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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy uses proven techniques to help restore movement and function to anyone affected by an injury, disability or health condition. It’s a therapy that can help you achieve movement for life!

Our Physiotherapists use their in-depth knowledge of how the body works, combined with hands-on clinical skills, to assess, diagnose and treat your symptoms. They can even help you prevent many injuries and health conditions.

Our areas of practice include:

  • Manual Therapy

  • Sports

  • Acupucture and Dry Needling

  • Continence and Women's Health 

  • Occupational Health

  • Older Adults

  • Cancer Rehabilitation

  • Neurological Conditions - stroke, TBI, parkinsons, FND, polio, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.

Our experienced therapists have all gone on to complete further study in specific areas of Physiotherapy. If you are unsure which therapist might be best suited to your particular concern, please call and speak with our admin team who will be able to guide you. 

Our Physiotherapists

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Natalie Gallant

Physiotherapist | Sports Medicine | Running Coach

A passion for adventure, curiosity and learning has fuelled Natalie's life and her career.

Over the last decade, Natalie's love of physiotherapy has taken her from the U.K to the sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands, and now to beautiful Aotearoa.
Along the way she has served as medical support at the London 2012 Olympics and as a Team Physio at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Driven by her desire to continually develop professionally, she earned her Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine (Hons.) from Otago University in 2019. But Natalie's deepest passion lies in the world of running. Whether that is through technique analysis, outdoor natural play or just getting her clients to discover the true potential of their feet!

Earlier this year, she competed in Godzone Fiordland & became a NZ citizen. This truly is the country she now calls home.

As a physiotherapist and running specialist, Natalie wants to assist you in achieving your goals whilst enjoying the journey to your place of strength and fulfillment.

BPhty, PGDip (Sport and Exercise Science)

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Brigit Beattie

Physiotherapist | Sports and Spinal | Pain Management

Brigit grew up on a farm on the Kaikoura coast and spent much of her youth playing sport or working on the farm. Her keen interest in being active (either on the hockey field, or the hills running, skiing or biking) and helping others, led her to Physiotherapy. 15 plus years later she has finally returned to Blenheim with her family after working around New Zealand, United Kingdom and more recently Christchurch. During her travels she has provided specialist spinal care to the English Professional Football club players, English Judo team and Formula One drivers, worked with multisport athletes, rugby players and numerous weekend warriors keen to keep active in a multitude of ways.

Brigit has a Masters of Health Practice and has keen interest in spinal conditions and pain management. She has developed a strong skill set in managing all injuries but has interest in endurance athletes. Her broad knowledge and love of understanding who you are as a person, provides a great base to keep you out doing things you love, not at home worried about the pain.

BHSc, MHlthPrac

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Amelia Petherick

Neurological & Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

After growing up rurally in Mid-Canterbury and then Marlborough, Amelia graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in 2001. Having always had an interest in neurology and rehabilitation, she consolidated her skills working in hospitals and rehabilitation units in Christchurch, Wales and London. After returning to New Zealand she completed her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2013. Amelia has extensive experience working with people with a broad range of neurological conditions (in particular stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons, functional neurological disorder, polio, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries - treatment funding is available for some of these conditions, please inquire with our admin) along with general rehabilitation conditions such as falls and deconditioning. She has completed advanced courses in Bobath therapy along with many other neurological approaches and adjuncts, and draws on a mixed toolbox of treatment techniques tailored to empower each individual client to meet their potential. Amelia firmly believes that the brain is always plastic (changeable) even if it is many years since your initial injury or diagnosis. Amelia enjoys the Marlborough lifestyle and outdoor activities with her husband and two children.

BPhty, MPhty

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Anna Thomas

Physiotherapist | Sports & Spinal | Pain Management | Pilates

A Marlborough local, Anna’s love for sport, fitness and anatomy led her to pursue a career in physiotherapy. Anna graduated from the University of Otago in 2000 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She travelled the world working in hospitals and private practice before starting Rebalance Physiotherapy in Blenheim in 2011. Anna has a postgraduate certificate in Occupational Health, has special interest in spinal rehabilitation and pain management, is a certified PINC (cancer rehabilitation) Therapist, and has been teaching pilates for over 15 years. Outside of work Anna is busy running after her two kids, playing netball and training for multi-sport events.

BPhty, PGCert (Occ Health)

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Abby Scott

Physiotherapist | Womens & Pelvic Health

After growing up and attending school in Marlborough, Abby moved south to Dunedin where she completed her Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy in 2005. She chose to focus on her love of sport and travel, working in private practices in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. During this time, Abby developed an interest in women’s health (specifically continence, overactive bladder and prolapse) and occupational health, completing a post graduate certificate in work rehabilitation. Abby is passionate about movement and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. She will be found biking, supporting local orienteering events with her two young children and enjoying the many great tracks Marlborough and New Zealand have to offer.

BPhty, PGCert (Rehabilitation)

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Annabel Eberlein

Physiotherapist | Sports and Spinal

Annabel grew up in Nelson spending most of her free time on the water or in the water, sailing or playing underwater hocky. Now a days, she also explorers the mountains by bike, foot, or skis. Alongside the outdoors she enjoys the composure of yoga and the buzz of crossfit.  

Annabel graduated from the University of Otago in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and completed a post graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy in 2020. She has worked as a physiotherapist throughout the South Island in private practice, the hospital and for the University of Otago.

Annabel enjoys listening to people’s stories, not only how they became injured, but what they enjoy doing, what it means to get back to those activities, and what it takes to get there. She feels privileged to work with people through this rehabilitation process. Investigating and problem-solving the body’s structure and function is what keeps her passionate about her job. 

BPhty, PGDip (Sports Physiotherapy)

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