Mike Harnett – Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Mike completed a Bachelor of Physical Education at Otago University in 1979. He then owned and operated a gym in Palmerston North for 12 years.

Keegan Harnett - Physiotherapist

Keegan qualified with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from Auckland University of Technology and joined RPC full time in January 2016. 

Linda Simpson – Practice Manager/Physio Assistant

Linda completed her Degree in Exercise and Sports Science at UCOL in 2008.  She joined RPC in February 2009 working as Mike’s assistant.

Jan Barnett - Administration Assistant

Jan started with us in 2014 as a part-time administrator and receptionist and brings a vibrant personality and can-do approach to the role. She was a local City Councillor for 6 years and also a self-employed executive administrator with extensive experience in corporate and both central and local government environments.

Megan Perrott - Cleaner/ Admin Assistant

Megan started in November 2017 cleaning at RPC. In 2018 she has also begun part-time work on reception.

Michael Cumming – Senior Physiotherapist

Michael is a one-eyed Cantabrian married to Vicki and father of three.  He gained his physiotherapy degree at Otago University in 1996 and gained his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2003. He is also a PAANZ registered acupuncturist.

Jessie Yong – Physiotherapist

Jessie graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the end of 2016. She started work at Rehab Physio in March 2017.

While she was a student Jessie worked with Otago Woman's Rugby as their Sports Medic. 

Tara Pickering (nee Drysdale) – Practice Manager

Tara hails from the northern most town of the Wairarapa Bush - Pahiatua. After completing a Diploma in Sports Science and Coaching she began work at Rehab Physio Centre as the Physio Assistant to Mike ‘Hurricane’ Harnett in 2001.

Ella White - Administration Assistant

Ella attended Freyberg High School and worked as the clinic cleaner for some time, before ‘graduating’ from this role and starting admin work in July 2016.

Craig Wilkinson – Senior Physiotherapist

Craig is a local boy who has returned to Palmerston North after graduating from the Auckland School of Physiotherapy in 1999.

Cameron Gillespie - Physiotherapist

Cameron graduated from the University of Otago in December 2017 and has been with Rehab Physio since January 2018.

Kathryn McDowell – Business Manager

Kath is employed as Rehab Physio Centre’s Business Manager responsible for all the jobs no one else wants – e.g GST and accounts! She is also responsible for maintaining RPC’s accreditation with ACC and assists Mike with recruitment and other staffing matters.

Georgia Cox Administration Assistant

Georgia joined us in February 2017 after moving from her home town of Tauranga to study at Massey University. Georgia is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Aviation Management whilst working as a part time receptionist at RPC.

Contact Us

27 Linton Street
Palmerston North 4410
Behind The Unichem Chemist Shop in the Pakn'Save Car park.

(06) 358 3543


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I have been visiting Rehab Physio on and off for many years for various sports injuries and over the last 2 years after major back surgery.