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Kirsten Tabersham

Senior Physiotherapist

Kirsten qualified from Teesside University in the UK eleven years ago. Prior to this she completed a degree in Sports Science at Portsmouth University.  Kirsten has experience working in the private sector specialising in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal and acupuncture, and more recently cancer rehabilitation.

Two years ago she completed her PINC cancer rehabilitation qualification. Kirsten is also a qualified Pilates instructor and managed her own studio in the UK. She feels Pilates is a great adjunct to physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Kirsten is passionate about rehabilitation and believes Physiotherapy is beneficial for all people, at any stage of their recovery, pre and post-surgery or living with an illness. Rehabilitation helps improve function, reduce pain, improves muscle strength and stability, as well as improving your well-being and restoring confidence.

In her spare time Kirsten and her husband enjoy walking, cycling and getting out and about exploring this beautiful country.

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Rob Reed

Senior Physiotherapist 
I am a new member of the Total Rehab team working at the Brookfield Branch and look forward to joining a very skilled group of physiotherapists. I completed my Physiotherapy training in the USA and have worked in New Zealand for almost forty years, mainly in the Wellington area before relocating to the Bay of Plenty. I have a comprehensive understanding of musculoskeletal conditions and expertise in assisting those with age related conditions and those recovering from injury.

I have a special interest in treating spinal pain and am a Credentialed McKenzie Practitioner and founding member of the McKenzie Institute NZ. Over the years I have enjoyed working with people of all ages and backgrounds and believe that each individual’s needs be met based on sound professional practice. Gentle hands on treatment, combined with progressive exercise and instruction, all go a long way to providing an excellent service. I continue to thoroughly enjoy my work as a physiotherapist. It provides me the opportunity to relieve one’s symptoms and restore function while always thinking of how the next injury can be prevented. I feel I am very privileged to be able to provide hope and encouragement along the way to those in need. When not working I enjoy walking, cycling, reading and a good round of golf.

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Ann Mitchell

Senior Physiotherapist

Details coming soon…

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Katherine Burlace

Senior Physiotherapist

Kath graduated from Otago University in 2005 and has been working predominantly in the musculoskeletal field ever since. With experience in the UK, NZ and Australia she has a hands on approach and uses a variety of treatment techniques including dry needling and pilates. Kath believes patient education is important to overcoming and preventing injuries and enabling an active healthy lifestyle. She has completed certificates in dry needling, pilates and kinesio taping.

Kath will be joining us from August 2018 working part-time from our Bethlehem Rd Clinic.

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I joined Total Rehab Physio in 2017 and I love every minute of working in our fantastic team and interacting with our customers. I have a young family and we enjoy our spare time making the most of the beautiful outdoors here in the Bay.