Phone: 09 489 7573

Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 12pm



Hamish Craighead - Birkenhead Clinic Manager

MHPrac (Hons) (Acupuncture), PGDip (Musculoskeletal), BHSc (Physio), BPhEd, MPNZ

Hamish is a Senior Physiotherapist with a background within professional sport.  He has previously held the Head Physiotherapist role for the NZ Warriors, NZ Kiwis and North Harbour rugby. Hamish is working out of and managing our Birkenhead and Fred Thomas Clinics.

Hamish has post-graduate qualifications in both acupuncture and manipulations, and can offer these services alongside your physiotherapy treatment.Prior to his degree in Physiotherapy, Hamish undertook a Physical Education degree, and worked for a number of years in the UK and New Zealand as a Personal Trainer.  He has a strong personal interest in sports rehabilitation, returning you to your sport or activity within optimal timeframes.

Running is something Hamish enjoys. Having completed a number of half marathons, the next challenge will be a full marathon. He also has his hands full with his 2 young boys keeping him on his toes.



Melanie (Mel) Roewen - Physiotherapist

BHsc (Physio), BPhEd, PGDipSEM

Mel has joined the Shore Physio team after being a physiotherapist and research assistant to Geoff at his specialised clinic KneeCare for the past year.

Mel has an extensive background in exercise rehabilitation with a degree in physical education and a post graduate diploma in sports and exercise medicine, before qualifying as a physiotherapist.

Mel used to play rugby at a provincial level, however following a serious knee injury, she was forced to give up her rugby career and in turn had her rehabilitation through the KneeCare Programme. This gave her first-hand experiece which now guides her treatment for her patients. Mel is currently in the process of organising the safe return of her boat from Panama, which they are hopeful to have a team bring back in 2019. If not out enjoying the sunshine, you will find Mel in the gym working hard.




Simon Rajwer - Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physio)

Simon graduated from AUT Univeristy with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy in 2017 and joined the Shore Physio team in 2018.

Simon decided to get into physio after spending a lot of time with multiple physio's for multiple injuries which he received playing multiple sports.

Throughout his studies, Simon has developed a passion for injury prevention and return to sports rehabilitation. This year he is looking forward to gaining experience in the clinic and learning from the Shore Physio team. 

Outside of work Simon enjoys staying active with cricket, football, basketball and getting away snowboarding over winter.


Stephanie (Steph) Dickins – Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physio)

Stephanie graduated from AUT university at the beginning of 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She joined Shore Physio at the Birkenhead Clinic after spending clinical placement here during her studies and instantly felt welcomed and a part of the team.

Stephanie has a passion for sports, being a high-performance athlete herself.  She is a current member of the NZ Women’s Black Sticks squad, so has a particular interest in sports injuries through personal experience of injuries, training, gym and rehabilitation.
Stephanie has had previous experience working with the North Harbour clubs and age-group hockey teams. Her last clinical placement was in the field of women’s health so she has also gained knowledge in pregnancy related injuries.