Our Team

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

Sandy Waugh
Customer Services

Susan Mooney
Co-founder, Physiotherapist

Maria Mooney
Administrative Manager

Pip Christensen
Physiotherapist

John Cosgrove
Physiotherapist

Maria Mooney

Customer Services


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!

Sandy Waugh

Customer Services


Sandy joined our team after 30 years working for Plunket keeping children safe on the child restraint team. She is the friendly face you’ll see behind the desk and will do everything she can for you to make your appointment run smoothly. Of note, Sandy is a grandmother to 15!

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