JOEL MOWAT - Senior Physiotherapist and Director
Joel graduated from AUT in 2008 with a BHSc (Physio) degree. Since then, he has completed a number of courses to refine his skills and interests. These include: Dry Needling, Bike Setup,
Level 1 Crossfit Coaches Accreditation, and Neurolink training.
Joel has a passion for musculoskeletal physio and helping individuals reach their goals. Whether your aim is to walk the dog without pain, or to make a new PB lift, he is eager to make this goal your reality. Joel has spent time working in vocational rehabilitation and alongside various sports teams and athletes including: runners, triathletes, cyclists, Cross-Fitters, rugby players and rowers.
Joel prides himself on helping his clients more thoroughly understand their bodies. With this understanding, improvement is more tangible and therefore drastically increased. He takes a holistic approach, focusing not only on your physical presentation, but any external factors that may be contributing to the problem. With numerous treatment modalities available to him, Joel is able to pick and choose what will work best for you and involve you in the plan.
Outside of a busy work and family life, Joel loves to run and get out for a surf whenever there’s a wave.
REBEKAH DAVIDSON - Physiotherapist
Rebekah graduated from AUT with a BHSc (Physio) in 2016. Since then, she has continued her education in Advanced Dry Needling (2017), pelvic floor physiotherapy and incontinence management (2018/2021) and a post graduate diploma in veterinary physiotherapy (2019-2021).
Rebekah has experience with various sports including horse riding, netball, rugby, in-line hockey, and water polo. Rebekah is passionate about returning people to their full function. She enjoys achieving goals, using a combination on manual therapy and exercise prescription to succeed.
Outside of work, Rebekah enjoys spending time on the farm, relaxing at the beach, reading, or renovating. She has 2 fur babies and loves exploring new places with them.
MARINA SHANNON - Physiotherapist
Marina graduated from AUT with a BHSc (Physio) at the end of 2018. Throughout her time there, she learned the valuable skill of how to consider a patient holistically and ensure that their goals are kept at the forefront of treatment.
Marina’s main area of interest is musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Skills in manual therapy, injury prevention, dry needling, and exercise prescription are just a few foundational principals that Marina uses. She has also spent time working in a hospital setting, working in stroke rehabilitation, intensive care, and paediatrics.
Outside of work, Marina enjoys doing anything outdoors. She loves a good team game, stand-up paddle boarding, and exploring beaches along New Zealand’s coastline. Marina also enjoys taking photos and appreciates specialty coffee.
EDDIE SCHURMANN - Senior Physiotherapist
Eddie graduated from the University of the Free State in South Africa in 1995 (BSc). Eddie has worked as a physio across the globe in South Africa, the USA, and New Zealand. He has also worked in various hospitals and clinic settings, and has owned private practices. In South Africa, Eddie was a part time lecturer at ETA (Exercise Teachers Academy).
Most of Eddie’s experience and interest lies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He focuses on manual therapy, Myofascial release, dry needling, and exercise prescription. He believes that forming good habits with daily exercise, postural focus, and well balanced nutrition, are integral to good health and injury prevention. Eddie has worked with numerous athletics teams.
Outside of work, Eddie comes from a multisport and triathlon/duathlon background, where he was fortunate to be chosen to represent South Africa. Over the years, he has also completed numerous running and canoeing marathons, ultra-distance races, and multi-day adventure races. Nowadays, he prefers to spend time with his family and is learning to surf.