See our Team
an experienced team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Pilates instructors.
Rachael Boyce – Director/Clinical Manager
Rachael has been qualified since 1994 and has a well rounded background in physiotherapy having worked in New Zealand and overseas, having worked with the British Army and various sports teams; and in the last decade specialising in Occupational Health and Vocational work. Rachael has completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, a Certificate in Spinal Manipulation and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health. She is also a Pilates Instructor, is trained in acupuncture and dry needling and enjoys working with complex conditions.
Peter Boyce – Director/Financial Manager/IT
Pete’s focus is to keep Active Health at the forefront of delivering services that utilize technology. As well as streamlining communication between medical team members and other parties that are quick and efficient to ensure patient service delivery is fast. Pete has a Diploma in Computer Science and has managed several companies. He is responsible for company finances, advertising/marketing and our IT maintenance and development.
Lucy Finch – Team Leader & Senior Physiotherapist/Advanced Pilates Instructor
Lucy is an English trained physio with double degrees in Physiotherapy and Zoology. Lucy has been working at the Active Health since 2009 and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine. She is also trained in McKenzie spinal treatment, Advanced Pilates and Dry Needling. Lucy is our team Leader with proven abilities to work with patients over a wide range of issues. She is also a valuable member of our mentoring team for our staff physios.
Melissa Edwards – Senior Physiotherapist
Melissa is a New Zealand trained physiotherapist, graduating in 2010. She has experience in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries including sports injuries, spinal, work injuries and doing post-operative rehabilitation. Melissa has an excellent patient rapport and is able to communicate well with patients and third parties to work to achieve best results for the patient. Melissa has skills in dry needling and is our “Pain Champion” having completed regular professional development in this area.
Rebecca Crawford – Senior Physiotherapist
Rebecca is one of our senior physiotherapists who has been working at Active Health since she graduated in 2013. She is an avid sports person and has worked with several rugby teams. She is currently studing for her Post-graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine and is skilled in treatment and exercise rehabilitation from sports and other musculoskeletal injuries.
Romain Lahaut – Senior Physiotherapist
Romain joined our team in 2018 after immigrating to NZ. Romain trained in Belgium where he completed a Bachelor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 2011 and went on to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 2012. He is passionate about rehabilitation and a keen runner himself.
Sally Johnston – Senior Physiotherapist
Sally brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to Active Health, having worked in a diverse range of environments from hospital to private practice, and with a wide range of ages. Sally has skills in aged care, falls prevention, education, relaxation classes, exercise therapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Rachel Neynens – Staff Physiotherapist
Rachel joined our team in 2019, moving to Timaru after completing her Physiotherapy degree at Otago University. Rachel has excellent communication skills and is able to relate to her clients well. She has a passion for helping people, and has previously been a competitive swimmer and sports medic for soccer teams.
Jessica Sheed – Occupational Therapist
Jess joined our team in 2018. Jess completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Otago. Jess comes from a farming background and enjoys all the outdoors and playing hockey. Jess has a practical side to her from her background, that helps her identify ways in which to help her clients overcome functional limitations to help them live their best life.
Andrea Adams – Practice Manager
Andrea is our Practice Manager. Andrea can be contacted for all enquiries regarding new employment positions at Active Health, and any new or existing business queries. Andrea has been with our team since the early 2000’s and has a wealth of knowledge about Active Health and the health system, having worked in a variety of roles with us over this time.
Robyn Warburton – Receptionist
Robyn is one of our two receptionists who works in the Church Street clinic. Robyn does reception and some adminstration tasks and is responsible for stock ordering should you require anything specific! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, cat and friends!
Casey Belworthy – Receptionist
Casey is our second receptionist who you will find on the front desk at our Timaru Clinic. Casey comes from a background in hospitality so loves meeting and greeting our customers. Outside of work Casey is passonate about American Jazz Dancing and has had lessons from a young age.