At Mend Physio, Invercargill, we want you to feel good.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and getting you back to doing the things you love.

After working in private practices throughout New Zealand and having been local Invercargill physiotherapists for over a decade, Alison and Gabrielle have 28 years of experience between them. They are constantly honing their skills with professional courses in order to give you the best possible treatment and care.

Treating all kinds of pain and injuries, the team at Mend Physio also offer acupuncture, a thorough bike set-up for cyclists and specialist care for TMJ (jaw) issues.

Come and meet the team at Mend Physio and see how we can help you today.

Alison Howe

BPhysEd, BHSci(Physiotherapy)

Born and bred in Southland, Alison studied in Auckland and Dunedin graduating with a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Physiotherapy.
Alison has a special interest in acupuncture, TMJ and Vestibular issues, and is a member of PAANZ. 

Outside of work Alison enjoys snowboarding and exploring the outdoors, with a particular fondness for Fiordland.

Gabrielle Vermunt


Born and raised in Invercargill, Gabrielle studied her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Dunedin at Otago University. In between practicing physio, Gabrielle has also managed to fit in her professional cycling commitments racing in Europe and also cycling for the NZ paracycling team.

More recently she has jumped off the bike to help the team as a physiotherapist while they were training overseas for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Elvira Masters


Originally hailing from The Netherlands, Elvira studied physiotherapy at Otago University. Since then she has worked in various hospitals in Northland, Southland and Australia where she has honed her physiotherapy skills with a particular interest in neurology, respiratory rehabilitation, clinical pilates and paediatrics. 

When she is not working she loves hanging out with her two wee active boys, practicing pilates and tending to her vege garden.

Natalie Clark


Being a Southlander at heart and studying at Otago for a Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Natalie has returned to Invercargill after spending time up north and abroad, working as a physio and using her skills in volunteer medical work.

With a passion for working alongside people and helping them reach their goals, Nat invites you to come and see her for all your musculoskeletal requirements.