Phone: 09 489 7573

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

Hamish Craighead - Birkenhead / Fred Thomas 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.



Tomu Hiratsuka - Physiotherapist


Tomu is originally from Japan and completed his undergraduate study through Otago University in 2009. He has a special interest in manual therapy and exercise based rehabilitation. His biggest passion is sports physiotherapy especially rugby which he has been playing for over 20 years including a stint of a professional career in Japan. Tomu plays touch rugby and plays for North Harbour age grade, he also made his debut this year with the NZ Masters Touch Team.

Tomu is also qualified and registered in dry needling. Please note: Dry needling is different to acupuncture, so please have a chat to Tomu if you would like to get more info or to try dry needling.



Terri Evanson – Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physio)

Terri studied at AUT University and has since joined the Shore Physio team. She is currently located at the Fred Thomas clinic and is also working for the Northcote Rugby Club. She has a special interest in sports physiotherapy and exercise based rehabilitation. Outside of work she plays touch, loves running and gym based exercise.

​Terri is recently qualified and registered for dry needling. If you feel you need something a little extra on top of standard treatment, why not talk to Terri about dry needling?