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Staff at our Christchurch Clinic

Christchurch clinical team

Olivia Stone image 2021Dr Olivia Stone, Practice Manager / Physiotherapist

PhD (UNSW), Bphty (Otago), APAM

Liv has 18 years’ experience in physiotherapy, with her primary interests being musculoskeletal and mental health physiotherapy and tertiary education. She has worked internationally in both the public, private and tertiary sectors as well as with amateur and professional sports.

Liv prefers the holistic approach: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind. She loves to treat necks and backs, with a special interest in stress care and management. Liv has a family, enjoys rest and relaxation, walking, swimming, biking and Netflix.


  • Environmental Physiotherapy Association Executive Committee
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) National Mental Health Committee
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) Physiotherapy in Mental Health Committee

Alistair George image 2021 1xAlister George, Senior Physiotherapist / Clinical Educator

DipPhys, PGDipPhty, DipAP, PGCertTertT

Alister has worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist since 1993 effectively utilising a treatment approach incorporates biomechanics, manual therapy, acupuncture, massage, cognitive behavioural theory, and exercises.

Alister has a special interest in treating musicians’ injuries, and has considerable experience with more complex musculoskeletal problems. In his spare time, he is an audio engineer, music producer, and plays bass in a band.

Ben Harry imageBen Harry, Physiotherapist


Ben completed his physiotherapy degree at the University of Otago.

His interest is in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain. In particular, listening to each person’s individual goals and unique experiences to create strategies that help them get back to doing what matters most to them.

Outside of work Ben enjoys reading and attempting to beat his flatmate in Rummy-O.

Lisa McKinnon image 2021Lisa McKinnon, Senior Physiotherapist / Clinical Educator

BSc (Otago) Anatomy, BPhty (Otago), PGCert Higher Education

Lisa has over 25 years of clinical musculoskeletal experience. She has worked in the UK and Australia and in many different private practice clinics.

She is particularly interested in treating tricky shoulders, knee pain and musculoskeletal injuries. She enjoys treating people from all walks of life – anyone one from the weekend warrior to the athlete.

Outside of work she has family, a rogue puppy and enjoys tramping.

Chris Pettet imageChris Pettet, Physiotherapist / Clinical Educator

BPhty, PGCert Health Science, Cert FIT.

Chris has 15 years of experience in private practice physiotherapy in Wellington, London, and Christchurch. He brings his experience as a premier hockey and cricket player, and special interest in gym and CrossFit injuries, however Chris enjoys treating all types of injuries. He has a strong advocate that exercise is medicine and practices what he preaches enjoying cycling, mountain biking, cross fit, and the gym.

Harry Weeds image 2021Harry Weeds, Physiotherapist / Clinical Educator

BSc Honours in Physiotherapy, PGCert Phty

Harry graduated from the University of East Anglia (UK) in 2015. He has worked in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in various settings; including the National Health Service, elite sports clubs in the UK and private practice in New Zealand.

Harry enjoys working with all age groups of patients, however particularly enjoys sport specific rehabilitation. His treatment philosophy is firmly grounded in exercise prescription and uses manual therapy techniques, including dry needling, to facilitate an enhanced recovery for his patients.

Harry currently plays competitive, interclub tennis and golf in Christchurch. If you can’t find him on the golf course he will probably be spending some quality time at home with his fiancée and two fur babies.

Christchurch reception team

Dani Sullivan imageDani Sullivan, Client Services Administrator

Dani joined the Christchurch Clinic in September of 2022 as a part-time administrator. She brings valuable experience from her time as an administrator and claims manager at ACC. In her spare time, Dani loves to spend time with her partner and family, exploring eateries and neat places in Christchurch, and starting (but rarely finishing) many different types of crafting projects.

Debbie Talboys image 2021Debbie Talboys, Client Services Administrator

Debs joined the University of Otago School of Physiotherapy Christchurch Clinic in 2015 as a full-time administrator. Previous experience included working in medical and sports clinics in Christchurch and the West Coast of the South Island. Debs’ interests include watching and participating in many sports, which often brings plenty of enjoyable conversations with clinic patients and staff members… particularly on the subject of Crusaders vs Highlanders games (she is a Highlanders supporter, by the way).

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