Our experienced team of Auckland physiotherapists in Newmarket & St Heliers will spend the time to ensure a correct initial diagnosis then provide the education needed to aid recovery.
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.
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 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.
Emma completed a Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. Emma is a former elite athlete competing in the 100m and 200m sprints at a National level. Not surprisingly, her athletic background triggered her passion for physiotherapy. Emma has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries as well as orthopedic post-operative rehabilitation. Emma has expertise in dry needling and is passionate about working collaboratively with patients to identify personal goals and tailoring sessions to meet her patient’s needs. In her spare time, Emma loves to stay active by attending the gym, running, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. Emma also has a passion for travel, travelling through Europe and Asia, and loves to exchange travel stories.
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.