Do you like the challenges of using your musculoskeletal skills, evidenced clinical reasoning combined with the art of experienced intuition to help others?

Do you like teaching others? Do you want to build your career in the field of complex spinal dysfunction?  Then apply at The Back Clinic.

I am looking for a skilled manual physiotherapist, preferably with post graduate OMT qualifications, and/or Mulligan, or some Mulligan training, who wants to work full time in a busy practice in the heart of beautiful Hamilton City.  Remuneration is commensurate with experience.

The Back Clinic has been established more than 20 years and is recommended region wide. We see a range of patients with complex spine related problems, many of whom have recurrent or chronic pain, some of whom have central sensitisation. We work alongside physicians and psychologists.

We have Rheumatologists sharing our rooms and a personal trainer with his own gym downstairs. Our facility is a completely renovated house with large sunny working spaces, a welcoming professional reception and atmosphere. We have off street parking.

If you are interested in finding out more, please email Nicola  Nunn

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NICOLA NUNN - Owner / Principal Physiotherapist  

Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
Member of the New Zealand  Manipulative Therapists Association

Nicola completed her undergraduate training as a Physiotherapist in 1980 at Otago New Zealand. She then worked for 5-years in public hospitals throughout Wellington, Lower Hutt and the Waikato, gaining experience in all areas of Physiotherapy. In 1986 she moved into private practice and completed her Manipulative Therapy Diploma.

A move to the USA in 1992 found Nicola beginning to focus her work on caring for patients with spine conditions. At the Watson Clinic in Florida she developed the Physical Therapy service for back patients, worked alongside neurosurgeons and taught manual therapy to staff who subsequents took over her position as she and family prepared to return to New Zealand in 1994. Since then she worked solely in the field of back and neck pain.

She regularly attends courses taught by internationally recognised clinicians t, continuing to further increase her skills, as well as running her own courses for other physiotherapists. Nicola also supervises post graduate physiotherapists as they increase their experience in back care.


ELIZABETH KELSEY - Physiotherapist

1980       Physiotherapy Diploma, Otago Polytechnic

1986       Advanced Diploma Physiotherapy (Manual Therapy Therapy) AUT

1986       Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy

2016       Connect Therapy Series Graduate

2017       Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) trained Pilates Instructor

Liz has been working in private practice for 20 years.  She has developed a special interest in working with patients with persistent and recurring muscle and joint problems.  This led her to embrace the Connect Therapy method of Physiotherapy assessment and treatment.

Connect Therapy illuminates the connections between all the regions and systems of the body, the ‘drivers’ of the patients problems are identified.

Liz regularly travels internationally to attend Connect Therapy courses to update her skills.


Her training in Pilates givers her access to specific exercises to enhance her treatments and provide better outcomes for her patients.


KYLE LINWOOD - Physiotherapist

Graduated from Otago in 2005 and is currently completing post graduate diploma (AUT).

He has experience in and acute back pain, post operative back care and is a trained Acupuncturist. Kyle has extensive knowledge of upper and lower limb injuries and is currently working in post operative rehabilitation of these injuries. Kyle has manipulative  therapy skills and an extensive knowledge base. His special  interests are  back and neck pain and he is developing his career  in these areas.


CHERYL HOBSON - Physiotherapist

Cheryl has over 10 years of musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience. She has worked in both New Zealand and Singapore in private practice. She has a hands-on physiotherapy approach and focuses on functional rehabilitation. She has been trained in the McKenzie Method and the Milicich Method. She has recently joined The Back Clinic and is looking forward to working alongside Nicky Nunn.

Originally from New Caledonia she can treat French speaking patients and will talk all day about water based sports/hobbies to anyone who will listen. An avid outdoor pursuit follower she is out there every weekend with her family keeping busy.

Reception - Jane Whiting and Catherine Deas

Our reception staff will welcome and assist you when making your booking to ensure your experience is as seamless as possible. 

They are experienced in dealing with ACC requirements, third party providers, GP and Specialist referrals. 

If you have any questions or concerns, they are the ones to ask!



 Administration - Rose Leppard