Please meet our clinical team at BodyFit Physiotherapy Howick and Pakuranga!

About Shawn Lawyer – Physiotherapist

Shawn is a local. He spent most of his schooling  years in the surrounding Pakuranga and Highland park area. At age 17  he knew he wanted to be a physio as he could see the positive impact  this profession had on his community and his own family.

Shawn went to AUT  where he studied the intricacy of his future career for four years.

Shawn also has a passion for sport. Particularly Karate which he is also very passionate about. Over the last few years he rose through the ranks to become a black belt at  his local dojo, where he now teaches kids this ancient martial art.

In his  spare time, Shawn enjoys reading, socializing and gardening.

Throughout his time studying and working, Shawn became more interested  in geriatric care, back and neck pain treatment including joint manipulation and mobilization. Shawn always  strives to provide the best treatment for his patients, so you know  you are in good hands.


About Aaran – Acupuncturist

Aaran is a talented Traditional Chinese Acupuncture practitioner. He has a holistic approach which means he focuses on the very source of your health problem, rather than on the symptoms that follow.

Aaran completed his New Zealand National Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture back in 2001. Since then he has traveled to Shanghai, China where he furthered his studies in the field of acupuncture. Since 2008 he has lived and worked in this country helping many New Zealanders recover from their pain and regain their enjoyment of life.

Aaran has been with us since August 2013. During that time he has had some great successes in speeding up recovery and helping many of our patients to get rid of their pain.

Acupunture can be a very beneficial add-on to your treatment so talk to your physiotherapist about booking an acupuncture appointment.

About Alex – Physiotherapist

Alex has extensive experience working with top level sports teams being involved in sports rehab, musculoskeletal assessment and injury management. He holds a Physiotherapy degree and a postgraduate diploma in Sports Medicine from the University of Otago.

Alex graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in 2004 (Bachelor of Health Science – Physiotherapy). He has since worked in private practice with emphasis on sports and spinal injuries. Over the years he has treated a wide range of conditions from occupational injuries to post-operative rehabilitation and more.

Alex has a very goal-focused approach that allows a more effective physiotherapy management of various health problems and where patients are actively involved in their own rehabilitation process.

In 2009 Alex obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine from the University of Otago. This has helped him to further enhance his competence in the physiotherapy field and be able to address the the challenges related more efficiently.

Over the last 10 years he has worked with top level rugby and soccer teams including Waitakere United FC, Otahuhu RFC and Auckland Football Federation and travelled as a team physiotherapist as part of the Oceania Football Confederation football competition. This has greatly enhanced his knowledge in the field of sports rehab and acute as well as chronic injury management.

Alex has a great passion for physiotherapy and hopes for an opportunity to utilise his skills to aid your recovery.

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