Meet the team

Daniel Harvey

Principal Physiotherapist / Director
Clinical interest 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 over 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, Medical and Pain Specialists and has developed a reputation for producing excellent post-surgical and chronic pain rehabilitation outcomes. Harvey is the former President of the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association, a current Councillor on the New Zealand Pain Society Council and an executive committee member of the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Group.
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), currently studying Doctorate at AUT University

Jonathan Geaves

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest 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, currently studying post graduate diploma in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from AUT University.

Arliah Davis*

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in spine and age related musculoskeletal conditions
Arliah graduated from AUT University in 2013 and began her new graduate career at Sports & Spinal in 2014. After two years she departed to complete her OE in the UK for three years where she worked across multiple settings including sports, musculoskeletal, rehabilitative and post-surgical Physio. Arliah also worked in some of the most prestigious hospitals including the Royal Marsden and Imperial College in the UK. In mid-2018 she completed her Masters degree in Rehabilitation from AUT University and returned to NZ to work as a Senior Physiotherapist at Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy. Arliah has a deep interest in the spine and back related injuries, age-related conditions e.g. Osteoarthritis, and working with acute and chronic sporting injuries. Arliah’s passions outside of work include surfing, snowboarding and CrossFit which help her to relate to likeminded patients. *Currently on Maternity leave
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Western Acupuncture), Master of Health Practice (Rehabilitation)
Ko Arliah tāku īngoa
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
Ko Ngāti Hau te hapu
Ko Hururiki te maunga
Ko Whakapara te awa
Ko Te Īhi o Nehua te whare tīpuna
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te wāka
Ko Te Tawaka te whare kai

Melissa Chia

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in persistent musculoskeletal pain
Melissa graduated from AUT University in 2010 and joined Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy in 2019. Since graduating, Melissa has been working in musculoskeletal private practice and honing down her manual therapy skills. She has gained valuable clinical experience from working in private practices in Auckland and Wellington. Melissa has a strong interest in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. She has completed her Master of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Melissa looks forward to assisting clients in their rehabilitation journey with individualised physiotherapy program and the use of evidence based interventions.
Qualifications: BHSc (Physiotherapy), MHPrac (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)

Tony Chiu

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Ergonomics
Tony is a Hong Kong trained Physiotherapist who arrived in New Zealand in 2020. He has a wide range of working experiences in different clinical settings since he graduated from University. In recent years, he has spent lots of his time studying how the fascia system affects human movements and its bio-mechanical contribution to musculoskeletal pain. He also has expertise in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique (IASTM). He is a certified Graston Technique (US system) provider and certified FAZER (German system) training instructor. Apart from musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Tony has a special interest in ergonomics – he previously worked closely with lots of big companies as a consultant to improve their worker’s working environment and health.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy, Master of Ergonomics

Nico Donnell-Brown

Senior Physiotherapist
Expertise in exercise-based rehabilitation
Nico was born and raised in West Auckland and has grown up involved in a wide range of sports such as Rugby, AFL, Surf lifesaving, Water polo and most recently Cross-fit. He has over 5 years’ experience as a physiotherapist with a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and exercise-based rehabilitation. Nico is eager to continue learning and recently completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) with aspirations to continue onto further research.
BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGradDipHSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, COMT

Elisha Doi

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in persistent pain, musculoskeletal and post-surgical rehabilitation
Elisha is a UK trained Physiotherapist who qualified with a first-class degree from York St John University in 2018. She joined our Sports and Spinal team in December 2021. Elisha has experience working in Trauma Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Pain Management Services. In addition to this, she was redeployed to the acute covid wards to provide Physiotherapy and other aspects of care throughout the pandemic. Elisha strives to ensure her practice is psychologically informed, based on current influential evidence and prioritises client centred care. She has a strong interest in persistent pain, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation and enjoys helping people to live their most fulfilling, meaningful life. Elisha is passionate about surfing, cycling and hiking in the mountains and aspires to complete a Masters relating to persistent pain.
Qualifications: BSc (Honors) in Physiotherapy

Olivia Lobb

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions
Clinical Olivia joined the Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy team after graduating from AUT in 2019. She has a strong interest in pain management, age-related conditions, and sporting injuries. Olivia leads an active lifestyle, playing domestic level cricket and enjoying a range of other sports including squash and netball. She has also gained undergraduate experience working with rugby, netball and soccer teams. Olivia is looking forward to helping her patients achieve their goals by providing a client-centred, evidence-based approach. Olivia is currently working as a Physiotherapist on weekday evenings at Westgate while completing her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at University of Auckland.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)

Anna Butterworth

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Anna graduated from AUT University in 2019 and began her new graduate career with Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy in 2020. Through her placements at University, Anna has developed a passion for rehabilitation and working with patients to meet their goals. Her interests include tennis and personal fitness.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), currently studying post graduate diploma in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from AUT University

Olivia Sutcliffe

Staff Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Olivia graduated from AUT University in 2020 and joined the Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy team in 2021. She has always had a strong interest in sports and played Netball at a representative level for Waitakere. Olivia is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and helping patients reach their goals using evidence based interventions. While studying Olivia worked as a Therapy Assistant at Waitakere Hospital. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors and staying active.
Qualifications: BHSc (Physiotherapy), currently studying post graduate diploma in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from AUT University

Abby Stewart

Physiotherapist
Clinical interests in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and persistent pain
Abby graduated from AUT in 2021 with a Bachelor of Health Science Physiotherapy and joined the team at Sports & Spinal soon after. Passionate about providing holistic care, Abby strives to consider the physical, mental/emotional and lifestyle factors that influence client’s rehabilitation journey. Abby uses a combination of hands-on therapy and tailored exercise prescription as the cornerstone of her treatment approach to support clients in regaining and optimising their body movement, function, and overall health and well-being. Outside of the clinic you can find Abby weight training, café hopping and exploring the outdoors. She also enjoys wakeboarding, running and mindfulness meditation. She is known for her vibrant smile and thirst for life.
Qualification: BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Anton Hilario

Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in sports injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Anton graduated from AUT university in 2021 and joined the Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy team in 2022. Through his placements at University, he gained valuable skills working across different sectors that included private practice, Auckland Spinal Rehab Unit, and the Musculoskeletal Outpatient department at Rotorua Hospital. Anton has developed a passion in helping clients achieve their goals, by providing a patient-centred, evidenced based approach. Outside of work, he enjoys playing competitive basketball, going to the gym and spending time with his family and friends.
Qualification: BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Georgia East

Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Georgia graduated from AUT University in 2021 and joined the Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy team in 2022. She has had an interest in sport since a young age, playing netball throughout her schooling years. During her placements at university, she had opportunities to work with a wide range of conditions which have developed her passion towards musculoskeletal physiotherapy and helping a variety of patients reach their goals. Outside of work, Georgia enjoys being active and has recently started CrossFit.
Qualification: BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Jocelyn Scott

Senior Occupational Therapist
Clinical interest in workplace assessments, return to work plans and vocational rehabilitation
Jocelyn trained at Te Wananga Aronui o Tamaki Makau Rau (AUT, Akoranga Campus, Auckland) as an Occupational Therapist, graduating in 2004.

Jocelyn has a wide range of clinical experience covering neurological rehabilitation, physical rehabilitation, Level I and II wheelchair, lying, postural and seating experience, is a Driver Trained Occupational Therapist assessor and has completed social and training for independence rehabilitation programmes.

Jocelyn uses creative and innovative methods to support her clients in achieving their functional goals. Is passionate about assisting clients with their rehabilitation journey by going the extra mile to ensure they achieve their functional rehabilitation goals.

As an Occupational Therapist 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), Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (AUT), Driver Trained Occupational Therapist Assessor (NSW, 2017)
Ko Jocelyn tāku īngoa
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
Ko Ngāti Wharara te hapu
Ko Whiria te maunga
Ko Hokianga te moana
Ko Te Whakarongotai te marae
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te wāka

Brittney Marlowe

Senior Occupational Health Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in workplace assessments, return to work plans and vocational rehabilitation
Brittney graduated from the University of Otago in 2012 and moved to Australia where she spent five years working across a variety of settings including paediatrics, clinical Pilates, sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal, post-operative, acute care, and rehabilitation. Brittney has post graduate expertise in lower back and hip rehabilitation, dry needling and is a qualified clinical Pilates instructor. Brittney returned to New Zealand three years ago where she went on to attain her post graduate diploma in health practice (child health) at Auckland University of Technology and gained further experience working in paediatrics, older people’s health and assistive technologies and equipment. Brittney uses a client centred holistic approach to empower clients to achieve their goals. Brittney’s passions outside of work include running, skiing, spending time with friends and family and travelling.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Diploma in Health Practice (Child Health)

Christine Guttenbeil

Senior Occupational Therapist
Clinical expertise in workplace assessments, return to work plans and vocational rehabilitation
Christine trained at AUT for a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), graduating in 2007, followed by with a Post Graduate certificate of Rehabilitation in 2013. Christine has a range of clinical experience from her work neurological rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation and work completed in Sydney for Department of Veteran Affairs and Work-Cover.
Christine is passionate to assist clients with their rehabilitation journey by going the extra mile to ensure clients achieve their functional rehabilitation goals by implementing a collaborative approach for the clients, their employers, ACC and the multi-disciplinary team members involved in their rehabilitation, maintaining open communication and enthusiasm.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Rehabilitation
Ko Christine tāku īngoa
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
Ko Ngāti manawa te hapu
Ko Pangaru Papaata te maunga
Ko Whakarapa te awa
Ko Waipuna te marae
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te wāka
Ko kāpene Nukutawhiti toku Rangatira

Melissa Kjestrup

Senior Occupational Therapist
Clinical interest in vocational rehabilitation
Melissa graduated from AUT in 2013 and has since completed a post graduate certificate in Mental Health and Addictions (AUT). Melissa has several years experience working in supported employment within a mental health setting. She understands the value of engaging in meaningful employment for one’s wellbeing and has a passion for supporting clients to identify and overcome barriers to work. Melissa collaborates with the client, employer, and funding provider to ensure a safe and timely return to work is achieved. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys trail running and surfing.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions (AUT University)

Jagi Basi

Senior Occupational Therapist
Clinical interest in workplace assessments, return to work plans and vocational rehabilitation
Jagi has been a practising Occupational Therapist for 24 Years. 15 of these years she has specialised in Vocational Rehabilitation which is her passion. During this time, she has acquired a wide range of clinical skills to enable her to produce successful outcomes for the service and the client, which are reliant upon the ability to analyse information, build rapport and negotiate the best way forward with all stakeholders. She is respected and trusted by those who she provides health care to and work with.

Outside of work Jagi enjoys keeping fit by going to the gym, walking, cycling and boating.
Qualifications: Diploma in Occupational Therapy

Anagha Kawley

Vocational Consultant
Anagha is an experienced Vocational Consultant and delivers our IOA/VIOA and BTW/PTE contracts.

Rebekah Devcich, Ginny Parris and Donna Stevens

Administration Team
Rebekah (pictured left), Ginny and Donna 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