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.

Troy Choi – Acupuncturist

Troy graduated with BHSc of Health Science (Acupuncture) as a qualified acupuncturist. She has primary interests in sport and rehabilitation therapy to help people achieve their goals, as well as other holistic approaches of treatment for women’s diseases, digestive disorders, insomnia, etc. to help improve their quality of life.

Troy is from Korea and spent many years in Malaysia, where she served as a volunteer acupuncturist, working alongside medical professions in native villages to provide a better medical service for the community. She enjoys providing alternative therapy such as cupping and tuina massage, which are beneficial as methods of relaxation for the modern life.

Doris Kraus – Physiotherapist

Doris graduated in Germany in 1997; she bought 20 years of experience to New Zealand. 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, in the “Mulligan” technique, which 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.

Ellie Son – Physiotherapist

Ellie is from Korea. She immigrated to New Zealand in 1997 with her family. When Ellie was young, she 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.

Alan Watt – Physiotherapist

Alan graduated AUT with a BHS in Physiotherapy. Since graduating, Alan has pursued a career in Musculoskeletal disorders. During this time, Alan has been the team physio for several seasons for both rugby and Australian Football teams. At the end of 2018 Alan successfully completed his Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. In 2020 Alan will beginning studying for his Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy.