Our Team

North Waikato Physiotherapy has five experienced physiotherapists.

A professional team of physios focused on your recovery.

Tim Perrin - Director and Physiotherapist

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. 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.

Outside of work Tim is kept busy with his two young boys, who are experts at eating into his precious fishing time.

Linh Nguyen

Huntly & Te Kauwhata
Linh Is One Of Our Senior Physiotherapists Who Joined Our Team In 2019.

Linh is originally from Vietnam and after 5 years living in Europe, she 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 2022 (COVID permitted!)

Linh graduated with a BSc with honours in physiotherapy from Saxion University in the Netherlands in 2016. She has flourished since arriving in NZ, where she is now one of our senior physiotherapists who has completed her Certificate of Manual Therapy. Linh has also developed an interest in Pelvic Health Therapy, recently completing study under renowned pelvic health NZ specialist Dr Melissa Davidson. Linh is competent to perform both internal and external pelvic examinations and provide therapeutic treatment to both men and women to overcome their pelvic health issues. Linh utilises a diverse range of skills as part of her treatment including dry needling and kinseio-taping and  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

Kyla Fearon

Kyla has been a valuable member of the North Waikato Physio team since January 2020.

Kyla grew up in the North Waikato region, attending Te Kauwhata College prior to completing her BHSc (Physiotherapy) in 2019 in Auckland at AUT. She was the first recipient of the North Waikato Physio New Graduate scholarship, on offer to physiotherapists who have grown up in the region.

Kyla is an integral member of our team with an exceptional all-round knowledge base. Recently Kyla has completed post graduate study in the hand and upper limb and is now a hand therapy associate working toward achieving full registration. Kyla is qualified in dry needling and regularly uses this treatment modality alongside manual therapy techniques and exercise-based rehabilitation, for which she is a strong advocate. Kyla provides physiotherapy services for the Taupiri senior men’s rugby teams and helps cover at the local rest homes when required.

Outside of the clinic, you might spot Kyla on the netball court, at the lake with her dog, Pip, or enjoying quality time with whanau and friends.

Steph Foy

Steph Is Our Newest Recruit At North Waikato Physio, Starting In February 2021 After Graduating From AUT In 2020.

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 junior physio Steph’s focus has been on cementing her knowledge base and gaining a wide range of clinical experience, something she is achieving remarkably well. Sport and exercise is an area of personal passion for Steph and one that she wants to further develop professionally. As part of this development Steph is working towards a pilates qualification, which she will be able to utilise as part of her treatments in the clinic. Steph is also the physio for the TK senior mens rugby team. As part of her studies Steph also gained a strong interest in paediatric physiotherapy, where she received an AUT award for excellence at her graduation. This is an area Steph would love to further develop in the future.  

Outside of work you might find Steph at the gym in the boxing ring, on the netball court or behind the piano singing and she lays claim to making the world’s best carrot cake!

Steph is based out of our main clinic in Huntly.

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.

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