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Evelyn Tulloch

Phone:03 479 5757
Address:School of Physiotherapy Clinics
University of Otago
Ground Floor
325 Great King Street
Allocated parking available on booking at reception.
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About Me and My Practice

I am a Physiotherapist working as a Professional Practice Fellow at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago. For the past 15 years I have supervised undergraduate physiotherapy clinical education as well as treated my own patients in the School of Physiotherapy Clinics. Previously, I worked in private practices in Dunedin, Wellington and San Diego, treating all musculoskeletal conditions.

I am particularly interested in the use of Dance Medicine Australia (DMA) Clinical Pilates concepts, which may be used as one of the tools in the rehabilitation of patients, especially following back, neck, shoulder and lower limb injuries. This form of Pilates complements the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy regime (also available at the Clinic) well in the treatment of spinal conditions. Our clinic works closely with an Orthopaedic Surgeon for a specialist McKenzie approach or a combination of McKenzie and DMA Clinical Pilates concepts for the management of low back pain.

I also have an interest in using DMA Clinical Pilates concepts for treating autonomic nervous system changes, such as Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyaglia, if the symptoms can be affected by a mechanical means.

These interests led to a Master’s degree investigating a core concept of DMA Clinical Pilates, and a paper summarising this research has been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. This study demonstrated that the DMA Clinical Pilates assessment is reliable and is also valid for predicting immediate changes in dynamic postural stability and muscle performance following directionally-biased exercises. Thus, it represents a new and exciting tool that has promise for more rapid rehabilitation for many patients.

Practice Hours

Clinic appointments available:
8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

DMA Clinical Pilates mat classes:
Monday evening 5-6pm
Thursday lunchtime 1-2pm
DMA Clinical Pilates equipment classes: depends on demand

Duration and Cost

Initial appointments: 1 hour
Follow up appointments: 30 minutes

Initial ACC appointments: $20.00
Follow-up ACC appoinments: $15.00

Initial private appointments: $55.00
Follow-up private appointments: $40.00

Appointments with supervised physiotherapy students are available at reduced rates.

DMA Clinical Pilates classes:
Mat classes: 1 hour
Equipment classes: 30 minutes

Before joining mat classes 2 private appointments are required.
Cost: $130 for the 2 private appointments and 6 mat classes
Further classes are $90 for 10 classes

Equipment classes require a number of individual sessions to become familiar with the exercises and setting up of the equipment.
Cost: Individual sessions as for private or ACC charges
Classes: $12 per class

Accepted by Insurers

ACC, all private health insurances, and WINZ

Formal Qualifications

Master of Physiotherapy (University of Otago)
Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (University of Otago)
Diploma of Physiotherapy (Otago Polytechnic)

Other Training or Experience

Certified DMA Clinical Pilates Clinician

Research Master's degree: “Can individual specific-specific matched bias exercises result in immediate improvements in dynamic postural stability?”

Two publications investigating core DMA Clinical Pilates concepts: one published, one in review.

Statutory Registrations

Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member: Physiotherapy New Zealand

Additional Information

None listed