Jebb Lane

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Occupational Therapist / Hand Therapist / Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Jebb graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2013. Following this he worked in both hospital and community Mental Health Facilities in Australia, prior to moving to the Vocational Sector in 2016. Jebb couldn’t shake his strong interest in Hand Therapy after a University course in his 2nd year, and relocated to New Zealand with his partner to pursue this passion while enjoying the country they fell for when first travelling there in 2011. He joined the Dee St Physiotherapy team in Timaru in 2018 and is also an Associate Member of the NZ Hand Therapy Association.
Outside work Jebb is a keen surfer, and has recently caught the golf bug. He spends most weekends exploring the sights the South Island has to offer.

Tyler Pereira

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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.

Colin Macpherson

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BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, PG Cert Clinical Management of Pain

Colin graduated in 2006 from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy.   Colin has previous experience working in South Canterbury, where he lived and worked for 8 years before moving back home to Scotland for a couple of years with his wife in early 2016.  He has experience working both locally and in the wider South Canterbury region, which has helped develop his understanding of the regional community.

Colin is a passionate learner who strives to continually develop his Physiotherapy practice for the better of his patients.  He has undertaken two significant periods of post-graduate study in the past 5 years and is continuing with postgraduate study through the University of Edinburgh, through which he is studying the Clinical Management of Pain on their Masters Programme.  This has been encouraged by a keen interest in persistent (chronic) pain problems – an escalating worldwide problem.

Previously, Colin successfully completed the McKenzie Institute Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Credentialing Examination, consolidating his assessment and treatment of neck and lower back-related pain problems. 

Outside of work, Colin likes to keep fit and healthy by running, swimming, and cycling (road and mountain-bike), on a background of Triathlon and Duathlon racing for both Scotland and Great Britain in the early 2000’s.  Exercise is a fundamental part of his life and he strives to incorporate this into his physiotherapy management of a wide array of patients.

Debra Betsworth

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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

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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

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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....

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Ancilla Savieti

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Office Manager/Administration/Reception

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