at Integrated Health Otago
Physiotherapist/Digestive Health Specialist
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist
BSc(Hons) Osteopathy, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Sport and Exercise Assessment
Initially Jim worked within the U.K’s public health service but quickly became involved in professional football - working full time in Premiership football clubs Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hot Spur.
Jim was involved in Premiership football for a decade during which time he was part of the Chelsea team which took home both FA Championship and European titles.
As lead Physiotherapist/Osteopath for the North East and North West of England, Jim was the clinician responsible for both disability and able bodied elite athletes in British Cycling, Athletics, Taekwondo, wrestling, swimming and Squash; many of these professional athletes went on to win Olympic medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. Concurrently he was the consultant clinician for Sale Shark Rugby Football Club.
Since relocating to New Zealand in 2008, Jim has taught manual therapies both at under graduate level and at Masters Level in Manipulation at the University of Otago.
Jims ethos of “you can never know enough when dealing with the health of an individual” has led him to enrol to further his education and attain a PhD at the University of Otago. Jim’s ambition is to produce some thought provoking research, which will ultimately enhance the care and health of his clients. If you wish to learn more about Jim’s research you can visit the contact us page to email him.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Otago and spent 5 years in her home of Hawke’s Bay, gaining experience in a variety of clinical settings and travelling before joining the team at IHO in 2015.
Laura is key in providing and developing services for the Otago Women’s National League Football team with Integrated Health Otago being the preferred provider for Football South for players of all ages and grades.
Alongside her Football commitments, last season Laura provided pitch side assistance, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and injury prevention for 1st XV Rugby at High School Level.
In her spare time Laura enjoys mountain biking and being out on the water.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours
Prior to her training as a physiotherapist, Carrie worked as sports massage therapist in Chicago, Illinois USA, with special interest in high performance endurance athletes. Her efforts to attribute a holistic approach to treating her patients lead to her certification as a Digestive Health Specialist, using enzyme nutrition to help maintain homeostasis and health in the body.
After relocating to New Zealand, Carrie graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree and in 2015 joined the team at IHO. The diversity of Carrie’s previous training and experiences has created a unique perspective to expand traditional physiotherapy concepts.
In addition to her healthcare experience, Carrie also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Glass) from Anderson University. Graduating with specialties in glass blowing, sculpture, and ceramics, Carrie has worked alongside internationally renowned glass artists, as well as taught at community art centres within the United States.
Bachelor of Health Science
Luke studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, where he gained his Bachelor of Science Degree. In July 2015, shortly after relocating to New Zealand, Luke joined IHO where he has become a valuable member of our team.
Combining his 15 years of clinical experience with the philosophies of IHO, Luke has enabled us to provide our clients with first class Western and traditional Chinese approaches to health care. Often our clients have complex health issues, and to date Luke has had great success at improving their pain levels and enhancing their quality of life.
Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Science in Podiatry from the United Kingdom and has over 10 years clinical experience in both the public and private sectors. Since relocating to New Zealand, her business has thrived and expanded at a rapid rate boasting clinics in Balclutha, Lawrence, Milton and Mosgiel.
For the past few years, IHO and Knox Podiatry have successfully worked alongside each other in our Portobello clinic so having Rebecca join the team at our Maori Hill clinic seemed a natural progression.
As well as specialising in diabetes and high risk patients, Rebecca also provides biomechanical assessment, orthotic prescription, nail/skin care and additional podiatry services for both ACC and private clients.
Personal Training Certificate, Counselling Certificate Level 1
Cheryl is your first point of contact when you come into IHO and can assist you with your enquiries and appointments.
After spending 5 years on the sunny Gold Coast, Cheryl and her son returned home to Dunedin where in 2014 she became an integral part of the team at IHO. She is a strong and highly motivated Mother. Cheryl works part-time and is currently studying for an advanced double degree in Nutritional Medicine.
In her spare time, Cheryl loves to stay fit, active and healthy which are all attributes she acquired whilst attaining her Personal Training Certificate back in 2003.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, DipGrad Physiotherapy, Diploma in Science and Engineering
With a background in National and International artistic gymnastics, Deb knew from the age of 9 that Physiotherapy was her career path. After graduating as a U.K. Physiotherapist in 1996, Deb worked within the National Health Service and the Private sector in the U.K. After several years of practice, she became a senior clinician with a small team of junior Physiotherapists to manage, appraise and teach.
Deb took a career break to raise the 5 boys she had with Jim and in 2008 relocated the family to Dunedin. Since arriving in New Zealand, Deb has run her own accommodation business, worked as a massage therapist and manages a local high school rugby team. In addition to this she has undertaken Post Graduate Physiotherapy study at the University of Otago and is in the process of applying to register as a Physiotherapist in New Zealand.