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Directory of Musculoskeletal Doctors

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Lucy Holtzhausen

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MB BCh, BSc (Med) (Hons) Sports medicine, Dip MSM, MPAIN MED, FAFMM

Executive Committee Member

(Hon Secretary / President Elect)

Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist at Marua Medical Centre. Lucy graduated from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in 1987 and completed a two year postgraduate Honours degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town in 1992. There she undertook research into the management of collapsed ultra-endurance athletes and the provision of best-care emergency medical practice at ultra-endurance athletic events whilst lecturing in the Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, Cape Town University between 1990 and 1999.

Lucy immigrated to New Zealand in 2000 with my husband, Norman and my two children, Richard and Kirsty. Here, she completed with distinction a Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine through Otago University in 2005 and a Masters in Pain Medicine through the University of Newcastle in 2008.

Toward the end of 2009 Lucy completed her fellowship training with the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine and now practices as a Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Specialist in Auckland, New Zealand.

Lucy has been race medical director for the NZ Ironman event since 2003 and also lectures part-time in the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Otago University, on the topic of sports injuries.

Phone: 09 281 4828
Email: drlucy@holtzhausen.net

Address:

Marua Medical Centre
229 Marua Road
Mt Wellington
Auckland
New Zealand

John N Robinson

FAFMM MMed(Pain)BSc MBChB DipOccMed DipMusMed

Executive Committee Member (Treasurer)

John is a currently a consultant in Pain Medicine at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch. Please contact directly for more information.

Phone: 03 383 6830
Mobile: 021 223 3730
Email: jon.r@xtra.co.nz
Address:
Burwood Pain Management Centre
Burwood Hospital
Christchurch
New Zealand

John Malloy

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MBChb, DipObs, DipMSM, FAFMM

 

John is a full time Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner (since 2010) with a background in General Practice, since 1979. John is mostly interested in musculoskeletal pain problems, including spinal pain, and peripheral joints, such as shoulder, knee, and ankle.

John has a background in manual medicine and practices Interventional Pain Management, where appropriate, including injection in the spine under imaging for diagnosis and management of spinal pain problems.

Phone: 09 631 5863
Mobile: 0274 544189
Email:
drjohnm@201med.co.nz

Address:

24 Green Lane East
Remuera
Auckland
New Zealand

James Borowczyk

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B.Sc., M.B.,Ch.B., F.R.C.P. (Edin) PGDipMSM (Otago), F.A.F.M.M., M.PainMed(Newcastle)

 

Jim is Academic Coordinator for both the Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain suite of qualifications offered through the University of Otago. He has been involved in the teaching and development of the discipline for the past 23 years.

He is in private musculoskeletal practice in Christchurch, is Past-President of NZAMSM and a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine (AFMM).

 

Phone: 03 332 5050
Mobile: 027 677 5375
Email:
jim.borowczyk@otago.ac.nz
Address:
91 Cashmere Rd
Cashmere
Christchurch
New Zealand

Iain Bell


Executive Committee Member

Iain graduated from Otago in 1990 (with distinction), holds post graduate Diplomas in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, and FRNZCGP. He is currently completing Fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Medicine, as well as a Masters in Health Science (Pain and Pain Management). He has worked in a variety of occupational, pain management and rehabilitation roles over the years. Clinical interests include point of care Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, musculoskeletal interventional techniques, and chronic back pain.

Phone:
Mobile: 027 2727111
Email:
iain.bell@xtra.co.nz

Address:

Bell Medical Ltd,

PO Box 21446,

Christchurch, NZ

John Gyenge

Executive Committee Member

Do you need individualised medical care from your doctor to encourage better health care, heal yourself and/or enjoy a healthy life?

Every day many sports, work and general injuries occur. Many of these need musculoskeletal treatment for you to regain health and/or rehabilitation. Please contact directly for more information.

Phone: 04 4993886
Email:
healthinthecity@gmail.com
Address: Level 2, 22 Brandon Street, Wellington Central 6011

 

Steve Bentley

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MBChB, FAFMM, DipObst, Dip Sports Med (London), Dip MSM

Dr Steve Bentley is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physician and has been a in private specialist practice since 2000 when Musculoskeletal Medicine became a Specialty Vocational Branch of Medicine with the NZ Medical Council. He has been in private practice in Dunedin until 2009 and then moved to Te Anau Southland where he practices full time as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physician, Fiordland Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is the only Musculoskeletal Physician south of Christchurch and sees patients in the lower South Island.

Dr Steve Bentley has a background in Sports Medicine and his expertise is in assessment of musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation. He has specific training in dynamic neuromuscular stabilization based on developmental kinesiology.. This management approach is according to teaching and training from Charles University Hospital Prague, Czech Republic, which has evolved under the influence of Prof Vaclav Vojta, Dr Vladimir Janda, Prof Karel Lewit and Prof Pavel Kolar, all internationally recognized and major contributors to our knowledge in this field.

Phone: 03 249 4055
Mobile: 027 467 9619
Email: stevelf@ihug.co.nz;
Address:
28 Mokonui Street
Te Anau
New Zealand

Rick Bernau

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MBchB, Dip MSM, FAFMM

Rick has been full time in Musculoskeletal Medicine since the late 1970’s. He was one of the founders of the NZ Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine and was responsible for the name.

He practiced for many years in Browns Bay, Auckland, and moved to Tauranga in 2005, where he continues in Specialist Practice. He consults by referral at 8 Grenada Street, Mt Maunganui.

He holds a diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and a fellowship in the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine. He has also trained in Interventional Pain Medicine.

He has spent many years looking at the relationship between ergonomics, core stability and dysfunctional breathing in the causalgia of musculoskeletal problems.

Without an initial diagnosis, treatment is ineffective. The diagnosis must include not only the cause of the dysfunction, but also why conventional treatment has been unsuccessful.

Only then can an adequate Diagnosis, Management and Treatment Plan be implemented.

The emphasis is on the patient taking ownership of their management and becoming self reliant.

Using this approach, many people who have been labeled as having chronic musculoskeletal pain can be more effectively treated, at least substantially reducing their pain, often returning them to an essentially pain free state and improving their quality of life.

Phone: 07 575 8969
Mobile: 021 669 299
Email:
rick@baymsm.co.nz
Address:
8 Grenada Street
Mt Maunganui
Tauranga
New Zealand

Mike Cleary

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MB ChB Dip Obst Dip Anaes Dip Occ Med Dip Musc Med FRNZCGP FAFMM

Executive Committee Member

Mike Cleary is vocationally registered in Musculoskeletal Medicine.
He graduated from Otago in 1978.
He has since worked in several areas of medicine, including Anaesthetics, General Practice, Military, Musculoskeletal and Occupational Medicine.
After working in the UK he returned to NZ in 1985, to work in General Practice in Feilding.
In 1996, prompted by the changes to Section 51, he quit General Practice Obstetrics and completed the Diplomas of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
In 2002 he left General Practice to work in Musculoskeletal and Occupational Medicine.
In 2003 with a GP colleague he started the Palmerston North Hospital Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinic which has significantly reduced the Orthopaedic Waiting List.
Since 2004, when he completed the requirements to become a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine, he has accepted referrals from colleagues.

In 2008 he moved to Whangarei to work in a referral based Musculoskeletal Medicine practice where he is learning the skills of interventional spinal injections and diagnostic spinal blocks.
To maintain his interest in Occupational Medicine he works part time for an occupational health company.

Phone: 06 358 1558
Mobile: 021 323 336
Email:

mikecleary@inspire.net.nz;
Address:
204 Grey Stree
Palmerston North
New Zealand

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Executive Committee Member

 

Musculoskeletal medicine concerns the diagnosis and treatment of dysfunction, diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and other connective tissue. Musculoskeletal disorders are very common, and people usually suffer pain and disability as a result of injury or dysfunction affecting the spine, pelvic or shoulder girdle, or to the upper and lower limbs. These may have occurred as a result of injury or of a gradual onset condition, such as osteoarthritis. There is a wide variety of treatments, including medication, pain management, exercise and rehabilitation programmes, education and support. Please contact me directly for more information or to book an appointment.

Phone: 09 426 1260
Mobile: 027 2841904
Email:
markjohn@ihug.co.nz
Address:
12 Silverdale Street
Silverdale
Auckland
New Zealand

Keith Laubscher


MBChB, BSc (med)(hons) Sport Science, FANZCA, FAFMM, FFPMANZCA

Areas of specialisation: Interventional Pain Management, Neuropathic and Musculoskeletal pain including Sciatica.

Phone: 09 523 7057
Mobile: 027 292 9561
Email:
admin@paincare.co.nz
Address:
Greenlane Specialist Centre, 3C Ascot Office Park
95 Ascot Avenue
Greenlane
Auckland
New Zealand

Jonathan Kuttner


MBBCh, FAFMM, Dip O&G, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP

I spent 20 years as a GP, and have always had a keen interest in musculoskeletal & sports medicine. I have turned this area into my speciality.

I am happily married with two children who are now adults.
I enjoy a wide variety of outdoor sports, so understand the importance of a healthy and pain free life.

I love music playing several intruments, and ran the Performing Arts Clinic for eight years looking after musicians' injuries.

I am fortunate that my work is also my passion, and look forward to helping anyone to conquer their pain.

Phone: 09 299 3253
Mobile: 021 748 051
Email:

reception@kuttner.co.nz

Wbs: www.kuttner.co.nz
Address:
12 Beach Road
Papakura
Auckland
New Zealand

Ian Wallbridge

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MBChB, DipMSM, DipPaed, DipNutr&Env Med, DipO&G, FRNZCGP, FAFMM

Ian was a General Practitioner from 1995 to 2005 in Rotorua after postgraduate diplomas in paediatrics and obstetrics, with a practice skewed toward children and obstetrics. He then developed an interest in nutritional and environmental medicine and musculoskeletal medicine, and with a post graduate diploma in both of these he proceeded tospecialise in musculoskeletal medicine, and worked full time in this area from 2006. He consults by referral from Lakes MRI at 1203 Haupapa Street Rotorua, and has recently started a needling service at Southern Cross hospital on Fridays performing medial branch blocks to try and localise the source of nocioception in the cervical (and sometimes thoracic and lumbar) region for chronic somatic cervical pain, lumbar transforaminal epidurals for lumbar radicular pain, and sacroiliac joint blocks for chronic sacroiliac somatic pain. All this is a ‘ free for the patient’ service with an accepted ACC claim, which is particularly useful for patients who have often been financially stressed by the results of an accident with pain and work absence, and makes GP’s lives easier knowing there is an easy referral path for such patients to obtain help.

Musculoskeletal medicine is an eclectic approach, attempting, if possible, to localise the source of nocioception, and then treat with either “pills and skills” rather than surgery:

Pills can be the use of standard medication, but also guiding patients in complementary medicine – as many use this area, after being tried by chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Phone: 07 348 7312
Mobile: 027 879 9743
Email: iwallbridge@xtra.co.nz
Address:
Lakes MRI on Haupapa Street
1203 Haupapa Street
Rotorua
New Zealand

Grant Thompson


BHB MBChB DipObst DipMSM MHealSc(Pain&PainManagement)(Dist) MLCOM FRNZCGP FAFMM

 

I have a background in Osteopathic Medicine and training in Muscle Energy Technique and Structural Osteopathy. I concentrate on diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal and pain complaints, using imaging and precision diagnostic spinal injections where indicated. I am part of comprehensive pain assessment teams in Whangarei. Treatments include exercise prescription, manual treatment, needling, medication, injections including fluoroscopic (x-ray) guided spinal injections, Bo-tox, and I refer to colleagues in physiotherapy, osteopathic, chiropractic practice, and orthopaedic practice as indicated.

Phone: 09 459 4400
Mobile: 027 283 6128
Email:
admin@kensintonmews.com
Address:
Kensington Mews
74 Western Hills Drive
Kensington
Whangarei
New Zealand

Gary Collinson


MBChB FRNZCGP DipMSM(Otago) FAFMM MPM(Newcastle)

 

Gary is a general Musculoskeletal Specialist with emphasis on correct diagnosis, leading to appropriate treatment or on referral when indicated. Utilisation of interventional spinal injection techniques, especially for sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, neck pain and neck related headache. Dr Collinson works part time in the specialty, consulting four half days a week. He remains active as a general practitioner and is an Executive Committee Member of the NZAMM.

Phone: 0800 672 772
Mobile:
Email:
doctor@kfmc.co.nz
Address:
Totara Health Services
1 McCrae Way
New Lynn
Auckland
New Zealand

Fraser Burling


MBChB, MACNEM, Dip MSM, FRACP, Physician, Rheumatologist

Dr Burling (Dip MSM, FRACP) is an Internal Medicine Physician and Rheumatologist.

Dr Burling is interested in chronic soft tissue injuries, including injuries to the back, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, pelvic girdle, knee, and foot. He also treats chronic work and sports injuries and occupational overuse problems. ACC patients, and patients with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome are also welcome.

 

 

Phone: 09 529 9348
Mobile: 021 647 107
Email: socrates@internet.co.nz
Address:
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Clinic
5/110 Remuera Road
Remuera
Auckland
New Zealand

 

Charlie Ng

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MBChB(Otago), DipMSM, FAFMM, DipSportsMed(London)

Executive Committee Member

Charlie is a Musculoskeletal Physician practicing in Central Auckland. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Past President of the NZ Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine. He assesses and manages subacute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions of the back, neck and limbs, muscle, tendon & joint pain & injuries. Treatments include medical management, manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation, peripheral joint and soft tissue injections injections, transforaminal epidural steroid injections, sacroiliac joint and spinal blocks.

Phone: 09 523 4681
Mobile: 021 626862
Email: cng@xtra.co.nz
Address:
24 Green Lane East
Remuera
Auckland
New Zealand

Michael Hewitt

Executive Committee Member

 

Independent Medical Practice Professional, please contact for more information.

Phone:

06 875 0137
Mobile: 021 445 870
Email:
the.doc@xtra.co.nz
Address:

Mill Rd, RD10, Hastings 4180

 

Giresh Kanji

Giresh is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist and Researcher. He completed a PhD in 2013 on how pain spreads and amplifies looking at headache and migraine.

 

Subsequently he has written two books Fix Your Back and Fix Your Headache Neck Pain & Migraine available at Bookstores in New Zealand. He is currently working on his third book Fix Your Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression.

 

Giresh is the chairperson of the research charity for The NZ Pain Foundation (nzpain.com) set up to fund research on low back pain, neck pain, migraine and depression. He has published a trial of tension type headache and is currently performing the largest trial in the world of Inversion for low back pain with Massey and Otago University. He supervises a Masters Student as well as a research assistant. Clinical trials are currently underway for lumbar spine disc prolapse, neck pain, insomnia and depression.

 

He is the editor of Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Giresh also performs ultrasound guided injections and has a special interest in treating tendons using extra-corporeal shock wave as well as ultrasound guided sclerotherapy injections.

 

Phone:
Mobile: 021 415 328
Email:
dr.kanji@xtra.co.nz
Address:

16B Argentine Avenue, Miramar, Wellington, NZ, 6022

Stu Thomson

Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine Doctor, GeneralPractitioner

Mb;ChB, FRNZCGP, FSMNZ, GradDipMuscMed,GradDipSportMed

Stu is a musculoskeletal medicine specialist and a sports doctor with over 20 years experience. He has been the doctor for many New Zealand teams including the Black Sox, The Kiwis (NZ Rugby League team) and the Winter Olympics. He has represented Wellington in athletics and touch rugby. He enjoys playing bass and harmonica in several local bands.

Stu hares his working week between Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine at the Sports and Pain Clinic in Wellington, and the Naenae Medical Centre in Lower Hutt where he also has a general practice.

Phone:

04-8311006 (Sports and Pain Clinic), 04-5671066 (Naenae)
Mobile: 021 2255362
Email:
admin@sportsandpain.co.nz, stu.t@naenaemc.com
Address:

C/o: The Sports and Pain Clinic, Shop 3, Bowen House, 78 Lambton Quay, Wellington, and:
Naenae Medical Centre, 39 Treadwell Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt.

http://www.sportsandpain.co.nz

Gajendra Singh

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Dr Gajendra Singh is a musculoskeletal physician and pain specialist, and has an extensive background in orthopaedic surgery in various positions over the last 22 years.

From 1992 onwards, he has worked overseas; initially, in England and then in Ireland for a couple of years; and then coming to New Zealand 12 years ago where he has worked in Palmerston North and Wanganui hospitals.

After experiencing frustration with conditions that failed to provide positive surgical solutions for patients, Dr Gajendra Singh embarked on a quest to help these patients.

He undertook his Masters in pain medicine in Australia, and obtained a fellowship from the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal medicine. He is a member of the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) and has an interest in pain intervention. Since 2011, he has worked fulltime in private practice in his clinic, MSM Pain Clinic, in Wanganui.
www.msmpainclinic.co.nz

Dr Singh employs a variety of approaches when it comes to pain management/treatment, using medication or surgery as a last resort. He identifies the cause of the pain and then addresses the pain issue in a way that aims to benefit the patient in the long run.

Phone:
Mobile: 021 137 0371
Email:
gdrsingh@gmail.com

Address:

PO Box 4327, Wanganui, 4541 NZ

 

   Dr James Watt

 

  

 

  FRCP (Edin) FAFMM

  M Med (Pain Med) Dip MSM


James practices Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine offering a variety of management options in an endeavour to provide a better understanding of pain and choices in its management. Options range from counselling to help understand and deal with the mechanism of pain, through accurate diagnostic blocks using local anaesthetic in order to clarify the diagnosis, and application of medicines both oral and through procedures such as image guided injections. James also performs nerve ablation where appropriate using radiofrequency neurotomy.

Dr Watt worked for a time as a consultant physician in the local hospital where he helped in providing a substantial reduction of cases on the waiting list.

James continues to work in private practice on the North Shore of Auckland.

Phone:

09 4794130
Mobile:

021 402 731
Email: pjameswatt@gmail.com
Address:

1B, 3 Ceres Ct,

Mairangi Bay,

Auckland, NZ

Jenny Keightley

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MB.ChB; Dip Obst; Dip MSM; FRNZCGP FAFMM

Executive Committee Member (Treasurer)

I am vocationally registered as a GP  and as a Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist. I have worked for many years in General Practice whilst raising three children. I completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2006 and Specialist Training in 2017.  The field of musculoskeletal and pain medicine is fascinating and important. My interest is mainly in diagnosis, manual therapy and working with people to provide knowledge and self-management, believing we should avoid complex, costly and more risky treatments unless necessary. My interest in research and evidence allows me to inform you about the choices you have if referral is needed.

Phone: +64 3 3527761
Mobile: +64 274297369
Email:
simmc@xtra.co.nz
Address:
South Island Musculoskeletal Medicine Centre
Suite 1/3 Pilgrim Place
Sydenham
Christchurch
New Zealand

D V Jones


MBChB, Dip Obs, Dip MSM(Otago) Postgrad Dip Sports Med(NSW), FRNZCGP

More information to follow…

Phone: 06 756 7777
Mobile: 027 496 6575
Email: dvjones@xtra.co.nz
Address:
Inglewood District Health Centre
12 Brown Street
Inglewood
Taranaki
New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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