PG Dip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (AUT); BSc (Physiotherapy) (UCD, Ireland); Member of PNZ
Nuala is one of our Senior Physiotherapists who has just completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at AUT, and hopes to go on to complete her Masters in Health Science in 2017/2018. Nuala is originally from Ireland, but has lived and worked here in Auckland since 2009. She brings a broad mix of experience to Shore Physio having previously worked in stroke rehabilitation and care of the older adult at Counties Manukau Health. She has also worked extensively in chronic pain rehabilitation and spinal physiotherapy. Nuala has a passion for helping people to self-manage their injuries and prevent recurrence of injuries in the longer term through exercise and rehabilitation.
Dip Phty., Reg Phty Acup., Member of PNZ
Jo has extensive experience working in private practice since graduating from AIT in 1982. She joined Shore Physio in 2000, and currently practices as a senior and invaluable member of the team out of our MedPlus clinic. Jo completed a postgraduate diploma in acupuncture in 1992, and combines this perfectly with her manual therapy skills. Jo is also our only physiotherapy who practices using Cupping Therapy. Cupping can be used for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Jo has a special interest in treating TMD, facial pain and headaches and is known as "The Face Physio". She combines manual and soft tissue techniques with education and acupuncture to provide a holistic treatment for these patients.
In her spare time, Jo is partial to a bit of adventure racing and trying not to get injured.
Shannon joined Shore Physio after completing her studies at AUT University. She is currently practicing out of MedPlus on Hauraki Corner and Takapuna Grammar School. She has a special interest in sports physiotherapy, Shannon is currently working with the Takapuna Rugby Club as their physio at trainings and games. Shannon has a background in netball as she used to play netball at competitive level. She also enjoys gym exercise and integrates this into her physiotherapy practice with exercise rehabilitation.
Nico has recently joined Shore Physio after having a long working relationship with us through his studies at AUT University. You will find him working at our Hauraki Medplus Clinic and at Takapuna Grammar School. He has a special interest in sports physiotherapy with an exercise based approach to rehabilitation.
He has played Rugby, AFL and is a keen surf lifesaver and has a good knowledge of injuries surrounding these sports. Nico has recently travelled to Australia as a physio with the NZ Under18s AFL team.