Dunedin clinical team
Rosey Acker, Physiotherapist
Lisa Brits, Physiotherapist
Elisabeth Dacker, Physiotherapist
Matt Dick, Director of Clinics/Physiotherapist
Matthew is the Director of Clinics. He has a special interest in functional analysis and its relation to pain and injury in sport. This links well with his involvement in service provision for the University of Otago rowing and supported athletes from High Performance Sport New Zealand rowing.
Gerard Farrell, Physiotherapist
Gerard is one of the third year and postgraduate student clinical supervisors. He has a special interest in the management of concussion, musculoskeletal conditions, and racquet sports rehabilitation. Gerard is currently undertaking his PhD investigating the relationship between the cervical spine and neuroendocrine system in individuals with persistent post-concussion symptoms.
Nicole Farrell, Physiotherapist
Nicole is interested and enthusiastic about all areas of Physiotherapy. Her background is predominantly musculoskeletal based both in private practice and on the side lines of multiple sporting codes. She has an interest in treating injuries based on directional biases (DMA Clinical Pilates) both in the clinic and gym setting. Her main drive is to educate patients on how important their own strength and conditioning is for injury self-management and prevention.
Stuart Horton, Physiotherapist
Stuart is a senior physiotherapist clinicial educator and Watson Headache® Certified Practitioner. He is lead physiotherapist for our Headache and Migraine Clinic, and also specialises in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, spinal pain, and concussion.
Gail Hyland, Physiotherapist
Gail is our third-year physiotherapy student clinical supervisor, and a lecturer in women’s health. She also specialises in men’s health with a focus on continence, prolapse, and pain issues including back and pelvic pain. Gail has experience training all types of muscle and joint conditions, and is responsible for weekly core and floor exercise class aimed at women, including women during pregnancy.
Clare Kenneally, Physiotherapist
Chris Livesey, Physiotherapist
Chris works in our Balance, Dizziness, and Vertigo Clinic. She has an interest in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation.
Liam Miller, Physiotherapist
Julian O’Hagan, Physiotherapist
Julian has worked in multiple areas of physiotherapy nationally and overseas, predominantly in the health and education sector. He is currently based in our Balance, Dizziness, and Vertigo Clinic, which includes vestibular and concussion assessment, and rehabilitation in the paediatric and adult population.
Evelyn Tulloch, Physiotherapist
Evelyn specialises in musculoskeletal rehabilitation – in particular, rehabilitation using directional preference (the McKenzie approach), and direction bias assessments (the DMA clinical Pilates approach). She also helps to correct breathing techniques, using the BradCliff method.