The Team

Action Physiotherapy principals Jane and Alan Mugglestone started their journey in Physiotherapy over 40 years ago.

Their initial careers involved working in the health service in Nottingham where excellent mentorship was on hand. During the first 11 years of their careers Jane specialised in health care for the elderly, becoming a superintendent in a specialist Psychogeriatric hospital, whilst Alan became superintendent of an Orthopaedic rehabilitation centre.

Action Physiotherapy was started in Lower Hutt in 1995 and Whitby Physiotherapy soon afterwards.

The philosophy of continuous, never-ending development has been a cornerstone of Jane and Alan’s professional practice, and they enjoy their ongoing mentoring roles with their motivated team.

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Kelly Greacen – Physiotherapist Lower Hutt

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Kelly graduated from the University of Otago in 2015. She has a passion for Physiotherapy and enjoys working with others to help them reach their goals and live life to the full. Having ruptured her Achilles tendon in 2016 she knows what it is like to lose mobility and understands the mental struggle of not being able to do the things that you want to do.

Karen Ross – Physiotherapist, Whitby

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Karen has been a physiotherapist for twenty plus years and has a special interest in respiratory problems. Outside of work she enjoys family and friends, sports, gardening, reading, cooking and a good sav blanc on a summer evening!

Kerrie Howard – Physiotherapist

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Kerrie graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2008. She worked as a physiotherapist in the UK for four years, before continuing her career in New Zealand. Her passion is to complete the McKenzie Method and Pilates courses, to provide efficient rehabilitation following an injury and maintenance of function. In her spare time Kerrie enjoys participating in a variety of sports, music and crafts.

Bernie Fenton – Reception/Administration, Lower Hutt

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Bernie has been part of the Action Physiotherapy team since 2002. She enjoys greeting the patients and handling enquires while ensuring the clinic runs smoothly. Bernie is a very keen gardener and enjoys walking, Zumba and attending classes at the gym.

Jan Henderson – Reception/Administration, Whitby

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Jan has worked at Action Physiotherapy since August 2003. She loves working with people and enjoying the interaction with the patients at our Whitby clinic. 

Fiona – Reception/Whitby

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Fiona joined the Action Physiotherapy team in March 2016. With a background in retail, she enjoys the contact she has with people. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf, gardening, Pilates and walking the numerous tracks about the Wellington coast.

Nicola Holtom – Pilates

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Nicola started Pilates over 20 years ago while studying at the New Zealand School of Dance, where she received a Diploma in Dance Performance. This early exposure to Pilates made a lasting impact, and on return to New Zealand after overseas travel she started her Pilates training with Polestar Pilates. She completed her certification with Polestar in Mat and Comprehensive Studio, and has continued her Pilates education with Stott Pilates and Polestar Pilates, both internationally recognised qualifications. Nic has been a Pilates teacher for the last 12 years at well-regarded studios around the Wellington region. She aims to provide fun and functional sessions that bring better body awareness and a sense of well being and balance.

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