OUR TEAM

Sports Injuries – Spinal Manipulations – Acupuncture

We have a great reputation and strong relationships with local health professionals (Doctors, Surgeons, Podiatrists, X-ray and scanning clinics) and other specialists in the Auckland area. Should you require further investigation or onward referral we can do this for you.

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    Karen Huymans

    Dip Physio, Dip Manual Therapy-Acupuncturist

    Our principal and very experienced senior physiotherapist with post graduate manipulative therapy qualifications and also an acupuncturist.

    Karen took over the practice in 2016 after having worked at the practice for 19 years. She has worked in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for many years having had her own practice for 16 years before she moved to Kumeu in 1996 with her husband and two children.

    Karen has extensive experience and expertise in musculo-skeletal problems and chronic pain.  She loves her work and being part of the local community.  She loves to treat anyone and anything, but especially the more challenging problems.

    In her spare time she enjoys singing in the local choir, gardening and the fantastic local wines.

  • Sonia Mitchell

    BHSc Physiotherapy, Bachelor Sport and Recreation

    In 2002 Sonia graduated with a degree in Sport and Recreation in Exercise Science, and a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy in 2012.  She has several years experience working in inpatient rehabilitation and medical wards with neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory patients.

    Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Sonia worked as a fitness trainer, pilates instructor and massage therapist.  Through her love of surfing and other sports, she is passionate about sports, musculoskeletal and neurological  rehabilitation, where she enjoys being able to help people to learn skills to manage their health to the highest level.

  • Lynda Atkinson

    BHSc Physiotherapy, PGCert W.Acupuncture

    Another local, Lynda is our part time physiotherapist.  Her other work is in private and DHB lymphedema management and she enjoys the balance between the two different disciplines.  She has had many years playing sport (and experienced many injuries first hand!).  Currently Lynda enjoys playing tennis, touch rugby, an occasional horse ride and walking.

  • Diane Bray-Taylor

    Senior Receptionist

    Diane is our smiley, friendly, senior receptionist.  She has worked at the practice for 20 years, lives locally with her family and is a connoisseur of the fine west Auckland wines.  She also enjoys reading, helping with her grandchildren and pottering around home.  She ensures the smooth running of our practice and keeps us all in order!

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