Our Family

We all bring something special to Family Physio. It is our approach to see the whole picture and view physiotherapy as an important piece in the health puzzle. We are all keen sportspeople, are family focused and enthusiastic about helping restore people to optimum health.

James Mooney
Co-founder, Physiotherapist

Susan Mooney
Co-founder, Physiotherapist

Maria Mooney
Administrative Manager

Pip Christensen
Physiotherapist

Tama Christensen
Physiotherapist

Anton Levy
Physiotherapist

Kate Scheres
Physiotherapist

Anya Duyvestyn
Physiotherapist

Jo Murray
Customer Services

Heidi Borlase

Heidi Borlase
Physiotherapist

Olivia van Schaik
Physiotherapist

James Mooney

Co-founder, Physiotherapist


James started Family Physio with his wife Susan in 2012. He loves golf, family time and impromptu karaoke. He has focused on headache and migraine treatment for the last few years and loves being part of the wider Papamoa Community. Of note James weirdly enjoys reading business books and is a self diagnosed fair weather surfer.

Susan Mooney

Co-founder, Physiotherapist


Susan is the brains behind her relationship with James. She is a busy mum to 2 kids and loves to keep the family healthy with weekly trips to the Tauranga Farmers Market. Her main passion is yoga, helping new mums return to exercise after pregnancy and getting kids moving after injury. Of note, Susan comes from sunny Scotland, so feels right at home in the Bay.

Maria Mooney

Administrative Manager


If Maria was an adhesive, she would be glue. She holds the ship together and keeps the behind the scenes business running like a fine oiled machine. Her organisational skills are always over performing, she gets a lot of practise at this with her 3 children running her all over the Bay with all thier sports. Of note, Maria is James’s older Sister – I know, hard to believe aye!

Pip Christensen

Physiotherapist


Too talented for words. She can sing, dance, run, bake and mother like no other – not all at the same time though! Pips passionate about posture, she loves getting her clients on the straight and narrow with lots of massage and simple but effective exercises.Of note, Pip is also the proud mother of Owen, who is super cute!

Tama Christensen

Physiotherapist


A dedicated family man and part time orchardist, Tama is the proud father of Owen and Master of Maggie. Pips better half joined us so he could walk Maggie in his lunch time and keep people in Papamoa in good health. Tama specialises in running, cycling and knee related injuries and loves getting people to move their hips optimally. Of note, Tama is currently the only member of Family Physio to win a World Title (for now). It was a World Age Group Triathlon Title in 2007!

Anton Levy

Physiotherapist


Anton is the friendliest face in the family and always happy for a yarn. He keeps telling us that one day he will sail around the world. Anton loves helping everyone, but is especially interested in lower limb biomechanics, concussion and vestibular disturbances. Of note, Anton is the youngest Yacht co-owner we know and likes to be called Skip.

Kate Scheres

Physiotherapist


Kate is all about keeping fit. Being a CrossFitter she can wall ball with the best of them, she is passionate about rehab and getting you back to 100%. Kate is our Certified Clinical Pilates instructor, she runs classes out of our Papamoa East Clinic and Freedom Village, the squats and lunges are everyone’s favorite according to Kate. Of note her classes are usually overflowing, its the charm (and burn!).

Anya Duyvestyn

Physiotherapist


You are not the only one struggling to pronounce her last name, however Anya has no problem doing handstands or walking across the room on her hands if in need of a party trick. Anya was a natural gymnast which lead her to Physio where she specialises in gymnastics and growing pain related injuries. Of note, Anya is the only Mount Local of the Family.

Jo Murray

Customer Services


Jo is our friendly face behind reception and our customer service guru. Mother of 2 and other half to one of the local constabulary, she is always approachable and loves a good chat. Family is important to her and she will welcome you like one of her own. Of note, Jo absolutely loves all four legged furry friends and is always up for a cuddle or pat.

Olivia van Schaik

Physiotherapist


Another family member from Dutch descent, Olivia has worked and traveled extensively though the UK and Europe and brings her A game back to help the Papamoa locals. Olivia loves sports injuries and helping seniors stay active. Of note Olivia hails from the deep south, she denies sounding like a pirrrrrate and loves the tropical climate.

Heidi Borlase

Physiotherapist


Our fresh faced Heidi is from the Waikato and is the most enthusiastic member of our family. She loves hearing people’s stories, problem solving, working together, and motivating them to get back to their best! Heidi is an avid water baby, swimming, kayaking and learning to surf keep her busy when not at work. Of note, Heidi takes time to unwind by hiking or mountain biking in New Zealand’s native bush.

We’re a Family treating Families

Family Physio started off as Physiofamily in 2012. It began as a boutique physio clinic on Papamoa Beach Rd with just James working. It has grown rapidly in the last 4 years based largely on word of mouth, GP and Specialist referrals. The family has grown to 9 and with the community constantly calling us Family Physio we decided to change the name and continue the family value based physio service to help our wonderful community be the best it can be and to live their dream.

We Are Family

We Strive To Wow

We Always Do It Right

We Find Fun In Everything