Our experienced team of physiotherapists in Newmarket & St Heliers will spend the time to ensure a correct initial diagnosis then provide the education needed to aid recovery.
Stu Ross, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | The Body Refinery

Stu Ross

Stu completed his Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2002 and Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2012. Stu is the owner of The Body Refinery. He has been behind the wheel here for the past 8 years helping things run smoothly!

He worked as physiotherapist for New Zealand Mens Hockey and Takapuna Premiere Rugby. He then spent five years working as a physiotherapist in London, which included a position at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club as the Academy physiotherapist. After this, he was a senior physiotherapist for Her Majesty’s Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (Headley Court), rehabilitating defence force personel returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nick Ewart, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | The Body Refinery

Nick Ewart

Nick qualified as a Physiotherapist here in Auckland before travelling to the University of Alberta in Canada where he gained his Masters degree, majoring in Sports Physiotherapy. He has since worked in private practice for over 20 years, and has also worked with a number of sports teams and organisations including the Auckland Cricket Team, the Auckland Rugby Union, New Zealand Cricket and the Ponsonby Rugby Club.

Nick has a hands-on approach when his treating his patients, and has a particular interest in assisting his patients with gym-based strengthening and rehabilitation as they recover from their injury and return to full fitness. In his spare time Nick is a keen golfer, and exercises regularly at the Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre.

Will Simpson, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | The Body Refinery

Will Simpson

Originally from Wellington, Will completed his training at the University of Otago and graduated in 2013. He has a strong interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and biomechanical optimization, helping clients to not only recover but improve in their chosen field.

Will has a sporting history in football and track and field, competing both at a national and international level. Recently he has completed his SSI SCUBA divemaster training in Thailand while travelling around South East Asia in 2017.

Pauline Thorp, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | The Body Refinery

Pauline Thorp

Pauline completed her BHSc physiotherapy degree in 2002 with a post graduate diploma in Acupuncture. She has worked in a range of Musculoskeltal physiotherapy clinics throughout the years and has a special interest in Clinical Pilates to help her clients reach their full potential.

Pauline has a ‘hands on’ approach to treating her clients, with a combination of soft tissue techniques, mobilisation, strength and conditioning, and accupuncture to help them on their path to injury recovery. Pauline is an ex competitive swimmer, and over the past few years has competed at a national age group level in triathlon, Half Ironman and offroad adventure running races including the Tarawera 50km ultra.

Kate Birks, Physio Newmarket & St Heliers | The Body Refinery

Kate Birks

Kate completed her Physiotherapy training at The University of Nottingham in the UK and graduated in 2012. She has worked in private practices in the UK and with professionals and local sports clubs. Kate moved over to NZ in 2015 where she continued her passion for physio.

She uses a ‘hands on’ approach combined with acupuncture, mobilisation techniques and strength & conditioning to achieve optimal results. Kate is trained in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Y Balance Test which are specialised assessments aimed at identifying dysfunctional movement patterns. Kate has competed at National Level for athletics and enjoys snowboarding, crossfit, netball & the gym. Kate has run 2 marathons and competed at the Masters Games for swimming.