Meet the Physio



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 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. I have completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Acupuncture and am currently taking papers in Pain Management through the University of Otago. In 2019, I started working with the School of Physiotherapy as an educator to fourth year students part time.

I originally came to Whanganui to as a keen rower and enjoy participating in various sports, including netball and squash.

– Rachael Gallagher (BPhty, PGCert Acup, MNZSP)