OUR TEAM

Whaingaroa Physiotherapy - Raglan  

Ngareta Melgren - Director
Ngareta lives overseas with her family but thinks of Raglan as her home and is still actively involved in the running of the clinic as director. Ngareta makes regular trips back to Raglan to cover staff leave and touch base with how things are going in the clinic and the Raglan community.  Ngareta has fifteen years of physiotherapy experience and strives to ensure that the clinic continues to deliver a high standard of physiotherapy services to the Raglan community. 

 

Otto Hofman - Physiotherapist
Otto has been a member of the Raglan community for two and a half years and started full time with Whaingaroa Physiotherapy Clinic in November 2014. Otto draws on eighteen years of physiotherapy experience.  Otto has worked in a variety of settings including Musculoskeletal clinics, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and pain management.  Otto also has a special interest in acupuncture for a wide variety of conditions.   In Otto's spare time he enjoys spending time with family, staying fit and active and surfing.

 

Tessa Von Huben - Physiotherapist
As a local of eleven years, Tessa takes pride in helping Raglan community members return to their desired sport and occupational roles after injury. Tessa has completed postgraduate training in acupuncture, pilates and Mulligan’s techniques.  Tessa uses the knowledge from this training to compliment her undergraduate education.  Her special interests lie with sports and neurological rehabilitation.  Identifying biomechanical impairments and the use of manual therapy and exercise prescription are a critical part of Tessa’s practice.  Tessa enjoys the outdoors and is an active long distance competitive runner, surfer and snowboarder.

 

Lyndsay Hyde - Receptionist 
Lyndsay is the person, along with Alice who greets you on your arrival to the clinic.  She works along side the therapists and Alice to ensure the effective day to day running of reception. Lyn has worked within the Health Clinic since the year 2000 and is now enjoying her role with our Clinic.

 

 

Alice Cox – Receptionist
Alice helps coordinate the daily schedules with our clients and therapists. Alice has a young family and is enjoying working back in the community .