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.

Rachelle Taylor - Senior Physiotherapist

Rachelle graduated from the University of Stellenbosch,South Africa in 2012 completing her compulsory year of government service in rural North-Eastern South Africa. Rachelle has a passion for rehabilitating patients from all walks of life across the physiotherapy spectrum.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Jackson Harnett - Senior Physiotherapist

Jackson was born and bred in Palmerston North and used to be the cleaner kid for Rehab Physio. He has now returned to work as a Physiotherapist.

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.

Mary Hammond – Receptionist/Administrator

Mary joined RPC in July 2019 and is very happy to be back amongst friends and family in her home town after nearly 30 years living in Perth, Australia.

Krystal Simpson - Administration Assistant

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

Keegan Harnett - Senior Physiotherapist

Keegan qualified with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from Auckland University of Technology and joined RPC full time in January 2016. In 2018 Keegan graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Western Acupuncture from AUT. In 2019 he spent a year in Perth studying at Curtain University and completed a Clinical Masters in Sports Physiotherapy.

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.

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 - Admin Assistant

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

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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