Meet the team

Daniel Harvey

Principal Physiotherapist / Director
Specialising in Shoulder Pain and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Daniel Harvey (or Harvey as he is known to his patients) is the principal physiotherapist and director of Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy. He is a proud Westie, who has lived in West Auckland for nearly 30 years and attended local schools. Harvey has developed expertise in shoulder conditions and the diagnosis of shoulder pain was the subject for his Master’s thesis. Harvey has strong links with Auckland’s leading orthopaedic specialists and has developed a reputation for producing excellent post-surgical and chronic pain rehabilitation outcomes.
Qualifications: Master of Health Science via Thesis (Honours), Master of Health Practice (Distinction) in Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Western Acupuncture), Advanced Practitioner (Manipulative Therapy), Advanced Practitioner (Sports & Orthopaedic)

Annemieke Nola

Physiotherapy Services Manager
Specialising in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Acupuncture
Annemieke graduated with a Physiotherapy Degree in Holland and originally joined Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy in 2006 for five years. Annemieke has rejoined the Sports & Spinal team after a short sabbatical/maternity leave. Annemieke has worked with many representative rugby teams and has been a Physiotherapist for New Zealand Football Women's U20's and U17's Teams and the lead Physiotherapist for New Zealand Hockey Women's U18's Team. She utilizes a mixture of manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and Western Acupuncture. Annemieke has now stepped up into a management role as the Physiotherapy Services Manager.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Master of Health Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Western Acupuncture), ACE Diploma of Personal Training

Anne-Marie Jeffries

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Manager
Specialising in workplace assessments and return to work plans
Anne-Marie started her career in finance but recently retrained in Occupational Therapy as she wanted to move into a career that would help people. She recognised the benefits of the holistic approach Occupational Therapy utilises, specifically when returning to function following injury, and now has the opportunity to utilise this approach by helping people return to their pre-injury roles. As an Occupational Therapist who specialises in return to work rehabilitation she advocates for her clients, collaborates with their employers, ACC and the multi-disciplinary team members involved in their rehabilitation.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Nadia Richards

Senior Physiotherapist
Specialising in the Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions
Nadia graduated with her Physiotherapy degree in 2008 and joined Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy in 2014. Nadia has worked in Acute Medical Centres, Pilates Rehabilitation and Neurological Rehabilitation since graduating. Nadia delivers gym and pool based rehabilitation for clients post orthopedic surgery and on pain programmes. She is also based at the Westgate clinic and is acupuncture qualified. Nadia has a passion for Yoga and Pilates and has developed expertise in core strengthening and stability.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Western Acupuncture), Stability Plus Pilates Instructor, Current Master of Health Practice student at AUT University

Simon Insley

Senior Physiotherapist
Specialising in Lower Limb Pain and Sport Specific Rehabilitation
Simon is an English physiotherapist who arrived in New Zealand in March 2012. Simon graduated from the University of Nottingham and is currently the travelling Physiotherapist to the Auckland Aces Cricket Team. Simon has also worked with the West Indian men's and women's teams during the 2014 tour of NZ. Simon has developed expertise in treating both acute and chronic lower limb conditions. Simon has a passion for sports specific rehabilitation and has great success in returning athletes of all abilities back into their sports following injury.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, Current Master of Sports Physiotherapy student at Bath University, UK

Liana Chapman

Senior Physiotherapist
Specialising in Pain Management and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Liana graduated from The University of Otago in 2010, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has spent the past five years working across the ditch in Australia, but is thrilled to have recently returned home to New Zealand. Liana has developed specialist knowledge and skills in the areas of persistent pain management and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She has a keen interest in extending her expertise through ongoing post-graduate studies in pain management. Liana will predominantly be operating, with a strong biopsychosocial approach, out of our new Constellation Drive clinic on the North Shore of Auckland. She looks forward to meeting her clients and helping them to manage their pain, through individualised education and evidence-based interventions.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Jonathan Geaves

Senior Physiotherapist
Specialising in Sport Specific Rehabilitation and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Jonny is an English Physiotherapist who arrived in New Zealand in April 2015. He studied at St George’s University of London and qualified in 2011. He has spent the last three and a half years living in Singapore working with National Sports teams including Rugby, Football and Cricket. In Singapore, he also worked in a busy hospital where he experienced caring for the elderly and the critically ill. Jonny prides himself on fun, client-centred care and tailor-makes any treatment programme to fit the needs and limitations of his clients. He has a passion for sport and will help anyone get back to where they wish to be.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Sciences (Hons) Physiotherapy

Connor McCabe

Senior Physiotherapist
Specialising in Functional and Sport-Specific Rehabilitation, with particular interest in Shoulder, Hip and Groin pain/dysfunction
Connor is an Irish Physiotherapist who arrived in New Zealand in October 2015. Connor graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin in 2012. Since graduating, Connor has worked primarily in private practice and with various sports teams, gaining experience in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. In 2014, Connor completed a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Trinity College Dublin, which has provided him with a superior level of skills for assessing and rehabilitating musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries. Connor is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist, accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he is skilled and qualified in the use of dry needling for treating myofascial-related pain. Connor likes to combine hands-on treatment with education and exercise therapy, to enable clients to manage their own symptoms, understand and address underlying mechanisms of injury, and return to normal, pain-free function as soon as possible.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy, Master of Science in Sports & Exercise Medicine, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Nicole Nancarrow

Senior Physiotherapist
Specialising in Persistent Pain Management
Nicole graduated from AUT in 2010, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She spent the first 4.5 years after graduating working in a Rehabilitation Hospital and Pain Management clinic in Australia before moving back to New Zealand last year to work for ADHB as a Community Neurological Physiotherapist. Nicole has developed specialist knowledge and skills in the areas of persistent pain management and neurological rehabilitation. She has a keen interest in extending her expertise through ongoing post-graduate studies in pain management. She grew up in the heart of Taranaki where she developed a strong passion for sports which include hockey, snowboarding and wakeboarding. Nicole will predominantly be operating, with a strong biopsychosocial and holistic approach, out of our new Constellation Drive clinic on the North Shore of Auckland. Nicole is looking forward to meeting her new clients and helping them develop pain management strategies through education and evidence-based interventions which will help improve their quality of life.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Tom Pritchard

Senior Physiotherapist
Specialising in Post-Traumatic Rehabilitation, Specifically Knee and Shoulder Reconstructive Surgeries
Tom is a Welsh physiotherapist who has arrived in New Zealand in April 2016. He graduated from the University of Nottingham and has worked at a senior level across both the private and NHS sectors. Tom has been heavily involved in rugby since the age of 8, this experience has led to a keen interest in acute trauma rehabilitation. He has built upon this interest by working directly with orthopaedic surgeons to develop innovative knee and shoulder reconstruction pathways. Tom believes that treatment should always be patient specific, focusing on the patients individual needs and goals. To achieve this, he combines his passion for manual therapy with his in depth knowledge of sport specific strength and conditioning. Tom has both Pilates and acupuncture accreditation and is constantly seeking to further his knowledge of acute trauma medicine.
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Miriam Sims

Staff Physiotherapist
Specialising in management of persistent pain
Miriam graduated from AUT in 2012 and joined Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy in 2017. Miriam has worked in a range of different physiotherapy roles within public hospitals since graduating, including rehabilitation and with breathing disorders. In 2016, she spent one year in Bangladesh setting up an outpatient physiotherapy service for a local hospital and providing physiotherapy for orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Miriam brings with her a keen interest in pain management and breathing disorders. She will be based at the Montel clinic and will be primarily involved in return to work and pain management programmes.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)

Sophie Arnold

Staff Physiotherapist
Specialising in Musculoskeletal Conditions, with a particular interest in Sport Injuries and Age Related Conditions
Sophie is joining the Sports & Spinal team after graduating from AUT in 2015. Since graduating Sophie has worked in the private practice. She is passionate about caring for people and has a keen interest in both sport related injuries and age related musculoskeletal conditions. Sophie has developed her knowledge and management of sporting injuries through being a physiotherapist for rugby, league and tag teams, at both club and representative levels. She was raised in the Waikato and grew up competing in a wide range of sports including; rowing, netball and tennis. Sophie is excited to meet you and assist you in returning to your full level of function.
Qualifications: BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Tara George

Staff Physiotherapist
Specialising in Musculoskeletal Conditions, with particular interest in the Upper Limb and Spinal Conditions
Tara has joined the Sports & Spinal team after graduating from AUT in 2015. Tara has a passion for helping people and looks forward to extending her knowledge in acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, particularly shoulder and spinal conditions. She grew up in the Waikato and has been involved in a wide range of sports including; hockey, surf lifesaving, surfing, and triathlons. Tara has undergraduate experience working in a range of acute hospital environments, and is involved with research at AUT. As a clinician, Tara actively works alongside her clients to facilitate their recovery and independence towards their desired goals.
Qualifications: BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Jess Paton

Physiotherapist
Specialising in Musculoskeletal Conditions with a particular interest in lower limb conditions and age related rehabilitation
Jess has joined the Sports & Spinal team after graduating from AUT in 2016. She has a passion for helping people and with particular interests in sporting injuries. Jess has come from a sporting background having grown up competing in rowing, netball and running. She has also gained undergraduate experience working alongside rugby teams. Jess is really looking forward to meeting her new clients and helping them through their rehabilitation.
Qualifications: BHSc (Physiotherapy)

James Ticehurst

Physiotherapist
Specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a particular interest in sport related injuries
James has joined the Sports & Spinal team after completing his degree at AUT University in 2016. James has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is excited to further his knowledge in this area. James also has a passion for sports and plans on furthering his qualifications in the sports physiotherapy field. James gained undergraduate experience working with a Club rugby team. James enjoys working with people of all ages and conditions and is excited to help them achieve their goals.
Qualifications: BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Nicola O’Neale

Physiotherapist
Specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a particular interest in sport related injuries
Nicola has joined the Sports & Spinal team after graduating from AUT in 2016. Nicola grew up in Wellington where she first developed a passion for sports. She continues to spend the majority of her spare time participating a in a wide range of sports at various levels including road cycling, kickboxing, pilates, snowboarding, skiing and triathlons. Throughout her studies at AUT she worked as a therapy assistant for Waitakere District Health Board and is in her third year of assisting Kumeu Rugby Club’s U21 and Reserve teams. Through these experiences Nicola has developed a passion for assisting people from all backgrounds reach their individual goals and is looking forward to extending her knowledge in biomechanics and injury prevention.
Qualifications: BHSc (Physiotherapy), Diploma in Sport (Advanced Exercise Prescription)

Sharon Thomas

Senior Occupational Therapist
Specialising in workplace assessments, return to work plans and vocational rehabilitation
Sharon trained for her Occupational Therapy career in Pretoria, South Africa, graduating in 1998, following shortly thereafter with a Post Graduate Diploma of Vocational Rehabilitation in 2000. Sharon has a range of clinical experience from her work in South Africa with the South African Defence Force, and since settling in New Zealand in 2001. Her experience covers neurological rehabilitation, mental health recovery and physical rehabilitation. Sharon uses creative and innovative methods to support her clients in achieving their functional goals. As an Occupational Therapist who specializes in return to work rehabilitation, she advocates for her clients, collaborates with their employers, ACC and the multi-disciplinary team members involved in their rehabilitation.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Postgraduate Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation

Glenda Keegan

Senior Occupational Therapist
Specialising in workplace assessments, return to work plans and vocational rehabilitation
Glenda graduated from AUT with an Occupational Therapy degree in 2005. She has since gained a broad range of experience in an acute and rehabilitation hospital setting including Orthopaedics, general medicine and oncology areas as well as older person health and stroke rehabilitation. Glenda is passionate about enabling clients to achieve positive outcomes for their occupational goals. As an Occupational Therapist who specialises in return to work rehabilitation she advocates for her clients, collaborates with their employers, ACC and the multi-disciplinary team members involved in their rehabilitation.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Rebekah Devcich, Ginny Parris, Donna Stevens and Bridgette Smith

Administration Team
Rebekah, Ginny, Donna and Bridgette are here to help schedule your appointments and assist you with all the paper work. They also manage all communication and will forward business enquiries to the Directors.

Ginny

Donna Stevens

Donna

Bridgette