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We only employ staff with a commitment to excellence in clinical, professional, communication and customer services.  We act with the highest levels of integrity and ethical conduct which are set out by the NZSP Ethical Code of Conduct. Where necessary, we encourage a collaborative approach with our medical colleagues to ensure best treatment outcomes to meet your specific long term health goals.


Meet the team

Our highly qualified staff, take the time to understand and clearly communicate the cause of your disorder and don't just treat symptoms.

Robin Holland

Manipulative Physiotherapist
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Over 25 years experience in musculoskeletal and sports physio. In 2004, Bay Physio Ltd started its mission to create the leading musculoskeletal and sports physio clinics in the Bay of Islands....

  • Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy (Curtin, WA) 2002
  • BSc (Hons) Physio (1st Class) 1996
  • BA (Hons) Sport Studies
  • Level 1+2 Dry Needling - GEMt 2011
  • World Rugby Immediate Care in Rugby level 2 - 2021

Melissa Simpson

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Melissa has a passion for elite sport and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She represented NZ at hockey at U18 and U21. Melissa enjoys keeping fit, surfing and spend time with family and friends.

  • BSc Health Science (Physiotherapy) AUT 2016
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture AUT 2018
  • Currently completing post-graduate courses through NZMPA & SEPNZ
  • World Rugby Immediate Care in Rugby Level 2 - 2021



Lindsay le Roux

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Lindsay joined the Bay Physio team from sunny South Africa. She previously worked in a musculoskeletal practice where she treated a range of people from elite athletes to the busy professional.

  • BSc (Hons) Physio 2017 - University of the Witwatersrand, S.A. 
  • Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, N.Z - currently studying at AUT.
  • Dry Needling level 1 + 2 - Clinical Solutions.
  • Clinical Pilates Comprehensive Mat Qualification - Pilates Unlimited.


Tom Ralph

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Tom joined the Bay Physio team in 2022. He has 14 years of musculoskeletal experience. His last 5 years were at Unisports (Ackld) where he worked with country's leading sports physicians and surgeons.

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago) 2009
  • Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy - currently completing
  • Dry Needling PAANZ
  • Pilates Instructor - Stability Plus
  • World Rugby Immediate Care in Rugby - Level 2

Cecile Louw

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Cecile previously worked in one of the leading physio practices in South Africa, where she treated sports, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological injuries in elite athletes and professionals.

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2020 (University of the Western Cape, SA)
  • Dry Needling level 1 + 2 (ODNS Edu-works)
  • Sports taping – Kineso, Dynamic and Rigid taping (EPT & Club Physio)

Sadhana Ravichandran

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Sadhana has a 1st Class Degree from Otago Uni. She has comprehensive musculoskeletal experience in hospital outpatient clinics within NZ. Current sports physio for Kerikeri Premier Rugby team 2024.


1st Class Degree Otago University - Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2021

Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy - currently completing

Lu Nock

Administration - Kerikeri
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Lu joined the Kerikeri Clinic n 2018 having worked for Placemakers for 17 years and is an avid sports follower of The Blues rugby team. Not surprisingly since her son Sam currently plays for them.

Sue Banks

Administration - Paihia
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Sue joined the Paihia Clinic in 2020 having returned to the Bay of Islands after 13 years working as a Legal Assistant, alongside her administration and management role for a family business. 

We can help with:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches or Migraine
  • Arthritic or Joint Pain
  • Back Neck or Pelvic Pain
  • Muscle Imbalance Disorders
  • Persistent Pain Disorders 
  • Muscle, Tendon, Ligament or Nerve Injuries
  • Post Surgical or Post Fracture Disorders
  • Injury Prevention and Movement Pattern Screening