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. His interest in sports injuries led him to study Osteopathy in New Zealand and Physiotherapy at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, graduating in 1995. 


Jackson Harnett - Senior Physiotherapist

Jackson was born and raised in Palmerston North. He attended Otago University graduating with his physiotherapy degree in 2014. After three busy years working at Rehab Physio Centre he moved to Auckland to work and further his study at AUT.

Cameron Gillespie - Physiotherapist

Cameron graduated from the University of Otago in December 2017 and has been with Rehab Physio since January 2018. He will be pursuing a Master’s in Physiotherapy in 2022.

Megan Perrott - Receptionist/Administrator

Megan was born in Colorado then lived for a couple of years in Australia before moving with her family to New Zealand in 2008.

Megan started in November 2017 cleaning at RPC. In 2018 she transitioned to working as one of our part time receptionists. 

Katie Herron - Administration Assistant

Katie started at Rehab Physio Centre in March 2019. She was born and raised in Palmerston North and is currently studying a Bachelor of Science at Massey University majoring in Environmental Science.

Keegan Harnett - Senior Physiotherapist

Keegan qualified with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from Auckland University of Technology in 2015 and joined the RPC team full time in January 2016. Keegan pursued further study in recent years, completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Western Acupuncture from AUT in 2018 and in 2019 he spent the year in Perth, Australia completing a Clinic Masters in Sports Physiotherapy.                            

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 – 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.

Mary Hammond – Receptionist/Administrator

Mary has worked in Medical Reception/Admin for most of her working life and enjoys it very much. She has a daughter named Genevieve who is her pride and joy. She is the lead singer in a local band and also loves gardening, reading and live theatre.

Krystal Simpson - Administration Assistant

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

Michael Cumming – Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Director

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.



Dr Johann Serfontein - Senior Physiotherapist

Johann graduated in 2003 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa on a military bursary. In 2005, he started work in private practice, which included work for the North West University PUK Rugby Institute and the Leopards Rugby Union Amateur team in the 2006 and 2007 Currie Cup seasons. In 2006 he completed a Master’s Degree in Education at the North West University.

Linda Simpson – Practice Manager/Physio Assistant

Linda completed her degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 2008. She joined RPC in February 2009 working part time as Mike’s assistant. In 2010 Linda’s role became full-time when, in addition to her work with Mike, she took on a second role as Administration Assistant and then in 2018 added Practice Manager to her role as Tara’s Assistant. 

Jessica Pinker - Receptionist/Administrator

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

Contact Us

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

(06) 358 3543 

[email protected]


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