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

Susan Mooney
Co-founder, Physiotherapist

Maria Mooney
Administrative Manager

Sandy Waugh
Customer Services

Pip Christensen
Physiotherapist

John Cosgrove
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!

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!

John Cosgrove

Physiotherapist


John is an experienced Physio working in Private clinics around NZ for 10 years. He is also an intrepid traveler, spending a lot of time exploring new cultures and exotic countries. John has also written a novel which he is looking to get published. Very Cool!!

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