The team

Derek Timmins

Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist, MPNZ
Principal Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Derek graduated from his physiotherapy degree at AUT University in 2000. Following his interests in acupuncture he completed a further two years of study to become a Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist and is the current President of the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand. Derek is also a guest lecturer on the Post Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture at AUT University.

Derek has worked in Private practices in Hamilton, Sydney and since 2005 in East Auckland, where he is also a Principal Physiotherapist at Pakuranga Physiotherapy and Marina Physio. Derek uses his skills in mobilisation, manipulation, acupuncture and exercise prescription to help clients return to pre-injury health and improve function.

Derek is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist credentialled by Dr Melissa Davidson (Specialist Physiotherapist). He can treat incontinence and pelvic pain as well as other pelvic health conditions. Derek is a member of NZ Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Group, Continence NZ and the International Continence Society.
Derek is also certified with the Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor to help golfers reduce injury risk and improve their swing.

Outside of work, Derek enjoys watersports, spending time with his family and playing guitar and mandolin.

Oliver Low

MPNZ, BSc, BPhty, PG cert. Western acupuncture, MH Prac Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Principal Physiotherapist

Oliver is one of the Principal Physiotherapists. He has completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and acupuncture and brings several years of experience.

Oliver is heavily involved with elite level sports teams, most specifically Hockey New Zealand and Athletics New Zealand. He has attended several pinnacle international sporting competitions including Commonwealth games, Athletics, World Championships, Hockey World cups and is part of the team heading to Tokyo with the Paralympic Athletics team.
He has several areas of interest, but just generally enjoys working with people and helping people regain independence no matter the level of activity.
When he isn’t at work, he’s chasing his kids on their bikes, attempting some DIY or just simply enjoying a good coffee

Liz Boyd, Dip. Physiotherapy

Pelvic health Physiotherapist

Liz graduated from the Otago Physiotherapy School in 1987, and has since then worked in various roles both in New Zealand and abroad. Liz has travelled with sports teams in the past and has owned and worked in private practices since 1990.

Liz is highly experienced and treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular interest in muscle imbalance, core stability and clinical Pilates with certification by Dance Medicine Australia.

Liz has a special interest in Pelvic Health working with Men and Women who experience issues with continence, pelvic pain and pre and post prostrate surgical rehab. Liz is a member of Women’s Health Training Association, Continence NZ and NZ Pelvic Health special interest group.

Liz is Bradcliffe certified and treats people with all types of breathing pattern disorders and respiratory conditions.
Outside of work, Liz enjoys a busy family life juggling three children, sailing, riding horses and looking after her sheep and chickens on a large property.

Tania Cibulskis. Bsc, BHSc (Physiotherapy), PG dip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MPNZ


Tania graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physiotherapy from AUT in 1999, having completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Auckland University prior to that. She has specialised as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist working in various private practices and hospital settings in Auckland and the UK since then. In 2014 Tania completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at AUT. In addition to this she is a qualified acupuncturist and has completed certified pilates training.
Tania has a wealth of experience and treats all musculoskeletal conditions, with special interests in the spine, sport injuries, and movement pattern disorders. She has a holistic and evidence-based treatment approach incorporating manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise-based rehabilitation, and education to help people get back to doing what they love.
Tania has a love for the outdoors and is planning to complete all the Great Walks of NZ, having completed three already. She enjoys trail running, camping, and planning holidays around NZ with her husband and two teenage sons.

Haruka Shigeuchi

Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), MPNZ

Haruka has graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). She has clinical experience in a variety of areas of physiotherapy including stroke rehabilitation, physiotherapy in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal outpatients. She is passionate about making people feel heard and helping to achieve people’s physiotherapy goals in an evidence-based manner.

Outside of work you will find Haruka rock climbing, going on nature walks or watching the newest Netflix show.

Pam White


Pam has worked at the Marina Physio clinic since it opened in 2009 and at the Pakuranga Physio clinic for 20years. She lives locally and enjoys the very short commute to work.

She is always ready with a smile to help with making appointments and any queries.
When not at work she is busy with three young grandchildren.

Rebecca Timmins


Rebecca has been with Marina Physio since we opened in 2009 – job sharing with Pam. She does however, fill-in as needed at our Pakuranga and Beachlands clinics.

Rebecca is married, and the mother of two girls, one dog and one cat

Carolyn Steele


Carolyn lives locally in Northpark, having previously lived in Bucklands Beach. She has been a patient of the Pakuranga clinic over many years and now enjoys being on the other side of the desk, providing efficient and friendly service to our patients.

Outside of work Carolyn enjoys all sport, playing tennis and supporting family in their sporting endeavors.