There are some lovely new faces though who are also joining us this year. Jayne Dickison is coming to look after many of our shoulder patients at the clinic. Jayne has had a special interest in helping those with shoulder injuries, and works closely with all the surgeons at Mercy Hospital, seeing patients before and immediately post op there. She has been travelling over to Vietnam annually with the surgical team from Mercy to upskill the local health professionals on how best to manage patients, and also delivers shoulder education sessions to Dunedin physios on latest rehab ideas. We are delighted she is joining us at Caversham, and if you would like to book in to have her expertise, Jayne is going to be available to us on Mondays and potentially Thursdays too later in the year. Jayne trained with Blair here in Otago, and since that time has worked as part of the hospital physiotherapy team, working with senior patients, children, and at the Forbury Resource Centre with children with special needs. Jayne has also worked for the University of Otago Physio School as a clinical educator plus demonstrating in the Anatomy Department. Since 2004 Jayne has co-owned her own physiotherapy practice at Mercy Hospital with Shelley Aitcheson, working with the many surgical patients there until they are discharged home. She comes with a wealth of experience, and we are loving having her in the clinic already.


In May, one of Geoffrey and Barbara’s Physio School classmates is also coming to join the team. Marcelle has worked in Auckland for the majority of her physiotherapy career, but has decided with her husband Rob to travel south, and enjoy the pace and lifestyle that Otago offers. This was GREAT news for us, as Marcelle has previously worked in clinics very similar to ours, and has also owned her own clinic previously, so also has very good skills to complement Caversham Physiotherapy. If anyone has a rental property they would like to fill, we can certainly vouch for these guys as wonderful tenants, and the “designer dog” who comes too from Auckland, is a very tidy, non-hair-shedding breed, so a great trio of tenants for you.