OUR TEAM

ALLAN PEARCE

Managing Director
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGDip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

More about Allan

Allan graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy and later completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Allan has previously toured with the Wellington Phoenix football team and several NZ age group representative teams. Allan really enjoys his work with young footballers, having gone through the age group rep teams himself as well as representing New Zealand as an All White. Allan has a particular interest in sports injuries and working to restore faulty body movement patterns that may result in injury.

MARIJKE BADENHORST

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Mairangi Bay Clinical Lead & Educator
NZRPT, BPhysT (Physiotherapy)

More about Marijke

Marijke graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2009 with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy. She has also completed the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) and post graduate courses in Dry Needling. Marijke is very interested in musculoskeletal therapy, specifically related to sport and post-injury rehabilitation. She has worked in many different sport settings, but the last few years has been focused on School Rugby and CrossFit athletes. Experiences also include two years assisting Orthopaedic Surgeons in theatre, where she surgically repaired soft tissue and sport injuries. Marijke has a real passion for CrossFit. Not only has she competed in CrossFit games, but she is also a qualified level 1 CrossFit coach. An active individual who loves a challenge, Marijke also used to be a competitive gymnast, loved playing hockey, and tried out in running and triathlons.

ANNAMI HAVENGA

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Long Bay Clinical Lead
NZRPT, BPhysT (Physiotherapy)

More about Annami

Annami was born in South Africa, but is a world traveler at heart. She received her Physiotherapy degree in 2011, working mostly in musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinics managing a vast array of conditions of sports injuries. She loves ALL types of sports and has worked as a physio in various sports settings. She plays hockey, tries playing golf and does some trail running on the side. Spending time with friends and family, going on adventures, drinking good coffee and climbing mountains makes her happy.

HAYLEY RUTTER

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

More about Hayley

Hayley graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She has a particular interest in the management of pre/post operative, geriatric (elderly), and musculoskeletal conditions, with a specific interest in return to sport. Hayley has a passion for exercise based rehabilitation, holistic healthcare, and helping patients of all ages and physical capabilities achieve their goals. She has previously been involved in Netball and Volleyball, however, currently enjoys HIIT classes in the gym, and horse riding, in particular dressage. Hayley has sustained a previous back injury, which she feels has made her a more understanding, effective and empathetic musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

AIMEE SHAW

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

More about Aimee

Aimee graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy, receiving the M.L Robert’s Publication Grant and the ASICS first place prize for her research on Progressive Loading of the Hamstrings. She enjoys using a holistic approach and exercise based rehabilitation, including Pilates, to help people achieve their rehab goals. Aimee has a broad interest in sports, representing New Zealand in Indoor Netball. She also enjoys spending time on the beach, playing touch rugby and going for runs.

KATE PRUETT

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

More about Kate

Kate graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She has a background in administration work at a physiotherapy clinic, competitive dancing and grew up in Nashville TN, USA. Kate has an interest in personalized rehabilitation through manual therapy and exercise-based rehabilitation as well as integrating Pilates into patient recovery. In her spare time, Kate enjoys attending gym classes and exploring New Zealand with friends.

CHARLOTTE YOUNG

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

More about Charlotte

Charlotte has been working within the musculoskeletal and sports rehab environment since graduating AUT.
She was introduced to physiotherapy through her classical ballet background.
Charlotte has a special interest in sports physiotherapy and has worked with Northcote Rugby club’s premier teams for the last few seasons. Passionate about applying evidence-based care in the management of her clients’ conditions, Charlotte endeavours to work with her clients through education, manual therapy and exercise. This empowers clients to rehabilitate their injuries and return to their best, most confident form. In her spare time,
Charlotte spends her time in the dance studio, at the beach, skiing the slopes of Mt Ruapehu or on a road trip camping adventure!

AMIR LOWE

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BPhysT (Physiotherapy)

More about Amir

Amir graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. He has completed the level one dry needling course with dry needling with ODNS. During his community service year, he worked in a deep rural setting in the countryside of Kwa-Zulu Natal. There, he learnt to adapt and apply neuromuscular, neurological and orthopaedic aspects of physiotherapy in areas where resources were slim.

Amir’s interests in sport and neuromuscular therapy has taken him out of the hospital and into the outpatient physiotherapy setting where he sees anything from tension headaches to twisted ankles. His sporting background is in bouldering, squash and weightlifting.

TOM (JINGLIN) WANG

Acupuncturist
AcuNZ , BCM (Chinese Medicine), MCM (Masters Clinical Medicine)

More about Tom (Jinglin)

Tom (Jinglin) graduated from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 2013 completing both his Bachelors and Masters degree and is also currently undertaking his PhD. He has previously worked in large hospitals in China, and has since worked in NZ for the past 5 years in both clinic and private practices. He treats a wide range of acute and chronic muskuloskeletal injures and internal disorders such as allergies, mental health and digestive issues.
Tom is very passionate about helping patients get back to their every day activities whilst spreading the strong health and therapeutic benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Tom is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

GEORGIE CARROLL

Reformer Pilates Instructor
Reform Pilates- Dynamic Reformer Module

More about Georgie

Georgie is our Reformer Pilates Instructor and also in her final year towards her Physiotherapy degree at AUT. She has spent most of her life playing sports and is keen to continue to further her knowledge and experience in this space. She spends most of her free time either keeping active in the gym, or exploring New Zealand with family and friends.

JAMES SUH

Milford Clinical Director
Acupuncturist
AcuNZ, CMCNZ, BHSc (Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine)

More about James

James graduated from the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine with a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He is registered with Acupuncture New Zealand and the New Zealand Chinese Medicine Council and serves as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee. James has a specific interest in sports acupuncture and stress related conditions such as poor sleep, gastro-intestinal, anxiety, and weight management. James is involved with North Harbour Hockey, treating and supporting athletes through their injuries and rehabilitation. He is passionate about helping people to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle by integrating a holistic approach, identifying and treating the root cause of injuries and disorders. Outside of the clinic James is also a Professional Committee member of the NZ Chinese Medical Council and teaches at the NZ School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

James is fluent in English and Korean.

GRETA EATON

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Milford Clinical Lead
Reformer Pilates Instructor

NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

More about Greta

Greta graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. During her studies, Greta assisted the medical team at Auckland’s Varsity Rugby Club as a physiotherapy student for the U21 and Premier Development teams. After experiencing her own rehabilitation journey following an ACL reconstruction, Greta has developed a keen interest in exercise based rehabilitation. In particular, helping others create and achieve their personal goals and return to pre-injury function. Greta enjoys spending her spare time going to group fitness and pilates classes. Participation in these activities has inspired her to extend her scope of practice and work towards integrating pilates into physiotherapy treatment where applicable.

GABRIELLA SLIGHT

Musculoskeletal & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

More about Gabriella

Gabriella graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. Gabriella is a registered Pelvic health therapist, she is able to assist in continence issues, pregnancy related pain, postnatal care. With her extensive knowledge and expertise in pelvic health she will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to each individual.

Gabriella also enjoys pilates based rehab to assist in recovery, she enjoys treating a wide range of injuries to help get people back to doing what they love. Gabriella has a background in netball, volleyball and distance running. In her spare time you will find her out in the sun going for a walk with a coffee or in the gym.

UTE VAN ACHTERBERGH

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BPhysT (Physiotherapy)

More about Ute

Ute graduated from UWC in 2021 and completed her community service year in the Northern Cape. There she worked in a private practice setting at the Military base where she gained experience in applying different kinds of treatment techniques and understanding a broader field in Neuromuscular and Orthopaedic conditions. She is a sport driven person and used to compete in the top tennis club league as well as paddle competitions in Cape Town. She has been playing tennis competitively since she was 12 years old. She competed in many South African tournaments and represented the Western Cape Province team for 5 years. Physiotherapy is her passion for two reasons, one is the satisfaction that she gets from being able to help people and secondly, it is a field which requires problem solving, investigative competencies and an analogical knowledge. Ute is an open minded, spontaneous person who loves working with people. She desires the best treatment for her patients and live by the motto “feel better, move
better, be better, feel the change”.

TANAMERA ISCHNER

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

More about Tanamera

Tanamera is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a focus on looking into injury occurrence and prevention. She has a large sporting background, particularly playing at a representative level for Touch Rugby, Hockey and Swimming in South Africa. Tanamera keeps active through various physical activities such as yoga and HIIT workouts while also enjoying the outdoors, especially the beach. In her downtime, Tanamera enjoys catching up with friends, listening to music and reading.

JARED ADLAM

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
NZRPT, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

More about Jared

Jared possesses a diverse expertise in personal training and group fitness, focusing on strength and conditioning. Graduating from AUT with a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, his passion lies in delivering comprehensive care and aiding rehabilitation to promote holistic well-being.

Beyond his professional realm, Jared is an enthusiastic spearfisherman and freediver, finding solace and passion in these pursuits. Mornings, you will often find him at the gym, furthering his commitment to personal fitness.

Balancing his roles, Jared is a devoted father of two. This parental responsibility provides him with a unique understanding of life’s pressures and their impact on health and recovery. He believes this empathy enriches his approach as a therapist, enabling him to connect more deeply with his clients’ experiences.

LAURA COLES

Sports Massage Therapist

More about Laura

Laura graduated with a Diploma in Sports massage from the UK. She has experience in working with Rugby teams, yoga retreats and clinics throughout London. Laura creates tailored treatments to suit each client’s needs and ensure that they feel better leaving than they did coming in.

Laura is enjoying rediscovering what her home country has to offer, such as taking the opportunity to get out on a SUP when she can. She also loves looking after her growing collection of house plants, and spending time with family.

JAVON McCALLUM

Podiatrist
PBNZ, BHSc (Podiatry)

More about Javon

Javon graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry. He has a background in competing in International Surf Life Saving and Athletics so has a particular interest in treating sports injuries and working on biomechanics. His passion is to help people get back to performing at their best whether that be a weekend warrior or a high-level athlete. In his spare time, he likes to keep active by running or going to the gym.

  • Javon does not treat general podiatry conditions such as in-grown nails, corns or calluses

JUANE AVELING

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
PBNZ, BPhysT (Physiotherapy)

More about Juané

Juané, a passionate physiotherapist born and raised in South Africa. Her journey in the field of physiotherapy took a leap forward with her completion of postgraduate courses in Dry Needling, enhancing her skills and expertise.
With a diverse range of experiences in various physiotherapy domains, Juané has predominantly focused on addressing musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries within the private sector. Beyond her professional endeavors, Juané’s love for sports runs deep, as evidenced by her active participation in a multitude of disciplines including Javelin, Shot-put, Tennis, Cricket, and Hockey. What drives Juané the most in her profession is witnessing the tangible progress and recovery of her patients. With a commitment to always deliver her best, Juané’s overarching goal is to not only aid in physical recovery but also to brighten her patients’ days with a smile.

CHARNE DU PLESSIS

Receptionist

More about Charne

Charne joined the Long Bay Dynamic team in 2022, working alongside our great variety of talented physios. Charne has since embraced her new role as our Administrative Manager, working with our amazing administrative team to keep all of our clinics running smoothly and giving patients the best experience possible. She is currently studying Part-Time, where in her spare time she loves spending time with her friends and family, playing sports, and cooking.

Expertise and experience

 

We take a collaborative approach to treatment. Every member of the Dynamic Physio team meets regularly to share knowledge, analyse case studies and discuss the latest research with the aim of continually developing as professionals.

When you book an appointment with us, you’re not just seeing one physio – you’re tapping into the collective experience and expertise of every specialist in the Dynamic Physio team.

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