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Expert Team

Paul Gumbley, MPNZ, DipMT – Physiotherapist

Paul graduated from Auckland University of Technology and went on to complete postgraduate training in manipulative therapy. He has a particular interest in elder care, 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 MPNZ, DipMT – Physiotherapist

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.

Andrew Chen – Acupuncturist

Andrew is a NZ trained acupuncturist with a background in Chinese acupuncture. He specialises in musculoskeletal problems and neurological disorders as well as treating digestive problems and weight control. Andrew is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Working with the physio certainly gives me a different angle to look at health problems, I strongly believe the tendency of combination of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine is the right way to achieve a better human well-beings.

I am still working and studying from my uncle who is based in Mount Albert. He used to work in Provincial Hospital, majoring in neurology and muscular-skeletal specialities. It is well acknowledged that acupuncture has no side-effects natural therapy and has been proven to treat many neural disorders, such as trigeminal neuroglia, motor and sensory disorders, a serial of digestive system malfunction, as well as cardio-vascular disorders which are strongly backed up from researches and clinical data.

Bei Li Yi, BHSc ACU – Acupuncturist

I first started my career in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006. I have a keen interest in women’s health and use various acupuncture styles in combination for best results. Bei Li has a special interest in the area women’s health, pain relief and internal problems. She is also trained and conversant with using a wide range of traditional Chinese practices such as cupping, abdominal needling, navel and balance needling.

Bei Li also works with a wide variety of clientele, both men and women, and can help those who are trying to quit smoking, lose weight or manage and reduce pain or cope with depression or insomnia using a modern style of acupuncture for a pain free simple life. Bei Li is also fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Catherine Gambaro, MPNZ, DipMT – Physiotherapist

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.

Doris Kraus – Physiotherapist

Doris brings 20 years of experience working in Germany and since 1997 in New Zealand with older adults and patients with musculoskeletal injuries. Doris graduated from Germany as a physiotherapist and also a qualified Bowen therapy practitioner. She is working as a part-time lecturer at Unitec, teaching safe moving and handling techniques.