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Physiotherapists

Rachael Burke

Rachael attained her Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from AUT in 1994.

She worked in private practises while gaining a postgraduate qualification in manipulative therapy.

Rachael always had a keen interest in Sports Medicine and has completed many sports medicine papers through Otago University

Her passion is injury prevention and rehabilitation. Incorporating Yoga and Pilates in to her career as a Physiotherapist is something Rachael has been working towards for years as she believes the combination of the two serves to rehabilitate from injury, prevent further injury and help increase performance in the sporting arena and in everyday life.

Opening the Tiaki studio in April 2012 she is now able to combine her passion for rehabilitation as well as injury prevention under one roof, and extend her knowledge to the general public.

Rachael actively trains the teachers at Tiaki to provide quality classes especially designed to improve and strengthen healthy and able bodies.
With her physiotherapy room attached to the studio Rachael is able to keep a close eye on client’s rehabilitation and progress.

Tiaki: “To Protect, Guard and Look After”

 

Jeff Dixon

Jeff began his physiotherapy career after graduating from the University of Otago with Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science degrees in 2002.

After completing courses in manipulative therapy, he headed to Melbourne where he built on his passion for integrating physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation, whilst doing qualifications in Clinical Pilates and working with a top-level rugby club.

Jeff returned to New Zealand with his young family at the end of 2012. He has continued to learn new ways of treating patients having done courses in kinesiology taping. Jeff is also a keen sportsperson, especially basketball.

Jeff's other passion is working with people with Neurological Conditions, and has gone on to study the benefits of Pilates when working with this group of people.  You can read more about this here

 

Stephanie Jones

Stephanie is an extremely experienced physiotherapist.

As an active sports woman herself, Stephanie has a keen interest in return to sport and the prevention of ongoing injuries.  Her thirst for knowledge sees her continually up-skilling and keeping up to date with the latest research and treatment methods.

As a qualified Pilates and Yoga teacher, Steph incorporates her knowledge of movement in to her rehabilitation approach.

 

Stephanie’s areas of expertise include:

  • Acute and chronic low back pain
  • Running injuries
  • Muscle and Tendon Injuries
  • Women's Pelvic Health

 

Liz Childs

Liz's professionalism and empathy will help make you feel at ease.

Liz has a postgraduate certificate in pelvic floor physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne, and a post graduate diploma in manipulative physiotherapy. She has spoken at various national conferences, gives regular presentations to health professionals, and teaches at the University of Otago Medical School.

Liz is on the Physiotherapy New Zealand Pelvic, Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy committee, and is on the National Executive of Continence New Zealand.

Sarah Boyle

Sarah is a highly experienced Women's Health Physiotherapist, who is committed to providing high quality care to her patients. She worked in Australia for 7 years, where she attended many ongoing professional workshops, including pelvic floor training.

After returning to New Zealand, she was employed as a member of the Women's Health team at Wellington Hospital for many years. In June 2017 she joined Liz at Tiaki. Sarah's areas of special interest include pregnancy and post-natal work; bladder, bowel and prolapse issues, as well as pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. professionalism and empathy will help make you feel at ease.