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15 Edsel Street, Henderson
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09-818 3125
Book an Appointment
reception@westaucklandphysio.co.nz
Opening Hours
open 7 days

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Andrew Chen – Director /Acupuncturist

Andrew is a NZ trained acupuncturist with a background in Chinese acupuncture. His practice is based on the experience and strong belief that combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine can help achieve better result and improve both inner and outer well-being of the patients.

Andrew specializes primarily in musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. But he also provides treatment for motor/sensory disorders, internal disorders; cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive disorders etc. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin
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Alan Watt – Physiotherapist

Alan is an AUT graduate with a BHSc in Physiotherapy. Since graduating, he has pursued a career in Musculoskeletal disorders and been a team physio for both rugby union and Australian football teams.

Alan completed the Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2018, expanding his manual therapy skills and knowledge.

At the start of 2020, Alan started additional Postgraduate education in Sports physiotherapy, further expanding his knowledge in  advanced assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation skills in orthopedics and sports physiotherapy.
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Doris Kraus – Physiotherapist

Doris graduated in Germany in 1997. Doris  brings with her 20 years of clinical experience into our practice. Doris has been treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries with great success.

Doris is a qualified Bowen therapist and is also a fully Certified Mulligan Practitioner. The Mulligan technique is beneficial for musculoskeletal disorders using pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques.

Doris also works as a part time lecturer at Unitec, teaching safe moving and handling techniques.
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Andrew Graham – Sonographer

UPL ultrasound service has partnered with West Auckland Physiotherapy to bring our patients quality ultrasound imaging.

Dr Brett Lyons and Andrew Graham bring years of MSK imaging experience.

Dr Lyons has worked as clinical director of radiology at Dunedin Hospital, during which time he was also a senior lecturer at the University of Otago. Dr Lyons has been a committee member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. More recently Brett has been working in a private practice pursuing his interest in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention.

Andrew Graham is unique in his field, as he holds a Physiotherapy and Sonography qualifications. 

The UPL team can provide diagnostic ultrasound, real time ultrasound biofeedback and a variety of ultrasound guided injections.

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Troy Choi – Acupuncturist

Troy graduated with BHSc of Health Science (Acupuncture) as a qualified acupuncturist. Troy is a believer of natural medicine and the body’s capability of natural healing. She uses Acupuncture as medium to restore the healing process and speed up recovery.

Troy’s primary treatment is with Musculoskeletal disorders, acute to chronic, to reduce pain and inflammation and to improve movements.

Troy also offers holistic acupuncture treatment for Women’s diseases, Digestive disorders, Insomnia, etc to help improve the quality of life. Troy uses multiple treatments, modalities including Cupping, Tuina Massage, Guasha to help achieve a faster recovery.
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Ellie Son – Acupuncturist

Ellie is from Korea. She immigrated to New Zealand in 1997 with her family.

Growing up, Ellie was interested in biology and natural medicine, which lead her to study Chinese medicine at the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine, Ellie graduated in 1997, with a major in Acupuncture and Tuina massage.

Ellie is experienced in treating a wide range of health problems, including treating pains anywhere in the body, burns, digestive issues and women’s health.

In the past, Ellie has volunteered in churches and Maraes, treating people with acupuncture. Ellie loves to help others with health issues and wishes to help patients visiting West Auckland Physiotherapy, with a kind heart.
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