Eastern Physiotherapy

Hands on, practical care for the community.

True quality, community
Physiotherapy practice, Gore

At Eastern Physiotherapy we pride ourselves in offering quality, hands on, practical care for the whole family. From children to the elderly and everyone in between.  We strive to get you back to full function specific to you and your body.

We have a broad range of skills to draw on and fully support the benefits of holistic health management.

The community is at the heart of what we do, we welcome our patients and look forward to meeting you.

Our services

At Eastern Physiotherapy we have a variety of services that enable us
to get you back to full function as soon as possible.

Our team

Suzanne

Physiotherapist/director

Suzanne

Physiotherapist/director

BPhty with credit, PGCertPHTY (Acu), Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist, Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand

Suzanne graduated from Otago University in 2009 and made the move to Southland to begin her career at Eastern Physiotherapy. In 2015 she took over ownership of the clinic and in 2016 completed a post graduate certificate in acupuncture.
Suzanne is passionate about working within the community she lives in and supporting people through their recovery and rehabilitation process. Suzanne likes to incorporate the use of exercise prescription, rehabilitation protocols and hands on soft tissue and manual therapies to restore function. Diagnosis, education and problem solving are all important principles to how Suzanne operates.
Outside the clinic walls Suzanne has played high level sports and therefore enjoys assisting athletes returning to sport. In her weekends she will often be competing in equestrian sports such as show jumping and eventing and enjoys the comradery, competitiveness and dedication the sport provides.

 

Abby

Physiotherapist

Abby

Physiotherapist

BPhty, Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand

Abby was born and raised in Southland and Otago and has been working in the Gore community at Eastern Physiotherapy for almost 15 years. Abby enjoys the rural community and working with the families and workplaces of Eastern Southland.

Working in a rural health setting requires a broad knowledge base and competent problem solving, which Abby relishes alongside the use of hands on manual therapy. Abby believes it is an honor to listen to and assist people when they are in need and have reduced quality of life. It is her prerogative to restore this quality and function as quickly as possible drawing on her years of clinical experience.
Outside physiotherapy Abby enjoy sports (especially volleyball), being creative and playing music.

Sarah

Physiotherapist

Sarah

Physiotherapist

BPhty, Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand

Sarah is our most recent graduate in the clinic, graduating from Otago University in 2018, with a Bachelor of physiotherapy with first class honours. She is originally from Gore and was happy to return to her hometown to start working at Eastern Physiotherapy in 2019.
Sarah has an appreciation for health and fitness, with a strong sporting background and a desire to help others, which sparked her interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She competes competitively in boxing and netball and likes to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Through this, Sarah has developed a special interest in sporting injuries, especially of the knee and ankle, and is passionate about helping people regain movement and functional independence and return to sport.
In 2019, Sarah completed Upper Limb Mulligan Concept Course and aims to complete the Lower Quarter Course in the upcoming year.

Kieran

Massage Therapist

Kieran

Massage Therapist

Bio coming soon………

Marg

Receptionist

Marg

Receptionist

Marg has been part of the team at Eastern Physiotherapy for 14 years, she takes pride in her role and works to ensure the front desk is a warm, friendly inviting part of the Eastern Physiotherapy experience.

Pam

Receptionist

Pam

Receptionist

Pam has been part of the team for 9 years.  Pam enjoys the variety and diversity of work on the front desk at Eastern Physiotherapy and working within a great team that provides an exceptional experience.

Leanne

Receptionist

Leanne

Receptionist

Leanne has worked at Eastern Physiotherapy for 7.  The team on the front desk love that often patients will pop back in to say hi and enjoy the camaraderie long after their physiotherapy treatment course is complete.