Wanaka Physiotherapy Staff and their Interests
Ginny Rutledge – Dip PT, Dip Phys + Ap Sc, Dip MT, PGAP Reg, High Performance Sport NZ Medical Provider
Principal Physiotherapist Virginia Rutledge graduated from the Otago School of Physiotherapy and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. She has completed papers in Applied Science, Research Methodology and Sports Medicine. Ginny is a physiotherapy provider for High Performance Sport NZ and is Physio/ Medical Coordinator to the NZ Winter Performance Programme. She was lead physiotherapist to the Salt Lake 2002, Turno 2006 and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Her special interests involve reducing injury risk in winter sport athletes. She has had Prime Minister Scholarships to World Illness and Injury prevention Congresses in Norway 2008 and Monaco 2011. Ginny presented on ACL injury risk at The New Zealand Sports Medicine Conference in 2012. She currently works as a rotational physio to the USA World Cup Alpine Ski Racing Team in Europe and New Zealand. Ginny has a background in ski racing and still holds the NZ Speed Record. She is five times winner of the open team’s Coast to Coast multi sport event.
Lee Eadie – B App Sci (Phys) PG Dip MT, PGAP Reg
Lee commenced working at a Rehabilitation Unit in Melbourne and specialises in rehabilitation,working with paraplegic and stroke patients. She then moved to a general hospital where she worked on both inpatients and outpatients and progressed to being charge physiotherapist. After completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy Lee worked as a senior Orthopedic Therapist at a motor vehicle accident rehabilitation centre. Lee also holds a Post Graduate in Sports Medicine and a Certificate of Ski Instruction. She has completed an introduction certificate course in acupuncture and is working towards registration as a physiotherapy acupuncturist.
Lynn Weedon – BPhty, PG Dip Manip, PG Dip Sports Med
As a newly qualified therapist Lynn worked at the Burwood Spinal Unit, Burns and Plastics Unit and Hand Unit. Then for two years at Dunstan Hospital before travelling to Cornwall in England. On her return to New Zealand she worked for several years in the area of rehabilitation of stroke and head injury patients. Lynn holds a Post Graduate Diploma of Manipulative Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine. Lynn is happy to treat the elderly having had experience in neurology and treating elderly in the community. She is an Enable Assessor allowing her to do applications for funding of walking frames.
Joanna Williams – Bsc Hons (Phys), PG Dip Sports Med
Jo is originally from Northern Ireland
and studied for her Bsc Hons in Physiotherapy at Aberdeen, Scotland. On completion of this study she worked for two years at the NHS Hospital of Edinburgh gaining experience in a wide range of fields. Jo has lived in Wanaka for eight years and is an accomplished athlete actively participating in multisport events.
Katharine Eustace – BSc(Hons) Phty, PG Dip Sports Med
Katharine is a British trained physiotherapist that has worked at Wanaka Physiotherapy for the past nine years. She has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine from the University of Otago, as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences from AUT. She is also trained in acupuncture. Katharine is currently ranked 11th in the world and training hard during the lead up to qualifying for the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia 2014 in the sport of skeleton racing Follow her on her blog www.skeleton-racer.com
Kate Jerram – B Sc, BPhty, Grad Dip Sc (OHS)
Kate holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Post Grad Diploma of
Science in Occupational Health and Safety. She is a workplace trainer,
specialising in manual handling and risk management as well as being trained in
manipulation and acupuncture. Kate has 18yrs experience with sports teams
including netball, basketball, rugby and hockey. She was a NZ Basketball rep
with 33 caps. Her areas of special interest include spinal treatment and
rehabilitation, shoulder treatment and rehabilitation as well as workplace training
and ergonomics. Kate is also a registered Dry Needling and Physiotherapy Acupuncturist.
Jennifer Ferguson – BPhty, PG Dip Sports Med
Jenny has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma of Sport Medicine from Otago University. She has completed her acupuncture training at Coventry University and is an Associate Hand Therapy Member, completing this qualification at AUT. Jenny has played Netball for the NZ Under 21 Team and NZ A Team. She captained
both The Southern Sting and Southland Basketball teams to national titles. Jenny
has been a Physiotherapist for Southern Steel Netball franchise, NZ Secondary
Schools Netball teams, World Champions New Zealand Fast Five Team and the South African Fast Five Team. She is currently the physiotherapist for the NZ Under 21 Netball Team as they prepare for World Youth Cup in Glasgow, August 2013. Jenny is a NZ High Performance Sports provider currently working within Netball New Zealand delivering musculoskeletal screening, prehabilitation and rehabilitation programmes. Jenny also has an interest in hand therapy as well as sports physiotherapy.
Sheryl Dickinson – BSs (Phys) PG Dip Sports Medicine
Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from AUT and a Post Graduate Diploma of Sports Medicine from Otago University. She has also completed a course in sport and dry needling through The Australian Physiotherapy Association. Sheryl is a High Performance Sport NZ provider working with the NZ Academy of Sport NZ Winter Performance Program as team physiotherapist for the Free Ski and Snowboard Team. Sheryl was part of the physiotherapy team that traveled with the NZ Team to the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010. She has also worked with several Australian rugby teams. Sheryl was the East Coast Junior Sports woman of the year in 1996, recipient of an Athlete NZ Sports Academy Prime Ministers Scholarship (Judo) in 2002 and recipient of a NZ Sports Academy Prime Ministers esearch Scholarship in 2008. Sheryl has worked at Wanaka Physio since 2006 and is interested in Pilates, injury prevention and treatment of snow sport njuries. Sheryl is a skilled mountain biker, skier, rock climber and holds a 1st
Dan Judo Black Belt.
Anna Wylie – BHSc (Phys) PG Dip Sports Med
Anna graduated in 2001 from AUT and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is currently working towards her Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine. After graduation Anna worked at Lake Health Hospital, Rotorua NZ and has had several years experience working in the UK including Derriford Hospital, Plymouth and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. After completing a Professionally Qualified Officers Course in 2006 at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Anna worked for two years as second in command at the Reserves Training and Mobilisation Centre, Nottingham. During this time she continued to develop a three week rehabilitation course treating Mobilised Reservists from through out the UK who required intensive rehabilitation. She was also physiotherapist for the Army Under 23s Rugby Team, Rugby League Team and Regional Boxing Team. Anna then went on to work as second in command for the Regional Rehabilitation Unit in Edinburgh. She returned to New Zealand in 2012.