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)

Annemieke Nola

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest 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.
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

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.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Western Acupuncture), Master of Health Practice (Rehabilitation)

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

Josh Wilks

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in strength and conditioning
Josh graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in in 2016 from AUT University. He spent his first postgraduate year doing community work and in the burns ward at Middlemore Hospital. Since then he has spent his time in private practice- primarily treating musculoskeletal conditions. His professional sporting interest is in the assessment and treatment of strength and fitness athletes. When he is not working he is attempting to cook, competing in CrossFit and reading anything he can get his hands on.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)

Tara George

Senior Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in musculoskeletal pain conditions
Tara grew up in the Waikato before moving to Auckland to complete her studies at AUT. Tara graduated in 2015 with her Physiotherapy degree and started working for Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy. She went back to AUT to complete her Post-Graduate Certificate in Acupuncture in 2018. Tara has experience with pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, sports injuries, return-to-work programmes, chronic pain management, and general musculoskeletal injuries. She enjoys working with clients and their families towards their meaningful goals. Tara has worked as a Rugby League Physiotherapist, worked in rural Outback Australia, run Manual Handling courses, and is Pilates trained. Tara is currently working as a Physiotherapist on Saturday’s at Westgate while completing her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at University of Auckland.
Qualifications: BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGCertHSc (Acupuncture)

John Bedford

Staff Physiotherapist
Clinical interest in sporting injuries and spinal disorders
John joined the Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy team after graduating from AUT University in 2019. After nearly a decade in the corporate world as a Chartered Accountant, he realised his passion is working with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds to help achieve their rehabilitation goals and support them in improving their quality of life. He has worked with several senior rugby teams and outside of work loves surfing, running, strength training and being in the outdoors.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)

Olivia Lobb

Staff 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

Staff 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)

Olivia Sutcliffe

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)

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)

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

Anagha Kawley

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

Rebekah Devcich, Ginny Parris, Donna Stevens and Meadow Simpson

Administration Team
Rebekah (pictured left), Ginny, Donna and Meadow 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

Meadow Simpson

Meadow