About Us

Why Us?

Lisa hand picks her staff based on their enthusiasm and their desire to help people.

This drives us to keep our clinic up to date with the latest in research and all complimentary treatments. The more tools in our tool box the more likely we are to give you the right treatment. This is evident by the wide range of post graduate qualifications and areas of interest within our team.

People

What we believe is summed up by our favourite Maori proverb:

He aha te mea nui o te ao – What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata – It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Meet the Team

null

Lisa - Physiotherapist

Lisa has over 20 years of working as a physiotherapist in Hamilton. She has qualifications in the areas of hand therapy, acupuncture, manipulation and post operative rehabilitation of all areas. Lisa's main areas of interest are the shoulder and hand and she loves helping people recover from injuries. Lisa enjoys working with her qualified and enthusiastic team of physiotherapists.

null

Dennis - Physiotherapist

Dennis started Anglesea Physiotherapy Clinic and stayed for 30 years. He worked as team physiotherapist with the Waikato Rugby Team, the Chiefs, the All Blacks and the NZ Black Sox Softball team. He was a Clinical Educator for the Auckland School of Physiotherapy for 24 years and a provider for the NZ Academy of Sport. Special interests are sports injuries, particularly lower limb, hip, back and neck pain.

null

Alice - Physiotherapist

Alice has been a physiotherapist for over 20 years and has qualifications in hand therapy and acupuncture. Alice has a special interest in upper limb rehabilitation specifically focusing on shoulder rehabilitation pre and post-operatively. As a qualified hand therapist Alice has advanced skills in diagnosing and treating hand injuries. Alice regularly incorporates acupuncture and Pilates into her treatment.

null

Kim - Physiotherapist

Kim is part of our Vocational Rehabilitation team. She specialises in injury prevention, working in a multi-disciplinary team environment to rehabilitate a client’s injury ensuring a safe return to work and pain management. She also has extensive experience with treating athletes at club, regional and national level. Kim has previously worked with the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic Netball Team.

null

Haylee - Physiotherapist

Haylee has been practising physiotherapy since 2009 and has a special interest in finger and thumb injuries and post-operative rehabilitation and anything to do with the upper limb. Haylee enjoys playing soccer and is keen on treating sports injuries. She has worked with the Hamilton Wanderers Premier men's soccer team, Waikato FC & the Waikato Pistons basketball team in the past.

null

Ronen - Physiotherapist

Ronen graduated from University of Otago. He comes with experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and outpatient rehabilitation. Ronen has a special interest in the treatment/management of sports injuries. He has worked with the Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Rugby Club 2015-2016 and Hawkes Bay United Football Team 2016.

null

Hannah - Physiotherapist

Hannah has been practising as a physiotherapist since 2012 and enjoys helping patients achieve their goals. She has a Certificate in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy and is currently completing a Post-Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation. Education and self-management form a large part of her treatments which is typically supplemented with massage, joint mobilisation and exercises.

null

Alysha - Physiotherapist

With nearly 20 years work experience, Alysha also has a post grad qual in rehabilitation, sports manual therapy and acupuncture. Special interests include evidence based therapeutic exercise for injury prevention and rehabilitation, including gradual onset, traumatic and post- operative cases. Alysha is passionate about helping people with running related injuries, people with neck pain and headaches, including post-concussion.

null

Susan - Physiotherapist

Susan has been working for Lisa Hansen since 2007 after her return from the Middle East. Susan graduated in Physiotherapy at Otago University in 1996. She then worked at the Waikato Hospital where she developed an interest in burns and plastics including Hand Therapy. She has completed her Masters in Rehabilitation (Hands).

null

Michelle - Physiotherapist

Michelle has been practising physiotherapy for 15 years. Her areas of interest are the treatment and rehabilitation of the hand and upper limb. Michelle regularly incorporates acupuncture into her treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders and also for pain management.

null

Kelly - Physiotherapist

Kelly graduated from AUT and has been practising physiotherapy since 2009. She has completed a post-grad certificate in Health Science and is a registered hand therapist. She started her career at Waikato Hospital and after an OE in Australia and Canada returned to NZ and been with us since 2014. Kelly has a particular interest in treating the upper limb and enjoys engaging with patients throughout their treatment.

null

Dan - Physiotherapist

Dan has been a physio for 15 years and initially worked in a private practice in Auckland before moving to the UK. Dan worked full time for the Scottish Rugby Union for 9 years, working both in the 7s and 15s. He completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from the University for Bath in 2013. Dan spends a couple of days a week working in vocational rehab (assessing and getting people fit to return to work) and three days in clinic.

null

Linda - Physiotherapist

Linda has been practicing as a physiotherapist since 2008 when she graduated from Trinity College Dublin. She has a Masters degree in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy from King's College London. Linda's current areas of practice include vocational rehabilitation and leading pain management programmes

null

Graham - Physiotherapist

Graham has worked as a physiotherapist for 19 years in both hospital and private practice settings. He trained in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has lived in New Zealand for 16 years and whilst here has gained his Post Grad Dip at AUT in Auckland.

null

Robert - Physiotherapist

Robert graduated in 2011. He has worked at QE Health, working with patients with chronic pain, arthritis and rheumatic diseases. He also worked at in an inpatient setting at Rotorua Hospital and Waikato Hospital. Robert has a special interest in hand therapy, shoulder rehabilitation, post operative rehabilitation, and is currently a Hand Associate completing his post grad study in Rehabilitation.

null

Kyle - Physiotherapist

Kyle began practising physiotherapy in 2006 and has a strong interest in rehabilitation of back and lower limb injuries. Kyle regularly incorporates Pilates and acupuncture into his treatment. He is currently pursuing a post-graduate qualification in the area of manipulative therapy. Prior to being a physiotherapist Kyle enjoyed the challenges and variability of being in the NZ army and a peacekeeper for UNICEF.

null

Fiona - Physiotherapist

Fiona began practicing physiotherapy in 2008 and has a special interest in lower limb injuries, pilates, acupuncture and Kinesio taping. Fiona is also competent in treating neck, back and sacroiliac joint injuries. Her interests also lie in the sporting field where she has worked with many Waikato Sports Teams in Netball and Rugby.

null

Carina - Occupational Therapist

Carina trained as an Occupational Therapist in Sweden graduating in 1992. She worked in Sweden and the US until moving to New Zealand in 2000 where she worked as a Hand Therapist at Waikato Hospital and in private practice. Special interests include splinting, nerve injuries and scar management. In 2016 she gained a Post Grad Cert in Management and is also our Practice Manager.

null

Toni- Occupational Therapist

null

Bridgette - Physiotherapist

Bridgette graduated from AUT in 2015 and also has a certificate in Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy. She is currently working to complete her PgCert in western acupuncture. She is passionate about sport and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and comes from a competitive athletic background, competing at a national level in swimming and representing Waikato age group teams in rugby, soccer and basketball.

null

Caroline - Physiotherapist

Caroline comes with over 10 years experience in health and wellness with a degree in Sport & Recreation and a degree and training in physiotherapy, completed at AUT. Experienced in cardiac, haematology, oncology, orthopaedics, stroke rehabilitation and musculoskeletal fields. Caroline has a special interest in pain management, with a particular passion for helping patients with spine problems.

null

Abhi - Physiotherapist

Abhi is a senior physiotherapist gaining his Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Post Grad Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine from The University of Otago. He has worked in NZ, Australia and London. His interests are spinal conditions especially disc related injuries. At present he works part time at the Waikato Hospital as a senior musculoskeletal physio and also works for us doing a combination of vocational rehab and clinic work.

null

Estelle - Office Manager

null

Katrina - Accounts Clerk

null

Carla - Receptionist

null

Christelle - Receptionist

null

Celine - Receptionist

null

Glenys - Payroll

START TYPING AND PRESS ENTER TO SEARCH