Emma is currently on Maternity Leave, due to welcome a baby boy early September!
Emma is an adopted kiwi having moved from Ayrshire, Scotland in 2009 to Hawkes Bay and now living in the big smoke of Auckland. She lives with her partner, James, a pilot, her three-year-old daughter and her two Labradors.
She has been working in physiotherapy for 15 years. Emma completed her undergraduate honours degree at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and then her Masters of Physiotherapy (endorsed in sports) from Otago University. She has a special interest in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.
Emma enjoys all sports and has been a physio for many teams from basketball to soccer to rugby. She was the lead physio for the New Zealand football ferns and Triathlon Australia.
She is a keen triathlete/multi-sport athlete and competed for both Great Britain and New Zealand at an age-group level in both duathlon and triathlon.
Please note, Tamara is currently focusing on knee, ankle and upper body injuries, for hip or lower back injuries please book with another physiotherapist.
Tamara completed her undergraduate at AUT in 2008, and her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physio with Acupuncture in 2013. She has been working in private practice for 15 years and has worked with several sports teams over that time, including with football, netball, rowing, NZ Tag, and NZ Trampoline.
Her sporting background is in gymnastics where she competed at a National level and continued on to coaching both Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline for many years. She is a mother to two beautiful little boys and lives locally in Hobsonville Point with her husband. Tamara is currently working part-time at Hobsonville Physiotherapy and has a special interest in youth injuries, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation and sports injuries.
Since graduating as a physiotherapist in 2016, Ashleigh has been working in private practice clinics and with a variety of athletes in various settings. She is proficient in using hands-on techniques; trained in dry needling and myofascial release tools, combined with exercise prescription to optimize recovery and prevent ongoing injuries. She has a holistic approach, with a passion for working with sports groups and youth populations to achieve optimal long-term outcomes.
In her spare time Ashleigh enjoys everything and anything outdoors. In particular; mountain biking, snowboarding, various water sports, and adventuring hidden gems throughout our beautiful country.
Taryn graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy in 2007. She has extensive experience working for our District Health Board in orthopaedics, post-surgical recovery, older adult rehabilitation and outpatient services. Taryn has spent most of her life involved in various sporting pursuits including water polo and hockey. More recently she has discovered a passion for Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting.
Taryn has a keen interest in pre and post-surgical care, sports rehabilitation and older adult health. When Taryn isn’t with us at Hobsonville Physio or working up a sweat at the gym, she is caring for her two lovely children.
Silas graduated from Otago University in 2013. Silas has always had a keen interest in Sports Medicine and Rehab particularly in football. He has been involved with various teams at premier level over the last 5 years. He is currently working his way through the FIFA Medicine Diploma and in 2021 started further post graduate study in Musculoskeletal Physio.
His approach for physio is a balance of exercise and hands on rehab from the acute phase all the way to return to activity. He has a strong emphasis on giving patients knowledge and understanding of their injuries and niggles with a goal on improving self management and resilience.
Outside work, Silas enjoys spending time with his young family and hitting the gym or the road for some exercise.
Holly graduated from Auckland AUT as a physiotherapist in 2018 and did further training in Mulligan techniques. Holly has spent the last few years working in private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She has experience with a wide range of injuries and conditions across all ages – everything from growth injuries in children, everyday accidents, to post-surgical rehabilitation and treating the wear and tear that comes with living a long life. As a positive people person, Holly enjoys getting alongside her patients and tailoring treatment to meet their unique needs.
In her spare time, Holly enjoys aerial silks, spending time at the beach and outdoor adventures with her husband.
Rebecca studied Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology, graduating in 2018. She was awarded the AUT Sportsperson of the Year award in 2018 for sporting and academic excellence. She has spent many years competing in elite sport, having represented New Zealand in Underwater Hockey from 2013 to 2018. She reached her career pinnacle in 2018, winning the World Championships for the New Zealand Women’s Elite Team.
She was drawn to studying Physiotherapy through her own positive experiences, seeking treatment for injuries with Physiotherapists throughout her sporting career. This elite sport experience gave her the passion to understand the importance of keeping the body at peak fitness and well-being.
Rebecca knows how to help patients achieve the best outcomes from physiotherapy by finding the root cause and working to make positive changes through strength, flexibility and alignment of the body. Rebecca has a passion for helping athletes reach peak performance with a focus on injury prevention, longevity, exercise prescription and rehabilitation.
She is certified in kinesiotaping and dry needling. While having a passion for sporting injuries, she enjoys working with all ages and all types of injuries from sprains and strains to neck and back problems.
In her spare time Rebecca enjoys talking her dog Banks for a walk or doing CrossFit.
Julia hails from the iwi of Te Rarawa and graduated from the University of Otago in 2021. She has spent the last few years working in Wellington, Porirua and Australia across multiple hospital settings including orthopaedics, post cardio-thoracic surgery, stroke rehabilitation and outpatients.
Jules has a passion for rehabilitation across multiple fields including health of older adults, sports and youth.
Outside of work Jules is a current New Zealand Touch Blacks player for the open women’s team and has previously played semi professional netball. When she’s not on the field or court she enjoys a touch of CrossFit or getting out on the road with the ‘5k freaks’ running group
Steph is the newest member to the Hobsonville Physiotherapy team. A recent graduate from AUT she is a hardworking, fun, and engaging physiotherapist. Committing her time to make a positive difference in caring for patients and their whanau is her greatest privilege.
Her approach to physio is holistic using both exercise and hands-on techniques. She has an emphasis on equipping patients with the right tools to understand their condition for self-management.
Outside of work you will find Steph either on the climbing wall, playing piano, or exploring our beautiful backyard!
Bachelor of Medicine (Traditional Chinese medicine) | Master of Clinical medicine (Acupuncture and Tuina)
Shirley completed her undergraduate about Traditional Chinese medicine at China in 2012, and her Masters in acupuncture in 2015. She has been working in New Zealand for more than 6 years and she is enthusiastic about providing exceptional patient care.
Her journey as an acupuncturist has been shaped by a passion for traditional healing methods. Not only for musculoskeletal system ailments, but also for internal medicine problems, such as women’s healthcare, infertility care, dermatological issue, and digestive condition.
Her approach is patient-centered, emphasizing personalized treatment plans according to individual needs. And educating patients about their health conditions and encouraging them to be an active role in their well-being is a fundamental aspect of the practice.
She firmly believe in the significance of a holistic approach to healthcare. By integrating acupuncture with other modalities, such as moxa, cupping, herbal medicine, and diet suggestion, to achieve satisfied, comprehensive and lasting results for all the patients.
Alana has spent several years in London working as a nurse before returning to New Zealand where she now lives locally with her husband, two young children and dog. She started working with us as a receptionist in 2020 but since having her second daughter she works more from home doing the behind-the-scenes admin and helping manage the practice. You will see her every now and then in clinic helping out.
Jade will be the smiling face you see in the mornings. She is a Northwest local where she lives with her husband, three sons and a dog! Jade is originally from Staffordshire England and moved to New Zealand 18 years ago. When she is not at work she enjoys forest and beach walks, spending time with family and friends, and loves to see more of New Zealand.
Bryahna has spent the last 2 years studying within the health science field. You will always be greeted with a smile on arrival, and she is always up for a chat. Outside of work, she loves spending quality time with her family, friends and dog Zeus. Bryahna enjoys exercising with friends at the gym or exploring our lovely backyard. You will see Bryahna on the front desk in the afternoons.