Meet the team at Advanced Rehab

The team of physiotherapists at Advanced Rehab have experience and expertise in most areas of physiotherapy including:

  • general physiotherapy
  • sports physiotherapy
  • massage
  • specialist physiotherapy, including neurological
  • physiotherapy, respiratory physiotherapy and oncology related physiotherapy
  • older adults physiotherapy services
  • home assessments, and
  • manual handling training for carers

Committed to expertise for your health’s sake

The team at Advanced Rehab are committed to developing their career. All Advanced Rehab’s physio’s engage in peer support and regular CPD programmes. Advanced Rehab has a comprehensive in-service training schedule and are involved in or have completed post-graduate education in their chosen specialist fields.

Meet the team

Sean Mchugh – Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist Sean Mchugh, NZSP, BSc Hons, Physiotherapy, PG Cert. Adv. Health Prac., is well qualified as a physiotherapist and, with his team at Advanced Rehab, provides a physio service that will far exceed your expectations.

Sean trained in the UK before working for five of the major teaching hospitals in London. In this time he worked in senior positions in all five physiotherapy disciplines:

  • musculoskeletal
  • orthopaedic
  • older adults
  • neurology
  • respiratory

He has also worked as Assistant Physio for the London-Irish premier rugby team. On moving to New Zealand, Sean managed the Waitakere Hospital Physiotherapy Department. In 2008 he moved into private practice at Blockhouse Bay Physiotherapy, West Auckland and established Advanced Rehab. Since then Advanced Rehab has grown rapidly. This year Sean is commencing his MSc in Rehabilitation.

Shivani Ahuja – Physiotherapist

Shivani works at Advanced Rehab’s Blockhouse Bay Clinic. She is a New Zealand registered physiotherapist with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences from Otago and Canterbury Universities respectively.

Originally, from Nagpur and having been brought up in Central India, Shivani can converse fluently in Hindi, Marathi and English. She can understand Punjabi and Fijian. Shivani has experience in treating a broad spectrum of injuries and pathologies through her work in private practice and working with sports teams.

Samuel Pham – Physiotherapist

My name is Samuel Pham and have recently graduated this year 2018 from AUT university. I have interests in paediatric care and musculoskeletal injuries and rehab. I have had 2 rugby seasons doing sideline injury management with Waitemata Rugby club dealing with under 21’s through to the premier team. I enjoy dealing with all ages and find being a physiotherapist rewarding when getting patients to reach their goals and getting them back to what they enjoy doing. I take a real interest in getting to know patients and like to have a sense of humour to keep things interesting. I enjoy meeting new patients and do my best job in taking care of them and their injuries by work together in self-management to take control of their own condition.

Interests outside of physiotherapy: I enjoy running, Cuban salsa dancing and going to the gym to keep fit. I have a passion for music, food and have a beautiful daughter who is 5 going on 20.

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