Our experienced team of Auckland physiotherapists in Newmarket & St Heliers, Remuera & Parnell will spend the time to ensure a correct initial diagnosis then provide the education needed to aid recovery.

Kate Birks, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | Refine Health

Kate Birks

Kate completed her Physiotherapy training at The University of Nottingham in the UK and graduated in 2012. She has worked in private practices in the UK and with professionals and local sports clubs. Kate moved over to NZ in 2015 where she continued her passion for physio.

She uses a ‘hands on’ approach combined with acupuncture, mobilisation techniques and strength & conditioning to achieve optimal results. Kate is trained in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Y Balance Test which are specialised assessments aimed at identifying dysfunctional movement patterns. Kate has competed at National Level for athletics and enjoys snowboarding, crossfit, netball & the gym. Kate has run 2 marathons and competed at the Masters Games for swimming.

Pauline Thorp, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | Refine Health

Pauline Thorp

Senior Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist Pauline worked in private practice for over 18 years. She has a ‘hands on’ approach to treating her clients, with a combination of soft tissue techniques, mobilisation, strength and conditioning, and accupuncture to help them on their path to injury recovery. Pauline has her post grad diploma in Western Acupuncture from AUT, and is very well qualified in the international Mulligan technique, a concept which helps improve mobility at all joints in the body. Pauline is an ex competitive swimmer, and over the past few years has competed at a national age group level in triathlon, Half Ironman and offroad adventure running races including the Tarawera 50km ultra.

Stu Ross, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | Refine Health

Stu Ross

Stu completed his Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2002 and Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2012. Stu is the owner of Refine Health. He has been behind the wheel here for the past 10 years helping things run smoothly!

He worked as physiotherapist for New Zealand Mens Hockey and Takapuna Premiere Rugby. He then spent five years working as a physiotherapist in London, which included a position at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club as the Academy physiotherapist. After this, he was a senior physiotherapist for Her Majesty’s Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (Headley Court), rehabilitating defence force personel returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nick Ewart, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | Refine Health

Nick Ewart

Senior Physiotherapist, Golf Specialist Nick qualified as a Physiotherapist here in Auckland before travelling to the University of Alberta in Canada where he gained his Masters degree, majoring in Sports Physiotherapy. He has since worked in private practice for over 20 years, and has also worked with a number of sports teams and organisations including the Auckland Cricket Team, the Auckland Rugby Union, New Zealand Cricket and the Ponsonby Rugby Club. Nick has a hands-on approach when his treating his patients, and has a particular interest in assisting his patients with gym-based strengthening and rehabilitation as they recover from their injury and return to full fitness. In his spare time Nick is a keen golfer, and exercises regularly at the Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre.

Rohil Chauhan

Rohil completed his Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapy at AUT, and is currently completing his masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in sports including cricket, tennis, football and weight training. His passion for Physiotherapy came from spending much time tending to personal injuries under Physiotherapy guidance. Rohil has an interest in manual therapy, exercise prescription and movement based rehabilitation to help people transition from pain to optimal performance towards their desired goals. Outside the clinic, Rohil enjoys playing sports, spending time with family and friends, bush-walks and trying different cuisines.

Hannah Anderson

Senior Physiotherapist, Hannah has worked in both a private practice and sports setting for a number of years . She has a ‘hands on ‘approach to managing her patients where she utilises dry needling, soft tissue work and strength and conditioning to help them optimise their performance and reach their goals. Hannah is currently completing post-graduate papers through Otago where she is specialising in sports physiotherapy. She also has an interest in the assessment and treatment of headaches and has completed the Watson headache. She has worked as a physiotherapist with New Zealand Touch, New Zealand 3x3 Basketball and Counties Manukau Rugby. Hannah is slowly working towards a full-marathon (hopefully) and otherwise enjoys getting out on the water scuba diving or fishing.

Christie Whitehead

Christie graduated Physiotherapy from AUT and has since been working in private practice in Auckland. She has a hands-on approach; having trained in dry needling, manual therapy and myofascial release but also has a background in sport & exercise science to help get her patients performing at their best.
Christie has always had a passion for sports with a background of ballet & contemporary dance while also competing at an international level for Underwater Hockey over the past 10 years. Christie enjoys the outdoors, having grown up in sunny Nelson,
she enjoys swimming and is currently training for another half marathon.