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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 24 years experience in professional sport and private practice, Robin now runs a physio business in the Bay of Islands, NZ. His passion is mountain biking, rugby, free-diving and kayaking.

  • Master’s Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy (Curtin, WA)

  • BSc (Hons) Physio (1st Class)

  • BA (Hons) Sport Studies

Damon Lucas

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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With a strong professional interest in manual therapy and rehabilitation (completing Watson headache, dry needling and COMT at AUT), Damon enjoys sport, hunting, fishing & time at home with family.

  • BHSc (Physio)

  • BSc (Sports and Exercise Science)

  • Cert. Orth Man. Th (AUT)


Louise Reilly

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Having worked with several professional rugby teams in Scotland, Louise has brought her expertise in sports medicine to Bay Physio. She enjoys water sports, running, horse riding, skiing, & the beach.

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc Sports Science and Exercise
  • Accredited Pilates Instructor (APPI)
  • Registered Acupuncturist

Adam Herbison

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Adam studied at AUT and is completing the Post Graduate Certificate of Manual Therapy. He has a passion for musculoskeletal rehabilitation and sports medicine. Represented NZ at Taekwon-Do 2017/18.


BSc Health Science (Physiotherapy)
Dry Needling (PAANZ)
Personal Trainer (NZIHF)
Completing post-graduate COMT course through NZMPA

Leigh Tawharu

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Leigh is an experienced sport physiotherapist: Silver Ferns accelerant squad camp physio, assistant physio for Northern Mystics for 2 years (2011), Waitakere NPC Netball team physio to name but a few roles. Leigh joined Bay Physio in July 2019

Lu Nock

Administration - Kerikeri
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Lu worked for Placemakers for 17 years and is an avid sports follower, mostly particularly The Blues rugby team. Not surprisingly since her son Sam currently plays for them (2020 season).

Paihia Admin

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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