or developmental delay. She also completes needs assessment and provides recommendations for housing modifications.
Marie works in our occupational health team as well as in our pain clinic. She works closely with the medical team and treating clinicians ensuring that funders, employers and patients are all working for the best outcome. Marie has a degree in Occupational Therapy from the Otago Polytechnic and has worked in rehabilitation since this time.
Paul has a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and is an experienced clinician. He provides supervision to clinical psychologists as well as working within the rehabilitation team in Otago and Southland.
Sara works in the community delivering the physical components of our rehabilitation programmes. She also works within our seating and wheelchair team and the concussion service. Sara completed her physiotherapy degree in 2003 and a Post Graduate Degree in Physiotherapy in 2012. She has a clinical interest in neuro-rehabilitation.
Toni is our medical consultant working alongside our other experts in the concussion, pain and rehabilitation teams. Toni has a wealth of experience working in and alongside rehabilitation teams in the community and hospital environments.
Bronnie works with our occupational nursing team, providing administrative support from our clinic in Macandrew Road, Dunedin.
Isaac is working with our Social Rehab team assisting with a variety of clients out in the community, at the local gymnasium and at our clinic
Emma works in our rehabilitation clinic at Les Mills Gym in Dunedin.
Jo graduated from Kings College London in 2007 and has gone on to become an APPI Pilates Instructor. Jo has been living in Dunedin for the past 3 years and is working in our Physiotherapy clinic seeing a broad range of clients including working on our Concussion service.
Ben completed his clinical psychology training at the University of Otago and after working in prisons for a couple of years joined Southern Rehab in 2017. He is currently working in the Pain and Training for Independence teams.
Jess works in the community delivering the physical components of our rehabilitation programmes. Jess completed her physiotherapy degree in 2003 and Masters Degree in Bioethics and Health Law in 2011. She has special interests in working with children and young people with disability, child development and children’s orthopaedics.
Soraya graduated with a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Otago in 2015 and prior this in 2014, completed a graduate diploma in Applied Science (Physical Conditioning). Soraya joined our team in 2018 and with her expertise in sports-related injuries and exercise prescription, is based in our Les Mills and Balclutha clinics.
Hannah graduated in 2013, working initially in the vocational rehabilitation sector. She joined Southern Rehab in 2018 and works in the vocational rehabilitation, concussion and training for independence teams. Hannah enjoys working with clients, their family, school or workplace to get them the support needed for a safe and sustainable recovery.
Phillipa joined our team in 2018 and works as our Administrator at Moana Pool, Les Mills and Macandrew Road clinics.
Jemma graduated with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in 2009 and works part-time in our South Dunedin clinic on our Osteoarthritis programmes.