Gemma Newburn

Physiotherapist – Occupational Health
Hemisphere Health Ltd
Tasman Region


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.


  • 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
Nelson Tasman 7050

Street address

Hemisphere Health
8 Cambridge Street
Nelson Tasman 7020