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Neil Barback
Practice owner and lead physiotherapist


BSc (Physio) Hons MNZSP/Dip Orthopaedic Medicine/ UK PT Acup

Neil is an English born and trained physiotherapist who has now been in New Zealand for 10 years with his Kiwi wife and two children.
He has an interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and has a wide range of experience including working within the NHS in the UK, for the Oxford University Rugby Club and for a private practice. Neil is trained in acupuncture and spinal manipulation and has a particular interest in the treatment of the sporting lower limb.

He enjoys treating the local Te Puke population - from orchardists to sports players, from dairy farmers to the elderly and everyone in between.

When not treating in the clinic he enjoys cycling, running and golf.

Rob Reed


BSc(Physio)/ MNZSP/ MNZMPA/ Dip McKenzie Method


Rob completed his physiotherapy training in the USA and has worked in New Zealand for many years, primarily in the Wellington area before more recently relocating to the Bay of Plenty. He has huge expertise in treating musculoskeletal conditions with a special interest in treating spinal pain. He has worked with Robin McKenzie, a world-renowned Kiwi physio. Rob enjoys running, tennis, fishing and, when he gets time, a good round of golf!

Sophie Hodge


BSc (Physio), MNZSP, Acupuncture

Sophie graduated as a physiotherapist in 2011 and since then she has travelled the world

applying her skills in London, Canada and Auckland!

Sophie has a passion for hands-on effective treatment of injuries and is qualified to use

acupuncture as part of her treatment. She has experience working with sports teams. Sophie is a keen horse rider, and plays tennis and football.

Sophie is also currently studying Veterinary Physiotherapy.

Massage therapist  Monday and Friday, 30,45, 60 or 90 min appointments available


For seven years I have demonstrated my excellent knowledge and understanding of movement and its effect on muscles.  I am a fully qualified massage therapist and in addition, I am also a fully qualified personal trainer.   


Massage hugely benefits all aspects of our quality of life.   Whether it be the physical or mental stress of our busy lifestyles and schedules, injury, work or sports performance. 


Functional capacity is important to me.  Pain brings us down and affects our psychological mood.  I appreciate how soreness from your efforts or injury after a sporting event or the day to day rigor of physical employment can affect other aspects of daily living. Taking an individual and holistic approach, I focus on providing a beneficial and informed variety of massage and pain management techniques to address the true cause of muscular aches and pain.