Our Staff

At Eastcare Physiotherapy we have experienced and friendly staff that are committed to providing the best possible physiotherapy services.


David Kearns : Principal Physiotherapist

David Kearns

Principal Physiotherapist

David trained in Auckland where he opened his first practice before relocating to Christchurch in 1993. David opened Eastcare Physiotherapy at that time and has been providing physiotherapy services to Christchurch ever since. David has a special interest in Sports injury management and Occupation Rehabilitation with Post graduate qualifications in Sports Medicine and has recently completed post graduate qualifications in Occupational Rehabilitation.

david@eastcarephysiotherapy.co.nz
Craig Braggins : Business Manager

Craig Braggins

Business Manager

Craig graduated from the University of Otago in 2001. Prior to joining the team at SportsMed and Motus Health Craig traveled extensively working in England, Sweden and British Columbia Canada. Craig has interests include sports injuries, pre and post-surgical management, spinal injuries, sports taping, acupuncture, exercise prescription and muscle balance assessments/bio mechanics with particular interest ion Lower Limb biomechanics.

Nicole Meikle : Physiotherapist

Nicole Meikle

Physiotherapist

Nicole graduated from the University of Otago in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has a particular interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and enjoys working with various sports teams. Raised in rural North Otago, Nicole loves spending time in the outdoors. Outside of work she is also a keen netballer, enjoys waterskiing and spending time with friends and family.

Catherine Nation : Falls Prevention Facilitator

Catherine Nation

Falls Prevention Facilitator

Catherine is a NZ Registered Nurse and has worked in a variety of positions throughout her career. She worked in Surgical Nursing, NZ Army Nursing, Assessment / Treatment and Rehabilitation Service for CDHB and currently in Aged Care Nursing. She is very happy to be involved in the Falls Prevention Programme in the community. She appreciates the opportunities in Canterbury for walking and tramping as this is one of her favourite pastimes.

Claudia Buhler : Staff Physiotherapist

Claudia Buhler

Staff Physiotherapist

Claudia has commenced her physiotherapy career with Eastcare Physiotherapy this year. Claudia arrives with the latest skills and knowledge and is keen to work with all clients to achieve their goals. Claudia is working with a Division 1 Rugby team this season but welcomes athletes of all codes and enjoys assisting players achieve a successful return from injury.

admin@eastcarephysiotherapy.co.nz
Jan Creelman : Falls Prevention Consultant

Jan Creelman

Falls Prevention Consultant

Jan has joined the Eastcare Physiotherapy team bringing valuable skills and experience from her nursing background. Jan is our Falls Champion and is responsible for the delivery of the Falls Prevention program to East and North East Christchurch.

Jan has a strong interest in the health and wellbeing of the elderly. Please contact Jan with any concerns ragrding falls prevention for yourself or your relatives.

admin@eastcarephysiotherapy.co.nz
Feet In Motion : Podiatrist

Feet In Motion

Podiatrist

'Feet in Motion" Podiatry has an onsite podiatry service every Thursday at Eastcare Physiotherapy Clinic.

Please call 0800 668 498 for a podiatry appointment

info@feetinmotion.co.nz