About Us

For many years, Anglesea Clinic Physiotherapy has been helping restore movement and function to people affected by injury, disability or a health condition.

With private treatment rooms, a new rehabilitation gym and a convenient central location with free parking, Anglesea Clinic Physiotherapy is an excellent choice for you and your family. We work closely with Hamilton Radiology, Accident and Emergency, Sports Medicine, Podiatry and the pharmacy to provide a comprehensive and easily accessible rehabilitation service.

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Meet the team

trishjohnson

Trish Johnson - Dip. Physiotherapy Otago, Principal

Trish has managed Anglesea Clinic Physiotherapy since 2007 and over that time has established a select team to provide excellent service in contemporary physiotherapy. Thanks to Trish’s vision and guidance, hard-working employees and unwavering support from clients and the community, the business has grown to be strong and successful.

Trish has special interest in helping seniors to manage their injuries and illness. A strong focus on strength, balance and fitness helps these clients to get the best out of life.

To balance a busy working life, Trish maintains a beautiful garden, has a keen interest in travel and enjoys spending time with four precious grandchildren.

trish@angleseaphysio.co.nz
donnajacobs

Donna Jacobs - BPT, Grad Dip MT

Donna brings 35 years physiotherapy experience in Canada, Australia and New Zealand including 16 years in her own practice in Ngaruawahia. This rural experience diversified her clinical interests and she now calls herself a ‘jack of all trades’. 

Donna has a special interest in treating the body as a whole. She works with each client, combining a ‘hands-on’ approach of manual therapy, myofascial release techniques and exercise. Her goal is client-empowerment for injury resolution and general health management. 

In her spare time she can be found out for a purposeful walk, gardening, camping or volunteering in her church. She loves travelling and her 5-year goal is short term mission work.

donna@angleseaphysio.co.nz
reneewood

Renee Wood - BHSc (Physiotherapy), Lymphodema Management, PINC Cancer Rehabilitation

Renee graduated from Otago University in 2004 and begun her working career at Whakatane Hospital as a rotational physiotherapist. She worked in ICU, orthopaedics, general medical, paediatric and maternity wards and treated clients in the musculoskeletal outpatient clinic. 

Renee carried on to work in the community physiotherapy team and covered a large geographical area from Whakatane to East Cape. It was during this time she studied Lymphoedema Management.

Renee moved to Hamilton in 2008 and began working at Anglesea Clinic Physiotherapy. She currently works part time treating patients recovering from breast surgery and providing PINC Cancer Rehabilitation to women that have experienced any form of cancer.

renee@angleseaphysio.co.nz

Jill Pope - Dip. Physiotherapy Otago

Jill has had over 30 years’ experience in acute hospital services. Her last 15 years have been with us at Anglesea Clinic Physiotherapy providing post-operative physiotherapy at Braemar and Southern Cross Private Hospitals.

Jill works with patients following orthopaedic surgery, cardio-thoracic surgery and other cases as required.

Jill has a lovely cheerful personality but also knows how to get the best out of her patients. Her vast experience in the hospital setting allows her to know the limits of her patients and how far she can challenge them. 

Timi Tapara

Timi Tapara - Physiotherapist (MPhty)

Timi has recently relocated (May 2015) to Hamilton, having graduated his Masters of Physiotherapy in 2014 at the University of Canberra. With an undergraduate degree in Sports Coaching and Exercise Science he offers a specialised and graduated return to function.
Timi originally ventured to Canberra in 2007 on a Rugby scholarship to Marist College as part of a Brumbies development initiative. Having played Rugby at a representative level and involved within a professional sporting outfit we are excited to have his skill set within the treating Anglesea team.

Timi has been with us at the Anglesea Physiotherapy Clinic since his relocation and also works regularly at Braemar Private Hospital. He has a real interest for working with post-surgical patients and welcomes the variety of goals associated within this demographic. Timi is a passionate, enthusiastic and patient-orientated Physiotherapist that is motivated to help you achieve your goals!

timi@angleseaphysioandsports.co.nz
Alexia Missen

Alexia Missen - Physiotherapist (MPhty)

Alexia Missen is an Australian trained Physiotherapist who has recently made the leap over the ditch, joining the Anglesea Physiotherapy Clinic on Fridays.  She graduated from the University of Canberra in 2010 with a Masters in Physiotherapy, having previously completed a Bachelor of Coaching Science.  Alexia has specialised in sports physiotherapy for the last five years working for The Sports Medicine Centre in Canberra, Australia. Alexia has worked with many International and National Sporting teams, including being the senior physiotherapist to the Canberra Darters in the Australian Netball League for the past 6 seasons.  A highlight of her career was being the head physiotherapist at the 2015 and 2011 Touch Football World Cup in Australia and Scotland, respectively for a referee contingency of over 100.

Alexia has extensive experience in musculoskeletal injuries, with a particular interest in lumbar and cervical spine rehabilitation.   She has a very hands-on approach when treating her patients, and is a firm believer in the benefits of exercise and pilates and encourages patients to undertake specific exercise programs as an essential part of their rehabilitation.  Alexia completed her Pilates Course with Peak Pilates in Auckland earlier this year, becoming a qualified Pilates Instructor.  She prides herself in effective patient education, developing holistic and patient specific rehabilitation programs and teaching preventative strategies to help assist patients manage their own injuries.  She supplements her treatment with a variety of taping techniques, including Kinesio taping, and where applicable the application of dry needling and muscle energy techniques.

alexia@angleseaphysioandsports.co.nz
Rose Bell

Rose Bell - Administrator - Reception

Rose takes care of administration and reception at Anglesea Clinic Physiotherapy. Past administrative experience allows Rose to keep things running smoothly. Outside of work she enjoys walking, playing golf and spending time in her garden.

rose@angleseaphysio.co.nz
Jane Collins

Jane Collins - Reception

Jane works along side Rose in a supporting role as Administrator / Receptionist.

Past experience in various vocations including vet nursing and orchard management mean she has wide experience and great people skills. 
Outside of work walking, reading and spending time with family and friends keep her busy.

jane@angleseaphysio.co.nz