Kauri Physio

At Kauri Physio we are pleased to welcome a team of friendly and experienced Physiotherapists to take care of you and your injuries. 

Welcome to Kauri Physio

• ACC injuries
• Non ACC injuries
• Post-Operative Rehabilitation
• Muscle Balance Assessments
• Rehab programmes
• Women’s Health
• Chronic Pain Conditions
• Elderly Care and Falls prevention Programmes
• Return to sport testing
• Dry Needling
• Strapping
• And much more

We also offer advice on long term management of your injury, self-management skills, and injury prevention for the future.

Please contact us today to make a booking.

Meet Our Therapists

Our on-site Physiotherapists are:

Tamsin Mafi

B.Sc, Dip.Physio, Dip.MT

Prior to working at KHC I spent 16 years working at Linton Military Camp. At least half of this time we were based in the rehab gym so have considerable experience with rehabilitation in general. I also have a special interest in Women’s Health and was responsible for ante and post-natal exercises programmes and management whilst at Linton, and continue this service here at KHC. Due to the common presentation of shoulder injuries, the team and I have attended numerous post grad courses and workshops and have developed some effective treatment and rehabilitation strategies as a result. Before studying physiotherapy I gained a degree in Mathematics and Psychology.

Sam Scott

I amthe tall, fresh-faced physio tucked away at the end of the Rata pod hallway. I am coming into my fourth year of work as a physiotherapist. Previously I have worked in Auckland for two years in a typical private musculoskeletal clinic, and for one year at TBI Health in Palmerston North doing a host of contract related work including early intervention, chronic pain management, post-surgical and return to work rehabilitation. I have plenty of experience with many different injuries, ranging from acute sporting injuries, to back pain/sciatica, to run-of-the-mill every day injuries. I have a biopsychosocial approach with my patients, treating them as a person, not just an injury.

Laetitia Bezuidenhout

Laetitia joined the Kauri Physio team in August 2020. 

Laetitia went to school in The Manawatu and studied at Otago University.

This is her second year out and we look forward to having her with us.

Our off-site Therapists are:

Gemma Fisher

I graduated from Manchester University with a BSc with Hon in 2003. I worked in a large Manchester hospital for 5 years gaining experience through many specialties. These included; Respiratory (ICU, Cystic fibrosis, Palliative care and on-call work) Cardiac (inc.Post-transplant, acute ICU through to Rehab), Vascular and Amputee, Pediatrics, Mental Health and Musculoskeletal to name a few. On arriving in NZ in 2009 I was based with the NZDF at Linton camp where I treated mainly MSK injuries and gained valuable experience in exercises Rehab to enable soldiers to return to their full duties.
Following my maternity leave I am now working in a community role providing both a service for the Youth Prison and also assessing elderly people in their home and providing exercise programmes as part of the falls contract we have through the PHO/ACC.

Joy Vanderpoel


Most of my career has been working with Military populations, developing a strong focus on the rehabilitation required to return soldiers to optimum function. Over the past 2 years I have changed my focus to optimizing patients’ return to work under the ACC Stay At Work and Back To Work contracts. The research shows clear benefits to the individual, the employer and to society of returning the injured worker to the workplace as soon as safe to do so. Rehabilitation is a key focus of this process and Kauri Physio is able to provide a home exercise programme, gym or pool based programme depending on the individual needs.

Your Health Starts Here

Flexible appointments and urgent care.

Or call — 06 357 4424

To improve quality of life by providing sustainable, compassionate, comprehensive, health care services is our mission

Same Day Appointments may Available.

06 357 4424


619 Featherston Street, Palmerston North