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Forrest Hill Physiotherapy
PH (09) 410 8461

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Forrest Hill Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Clinical Pilates Massage Therapy Acupuncture Ultrasound

Our Team

Physiotherapists / Acupunturists:

Chris McCullough - Principal Physiotherapist and Physical Educator
Kate Ellis - Senior Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Stella Whatman-Harding - Senior Physiotherapist
Lisa Quincey - Senior Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Sean Lester - Physiotherapist
Sylvie Rudsdale - Physiotherapist
Melanie Bennett - Continence Physiotherapist for Men and Women

Clinical Pilates Staff

Nicola Darroch (Nikki) - Clinical Pilates Instructor & Manager
Natalie Dent - Clinical Pilates Instructor & Massage Therapist
Catherine Dent - Clinical Pilates Instructor
Kate Ellis - Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Karen Morgans - Clinical Pilates Instructor
Claudia Gallur - Clinical Pilates Instructor
Lisa Quincey - Senior Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor
Kim West - Clinical Pilates Instructor

Massage Therapy Staff:

Natalie Dent - Clinical Pilates Instructor & Massage Therapist
Yumie Namagashi - Massage Therapist
Isabelle Cole - Massage Therapist

Administration Team

Practice Manager

 

Chris McCullough - Physio

Chris McCullough - Principal Physiotherapist

  • MNZSP, Dip MT, Dip PE, Dip TCH, Manipulative therapist and Physical Educator (Otago), PG Cert (Acup)
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor – DMA Clinical Pilates trained
  • 36 years in private practice & sports medicine
  • President Sports Medicine NZ 2007 – current, Honorary Fellow (2007), Life Member (2016)
  • Lead Physiotherapy provider to High Performance Sport NZ (2008-2012)
  • All Black physiotherapist 1995 & Sevens 1991/93/94
  • Olympic and Commonwealth Games therapist 1990 – 2000 and 2010
  • Physiotherapist to ECB Rugby Club 1987- current, Life Member (2012)
  • Interests include Surf Boat Rowing and Preventative Medicine
Kate Ellis - Physio

Kate Ellis - Senior Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

  • MNZSP, B.Phty (Otago), PGD (Musculo)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor – Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Certified Instructor
  • 21 years experience public health and private practice UK and NZ
  • Mother of two
  • Interests include running, gym and snowboarding
Stella Whatman-Harding - Physio

Stella Whatman-Harding - Senior Physiotherapist

  • MNZSP, Dip Phys, PGD (Manips), PG Cert Acupuncture
  • 25 years clinical experience in public health and private practice in NZ, UK and Australia
  • Special interests in chronic and complex pain, breathing pattern disorders and stress management
  • Previous educator in infant and baby massage
  • Mother of two
  • Loves all aspects of physical activity and general body health and well being
Lisa Quincey - Physiotherapist

Lisa Quincey - Senior Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

  • B.Phty (Otago), PGD (Musculo)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • 18 years clinical experience in NZ, Australia and UK
  • Pilates Instructor with special interest in pre and post-natal Pilates
  • Mother of two
  • Interests include running, gym, paddle boarding and ocean swimming
Sean Lester - Physiotherapist

Sean Lester - Physiotherapist

  • B.Phty (Hons) Otago
  • Currently studying Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • 4 years clinical experience in private practice
  • Physiotherapist for Auckland Secondary Schools First XV Rugby
  • Interests include personal fitness, SCUBA diving and kiteboarding
Sylvie Rudsdale - Physiotherapist

Sylvie Rudsdale - Physiotherapist

  • B.Phty (AUT)
  • Currently studying Post-Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • 7 years clinical experience in private practice in Hong Kong and NZ
  • Hong Kong RFU – Physiotherapist, 2012-14 – Women’s XV and age grades. HK Women’s 7s Physio 2013
  • Hong Kong Football Club - Physiotherapist – Hockey As and Bs, International Hockey 6s, and Football Section
  • Physiotherapist for Club Rugby 2008-2015
  • Interests include gym, waka-ama, and dragon boating
Melanie Bennett - Continence Physiotherapist

Melanie Bennett - Continence Physiotherapist for Men and Women

  • MNZSP, MHPrac (Phty)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Nicola Darroch - Pilates

Nicola Darroch (Nikki) - Clinical Pilates Instructor & Manager

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Auckland 1990)
  • Registered DMA Cllinical Pilates (Australia)
  • Certified Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Instructor
Natalie Dent - Pilates and Massage

Natalie Dent (Nat) - Clinical Pilates Instructor & Massage Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science (Auckland 1995)
  • Certified Polestar Pilates Studio and Mat Instructor
  • Diploma of Therapeutic Massage and Clinical Sports Therapy
  • Polestar Pilates Mentor
Catherine Dent - Pilates

Catherine Dent (Cath) - Clinical Pilates Instructor

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (Auckland 1994)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Translation Studies (Auckland 2009)
  • Certified Polestar Pilates Studio Instructor
  • Polestar Pilates Mentor
Karen Morgans - Pilates

Karen Morgans - Clinical Pilates Instructor

  • Bachelor of Education (Waikato 1990)
  • Diploma of Teaching (Hamilton Teachers College 1989)
  • Certified Polestar Mat and Reformer Instructor
  • Certified Polestar Pilates Mat, Reformer and Studio Instructor
Claudia Gallur - Pilates

Claudia Gallur - Clinical Pilates Instructor

  • National Professor in Physical Education ( Buenos Aires-Argentina 1981)
  • Physiotherapist ( Buenos Aires-Argentina 1986)
  • Certified Polestar Pilates Mat and Rehabilitation Instructor
  • Polestar Pilates Mentor
Kim West - Pilates

Kimberly West (Kim) - Clinical Pilates Instructor

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, USA 2008)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications/PR (California State University Fullerton, USA 2000)
  • Craniosacral Therapist, 2017
  • Balanced Body Faculty Master Instructor, 2016
  • Pilates Certification from the Kane School of Core Integration, New York City, 2009
  • Artistic Director, Banana Peel Dance, New York, 2008 - 2014
 

Yumie Namagashi – Massage Therapist

  • Diploma of Therapeutic Massage and Clinical Sports Therapy
 

Isabelle Cole – Massage Therapist

  • Diploma of Therapeutic Massage and Clinical Sports Therapy
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Administration Team

  • Angela Win, Ally Coulter, Fran Short and Anna Butterworth are here to keep everything running as smoothly as possible, take your appointments, to keep our records up-to-date and to inform our patients, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask - they're here to help.

To book an appointment please phone a Forrest Hill Physiotherapy receptionist on (09) 410 8461, fill out an online enquiry or email