About Dee St Physiotherapy

Dee St Physiotherapy is a musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinic and have Physiotherapists, Hand Therapists and Vocational Therapists working here.

We are an ACC registered clinic and you can see us without a referral.

Your condition does not have to be accident related to consult a physiotherapist.

Free parking is available behind the clinic on 9 Dee St, Timaru...


What Drives Us


Led by owner Sara Lister the team have core principles and values that impact not only the patient experience, but set the tone for the culture within the Team.


Our Facilities

Our facilities & purpose built clinic

Our clinic is fully equipped with treatment facilities and rehabilitation gym.

Our qualified physiotherapists have advanced their training with additional qualifications in specialised areas including Occupational Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Hand Therapy and Acupuncture.

Our team is committed to on-going training and to providing patients with the most up-to-date treatments...


Tyler Pereira


Occupational Therapist / Hand Therapist / Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Tyler graduated with distinction in 2017 from Otago Polytechnic with a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy. Tyler has experienced placements in areas of Occupational Therapy such as paediatrics, vocational and community stroke. What stood out for Tyler was her passion was her 2 month placement in Hand Therapy in Wellington Outpatients. She has since taken on a position at Dee St. Timaru Physiotherapy as a Hand Therapist and is an associate member of the NZ Hand Therapy Association.

Outside work, Tyler enjoys keeping active by spending time exploring New Zealand, staying healthy by cooking great food for her and her partner and enjoying the company of her family and friends.

Debra Betsworth


BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Debra qualified  in 2004 achieving a BSc with Honours in Physiotherapy from Brighton University, England. Working as a rotational hospital physiotherapist for 3 years.This experience gave Debs a good general base for which to treat musculo-skeletal disorders in a holistic manner. Debs moved to New Zealand in 2009 working in a private practice in Nelson and then to worked in Wellington in 2011. After meeting a Temuka local the decision to settle and have a family in South Canterbury was easy due to it's family friendly feel. Debs has worked in private practice here in Timaru prior to the birth of her first child and enjoys the community and family spirit South Canterbury has to offer.

Vanessa Waller


BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Vanessa graduated from Leeds University (England) in 1998 with a BSc Hons Degree in Physiotherapy. Vanessa started work in Halifax (England) and laterally moved to southern England. Vanessa's work experience includes musculoskeletal outpatients, neurology and respiratory. Vanessa and her family moved to NZ in 2009 and has worked here as a community physiotherapist, run 'falls and balance' groups and is also a manual handling advisor. Outside work she likes to keep active by walking and running and with the family and loves to read.

Sara Lee Lister


Dip Phty, PG Dip Sports Med, Physio Acupuncturist, Reg Hand Therapist (HTNZ), PGCert in Occ Health, Adv NLP Coach Clin Hyp

Sara is committed to her patients achieving full function. She believes a key to success is accurately identifying underlying causes. Sara is a skilled problem-solver and communicator and has in-depth physiotherapy practice....


Ancilla Savieti


Office Manager/Administration/Reception


Do you need physio?

Anyone who is experiencing pain or movement problems, be it intense or just grumbling, can benefit from physiotherapy Learn more...

ACC Cover Available

If your injury is the result of an accident you may be able to receive ACC funding towards your recovery... learn more

Ask us... call 684 5413

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Mon-Thurs: 8.30am-6pm
Tues, Wed & Fri: 8.30am-5pm

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