Gill Stotter - Hutt physiotherapy Dip phty, ADP(MT), Dip MT, MPNZ, MNZCP(MT)

Gill has 40 years’ experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and is an advanced practitioner with the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy. With a broad range of experience and professional development over the years, she enjoys the challenge of complex musculoskeletal presentations taking a holistic approach to assessment and management. She works closely with other health professionals to encourage and support the health and wellbeing of each individual. Gill has held a number of leadership roles within the physiotherapy profession. She is currently a clinical assistant with NZ Manipulative Physiotherapy postgraduate programme, and a clinical and professional supervisor for students and post-graduate physiotherapists. She has worked closely with NZ High Performance Sport with a particular interest in the developing athlete and injury prevention. Gill is currently completing her Masters in Primary Health Care. Outside of work her passion is her family, travel and the love of the outdoors.

DANIEL O’CONNELL - BHSc (Physiotherapy)(AUT), MPNZ

Daniel graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2002. He worked for two years in Auckland in outpatient neurological rehabilitation. Since 2004 he has been working in private practice both in Sydney and since moving back to New Zealand in 2013, at Hutt Physiotherapy. His experience, interests and skill base encompasses: management of persistent pain, acute injuries including sports injuries and rehabilitation, pre and post-surgical management/rehabilitation, back and neck pain, breathing pattern disorders (Certified Bradcliff Practioner), concussion injury rehabilitation/vestibular rehabilitation, injury prevention, adolescent and older adult injuries. Outside of work Daniel is kept busy with two daughters. He enjoys mountain biking, running, skiing and basketball. He has a knowledge and interest in a vast array of sports and exercise and understands the desire to safely return to sport as quickly as possible and reach peak performance at all levels (from walking to high performance sport).

Esther George - Hutt Physiotherapy B Phty (HONS) (Otago), MPNZ
ESTHER GEORGE - B Phty (Hons) (Otago), MPNZ

Esther graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours. She joined Hutt Physiotherapy in 2016 after working at Rotorua Hospital. She loves the sense of community and variety private practice offers, working with patients to help them achieve their goals. Esther has completed the NZMPA Certificate of Manual Therapy and McKenzie method courses providing valuable experience in musculoskeletal management and has a keen interest in running related injuries. She uses her research background to provide the latest evidence based treatment and is about to start her PhD looking at Running Economy and Biomechanics. Outside of work Esther leads an active lifestyle, in particular a keen runner competing regularly in Wellington and Nationally.


Anne has worked as a physiotherapist since 1977 and her passion for the profession and for ongoing education and learning has never abated. She has a special interest in spinal physiotherapy, qualifying as a manipulative physiotherapist in 1983 and later working as a tutor on the NZ Manipulative Physiotherapy programme. She has also taken a strong interest in treating people with persistent pain problems and feels physiotherapists have the wide knowledge and skill base needed to help with these conditions. These days she is particularly passionate about the value of physiotherapy for older people and enjoys working with them to make this stage of life as fulfilling as possible. Anne has owned her own practices in Havelock North for most of her working life but has recently shifted to live and work in the Hutt Valley, where she loves the energy and freshness of the climate and the people. She has joined the e-bike community and finds it extremely easy to commute around the hills of Lower Hutt and to park!

MAX LYNCH – BPhty (Dist), BPhed (Physical Activity and Health)

Max graduated from the University of Otago top of his class in 2020 and joined Hutt Physiotherapy Centre in 2021. Prior to studying physiotherapy Max completed his Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports Science, where he majored in Physical Activity and Health. While studying for his Physical Education degree Max worked with general and athletic populations with a focus on working with clinical populations, including cancer patients, people with diabetes and those undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. These experiences have provided Max with a wide range of skills and knowledge in the areas of exercise prescription and promoting better quality of life through movement and active rehabilitation. Growing up Max was a representative swimmer and football player in Wellington and has continued his passion for the sports and people involved. He now finds himself leading an active lifestyle through the gym, playing touch, basketball and chasing balls in to the rough during golf.