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Our team in Bell Block


Hamish Gunson

Senior Physiotherpaist

Helping people of all walks of life achieve a wide range of physical and health goals is an extremely stimulating and satisfying part of the job. Through his career, Hamish has developed a wide range of skills to treat all injuries, in all people, from all backgrounds.


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago) achieved with credit.
  • Bachelor of Science – Physiology (Otago)
  • 14 years of experience in private practice physiotherapy. He loves the variety that each day working as a physiotherapist offers.
  • Hamish has been the mainstay at the Bell Block clinic for the last 10 years.  He graduated physio school from Otago (where he also achieved a Bachelor of science in Physiology) and moved to Taranaki in 2007.


  • Previous experience as rugby team physio, including Manawatu 2nd division NPC team
  • Supervises Return to Work programs and presents to local business around physical safety aspects of work/life
  • Hamish and his wife Nicola love living in New Plymouth with their 5 children.
  • Looks after his local football club for all their physiotherapy needs (Go Peringa!!)


  • Managing his 5 children and all their extra-curricular activities
  • Football, running
  • All sport - as a spectator and sideline analyst!!
  • School Board of trustees
  • Committee member of football club
  • Playing guitar
  • Assisting in musical ministry in his Church



Shirley Harrison


Joined Bounceback Physiotherapy as Receptionist/Administrator in 2009. Previously worked in Travel, Retail and Law. My role includes making appointments, liasing with ACC, Specialists, work places and Insurance Companies.


  • Dancing
  • Travel
  • Walking
  • Spending time with family and friends.


Janelle Turnbull-Young


Joined BounckBack as receptionist / admin in January 2016. I work in this role at Bell Block and Waitara clinics.


  • Spending time with family and friends.



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