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The Physio Connect Team

Regan Wigg Physio Connect

Regan Wigg

Director & Principle Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (BHSc, BHSc Physiotherapy).

I’m Regan and I’m the owner and founder of Physio Connect, I launched the company 9 years ago with the vision of making expert level, innovative and integrated healthcare easily accessible throughout Auckland and beyond. I’ve been practising physiotherapy for over 10 years and have a semi-professional Rugby league background having played at both provincial and national levels, so have many years of experience in dealing with sports injuries and rehabilitation. Before becoming a Physiotherapist I gained a Bachelor of Health Science at Auckland University. I have an extensive background working with recreational and higher level athletes. Over the past 3 years i’ve enjoyed caring for NZ tag and touch teams and for local rugby and rugby league teams. When i’m not at work or spending time with my wife and three young kids, I enjoy playing rugby league, golf, paddle boarding, and tag

Sonia Bailey

Sonia Bailey

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (BHSc Physiotherapy PG.Dip Acupuncture)

Through my clinical experience with all forms of physiotherapy at Physio Connect, I have nurtured a strong interest in rehabilitating the upper limb. The impact that the right and timely treatment can have on not only pain levels but a patient's daily life is one of the reasons I love what I do. I recently up skilled in eastern and western methods of acupuncture, allowing me to bring you a holistic approach to your recovery. In my free time I enjoy continuing to make the most of everything Auckland has to offer. I also enjoy running, having completed my first half marathon in 2015. I’m excited to be tackling the challenges of 2017 and continuing to develop my knowledge and experience!

Joseph Ho

Joseph Ho

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (BHSc Physiotherapy, BHSc )

I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from AUT and have a background in biomedical sciences, exercise prescription and personal training. I am trilingual, speaking English, Mandarin and Cantonese. I very much enjoy what I do and believe in a holistic approach to physiotherapy and rehabilitation, striving to encourage others to be the best and strongest version of themselves.

Saskia Alexander

Physiotherapist (BHSc Physiotherapy)

I joined the Physio Connect family after completing my Physiotherapy degree at AUT in 2016. It was an easy decision and transition here as I spent my first placement with the team. My passion for musculoskeletal health and wellbeing has been built off years of netball and an active lifestyle, which inherently came with the odd injury. My special interests are working with sporting injuries and understanding human biomechanics and muscular imbalances and how this can lead to injury.  I have worked alongside rugby and other sporting codes and events and am currently taking gym/pool based recovery programs.  I am passionate about helping others and meeting new people and bring an approachable, compassionate and motivating nature to my work. I am a keen traveler, enjoy the outdoors and playing netball and basketball. 

Anne Leithead

Musculoskeletal therapist (BHSc Physiotherapy. Dip Therapeutic Massage and Clinical Sports Therapy)

I have recently finished my Bachelor of Health Science Physiotherapy at AUT.  I have an experienced background in Clinical Sports massage having massaged for the past 13 years, during this time i worked at a number of sporting events around Auckland. I have always had a keen interest in health and the human body, with her key focus areas being movement and function restoration after injury. After noting the improvement my clients and patients where receiving from massage therapy, I wanted to take it to the next level and understand the pathology of injury and the physiology of recovery.  

Out of work my interests include, hiking, paddle boarding, camping, fishing and spending time with friends and family

 

Heewon Mo

Heewon Mo

Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Having been born in Korea, I first came to in New Zealand back in 2004. My experience with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine has seen me in a wide variety of roles ranging from acupuncture missionary work in Cambodia to acupuncture for facial rejuvenation in beauty therapy. I’ve had the chance to contribute to ongoing industry research and use my skills to thrive here with acupuncture as part of an integrated and holistic healthcare setting. I like treating all kinds of injuries but am particularly good with ankle and knee issues, having helped many elderly patients with acute pain. In my free time, I love jogging around the park, hanging out with friends at cafes, viewing art presentations - especially water-colours and oil paintings, and listening to the music - especially piano and cello. I also enjoy snorkelling and diving at Goat Island!

Alice Xian

Acupuncturist

I graduated in Southern Medical University of China in 2013 with a Bachelor Degree of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and became a registered TCM doctor. After qualifying I practiced TCM within the educational system  and Southern Hospital for 5 years. With my background of Health Management and TaiChi Instructing I will bring a holistic approach to the treatment of diseases, injuries and functional symptoms. It is my pleasure to work with lovely and professional colleagues in the team of Physio Connect. I hope to help more people as i grow within the rehabilitation model. In my spare time i enjoy TaiChi , reading and watching movies. I also like eating delicious food with friends, walking along the beach and exploring the scenery of NZ.

Lisa Cliffe 

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (BHSc Physiotherapy

I Graduated with a degree in physiotherapy 10 years ago. Since then, I have committed myself to up skilling and refining my skills in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. My main attraction to physio was the ability to work one on one with patients throughout their rehabilitation, getting to know them as individuals and the root cause of their injury leading to action plans specific to their injury/aliment . My special interest area include postural retraining and post surgical rehabilitation. This encompasses both a hands on and exercise based treatments. In her spare time Lisa enjoys long journeys on her motorbike, fibre crafts and spending time with her animals.

Eiko Motomiya

Eiko Motomiya

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

I came to New Zealand in 2014 following the Tokyo nuclear power plant explosion in order to pursue my dreams in life again and have been extremely lucky in meeting very nice people here. It is a great joy and privilege to be able to work at this clinic with my warm-hearted colleagues, treating charming and interesting people every day. I ran my own clinical in Tokyo for 13 years and so am very experienced in this field. I hope to use this knowledge and passion to continue to help others.

Eunice Yoon
Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

I joined the Physio Connect family last year in June 2016 after discovering there passion for genuine care. I graduated with a bachelor of traditional Chinese medicine in 2007 and progressed on to obtain a master's degree in acupuncture in 2011. This has progressed my base knowledge allowing me to treat a wide range of symptoms and injuries. My favoured specialty is lower back pain and post surgical treatments, in these areas  methods of TCM can really help with pain and function. We  have a lovely clinics and I enjoy working closely with my colleagues from different professions  to provide well rounded integrated treatments. I really enjoy talking to and working with patients and to develop their individualized treatment regimes and see their  progress. In my off time I enjoy going to the gym, keeping active and mellowing out with a movies.

 

Leon Lindsay-Russell

Leon Lindsay-Russell

Physiotherapist (BHSc Physiotherapy), NZRP

I became a qualified physiotherapist in 2015, after graduating from AUT with the John Morris Memorial Prize for the top clinical grades/best student clinician in my final year as an undergraduate.  My experience in clinical practice has led me to have a keen interest in dry needling, sports injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. I aim to advance my knowledge with postgraduate study in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and advancing my dry needling ability. I consider myself a relatable, compassionate and friendly person who takes pride in helping other people. In my free time, I enjoy surfing, mountain biking and playing underwater hockey.

Mike Gibson

Physiotherpist (BHSc, Physiotherapy, TCM Acupuncture) 

I hold two bachelor of health science one in Physiotherapy and one in Acupuncture. I completed my degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine majoring in Acupuncture in 2011 and have a keen interest in the use of acupuncture as a treatment on its own or in conjunction with physiotherapy sessions. I have an appreciation for both eastern and western models of treatment and use them both as best indicated. I place a lot of focus on the therapeutic side of treatment sessions. I am a very approachable friendly guy who tries to make everyone feel welcome. Look forward to assisting you back to your best. In my free time I like to do adventure activities, travel, ski/snowboard, shop, road trips, and spend time with friends.

Jay Kim
Acupuncturist  (BHSc. Acupuncture & Physics, Dip. Chinese Herbal Medicine & Qigong :)

I graduated from The New Zealand School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with a degree in Acupuncture and a Diploma of Qigong and Chinese herbal medicine in 2012.  I then worked Parnell(2013~2015) and Mt wellington (2016~2017.4) acupuncture clinic.Busy modern people have been exposed to various ailments that are creating an imbalance in their physical or mental activity. These imbalances can be the main causes in degrading the quality of our everyday lives. So I simply provide therapeutic relief to improve your body’s natural healthy balance and increase your quality of life. My success is measured by patients achieving their optimal health and wellness, patient satisfaction, happiness, improvement in the state of affairs in healthcare on all levels. In my free time I enjoy going to the Stardome and watching stars in the night sky with family. 

Amy Naiker

Amy Adams

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (BHSc)

I completed my studies at AUT, graduating in 2013. I enjoy working with a client centered approach and have a passion for helping others reach their rehabilitation goals. I completed my Matwork and Reformer Pilates training in 2015 and believe this has been a beneficial treatment option for my clients. I would love to continue my Pilates training and plan to complete my Barre and Barrel training in the near future. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, reading and swimming. I hope that I can work with you to achieve your goals!

Eden Wood

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (BHSc, Physiotherapist)

I completed my physiotherapy training at AUT university in 2014. I have a keen interest in sports physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation and helping people achieve their goals. I have worked alongside the Silverdale rugby team where i has gained experience with the management of acute injuries and have had my fair share of injuries. I have a background in gymnastics, I competed as a competitive gymnast for 11 years earning numerous national titles. After retirement from gymnastics I have remained heavily involved in the North Harbour gymnastics club coaching various competitive groups. I am very passionate about physical fitness/exercise and love working with children. In my spare time I spend a lot of time at City fitness Gym or exploring cafes around Auckland. This year I am completing a post-graduate qualification in acupuncture, this will be another tool I can use to help people with their rehabilitation.

 

Amy Bartlett 

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (BHSc, Physiotherapist)

I completed my Physiotherapy degree at AUT and graduated in 2016. I bring a real love for sport based injury rehabilitation and prevention from a background in the sport and fitness industry after completing a degree in Sport and Exercise from Massey University in 2012. I really enjoy the challenge of musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and find value in helping my patients best understand their injuries and condition. I aim to always bring holistic approach to my consultations, this guides me to the root issues where I can help with my patients rehabilitation. In my spare time I enjoy time at the gym, skiing and playing dodgeball.

 

 

Fei Rao

Fei Rao

Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Before joining the Physio Connect Family, I previously worked as an Acupuncturist and a Traditional Medicine Practitioner in a Chinese hospital for 4 years after completing 8 years of study and training at HuBei and NanJing TCM University in China. I have been practicing in New Zealand medical centres for 4 years now and enjoy being able to use my skills to help patients relieve their pain and get them back to their regular routine and life. I’m greatly enjoying my time with Physio Connect and am glad to be able to work with my lovely colleagues in this integrated healthcare setting.

Zigie Wightman

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, BHSc

Originally from the Waikato, I graduated from AUT in 2012 and have since called Auckland home. I come from a netball background but enjoy playing and being involved in most sports and outdoor activities. My passion resides in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and I have gained experience working with a diverse range of sports and youth specific conditions. I am qualified to practice western acupuncture and hope to further my knowledge in the future in both musculoskeletal physiotherapy and nutrition. My treatments combine both a hands on and exercise based approach, aiming to achieve both your short and long term goals and ensuring that you get back to feeling and functioning at your best. I love helping and meeting new people and I feel lucky to be able to do both every day. Outside of work you might find me at the beach or on one of Auckland's local bush walks.

Jordan Sussex

Physiotherapist (BHSc, Physiotherapy) 

In 2015 I graduated from AUT University with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. During the early stages of my career and whilst studying, I have gained experience working alongside many sporting clubs including rugby, netball and volleyball. Having come from a sporting background myself I have a keen interest in sporting injuries, particularly spinal injuries or those that are seen in cricket players. I am also interested in post-op rehabilitation and neurological conditions and I hope to advance my knowledge in these areas with further postgraduate study. In my free time I enjoy playing cricket, making music and connecting with people at my church

Eunbin Mo

Acupuncturist

I arrived in New Zealand from South Korea in 2003. In 2013 I graduated with a qualification in Acupuncture, Qigong, Tuina and Herbal Medicine. I went back to South Korea to serve for my country for 2 years as an army medic. Also I have been involved in missionary work as an Acupuncturist. I have experience in various types of traumatic pain, injuries and cold related symptoms. I am friendly and passionate with regards to helping people recover from their injuries as well as improve their overall health. In my spare time I like to read, watch movies and socialize with friends.

Steven Zinsli

Steven Zinsli - Consulting at Milford and Northcote clinic.
Principle Podiatrist
BHSc (Podiatry) APMA, NZ ionizing radiation license

Podiatry excites me because it’s a rapidly evolving field - there’s a continuous stream of new information that’s constantly being presented and with that comes the development of advanced new treatments and the refinement of our current strategies. As a musculoskeletal podiatrist, I’m passionate about staying at the forefront of this innovative healthcare system because it allows me to offer my patients the most effective evidence-based treatment options, getting them back on their feet and out of pain faster and easier than ever before. One of the things I love most about what I do is knowing the difference that the right treatment makes to a patients overall quality of life - I’ve been through it myself. Ongoing foot pain can be extremely limiting and debilitating and no one should have to ‘just put up with it’ or consider it a normal part of their life. I believe in an integrated, patient centred approach to healthcare in which my patients and I work together and tailor each plan to their unique lives and daily regiment to achieve the best outcomes and get them back to doing the activities they love without being limited by pain. I also enjoy minor soft tissue surgeries and have a keen interest in injection therapies for rehabilitation. Outside of work I enjoy getting out into the sunshine, training at the gym and reading.

Linus Jeon- Consulting at Browns bay and Stanmore bay clinic. 

BHSc (Podiatry)

The importance of lower limb health hit me very hard while I was walking my 800km-long pilgrimage trail of Camino de Santiago, and together with my love for helping people, it is what got me into Podiatry. I feel great satisfaction watching people leave with a smile from relief and I have made my goal to achieve this with each patient I see. I am a graduate from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry and I have great interest in not only sports injuries but also wound care and the surgical aspects of Podiatry. Outside my working hours, I like to practice Kendo and go tramping. I also love to jam on my piano and bass and I let my travel bug take me to distant places. I would love to help out with your lower limb problems.