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 opened in Lower Hutt in 1995.

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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Alison Stephenson – Physiotherapist

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Alison graduated from Wits University in South Africa in 1997 with a BSc in Physiotherapy and opened a private practice in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2006.

Alison has a special interest in treatment of musculoskeletal issues, pain management and dry needling. She believes in the body’s capacity for change and in using the tools she has as a physiotherapist to facilitate the body’s natural processes to enable a person to return to the activities which they value.

In her spare time Alison loves to be close to nature and animals (especially horses). She also enjoys mountain biking, running, puzzles, oil painting and never-ending self-development. There is so much to learn about the human body and mind (and so many other things in life), that one is always learning and growing.

Alison has recently moved to New Zealand and she is looking forward to exploring this beautiful country.

Bernie Fenton – Reception/Administration

Bernice Fenton

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.

Carol Coulter – Reception (Part Time)

Carol Coulter

Carol enjoys meeting and greeting Action Physiotherapy patients with a cheery hello. Having been with the team for one year, she has found that no two days are alike and there is always something new to learn.

When not over-indulging the cat, or doing some therapeutic gardening, Carol likes to dabble with sewing, knitting, a variety of handcrafts, flower arrangements or reading a book.

Carol’s ʻquiet timeʻ activities include strolling along the beach breathing in the salt air, or sitting amongst native bush listening to birdsong. Her ʻnot so quiet times’ are spent indulging her interest in steam trains, drag racing, classic cars and hot rods.