Meet the Physios


Rachael Gallagher

I studied Physiotherapy at the University of Otago graduating in 2006. Most of my career has been musculo-skeletal private practice work, here in Whanganui. I have also spent time in Auckland at a Pilates studio and as a physio at Thrive, an eating disorder service.

Ongoing education is really important to me, I make sure to attend a couple courses a year to further my knowledge and broaden the range of treatments I can offer.  Last year I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Acupuncture.

I originally came to Whanganui to as a keen rower and enjoy participating in various sports, netball and running at the moment. My current goal is to run the Queenstown half marathon in November.

– Rachael Gallagher (BPhty, PGCert Acup, MNZSP)

Rebecca Lumb

I am a relatively new Physiotherapist, graduating from the University of Otago in 2015. I am originally from the Bay of Plenty and I moved to Whanganui for my first job at Whanganui District Health Board, where I spent 18 months in a rotational position.

Throughout my time at Physiotherapy school and at the District Health Board, I found an interest in stroke rehabilitation and paediatrics, specifically neurodevelopmental paediatrics. I made the move to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to broaden my knowledge and to learn about how exercise can help simple and complex conditions.

– Rebecca Lumb (BPhty)