Our Team

Tim Perrin - North Waikato Physio

Tim Perrin

Tim has been the principal physiotherapist at North Waikato Physio since October 2012 and in February 2014 he took over ownership of this busy vibrant private practice. Graduating from Otago University in 2003, Tim moved to Melbourne where he looked after various age group soccer and rugby teams whilst juggling his own state level rugby commitments. For the next 5 years, in between sampling the delights of European life he worked in and ran private practices throughout England. The call of Tim’s native Waikato/BOP region was too hard to resist however so he moved home to the North Waikato.

Tim spreads his time between the main Huntly clinic and in Te Kauwhata at the TK Medical Centre and TK College. Tim takes a keen interest in a wide variety of injuries and conditions requiring physiotherapy input, drawing from his international experience and training to give you the best possible recovery/rehabilitation. Tim is trained in acupuncture and frequently uses this age old technique as part of his treatments.

For an appointment with Tim or any of the other physios please contact us on 07 828 9854.

Linh - North Waikato Physio

Linh Nguyen

Linh is one of our senior physiotherapists who joined our team in 2019. She is originally from Vietnam and after 5 years living in Europe, Linh moved to New Zealand to explore a new country, where she is now well and truly settled having bought a house and is planning a wedding in 2021 (COVID permitted!)

Linh graduated with a BSc with honours in physiotherapy from Saxion University in the Netherlands in 2016. Linh had a varied experience of clinical settings prior to starting at North Waikato Physio including sports teams, orthopaedic and age-related conditions. She has flourished since arriving in NZ, where she is now one of our senior physiotherapists who likes to implement the latest evidence-based research into her practice and is currently working towards her Certificate of Manual Therapy. Linh has also completed her dry needling course in NZ and regularly uses this effective treatment technique alongside many other forms of physiotherapy, including taping where she is our resident in-house expert kinesio-taper. Linh is an integral part of the Taupiri womens rugby team, for whom she provides physiotherapy services for.

Outside of work, Linh is an avid chef, often providing us with delectable goodies in the clinic for lunch. She also has a very strong competitive streak, as evidenced in our many clinic exercise challenges!

Linh is available for appointments at both our Huntly and Te Kauwhata clinics.

For an appointment with Linh or any of the other physios please contact us on 07 828 9854.

Kyla - North Waikato Physio

Kyla Fearon

Kyla has completed her first year with the North Waikato Physio team, having joined us in January 2020. Kyla is born and bred in the North Waikato region, having attended Te Kauwhata College prior to her studies at AUT in Auckland. Kyla was the first recipient of the North Waikato Physio New Graduate scholarship, on offer to physiotherapists who have grown up in the region.

Graduating in December 2019, Kyla completed her BHSc (Physiotherapy) at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Kyla has quickly become an integral member of our team with an exceptional all-round knowledge base and enthusiasm for ongoing learning and development. This includes having completed a dry needling qualification and she is currently working towards her Certificate of Manual Therapy in 2021/22. With her background in various sports Kyla loves to utilise exercise-based rehabilitation alongside her hands on physio treatment. Kyla provides physiotherapy services for the Taupiri senior mens rugby teams and helps cover at the local resthomes when required.

Outside of the clinic, you might find Kyla at the gym, on the netball court, or at the lake with her dog, Pip. Quality time and food shared among whanau and friends is also something Kyla enjoys.

Kyla is based out of our main clinic in Huntly.

For an appointment with Kyla or any of the other physios please contact us on 07 828 9854.

Steph - North Waikato Physio

Steph Foy

Steph is our newest recruit at North Waikato Physio, starting in February 2021 after graduating from AUT in 2020 with a BHSc (Physiotherapy). Steph completed her schooling at Huntly College before moving to Auckland to complete her physiotherapy studies. She has now come full circle and returned to Huntly to start her working career and is the second recipient of the North Waikato Physio New Graduate Scholarship.

As a new graduate Steph is currently focussed on gaining a wide range of experience in her physiotherapy career, something she is able to achieve at North Waikato Physio with our diverse range of patients and presenting conditions. As part of her studies Steph gained experience in a number of settings including orthopaedics, neuro-rehabilitation (where she was involved in Parkinson’s boxing classes!) and also paediatric physiotherapy. This paediatric placement was a highlight for Steph, where she received an AUT award for excellence at the annual prizegiving and is an area of expertise Steph hopes to develop in the future. Steph also hopes to be able to combine her love of sports and fitness with her physio practice going forwards.

Outside of work you might find Steph at the gym in the boxing ring, on the netball court or behind the piano singing!

Steph is based out of our main clinic in Huntly.

For an appointment with Steph or any of the other physios please contact us on 07 828 9854.

Amy - North Waikato Physio

Amy Nisbet

Amy has been involved with North Waikato Physio for over 10 years in between having three children and sharing her time with a Hamilton based physio practice. Amy graduated with a BHSc (Physiotherapy) in 2005 from AUT and has since gone on to complete a post-graduate diploma in acupuncture in 2011.

Amy has a wide array of experience in all things physiotherapy including hand therapy, acupuncture, neuro-rehabilitation, vocational services and resthome management. At North Waikato Physio, Amy has a mentoring role with our physiotherapists and carries out some of our contract work including vocational rehabilitation and training for independence programs.

For an appointment with Amy or any of the other physio’s please contact us on 07 828 9854.

Deborah Stables

Practice Manager

Christine Ashurst


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