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.

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. 

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 - Receptionist/Administrator

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.

Krystal Simpson - Administration Assistant

Krystal started with us early in 2018. She was raised in Ohakune and is a keen snowboarder.

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.

Cameron Gillespie - Physiotherapist

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

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.

Jessica Pinker - Receptionist/Administrator

Jess grew up on the Kapiti Coast and moved to Wellington to study; completing an Internet Technology Diploma in 2004.

Megan Perrott - Cleaner/ Admin Assistant

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

Shannon Spicer – Senior Physiotherapist

Shannon graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013. She began working for Rehab Physio Centre in February 2014 until June 2016 when she moved to London for her OE.  She rejoined the Rehab Physio Centre team in July 2018.

Tom Fitzgerald - Physiotherapist

Tom, a proud Irish man qualified with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science from University of Limerick in Ireland in 2010. He went on to complete his Masters in Physiotherapy in Edinburgh in 2014.

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.

Katie Herron - Administration Assistant

Katie started at Rehab Physio Centre in March 2019. She was born and raised in Palmerston North and 2019 is her last year at Palmerston North Girls High School. 

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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