The Body Workshop - Physiotherapy & Acupuncture

Skilled. Kind. Effective.
Pick three.

We aim to inspire, motivate and encourage all of our patients on their individual pathways to getting where they want to go and achieving their goals - from injury recovery to running a marathon, and everything in between!

Come on in and experience the difference... Your body and mind will both thank you for it!

The Body Workshop - Great People

Julian-Cloete

Julian Cloete

Director
Physiotherapist / Martial Arts Instructor

Julian practices with holistic techniques to treat all aspects of the body. His multi-modal physiotherapy practice is used to alleviate pain, correct dysfunctions and enhance physical performance while integrating mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing in the healing process. 

Julian’s treatment principle combines manual and manipulative therapy, movement rehabilitation and functional exercise training, kinesiology and muscle activation, craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation, Qi gong & kinesio-taping among more traditional modalities of physiotherapy.

Julian graduated with Honours in Physiotherapy in 2001 and migrated to NZ with his family in 2009 where he joined the TBW family. He has a strong interest in Tai Chi and Kung Fu and co-ordinates the NZ branch of Yang’s Martial Arts Association. 

Brendon-Hooker

Brendon Hooker

Founder
Managing Director
Acupuncturist / Herbalist

Brendon was the first person in New Zealand to hold both a Western Natural Medicine double diploma and an Eastern Oriental Medicine degree. He integrates the best of both these worlds, blending the Eastern tradition with Western Natural Medicine know-how.

Brendon has been involved in Women’s Health for years, including clinical trials for period pain and the use of acupuncture with IVF. He currently heads up the TBW Women’s Health team.

Brendon’s underlying treatment principle is ‘finding balance’ and aims to not just help people feel better, but help them understand the reasons why they have arrived at their current health issue.

Brendon makes up one half of The Body Workshop Italian Motorcycle Club & Italian Coffee Machine Appreciation Society and has a love for music: from Deep House to Japanese Taiko drumming.

Jasmine-Jung

Jasmine Jung

Acupuncturist

Jasmine is keen to provide not only treatments for what ails you, but also prevention of illness before it comes into play! She is fascinated by the body's ability to heal itself and passionate about enabling this process through the use of acupuncture.

Jasmine's an always curious and always questioning person, interested in a wide range of ideas & concepts, and uses this to advantage when getting to the core of any health issues she treats.

Jas also believes in maintaining a healthy balance by appreciating long periods of restfulness (aka 'sleeping in on Saturday morning') after a hard week's work!

Currently on sabbatical, Jas is taking a well-earned break from work, and will be returning to clinic approximately mid-2024!

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Jake Griffiths

Physiotherapist

Jake has been heavily involved in sports from a young age, excelling at both Rugby and Lacrosse, where he represented New Zealand!

After a significant back injury, he decided to play it safe and instead became involved with helping and treating sports people; from the seasoned athlete to the weekend warrior, Jake can help you recover from injury or improve your game and fitness!

His excellent assessment techniques and ability to get a quick overview of where you are at, help to speed your treatment progress and recovery!

Jake is also a very proud father of his beautiful son, Manawanui!

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Akane Goto

Acupuncturist

Akane hails from Akita, in North West Japan, and after graduating, opened up her own clinic in Tokyo, where she successfully treated a wide variety of conditions including Women's Health and Stress-related Nervous System Disorders. Akane aims to give patients an opportunity to discover a place of calm inside.

After hearing about TBW from one of our patients, she decided to apply to an advert and we jumped at the chance to have her working with us. Since moving to New Zealand with her two young daughters, she has loved every moment of being here - especially going to the Beach and eating NZ Oysters!

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Pong Chau

Physiotherapist

Pong originally hails from Hong Kong, and came to New Zealand to study Physiotherapy in Auckland, where he fell in love with the NZ environment, atmosphere, and the friendly nature of the people, and lucky for us, he decided to stay!

Pong loves adventuring across NZ and has been taken to several different places over the last four years, as he is also a competitive athlete in Muay-Thai Kickboxing!

Having grown up playing basketball, football, rugby, and also dragon boating, Pong knows all about injuries, and these have helped to grow his passion for Physiotherapy and being able to return to the sports that he loves, stronger and fitter. 

Pong's competitive sporting background has helped him develop a great understanding of strength and biomechanics, which he utilises within his assessment and treatment to get people back to where they need to be and beyond!

David Oh

David Oh

Acupuncturist / Herbalist

David arrived from Korea in 2017, and is loving being in New Zealand with his Wife and children!

David studied both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for 5 years in Henan TCM University in ZhengZhou, China. And then had an internship at their affiliated hospital for 2 years after that - needless to say, he has been very well taught!

While in Korea, he completed 2 years compulsory military service, operating as a Border Soldier to the DMZ. David also has an extensive background in Martial Arts, practicing both Tae Kwon Do and Kendo to 1st Dan Black Belt level! The skills and dexterity learned are applied to his Acupuncture and Herbal treatments and enable him to offer you refined and in-depth treatment.

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Sam Devereaux

Physiotherapist

Sam is a passionate Physiotherapist who relishes the opportunity of helping people with whatever difficulties they are facing, whether it be injury, postural issues or a chronic condition. He approaches treatment holistically, acknowledging everyone's uniqueness and finding a solution to match.

Sam has developed his interest in learning about the human body through his own experiences from multiple sporting injuries. The injuries have helped him gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Physiotherapy.

He is also a keen Cricket player, currently involved with the Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club Premier squad and the Auckland Development squad. When he is not playing cricket, he enjoys learning and making music together with friends and always exploring the outdoors!

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Hiro Kanzaki

Acupuncturist

Hiro comes from Nagasaki, Japan and brings with him a keen intellect to his practice of traditional Acupuncture. In addition to his skill in treating musculoskeletal conditions Hiro has a strong interest in helping treat the psychological factors like stress that often slow healing and recovery.

He enjoys many parts of New Zealand and would love to take a motorbike trip and ride around the country taking photos of the stunning landscapes and the beautiful nature!

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Rosie Bremner

Physiotherapist

Rosie was born and raised in Tauranga, moving to Auckland to pursue Physiotherapy. She developed her interest in the human body through her love for sport and exercise.

Rosie has taken part in competitive rowing for the past nine years, winning national titles and representing New Zealand in the Women's trans-tasman team in 2019 - winning gold in the Women's eight!

When she isn't training, she enjoys spending time at the beach, exploring the New Zealand outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

With a passion for helping people achieve their full potential, Rosie is dedicated to providing high quality, holistic care and really enjoys learning and applying her knowledge for her patients!

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Sue Adstrum

Physiotherapist

Throughout her nearly five-decade long professional career, Sue been fascinated by the ways people care for and help heal their own, and each other’s, bodies. This curiosity has led to her studying, practicing, teaching, and writing about these subjects.

Sue is a PhD-qualified anatomist, physiotherapist, and bodywork practitioner who uses her unique blend of academic and clinical training to help her think laterally about improving people’s health and wellbeing. Her learning has been enriched by her interactions with patients and students, dealing with her own injuries and health problems, and inhabiting a body that’s now feeling its age.

Sue approaches her work from a contemporary, whole-body perspective that explicitly recognises the body’s often-overlooked fascial system – the three-dimensional web of soft connective tissue that permeates the entire body and plays a crucial role in the development and healing of most pain and health problems.

Her individually-tailored, hour-long sessions draw on a comprehensive range of bodywork modalities – including:
· Myofascial release therapy
· Myofascial unwinding
· Craniosacral therapy (Upledger & Milne methods)
· Dynamic myofascial cupping
· Hot stone therapy
· Elastic therapeutic taping.

Sue enjoys helping people (of all ages) who are facing complex and seemingly ‘difficult to solve’ pain and health problems, body stiffness and movement restrictions, as well as enhancing their general wellbeing.

For more information about Sue and her work, visit www.sueadstrum.com.

Cindy-Wilton

Cindy Wilton

Massage Therapist

Cindy has been with The Body Workshop for many years, building connections based on professionalism, trust and solid, measurable results. She has a passion for sports, specialising in pre & post event preparation & recovery, re-programming of postural muscles, and soft tissue injuries. She has treated all kinds of atheletes from professionals to weekend warriors and of course desk jockeys!

Cindy is such a wonderful human being, and a Loved member of our Team – always bringing smiles and inspiration with her!

She is sharing her attitude of gratitude with all of her patients & the rest of the Team.

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Andrew-Graham

Andrew Graham

Sonographer

Andrew provides fast access to quality Ultrasound Services for our patients.
He is an experienced Sonographer & the 'dark horse' in our quarter marathon race team!

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Kim

Kim

Receptionist / Admin Assistant

Hailing from the West Island, Kim brings a warm and super efficient quality to the Team. Able to organise multiple things on the fly and being very good with details, she keeps our busy clinic running smoothly with ease, and loves being part of helping Patients find wellness.
Perhaps born 10 years too late, Kim loves NZ almost as much as the 80's and John Farnham – which is high praise indeed!

Kim

Lara

Receptionist

Lara has been a fantastic help to the clinic. Always positive & smiling and has fitted in with the Team perfectly, helping keep everyone at TBW well ahead of the play!
With a natural affinity for organising and a genuine caring nature, Lara will welcome you into the ‘TBW experience’...!

Colin Wrennal

Colin Wrennal

Psychotherapist

Colin is a Counsellor, Family Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ) working from The Body Workshop on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Colin has been in practice since 1990 and works with individuals, groups and organisations in both the public and private health systems. For more information and to contact Colin please click the link here.