Our Team


Lydia Radich

Bachelor of Physiotherapy


•  Trained at Otago University and worked at the Taranaki District Health Board prior to working at New Plymouth Physiotherapy. 

•  I have been involved with Western Netball and Spotswood United Senior A rugby.


•  Rowing,

•  Running,

•  Netball,

•  Basketball


Anita Walsh

Diploma In Physiotherapy (Dip Phty) 1980Diploma in Manual Therapy (Dip M.T.) 1992


•  After working for two years in New Zealand, I spent the next 8 years working in Europe and the Middle East.

•  I returned to New Zealand in 1990 and opened New Plymouth Physiotherapy.

•  I have worked with Taranaki Rugby since 1992 and have been involved in various national and provincial sporting codes.

•  My areas of interest include postural dysfunction and rehabilitation programmes for sport, workplace and daily life.



•  Family

•  Rugby 

•  Enjoying the great outdoors that Taranaki has to offer.


Amy Lean

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2013)Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy (2015)


•  Prior to moving to Taranaki in 2016, I was working in private practice in Balclutha, also covering the small rehabilitation hospital where I was involved in a falls prevention programme and Parkinson's exercise class.

•  I have worked with rugby teams at club and provincial levels since 2011 in Dunedin, Christchurch, and Taranaki.



•  Swimming

•  Squash

•  Tramping and camping


Grace Kelly

Bachelor of Physiotherapy


•  I grew up in Taranaki where I attended Sacred Heart Girls’ College before heading to Dunedin to study Physiotherapy at the University of Otago.

•  I have a passion for sport, playing myself but also working with various clubs and provincial sports’ teams throughout my time at University.



•  Tennis

•  Netball

•  Running


Emma Salmon

Bachelor of Physiotherapy


•  Trained at LaTrobe University Melbourne and qualified in 2011.

•  Previously worked at a sports treatment clinic in Australia before moving to New Plymouth in 2014.

•  I have worked with local AFL and netball clubs during my time in Australia.



•  Netball

•  Tennis

•  Running


Nicola Milby

Honours BSc Sports & Exercise Science with Sporting Injuries (2009) DesignerMSc Pre-Registration Physiotherapy (2011)


•  Nationality:  Scottish

•  Worked in Scotland and England.

•  Volunteered in Darjeeling as a physiotherapist in a school for disabled children

•  Worked as a locum for 18 months in London, Newcastle, Lancaster and Ipswich.

•  Women's health: ante- and postnatal assessments, pelvic floor strength assessments, dietary/fluid/lifestyle advice, 

•  Experience in women's health & incontinence, MSK, palliative care, gynaecology rehab, orthopaedics and elderly/Parkinsons rehab. 



•  Fitness, nutrition & the outdoors

•  Travelling 

•  Family

•  Rugby, hiking, swimming & scuba diving


Nathan Coombes

Masters in Health Practice in Musculoskeletal PhysiotherapyPost Graduate Certificate in Western AcupunctureBachelor in Health Science (Physiotherapy)


•  I was born in Taranaki and attended Francis Douglas College

•  Prior to becoming a physiotherapist I raced triathlon, duathlon and distance track at an international level.

•  I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2011 and have been working in private musculoskeletal practices in Dunedin and Auckland. 

•  I have worked with a range of provincial team and individual sporting athletes. 



•  Running and athletics

•  Triathlon and Duathlon

•  Tramping 

•  Rugby


Alyce Hoskins


Noeleen Gillum

Practice Manager

About Me:  

•  Born in Kaponga & lived in New Plymouth for 20 years,

•  Practice Manager for New Plymouth Physiotherapy since 1990, 

•  Married with three adult sons.



•  Athletics

•  Gardening

•  Family


Megan Cannell