Our Bethlehem Doctors clinic is conveniently located just across the carpark from the Bethlehem Medical Centre and next door to the Palmers Garden Centre. We have a friendly team of Physiotherapists working from three spacious and air conditioned consultation rooms, with plenty of onsite car parking available for you.
Dominic SamuelPrincipal, Physiotherapist
BSc (HONS) Biology with Sport & Exercise Science. MSc in Physiotherapy. Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NZMPA)Hailing from the UK, Dom joined the BIM Team in January 2015 after four years working as a Staff physiotherapist in Waikato Hospital. Dom initially completed a Bachelor of Science Degree (with honours) in Biology with Sport and Exercise Science, going on to coach football in America for 2 years. During his time in America, Dom decided he wanted to work as a Physiotherapist and retured to the UK to undertake his training, graduating from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2010 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy. Dom is a certified STEEL cancer rehab physiotherapist providing individualised rehab plans with men who have/had cancer. Dom and his young family love the outdoor lifestyle New Zealand has to offer, so much so they have become New Zealand residents – that’s not to say Dom won’t stop keeping tabs on his beloved Liverpool!! pincandsteel
Originally from Gisborne, Elise graduated from AUT in 2019. Her clinical placements were at Starship hospital, the acute neurosurgical unit and with community rehabilitation in Auckland. She then spent time travelling solo, then working in the private sector with scar management therapies and musculoskeletal injuries from 2020, completing Dry Needling certifications in 2021.
Her areas of interest include dry needling as an adjunct to manual therapy, clinical pilates and optimising dysfunction with easy to understand education. Elise plans to further specialise in neck and headache management in the future – watch this space!
In her spare time Elise enjoys hiking, swimming and surfing – although she is happiest just walking her dog, Oakley on a beach anywhere in NZ.