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

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

 

Tomu Hiratsuka - Fred Thomas Clinical Manager

BPhty, COMT

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 Osborn – Physiotherapist

BSc Sports Medicine, MSc in Rehab Science

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.

 

Stephanie Lombard - Physiotherapist


BHSc (Physio)

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.

This year under the guidance of her fellow physio's, Stephanie is hoping to spread her wings and get involved with one of the rugby teams that Shore Physio support and treat. ​

 

 

Sonya Ginty - Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physio)

Profile to come...​