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 in 2017 with the NZ Masters Touch Team.
Tomu is currently undertaking his Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2018 so keeping himself busy and constantly learning so he can provide the best care for his clients.
Tomu is also qualified and registered in dry needling. Please note: Dry needling is different to acupuncture, so please have a chat to him if you would like to get more info or to try dry needling.
Megan is a Christchurch born Kiwi but moved to the UK where she lived for 12 years before returning to NZ in 2004. Megan has over 11 years experience working as a physiotherapist in both the UK and NZ Private Practices. Megan has had some time out from 2012-2017 being a full time mum. She returned to KneeCare on a maternity cover in 2017 before making the switch here to their sister company.
Since qualifying as a physio in 2001, Megan has had the pleasure of working with people from all walks of life, from weekend warriors to high performance individuals. Megan is an avid sports enthusiast and represented South Waikato and Waikato in age group netball teams as well as athletics. On moving to Scotland in 1992 she was selected for the Scottish Netball Team and attended the 1995 World Championships held in Birmingham, UK. After retiring from netball, she took up rugby and was soon selected for the Scottish Women's Rugby Squad in 1997, achieving full cap honours in 1998 until 2000. Megan's most recent achievements has been competing in the Masters Athletics which was held in Auckland in April 2017 at the World Master's Games. Megan walked away with a silver medal in the Discus and a bronze in the Javelin.
Megan is looking forward to providing you and your families with a holistic approach to physiotherapy. She believes in looking beyond the site of pain in the road to recovery and is excited to treat new people and teach them her ways of recovery.
Karen is one of our Senior Physiotherapists, she has been working at KneeCare the past year after returning from the birth of her twin boys.
Karen has over 10 years experience of musculoskeletal experience, 5 of which were working at and managing a Physiotherapy and Pilates practice in Auckland. She has also worked in various medical clinics across London. As a result, she has experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal pathologies and sports injuries.
Trained in Clinical Pilates, Karen finds the combination of exercise based rehabilitation and manual therapy to be extremely successful in resolving musculoskeletal disorders and preventing re-injury.
As a qualified PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehab Physiotherapist, Karen also bring with her a wealth of experience, empathy and knowledge in regards to treating patients going through or just completing their treatment.
Stephanie completed her Physiotherapy Degree in 2017 and has been with Shore Physio since the beginning of 2018.
Stephanie has a special interest for Sports Physio, in particular netball. She herself plays Competitive Premier Netball and has sustained many injuries throughout her netball career. She has been a part of the physiotherapy team at Netball North Harbour for nearly 3 years and so has a vast knowledge of netball and sports related injuries and treatment/ rehabilitation to get you back in the game quickly.
Under the guidance of her Clinical Manager, colleagues, and regular treatment of patients, Stephanie is hoping to widen her knowledgebase, learn new techniques and is looking to get involved with one of the rugby teams that Shore Physio support and treat.