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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Andrew Harris – Physiotherapist Lower Hutt

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Andy has recently moved to New Zealand from the UK where he graduated in physiotherapy from Oxford Brookes University in 2014. Andy has an interest in exercise rehabilitation and holds a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Exeter.

Andy is experienced in working with all ages and abilities and whatever your goal may be, whether it be return to elite level sport or to assist you to walk again, he will work alongside you to help you achieve it.

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!

Adam Simpson – Physiotherapist

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Adam graduated from the University of Otago in 2018 and has a strong interest in sports and exercise rehabilitation. He enjoys working closely with his patients to assist them in achieving their goals and returning to full function.

A keen rugby player, Adam is a member of the Petone Premier Team, and was recently selected for the New Zealand Sevens Development Team.

Eric White – Physiotherapist

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Eric moved to New Zealand in 2018 and has spent most of the last year working in Hamilton in the Waikato. He graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2014 and has several years experience working in the National Health Service in Scotland, working in post-operative and neurological rehabilitation settings.

Eric combines his physiotherapy career with his love of sport. Over the past four years he has worked with Football, Hockey, Lacrosse and Powerlifting athletes, mainly at school and senior rugby team level.

Eric comes to New Zealand as a lifelong Munster Rugby fan. He has represented Munster in both Rugby and Hockey at Underage and Schools level. He has a passion for sport and the outdoors and is looking forward to exploring New Zealand further.

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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