At Auckland Physiotherapy, we work in collaboration with you to get you back doing what you love, better than ever. With Master's Physios, Senior Physios, Massage Therapists, coaches and instructors, the team can provide multiple tiers of treatment, ensuring you get the right person. Treatment is completely personalised and moves you as quickly as possible from pain to recovery, recovery to strength, and strength to wellness.
All of our Physiotherapists have studied for a minimum of 5.5 years full time at University and have extensive knowledge of how to diagnose and manage a large range of musculoskeletal injuries (ie. any pain or injury to the bones, tendons, ligaments, or muscles). At Auckland Physiotherapy we understand that pain is a complex and individual experience. Our passion is helping people to identify the best options for managing their individual situation. We work closely with other health professionals including doctors, pain specialists and radiologists to achieve the best outcomes.
We have extensive experience with sporting injuries and common aches and pains, this means if you see us for a relatively simple problem, you probably won’t need many sessions, as we like to provide the right treatment and advice to help send you on your way and back into action as soon as possible.
If you have a more complex and complicated problems you may wish to see one of our Masters qualified physiotherapist who have additional musculoskeletal training to diagnose and manage these problems. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need lots of treatment, our approach is to provide you with some control and options to move forward. Some people choose to see us for a one-off opinion, which we are happy to provide. However, if needed, we will also stick with you for the long haul or refer you onto one of our talented Physios, Pilates instructors or personal trainers to complete your recovery.
THE COLLECTIVE METHOD
Auckland Physiotherapy has a holistic approach which sees our Physiotherapists completed by the Health Collective, which offers massage therapy, Pilates, nutrition and personal training. We use the Collective Method, which is a collaborative three-step process which helps you understand your injury and rehab journey, and ensure you achieve your goals. The idea is that our clients can not only regain their health, but get even better than they were pre-injury.
We are wanting to change the face of healthcare in New Zealand and have the overarching goal of helping people live well and move well. Join our community and attend our weekly classes, monthly seminars, workshops, and read our monthly blogs including inspirational healthy recipes.
MASTERS QUALIFIED CLINICIANS
POST-GRAD QUALIFIED / SPECIALISED CLINICIANS
OUR HEALTH COLLECTIVE
MARK QUINN - Director and Masters Qualified Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BHSc, Post Grad Diploma (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), Masters in Health Practice with Distinction
MPNZ, MNZMPA, 2004; National Executive at Physiotherapy NZ
Special interests: Lower limb and sports injuries, shoulder injuries and post-op rehab.
Since graduating over 10 years ago Mark's career has taken him to the UK, Dubai, Australia and back to New Zealand. He has worked with various sports teams and top athletes and also with people suffering from chronic and degenerative conditions. Mark really enjoys the challenge of treating lingering/persistent problems that previous management has not been able to rectify.
With Mark's recent masters qualification he enjoys using a multi-faceted approach to treatment and is passionate about getting people back to their best physical shape. Whether it be to finish a marathon, get to the start line of their first triathlon or simply to be able to get through their day pain free.
Mark's personal experience competing in Ironman and multiple sporting events has taught him about how important it is to get a problem fixed the best possible way.
Mark's Hours: Greenlane - Mon: 7.30am - 11am; Thurs: 7am - 1 pm
Newmarket - Tues: 7am - 1pm; Fri: 7am - 12pm
KATY STREET - Director and Masters Qualified Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BPhty, Cert. MDT, Post Grad Diploma (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) with Distinction, Masters of Health Science with First Class Honours, 2007
MPNZ, MNZMPA, Member of McKenzie Institute, Auckland Branch PNZ committee member
Special interests: Back and neck pain, headaches, post operative rehabilitation and chronic pain.
Since graduating from the University of Otago Katy has worked in both the UK and New Zealand in a variety of hospital and private clinical settings. This grounding has enabled her to gain valuable experience to treat a wide range of conditions.
Katy is passionate about Physiotherapy and continues to study to keep up to date with the latest treatment options for her clients. Katy has strong links with spinal surgeons and previously worked in a specialist role within the Orthopaedic spinal team at Middlemore hospital.
Katy's interests in the diagnosis and treatment of back pain have led her to continue post graduate study. She completed a Master's thesis investigating the prevalence and diagnosis of serious pathologies in the lumbar spine. Katy achieved first class honours for her thesis and is planning to publish her findings later this year.
Katy's Hours: Newmarket - Mon: 7am - 11am
Greenlane - Thurs: 7am - 11am
HELEN DUDLEY - Director, Senior Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
BSc (Hons), Clinical Pilates Instructor, MPNZ, Post Grad Diploma (candidate), 2005
Special interests : Movement retraining, running injuries, lower back/pelvic/hip problems, and Clinical Pilates.
Helen graduated from Northumbria University, England in 2005 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). Since then she has had experience working in both the public and private sector in the UK and New Zealand.
Helen has had extensive Pilates training including completing her Polestar Pilates rehabilitation training in 2012. She uses manual physiotherapy and her Pilates skills concurrently to treat both acute and overuse injuries, which she finds a great combination.
Pilates has done wonders on her own body to improve her hockey, running and surfing along with her many clients. She believes it allows people to take control of their bodies, to gain enduring strength, well-being and resolution from pain.
Helen has a keen interest in sports specific injuries, particularly running, lumbo-pelvic conditions, hip pain and biomechanical assessment. She believes in a holistic approach, striving always to find a cause, work towards prevention and teach her clients about their body and the root problem.
Helen's Hours: Newmarket - Mon: 2.30pm - 7.30pm; Weds: 7am - 3.30pm; Thurs: 7am - 3.30pm; Fri: 8.15am - 4pm
MICHELLE GALL - Senior Physiotherapist and Womens Health Physiotherapy
BPhty (Merit), Post Grad Cert Manual Therapy, 2004, Clinical Pilates Instructor, member of Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA)
Special Interests – Women’s Health including incontinence and post natal recovery, post -op rehab, and clinical Pilates.
Michelle graduated from the University Otago in 2004 and has since worked in both public hospitals and private clinics in NZ, UK and Australia gaining a wide variety of experience in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy.
Michelle completed a post graduate certificate in manual therapy in 2011 and is trained in Clinical Pilates and finds the combination of these skills invaluable in ensuring complete care of her client’s whether it is recovery from acute sporting injuries or management of more complex spinal conditions.
Michelle has completed specialised training in the area of Women’s Health physiotherapy including the treatment of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is passionate about empowering women to take control and keep fit and healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond and finds this area extremely rewarding.
Michelle is a certified PINC cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist. She uses the combination of her physio, pilates and women's health skills to help women who have been diagnosed with cancer to better cope with the side effects of treatment and optimise their recovery.
Michelle's Hours: Greenlane - every second Monday: 5pm - 7pm
Newmarket - Tues: 11am - 7pm; Thurs: 7.30am - 5pm
KELLY VAN DER ZWAN - Masters Qualified Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physiotherapy), 2002; Post Grad Diploma (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), Masters in Health Practice with Distinction
Special interests: Neck, shoulder, and elbow injuries, sporting injuries and return to play
Since graduating in 2002, Kelly has worked extensively as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in NZ, the UK and Australia. She has also worked as a sports team physiotherapist; highlights of which were working with the NZ under 17 Women's football team on a World Cup campaign, and working with the NZ commonwealth Youth Games team.
Kelly has also held roles as a lecturer at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia, and is currently a lecturer on the physiotherapy programme at Auckland University of Technology.
Kelly enjoys treating people with musculoskeletal injuries to restore their function and help them achieve their goals. Her special interests include the assessment and management of neck, shoulder, and elbow injuries, as well as sporting injuries, and return to play.
Kelly's Hours: Greenlane - Monday: 11am - 7pm; Friday: 7am - 2.30pm
MICHAEL JEBB - Masters Qualified Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist
BHSc (Physiotherapy), Master of Health Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) with Distinction, 2006; PGCert HSc (Acupuncture)
Special Interest - Sports injuries, complex pain disorders, headaches and neck pain, repetitive or overuse injuries.
Mike graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2006 and has since practised in both New Zealand and the UK. He has recently finished a clinical Masters in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This has enhanced his knowledge, clinical reasoning skills and manual therapy techniques, including spinal manipulation and acupuncture. He has gained vast experience in an array of different physiotherapy settings, including private musculoskeletal clinics, high-level sport, corporate physiotherapy and within multi-disciplinary teams.
Mike's strengths lie in his fantastic manual therapy skills. Alongside his Masters qualification, he has further training in Mulligan Concept techniques and utilises this with his manipulative and acupuncture expertise. With great knowledge and understanding of the human body, he is a great diagnostic clinician and enjoys the challenge of problem-solving complex or complicated injuries. By utilising in-depth knowledge and current best practices, he delivers optimal treatment, rehabilitation and education to encourage individuals to excel.
Mike is passionate about travel and sports. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football, golf (13 handicap), cricket, squash and especially snowboarding, of which he is a level two instructor. Mike thoroughly enjoys his job and relishes the opportunity to help people realise and exceed their goals.
Mike's Hours: Newmarket - Mon: 11am - 7pm; Weds: 7am - 4pm
Greenlane - Tues: 2pm - 7.30pm; Thurs: 2pm - 7.30pm
ROBYN ATKINSON - Masters Qualified Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physiotherapy), BSc (Kinesiology), Master in Rehabilitation Science, 2006
Peer reviewer for the International Journal of Sports & Exercise Medicine, Australian Physiotherapy Association Member (APAM)
Special Interests: prevention and rehabilitation of running injuries, acute and chronic neck and back pain, postural syndromes and tendon pain.
Since first graduating in Canada over 10 years ago, Robyn has worked and studied abroad in the UK, New Zealand and Australia until finally settling in Auckland this year. During this time, she has gained valuable experience in exercise rehabilitation for pre and post operative spinal injuries, advanced techniques in manual therapy, and Clinical Pilates for pre & post natal rehabilitation and conditions such as scoliosis, patellofemoral pain, back and neck pain.
Robyn utilizes the ergonomic and biomechanical training of her kinesiology degree (NZ equivalent to biomedical physiology and biomechanics), with the better-known gems of her physiotherapy degree and skills in critical analyses from her masters’ degree to deliver the best evidence-based care for her patients. Her motivation in identifying the correct diagnosis hinges on her passion for delivering the best outcomes. She prefers to combine hands-on therapy with exercise rehabilitation to deliver individualized treatment allowing return to activity, work and living.
Robyn has recently published her masters’ research on the preparedness of new graduates for practicing physiotherapy in private practice and hopes to do further research alongside her clinical practice in the future.
Robyn's Hours: Newmarket - Mon: 7am - 1.30pm; Weds: 11am - 7pm
NATALIE BRUNGER - Senior Physiotherapist
BHSc, Post Grad Diploma (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), Master of Health Science (Candidate), 2010
Special interest: Sports and running injuries, lower back/pelvic/hip problems, dry needle therapy
Natalie graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2010. She has since gained valuable clinical experience working in Auckland private practices, and with a diverse range of sporting cultures from social to international level athletes. She has recently completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, as a stepping stone to complete her Masters of Health Science.
Natalie has received advanced training in the use of dry needle therapy for the treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction and sporting related injuries. She has found excellent results when combining these skills with manual therapy and exercise to effectively return her patients to their desired level of participation.
Whether through managing existing injuries, or preventing future injuries, Natalie uses physiotherapy with the aim to empower her patients to take charge of their bodies, and enable their best performance through life.
Natalie's Hours: Newmarket - Tues: 3pm - 7pm; Thurs: 3pm - 7pm; Fri: 6.30am - 10.30am
PAUL WHITE - Senior Physiotherapist
BHSc, Post Grad Certificate in Manual Therapy, 2002
Special interests: Running injuries, sporting injuries, return to sport programs, low back pain & chronic pain.
Paul has recently returned to NZ after practising in the UK for the last 12 years. Paul uses a wide range of treatment options to opitimise his patients return from injury. Paul believes the understanding of each individuals unique circumstances is the key to facilitate this return.
Paul's real passion is the assessment and treatment of everything running related. Paul was lucky to learn from some of the world leading running analysts in the UK. Through this experience he has developed a way to teach people to run that considers a person's weaknesses in order to make improvements and highlight their strengths.
Outside of the Physio treatment room, Paul divides his time between spending quality time with his little baby and trying his hand at the art of mastering watercolour painting.
Paul's Hours: Newmarket - Mon: 7am - 5pm; Tues: 12pm - 8pm; Thurs: 7am - 2pm
ELOISE CARELLA - Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons), MPNZ
Special Interests – Musculoskeletal injuries and development problems in children
Eloise qualified in 2006 from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. She then specialised in Paediatrics in 2008 in New Zealand before returning to the UK to advance her career at Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. This time was spent working with children of all ages from birth to 16 years, with respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.
When she is not at work Eloise is busy looking after her own two young children.
Eloise's Hours: Currently on Maternity Leave
BRIAR GARTON - Senior and Paediatric Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physiotherapy), 2013, MbCHB (current candidate)
Special Interests - Musculoskeletal injuries and development problems in children. Post operative rehabilitation in adults and paediatrics.
Briar qualified from Auckland University of Technology and has a strong interest in the management of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries and/or conditions in adults and children.
Since working for Starship Children's Hospital in predominantly musculoskeletal and orthopaedic specialities since 2015, she has taken a special interest in paediatrics. Prior to that she worked in a private musculoskeletal practice with an interest in sports injury rehabilitation.
Currently she is continuing her studies at the University of Auckland where she is completing a bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MbCHB).
Briar finds no greater satisfaction than helping her patients achieve goals that truly matter to them.
Briar's Hours: Newmarket - Saturdays 9am - 1pm
KENZY COOPER - Massage Therapist
BHSc (current candidate), Sports Massage
Kenzy is currently midway through her studies to become a Physiotherapist and has also completed a Sports Massage therapy course.
She is committed to working alongside her clients to help relieve their pain or discomfort and to help them return to their peak physical state. She is also extremely excited to be working alongside other highly qualified health professionals at Auckland Physiotherapy.
Special interests include sports rehabilitation and injury prevention, kinesio taping, and sports massage.
When Kenzy is not working or studying she plays premier level football, and as well as this she also enjoys futsal, running and water skiing.
Kenzy's Hours: Newmarket - Mon: 3pm - 7.30pm; Thurs: 7.30am - 1pm; Sat: 9am - 2.30pm
ADELE GRIFFIN - Personal Trainer and Educational PT advisor
Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Netfit PT NZQA quals - Level 2-4, Classical Pilates Instructor - Advanced, Qualified ZUU and Ankor Instructor
Adele is a qualified personal trainer and Pilates instructor who is passionate and committed to supporting her clients on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Adele also has a teaching background with adults and children in the NZ fitness and educational industries. She loves to use this experienced skill set to be a motivator, inspirer and teacher to help people discover their true fitness potential.
Adele uses a variety of fitness and strength training, including Pilates and rehabilitation exercises. Her client/trainer friendly communication, effective programming and current exercise knowledge gives her clients the confidence to achieve their personal goals and develop exciting and sustainable lifestyle improvements She works with all age groups to provide fun, effective, dynamic and above all realistic fitness programmes for all.
Adele's Hours: Newmarket - Weds: 8am - 11am; Thurs: 2.30pm - 6pm
KATIE SWIFT - Pilates Instructor
Mat and Reformer Pilates (YMCA-UK level 3), Dance (ISTD, IDTA) & Barre (Instructor and International Teacher trainer)
Katie is a fully qualified Instructor in Mat and Reformer Pilates, Dance & Barre. As well as the amazing health for body and posture, it is also the other benefits including mental space, mindfulness and breathing which Katie loves, and the opportunity to interact with so many different people every week.
In her role as an Instructor, Katie is inspired each day by the opportunities to make a connection with those who enter her classes, never knowing exactly what it has taken that person to make the steps to join in on the workout that day. For Katie, Pilates and Barre are about focusing on posture, breath and alignment and having fun while you're doing something beneficial for yourself.
Since having her baby in 2017, Katie has found a passion for helping women reclaim confidence in their bodies safely and without time pressure.
Katie's Hours: Katie is currently on maternity leave
ANNE-MARIE McKENZIE - Pilates Instructor
Ann-Marie is inspired to support others on their individual path of wellness through Yoga and Pilates. She acknowledges the principles of Pilates; creating alignment and mindful movement for each body. Her yoga embraces and integrates mind, body and spirit.
Ann-Marie completed her Diploma in Clinical Pilates with Breathe Education Australia, in addition she is also completing the internationally recognized Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Certification. Ann-Marie teaches Mat, Reformer and Studio classes in both group and private settings.
Well studied in the science, art and philosophy of yoga she has completed over 1,000 hours of yoga trainings, in Puerto Rico, United States, India, Indonesia and New Zealand. Her passion for integrated wellness is clearly evident and her classes deeply supportive and authentic. Ann-Marie teaches Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin style practices.
Forever a student of life and wellness she has completed her Health Coach and Gut Health Certifications with the International Institute of Nutrition. Her weekends of consistently filled with workshops to up-skill and evolve.
Anne-Marie's Hours: Newmarket - Wednesday 7.30am - 11.30am; Friday 8.15am - 1.00pm
PENNY METCALFE - Pilates Instructor
Penny's passion for Pilates and Instructing has developed over a number of years. She is teaching a variety of Mat, Reformer and Equipment based classes, as well as privates and small groups. She has a Physical Education degree and has the Internationally recognised Polestar Pilates Certification. She is also Xtend Barre trained and has completed new “Runity” training programme, a worldwide running certification based on the principles of Pilates.
She loves having the opportunity to up-skill, attending regular courses each year, the last ones being in Neurological rehab with Pilates, Pregnancy, and Running.
Penny loves passing on her enthusiasm for Pilates and movement. She enjoys seeing her clients achieve results, grow in confidence as they learn new movement patterns and feel and see positive changes.
As a Mum of three children, Penny knows first-hand the benefits Pilates can bring to building both physical and mental strength!
Penny relates to Joe Pilates's quote …. "Change happens through movement and movement heals”.
HEYES JOHNSON - Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor
Diploma in Yoga, Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Paul Grilley, Certificate in Adult Teaching.
Heyes began practising yoga 18 years ago whilst rehabilitating from an injury. He quickly discovered that this ancient tradition offers a wide range of health benefits, and embarked on a personal course of study that continues to this day.
He has completed specialist Yin and functional yoga training with Paul & Suzee Grilley in the U.S. and in 2015 completed a Diploma in Yoga where he gained an in-depth knowledge of the history & philosophy of Yoga, anatomy & physiology, Ayurvedic medicine and a wide range of yoga and meditation practices. He employs a student-focused teaching philosophy, informed by a variety of teaching experiences over a 20year period.
Heyes’s classes draw on a range of traditions including Mindfulness, Hatha yoga & Yin yoga. Each class has been designed to integrate body and mind and to provide students with simple tools that they can incorporate into their daily routines to improve quality of life. Classes are accessible to all ages and levels of experience, placing emphasis on the safe exploration of poses, breath awareness, and mindfulness.
Heyes' Hours: Newmarket - One on One: Every second Sat: 9am - 10.15am
Mindfulness course: Every Weds: 6.30pm - 8pm
TARA GERMAIN - Practice Manager
Tara comes to us with over fifteen years in supervisory and management roles in the US. She is invested in our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care in an environment that values partnership, optimism and professionalism.
Tara has a very diverse background, having been an educator as well as managed restaurants, retail stores, spas and corporate administrative teams. She is very passionate about natural health, and consults on the benefits of adding essential oils to your daily life, natural skincare ingredients, and supplementing a healthy diet with naturally sourced vitamins and minerals not readily found in much of today's food offerings. She is very thankful for her eclectic career and educational path and feels that she might still have a few more 'lives' to lead before she retires.
She is excited to work with highly qualified individuals who not only truly care about their client's health and wellbeing but have the experience and expertise to get lasting (and often immediate) results. When speaking with clients she finds it very rewarding to hear their successes gained as a result of coming to Auckland Physiotherapy.
ALESSANDRA TANE - Receptionist/MARKETING ASSISTANT
Coming from a creative background with experience in graphic and fashion design, Allie has just completed her studies at AUT graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Business with an emphasis in Marketing. Her passion is to help businesses grow by streamlining marketing processes and helping to present the heart of the brand in a fresh way.
Outside of work, Allie loves photography, spending time in nature, and reading.
RACHEL WHITNEY - RECEPTIONIST/ACCOUNTS MANAGEMENT
After 6 years of living in Europe, Rachel is happy to be back home in NZ, living a more relaxed life!
Rachel brings a friendly and approachable attitude to the front desk at Auckland Physiotherapy, with an emphasis on making sure that every client feels valued throughout their wellness journey and achieves their anticipated outcomes. Rachel looks forward to helping out with any queries you might have, so feel free to give her a call, email or pop in for a chat and she will be more than happy to help you out.
When Rachel is not at work, she enjoys photography, reading, movies and travel.