PG Dip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (AUT); BSc (Physiotherapy) (UCD, Ireland); Member of PNZ and NZMPA
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.
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.
Nico is qualified and registered for dry needling. If you feel standard treatment (massage, mobilisation etc) have helped but not completely resolved pain or dysfunction, then why not ask Nico to try some dry needling.
Alysha is the newest member of our Hauraki Medplus team, She has moved up from Hamilton to be closer to all the beaches and to learn from the highly experienced team here at Shore Physio.
Alysha likes to take a holistic approach with patients to help them return to activity and prevent further injuries. Her interests lie in exercised based rehabilitation and musculoskeletal and sports physio.
Outside of work she likes to have an active healthy lifestyle, when not working or studying new cases, she loves running outdoors, playing netball and gym classes such as boxing and pilates.
This year, Alysha will be spending her time between the clinic and Takapuna Grammar School, you will also find her at the rugby grounds at trainings and games as she will be working with the Northcote Reserves Team for this upcoming season.