The Team
 

Tim Dalman

tim@dalmanphysiotherapy.com

Tim participated in competitive sports from a young age and through his personal experiences of physiotherapy, he was inspired to learn the profession. Tim graduated from Otago University in 2006 and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine in 2009. He also has further qualifications in Clinical Pilates and Trigger Point Dry Needling.
Tim is determined to keep up with medical best practice through ongoing education in attending various courses and doing his own personal research.

Tim began his career in Dunedin where he was fortunate enough to work alongside some of New Zealand’s leading physiotherapists . He was also given great opportunities to work with top sports teams and vocational work.

The learning continued as Tim moved to Wellington where he worked closely with exercise physiologists and biomechanists before being asked to set up a satellite clinic. This was too good an opportunity for Tim to turn down, and the two successful years spent building that clinic encouraged Tim to set up his own, thus Dalman Physiotherapy was born.

Throughout his career, Tim has been asked to be the Physiotherapist for several elite regional and national sports teams in cricket, basketball and especially football (Otago United, NZ Secondary Schools Football). Tim played premier football for 10 years as well as representing Canterbury and Otago United.

Nowadays with a busy family life and two young children, Tim has retired from competitive sports but manages to maintain a tidy golf handicap and do home based gym work.  

Having experienced several injuries himself through years of competitive football Tim understands a patient’s frustrations and need for good rehabilitation following an injury. Tim puts an emphasis on listening to each individual issue and refuses to put any one injury into a box or treat with set protocols. He is driven to make the best diagnosis with his skills and gratified by great results!

 

Callum Law 

callum@dalmanphysiotherapy.com

Callum’s ongoing desire to provide best practice treatment facilitates a high quality of care for his clients. Through his postgraduate studies, Callum has developed advanced skills in many areas, such as joint mobilisation, manipulation, exercise prescription, return-to-sport testing, post-operative sports rehabilitation, and dry needling. Callum is passionate about using his wide range of skills to provide individualised treatment approaches that are centered around his client's goals. In particular, Callum enjoys working with clients that have unusual and challenging conditions or high-performance goals. 

Callum graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, Callum volunteered at the Otago Sports Injury clinic, where he worked with the Otago Highlanders, Otago provincial rugby team, and Southern United football. Callum’s eagerness for learning led him to complete his Certificate of Orthopaedic and Manipulative therapy and his dry needling qualifications in 2019. In 2020 Callum was awarded the Postgraduate Stanley Paris scholarship, which fully funded his return to the University of Otago. In 2021 Callum completed his postgraduate diploma in Physiotherapy and received the Mark Steptoe award for demonstrating the highest overall standard of practice in his class. Callum continues to engage in postgraduate study, with his Master’s of Physiotherapy due to be finished in 2022. Additionally, Callum has published articles on promoting cultural safety in healthcare and preventing adductor injuries in football players. 

 

Callum was raised in Wellington and has spent his last five years practicing Physiotherapy in the windy city. He loves to stay active by getting into the gym and partaking in any sports that his busy lifestyle allows for, such as football, and tennis. Historically, Callum reckons that he’s played nearly every sport under the sun, including the likes of water polo, golf, Gaelic football, dragon boating, running, and rugby. He considers his experience to be incredibly beneficial when it comes to understanding the forces, techniques, and demands involved in returning clients’ to their desired sport/activities. 

 

 

Gina Di Rienzo

gina@dalmanphysiotherapy.com

 

Gina has been into sport from a young age, playing ice hockey from primary, and almost every sport in her school through secondary. She played competitive hockey and football until she came to NZ in 2009.  

 

Gina followed her interest in sport into her post-secondary education, graduating in 2007 from Queen’s University in Canada with her Bachelor of Life Science, Bachelor of Physical Education, and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  She began her career in a multidisciplinary clinic in Canada, and continued here in NZ, loving working in a team environment. Gina has taken a number of treatment based courses here in NZ, gained qualifications in dry needling and is a credentialed therapist with the McKenzie institute. 

 

Struggling to find any ice in Wellington until quite recently, Gina found CrossFit, and has been coaching at CrossFit Central Wellington since 2012. She’s gained her Level 2 Certificate, her mobility certificate, and attended the “Aerobic Capacity” course. This has allowed her to develop a unique knowledge of the requirements of these athletes as well as the skills to assist in movement assessment, technique correction, scaling options, and return to activity programs. 

 

Gina continues to coach and participate in CrossFit, coach and play ice hockey, and take care of her 1 year old (a sport in and of itself!).  She has a clear passion for teaching and works hard with patients to fix the cause of their pain, not just treat the pain itself.