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Falls Street Clinic

9a Falls Street, Warkworth, 0910

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Ms Marina Shannon

Ms Marina Shannon

Physiotherapist

Education and Experience Marina graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) at the end of 2018 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). Professional views and special interests Marina is passionate about helping people of all ages fulfil their potential in the areas of life that are most meaningful to them and ensuring people are able to keep active. Throughout her time at AUT Marina learnt valuable skill on how to consider a patient holistically and to ensure that their goals are kept at the forefront of treatment. Skills in manual therapy, injury prevention, exercise prescription are just a few of the foundational principles used in Marina’s practice. Marina’s main area of interest is musculoskeletal physiotherapy, however she was able to learn valuable skills during time spent in the hospital setting working in rehab wards including stroke rehabilitation, intensive care and paediatrics. Marina is always looking to expand her knowledge and skillset with additional treatment modalities such as dry needling. Outside of work In her spare time Marina enjoys a good team game of basically anything outdoors, exploring new beaches along New Zealand’s coastline, taking photos, stand-up paddle boarding and specialty coffee. View details »

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Mr Joel Mowat

Mr Joel Mowat

Physiotherapist

Joel graduated from AUT in 2008 with a BHSc (Physio) degree. Since then he has also completed a number of courses to refine his skills and interests. These include: Dry needling plus and Bike setup (2012), as well as a Level 1 CrossFit coaches accreditation completed in Manchester, England (2013). Joel expanded his skill set in 2016 and completed his NeuroLink training in Melbourne and Sydney. With a wide range of clinical roles held in both NZ and Australia, Joel has a passion for musckuloskeletal physio. He spent a year working in vocational rehabilitation, helping clients return to work following surgery, as well as looking after athletes and sports teams. For several years now Joel has had an active involvement in CrossFit. He has completed his coaching certification to better understand the sport but enjoys working in the box as a physio, helping athletes with their mobility and power. Some of the clients Joel has worked with include: Runners Triathletes and Cyclists Cycling teams CrossFitters Rugby teams and Rowers Professional views and special interests With a passion for people Joel enjoys helping individuals reach their goals. Whether your aim is to simply walk the dog without pain or to make a new PB lift, he is passionate about making this your reality. Joel prides himself on helping his clients to more thoroughly understand their bodies. In developing this understanding, improvement is more tangible and therefore drastically increased. This focus on education extends not only to your physical presentation, but also to the external factors contributing to the problem. Joel takes a holistic approach to the assessment and management of clients, he enjoys using all the tools he has available to create a clear picture of the problem, then illustrate this to you in a way which clearly links the site of pain or limitation to the root cause of the problem. With numerous different treatment modalities available to him Joel is able to pick and choose what will work best for you and will involve you in the plan. Outside of work Outside of a busy work and family life, Joel loves to surf and run. He completed the Paris Marathon in 2014 where he posted a time of 3h13. He actively keeps fit by running a few times a week and getting out for a surf whenever he can. View details »

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