Phone: 09 489 7573
info@shorephysiotherapy.co.nz

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

Geoffrey Potts - Managing Director

MHSc., PGD Sports Physio., PGHCert Western Acup., Member of PNZ

Geoff Potts is Managing Director of Shore Physiotherapy, which now covers 5 clinics across the North Shore. Geoff is currently working on his Doctorate, and is considered an expert in lower limb rehabilitation.

“I am really fortunate to have a fantastic group of people working with me, and it’s the quality of their work and their genuine care of patients that makes the difference. All the way from the first phone call at reception through to effective clinical care, we couldn’t achieve what we have without the them”.

Geoff has been fortunate enough to travel the world with professional athletes and teams, and still works in local rugby by providing medical services to Takapuna rugby. He is utterly committed to advancing the professional development of clinicians and provides all physiotherapy staff with individual mentoring and situation learning to ensure they develop to their potential. This commitment guarantees that our customers receive the best service and outcome possible.

 

 

Vanessa Finnemore - Physiotherapist / Pilates Instructor

BHSc (Physio), Member PNZ

Vanessa has specific training in Clinical Pilates in both the mat and reformer. She runs one-on-one Pilates sessions and group classes at the YMCA and also from the clinic in Byron Ave in combination with hands on physiotherapy. Vanessa spends time mountain biking and running in her own time.

Vanessa is also a qualifed PINC Cancer Rehab physiotherapist.

 

Jess Mangan – Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physio)

Jess is one of our newest members to join the Shore Physio team. Jess graduated from AUT University with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to doing her physiotherapy degree Jess completed a degree in Health Science and Neuromuscular. Making her current treatment philosophy very hands on and manual therapy based. During her ...studies Jess has worked with a large number of sports teams including the Central Stags cricket team, Auckland U21 & NHL men’s and woman’s hockey teams, and lots of individual athletes striving for PBs in multisport events.

Jess is passionate about knee rehab having had surgery on her own knee, so understands the importance of good effective rehabilitation.

While Jess hails from Taranaki she is now calling the North Shore her home and is often seen on Takapuna beach. Jess is a passionate multisport athlete having competed in Ironman and half Iroman and with the arrival of a new kayak is looking to give the coast to coast a crack.

 

 

Rachel Nicol - Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physio), Dip HSc

 

Rachel graduated from AUT University in 2016 with a Bachelor in Health Science in Physiotherapy. Prior to this she completed a Diploma in Health Science.

Rachel traded the Wairarapa country side on her parents farm to pursue a career in physiotherapy. In particular she has a passion in motivating and supporting people to adopt and embrace exercise into their daily lives, whether it be for rehabilitative purposes or challenging their current routine.

Rachel enjoys the outdoors so when the hustle and bustle gets too much she enjoys running her dog along the Auckland beaches

 

Nicolò (Nico) Magni - Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physio), PGDip Health Science

Nico is originally from Italy where he completed his Bachelor in Physiotherapy. After graduating he worked as a physiotherapist in private practice and hospital outpatients' clinics. In 2013 he came to New Zealand to pursue postgraduate studies in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Nico is currently a PhD student at AUT, working on interventions to decrease pain and improve strength in people with hand osteoarthritis. He is particularly interested in persistent pain and the effect of immobilisation on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

​Outside of study and work, Nico enjoys rock climbing and trekking.

​Nico is currently working on Saturday's whilst he is completing his PhD.

 

Karen Shannon - Physiotherapist (On Maternity Leave)

BHSc (Physio), Member of PNZ

Karen has over seven years’ musculoskeletal experience, including 5 years working at and managing a physiotherapy and Pilates practice in Auckland and working in various medical clinics across London.  As a result she has experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal pathologies and sports injuries.

Karen is trained in clinical Pilates and she finds the combination of exercise based rehabilitation (such as Pilates) and manual therapy to be extremely successful in resolving musculoskeletal disorders and preventing re-injury.