Gemma Newburn

Physiotherapist – Occupational Health
Hemisphere Health Ltd
Consultant

Background

I studied both Physical Education and Physiotherapy at Otago University, more recently completed a Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy and a Post-Grad Certificate in Vocational Rehabilitation. 

I have extensive experience in rehabilitation and return to work management with a focus on communication to facilitate workplace support reducing lost time injuries. I regularly provide manual handling training and develop onsite tailored exercise programmes. I also support companies with work task ergonomic and technique advice to optimise movement efficiency and minimise injuries. I strongly believe in early intervention and support for all health issues (physical, medical and mental health) to prevent the negative impacts on the workplace and worker.

Services

  • Pre employment Assessments
  • Early Intervention & Physiotherapy treatment
  • Support for workers to stay at work and return to work when injured
  • Company advice to effectively manage your people - from hiring to retiring
  • Policy and procedure development Eg: recruitment, wellbeing, return to work
  • H&S training
  • Workplace Health and Wellbeing support service

 

 

HASANZ Registered
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand - (Occupational Health Physiotherapy Group)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Bachelor Physical Education
    Bachelor Physiotherapy (distinction)
    Masters Clinical Physiotherapy
    Post Graduate Certificate Rehabilitation (Vocational)
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

PO Box 3130
Richmond
Nelson Tasman 7050
NZ

Street address

Hemisphere Health
8 Cambridge Street
Richmond
Nelson Tasman 7020
NZ