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

About Komal Cleland – Physiotherapist

Komal team physiotherapist based in Howick
Komal Cleland – physiotherapist and pelvic health expert

Komal completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from AUT.

She has always wanted to go into the medical field since she was young, and with a strong interest in human anatomy, sports and exercise, she decided physiotherapy was for her.

Over the years, Komal has done many hours of massage therapy and has completed her final year of placements in Waikato DHB, during which she developed a strong interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Komal has specific interest in hands-on manual therapy treatment techniques.

Komal is really excited to work in the Howick area to apply her skills, contribute and help people in the community.

On top of her physiotherapy degree she completed a certificate in Pelvic Health making her an expert in the treatment of a number of pelvic floor conditions such as:

– Pregnancy and post-natal care
– Pelvic Pain
– Sexual Dysfunction/Pain
– Bladder/Bowel Incontinence
– Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Outside of working, Komal enjoys reading, baking, participating in yoga and pilates classes, and travelling.

About Nick Storey – AcupuncturistNick Storey - Acupuncturist Howick

Nick 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.

Nick has a passion for holistic healing. For him this is much more than a career. He lives what he preaches.

Here is his personal statement:

“I have a keen interest in promoting blood flow to all parts of the body. As I see it “Where the blood flows, good health follows”. Acupuncture has been used for over two thousand years by the Ancient Chinese as a method of stimulating the capillaries of the body to transport life giving blood to where it is needed; muscles, organs, bones, nerves and other soft tissues. I also use heat (traditional oils & mineral heat lamps) and Chinese ‘Tuina’ (a special massage designed to stretch and loosen muscles) to further stimulate blood flow, which can reduce pain and assist the rehabilitation process. I like to encourage our clients to breathe and relax during these sessions, as this enhances the therapeutic effects of each acupuncture session.
Other interests include: reading about the mind/body/spirit connection; music (both making it and listening to it), Tai Chi and meditation.”

About Alex – Physiotherapist

Alex has extensive experience working with top level sports teams beingAlex senior physiotherapist photo 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.