Our Team


Mike Stewart


Mike has over 30 years experience as a physiotherapist. Mike has provided physiotherapy services to North Otago Rugby over 17 years and the Māori All Blacks for 14 years. He is well known around North Otago workplaces as he provides physiotherapy to local industries and workplaces. Mike has completed postgraduate study in Manipulative Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Acupuncture, and Occupational Health. Mike's areas of expertise are in treating pain and injury with exercise and manual therapy. 


Michelle Sintmaartensdyk


Michelle has many years of experience as a physiotherapist and loves working with clients with more complex and chronic problems. She has completed postgraduate study in Manipulative Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Acupuncture, and Pain Management. Michelle has also completed education in breathing disorders. Michelle has a special interest in helping patients with persistent pain conditions.


Duncan Drew


 Duncan attended Waitaki Boys' High School before graduating  in 1998 from Otago University as a physiotherapist.   Duncan has a wealth of experience with sports team involvement: he provided physiotherapy services to the Otago Volts Cricket Team for 7 years and has also been involved in several Otago age group teams.  Duncan has a special interest in advanced rehabilitation and is also a credentialed McKenzie Therapist.  Duncan continues to enjoy playing competitive cricket as well as a number of social sports.


Nicki Newlands


Nicola graduated  as a physiotherapist in 1994 and worked at Oamaru Physiotherapy for 7 years before leaving to have a family. She then worked in community-based rehabilitation including chronic pain management, concussion management and vocational rehabilitation before returning to the clinic in early 2015.  Nicola has post-graduate qualifications in Manipulative Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Occupational Physiotherapy. Nicola has a special interest in helping patients with persistent pain conditions, concussion rehabilitation, and vestibular/dizziness issues.  Away from work Nicola helps on the family farm, runs around after two busy kids, and enjoys running and golf.


Jeannie Brown


Jeannie graduated in 1980 and worked in both Dunedin and Oamaru before joining the Oamaru Physiotherapy Clinic in 1995. Jeannie is our resident specialist in manual handling in health care and runs regular lifting and manual handling training in the aged care sector.  Outside of the clinic, Jeannie runs a busy ram breeding business with her husband.


Simon Robins


Born and bred in Oamaru, Simon is another product of Waitaki Boys' High School. Simon  graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2005 and has since completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine. Simon used his degree to travel and work around the world and New Zealand, working in Nelson prior to moving back to Oamaru in 2017. Simon has worked  as a Physiotherapist with the Samoan Rugby League Team, attending the Rugby League World Cup in Australia in 2008. He has also worked with the Crusaders Rugby Academy and various Tasman representative rugby teams. Simon currently provides physiotherapy services to the North Otago Heartland Team. Outside of work, Simon is passionate about the outdoors, enjoying fishing and golfing since moving back to Oamaru.  He is also an excellent cook – lucky Justine.


Erina King


Erina is the smiling face of our clinic. She deals with appointments, accounts and all other administrative matters. Erina keeps us on our toes in all matters administration!


Ria Keogh


Ria is our part-time receptionist and our other smiling face at reception. Like Erina, she is able to answer questions about appointments, accounts and other administrative matters.