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Welcome To West Auckland Physio


homeside Waitakere Physiotherapist Have you been searching the city for a quality physiotherapist?  You’ve come to the right place.  West Auckland Physio is one of Waitakere’s premiere clinics. Our team provides a wide range of physio services including manipulative therapy, rehab exercise therapy and acupuncture, always with your specific condition in mind. Whether your problem is the result of a chronic condition like arthritis, a sports injury, workplace mishap, car accident, or recurring headaches from ergonomic, or postural problems, we can help you achieve greater mobility, a faster recovery, and a pain-free life.

At any time our physiotherapy clinic is filled with athletes and non-athletes alike ranging in age from 10 to 95. Our patients are recreational and elite athletes; business professionals and manual labourers; computer programmers and avid gardeners.  We treat the fit to the not so fit, acute and chronic ailments, spinal, muscular, and joint injuries.

We provide a friendly, supportive and professional atmosphere, and before we start your physiotherapy treatment, we listen because we understand that no one knows your body better than you.  We work with you to restore mobility, strength and function, so you can return to your normal work and leisure activities.



Our clinic is open 7 days a week:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00-17:30

Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday: 8:00-19:00

Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-16:00

The West Auckland Physio Team

We actively involve our patients in their own healing process. We believe this teamwork approach promotes early recovery and a faster return to full mobility and pain free function.

Paul Gumbley

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Paul is a New Zealand trained physiotherapist with postgraduate training in manipulative therapy. He has a particular interest in chronic pain conditions and biomechanics in relation to posture and movement.

Paul worked in private clinics and hospitals in Canada before returning to his native New Zealand, where he opened West Auckland Physiotherapy in 1993. He has played rugby for Auckland Suburbs, and enjoys squash, cycling, skiing and distance running.


Mark Grimstone

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Mark has 25 years working as a musculoskeletal sports physiotherapist both in New Zealand  and Australia.  He has been a physiotherapy consultant to soccer, rugby and rugby league clubs during this time

He has postgraduate qualifications in sports physiotherapy and acupuncture.  He specialises in soft tissue pain problems and sports injuries, and enjoys working with patients who have problem injuries and getting them back to their sport as quickly as possible.


Catherine Gambaro

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Catherine graduated from Auckland University of Technology with her BHSc (physio) and received her Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and Postgraduate Certificate in Acupuncture from the University of Otago.

Catherine can provide musculoskeletal physiotherapy as well as acupuncture.  Her particular areas of interest and expertise include pain management, exercise rehabilitation and core strengthening.