Our Team

Sarah Metcalfe - Director (BHSc - Physiotherapy)

Sarah graduated in 2003. She studied at AUT, then worked at Wellington Hospital for two years before travelling to the United Kingdom to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  Sarah completed her Pilates training at one of London’s premier Pilates studios.  With a background in gymnastics, Sarah is particularly interested in movement and biomechanical analysis.  She competed in the 1994 Commonwealth Games and won a bronze medal on the uneven bars.  Sarah enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and age-groups, her interests include manual physiotherapy, chronic pain, Pilates-based rehabilitation, teaching Pilates classes and acupuncture for pain relief.  She thrives on assisting her patients to recover from their injuries, return to sport or improve their quality of life.

Katie Richeboeuf (BHSc - Physiotherapy)

Katie graduated from AUT in 2000 and has recently returned to physio practice after a period of time at home with her young children. Her background includes working for the English Institute of Sport with British Track and Field athletes and as part of a multidisciplinary occupational health team for the London Fire Brigade. Katie has a function based approach and loves to empower her clients by teaching them how to actively manage their symptoms. She uses clinical pilates rehabilitation to help her clients restore physical and mental wellbeing and teaches pilates reformer and mat classes as well as one on one sessions.

Rebecca Doyle

Rebecca graduated from AUT in 2012 and worked in the north of Auckland until 2015. She moved to the U.K. and worked in Roald Dahl’s hometown, Great Missenden until 2017 and returned to NZ to have her son. Rebecca has over 7 years experience working with Premier Rugby teams in Auckland and in the UK and has also worked with the North Harbour Sevens and the NZ tennis champs. Rebecca has a hands-on and manual therapy focus to Physiotherapy and complements exercise rehabilitation with an active and functional approach. She enjoys treating all ages, post-operative rehabilitation, chronic pain and overuse injuries and sports injuries. Rebecca is currently extending her skills to include clinical Pilates and to incorporate Pilates into her treatments.

Sam Schwab

Sam has been immersed in various movement practices such as CrossFit, weightlifting and yoga since 2009 when he qualified as a personal trainer in Australia. With a thirst for more knowledge to help his clients, Sam completed a physiotherapy degree in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2014, before moving to New Zealand and has been working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy since. He has a holistic approach to assisting his patients back to optimal function that includes manual therapy as well as corrective exercise and strength training.

Vanessa Finnemore

Vanessa graduated from AUT in 2012 and has been working in physiotherapy private practice on the North Shore since then.  Trained in Clinical Pilates, she uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation to treat musculoskeletal pathologies as well as teaching Pilates reformer classes and one-on-one sessions.  She enjoys treating a wide range of ages and conditions, including sports injuries, overuse injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.  Vanessa is also a qualified PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehab Physiotherapist and has a wealth of experience working with people during or after cancer treatments.

Mary Jane Handyside

Mary Jane is a New Zealand trained physiotherapist with over thirty-eight years of experience. Her ongoing professional development has included post-graduate qualifications in orthopaedic manual therapy and both Western and traditional Chinese acupuncture.

Mary-Jane has worked in private practice in Takapuna and Devonport for the past 28 years. She enjoys treating general musculo-skeletal and persistent pain problems to enable people to return to activity. Mary-Jane is passionate about diagnosing and treating the underlying problem as well as the presenting symptoms. She endeavours to teach people about their condition and how to help themselves more effectively, to maintain a healthy active lifestyle.

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