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Terri is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Axis Sports Medicine on the North Shore. She has a specialist background in Paediatric and Adolescent injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. Like the rest of the team at Axis she is passionate about getting people back to participating in sport and physical activity.


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Terri is a graduate of Auckland Medical School  (MBChB)and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FRACVS). She is a member of POSNZ (Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of New Zealand) and the New Zealand Hand Surgery Society.

After training in Orthopaedics she did Fellowship training in Trauma and Upper Extremity injuries in Australia and then in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Paediatric Upper Extremity in Dallas, Texas. She also works in Urgent Care and is undertaking further study in Wilderness and Expedition Medicine

She treats paediatric fractures and acute injuries as well as other musculoskeletal conditions seen in children and adolescents. These include

  1. Gymnastics injuries including work up of low back pain
  2. Running related problems and stress fractures
  3. Wrist and elbow injuries
  4. Getting water athletes back in the water after injury (swimming, waterpolo, surfing, sailing)
  5. Getting going after foot and ankle injury
  6. Nerve and pain problems

In her free time she competes in ocean swimming and has done the Waiheke to Auckland 21km charity swim. She enjoys trail running and keel boat racing. She has previously competed in 4 Ironman races including the Age Group World Championships in Kona. She has run over 50 marathons and a number of ultra marathons including the Marathon des Sables 250km race in the Sahara. She has also adventured in Europe, South America and Nepal mostly doing alpine climbing and back here in New Zealand has summitted Mt Aspiring and Mt Cook.

Team Involvement and Achievements

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  1. Race doctor for the Triathlon World Championships in Auckland.
  2. Race doctor for Ironman World Championships In Hawaii in 2012 and 2013.
  3. Race doctor for the Tarawera Ultramarathon.

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