Tim participated in competitive sports from a young age. With this came a long list of injuries. Through his personal experiences of physiotherapy rehabilitation (good and bad), he was inspired to learn the profession.
Tim graduated from Otago University in 2006. He has always had a special interest in sports medicine 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 Physiotherapy career with Back in Motion Physiotherapy and Pilates, where he was fortunate enough to work alongside some of New Zealand’s leading physiotherapists. The 4 years he spent there enabled him to soak up the vast knowledge and experience around him. He was also given great opportunities to work with top sports teams and vocational work. The learning continued as Tim moved with his fiance to Wellington to work with ProActive. Here he worked closely with exercise physiologists and bio mechanists before being asked to set up a clinic for Action Physiotherapy. 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 Dalman Physiotherapy.
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 2009-2011, NZ Sec Schools Football 2007-current). Having played football himself for Canterbury and Otago United, he continues to play for Karori’s first team in Wellington. He also enjoys crossfit, golf and cricket.
Having experienced back injuries, shoulder dislocations (reconstructive surgery), ankle and knee ligament injuries, concussions, groin, whiplash and nerve injuries, Tim understands patient’s frustrations and needs 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!
After completing his first year in Health Sciences, a passion for health and fitness led Raphael to pursue a Bachelor in Physiotherapy in the University of Otago. During his time in Dunedin, Raphael worked as a Fitness Trainer at Unipol Gym. This role allowed him to expand his knowledge in exercise and develop his skills in personalised exercise prescription for his clients.
With a keen interest in the sports and musculoskeletal field of physiotherapy, Raphael was involved with rugby clubs in Dunedin and Christchurch; he worked alongside several premier teams. Now, he is the physiotherapist for Karori Football Club..
Raphael participated in recreational sports growing up from taekwondo, to basketball and was a member of his college first XI Hockey team. Nowadays, Raphael is an avid Crossfitter, an exercise regime that to continually challenges his fitness whilst driving his competitive spirit. He enjoys the process of learning and developing his Olympic weightlifting and gymnastic skills. Raphael is also the physio for Toa Crossfit.
Raphael continually strives to develop himself in the profession with personal evidence-based development, participation in courses.
Jack began his career in the fitness industry in the UK. He found his interest in developing populations requiring rehabilitation. From here, Jack qualified with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at the University of Plymouth (England) and spent his time working in the National Health Service, experiencing a range of patient populations such as early post-operative orthopedic management,
musculo-skeletal rehabilitation and the critically ill.
With a keen interest in musculo-skeletal injury & sports, Jack has taken experience from previous areas and now solely focusses in developing his expertise in musculo-skeletal injuries here at Dalman Physiotherapy, keen to provide optimal treatment plans and exercise management to his clients.
Due to Jack’s keen interest in weight training and yoga as well as personal experience of major injury, he understands the frustrations of these injuries hindering your ability to pursue activities that give your life balance. Having a bias to exercise prescription, Jack believes in modifying/implementing exercise to allow you to continue doing the activities you love.