Lena Bekhuis: Lena has 12 years’ experience as a physiotherapist. She has recently joined us from a practice in Dunedin. Lena is working part-time at Accelerate Physiotherapy, as well as being a clinical educator for 4th year physio students from Otago University, at the hospital. She is a credentialled McKenzie therapist, which means she has had extra training in back and neck care. Lena is a registered acupuncturist and has also completed training in the Bradcliff method which helps with breathing disorders and other respiratory issues. Outside of work, Lena is kept busy with her 2 children Isaac and Toby.

Sequoia Cooper: Sequoia is a recent graduate from Otago University. She is a born and bred Southlander, who grew up in rural Southland chasing sheep. Being a competitive cyclist who has represented New Zealand at an international level, she is able to draw on her sporting experience for treating elite athletes. She has also had a lot of sideline involvement in the local premier rugby competition and physio-ed for Southland representative rugby teams.For the keen cyclist out there, Sequoia is able to do bike fits and setups. She has recently gained her level 1 Pilates certificate and she enjoys working with local Southland people. Staff Photo (2)