We are a team of leading health professionals and performance trainers, who work as a team to reach your recovery and performance goals. We offer a holistic approach with a range of services available from our market leading Northcote Clinic.

Murray Hing

Murray Hing
Managing Director and Head Physio

MHsc Prac (1st Class Hons) PGD HSc Acup

Murray Hing is Managing Director and head physio of Flexa Group. Murray holds a Masters in Musculoskeletal/Manipulative Physiotherapy with 1st Class Honours and a Post Graduate Degree in Acupuncture with 1st Class Honours. Murray has practiced for 30 years and is considered a leading practitioner. His first physiotherapy clinic was opened in 1983, a three bed clinic in Northcote.
Since then, he has built a world-class facility with a team of more than 30 and a ground breaking approach to Physiotherapy rehabilitation, lifestyle health and fitness. He has an interest in treatment of complex musculoskeletal issues, major trauma and surgery and is an expert in migraine and headache treatment.
He also has an interest in Strength and conditioning physiotherapy for the elite athlete to enhance sports performance.
Murray trains and treats numerous leading athletes including leading world ranked tennis players, Olympians, kayakers,  triathletes, golfers, and Dancers
His musculoskeletal migraine and headache clinic is a first of its kind in New Zealand and Internationally. The clinic offers preventative treatment for chronic tension headaches, chronic neck and back pain and migraine headaches. Flexa was the first clinic globally to combine clinical Botox treatment with physiotherapy and musculoskeletal posture modalities, to successfully correct and reduce migraine headache frequency and intensity.
Murray’s personal interests are in Tennis, Martial Arts, and lifestyle health and fitness.

Helen O'Connor


Senior Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Helen joined Flexa in 2011 after six years living overseas working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Melbourne, London and Sydney. After graduating in 2003 from AUT, she worked for 18 months in Auckland before taking off on her overseas adventure.
Helen is interested in all sports and musculoskeletal related injury and rehabilitation, is trained in clinical pilates, real time ultrasound, rehabilitation and dry needling. She has had experience with several sporting disciplines including club rugby, triathlons in Sydney and AFL in Melbourne.
Outside work she enjoys time with friends and family, shopping, keeping active at Flexa Studio and planning her next adventure.

Kirstin Manson


Senior Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Kirstin graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). Kirsten has worked at Flexa Clinic for over six years. Kirsten is interested in all sports and musculoskeletal related injury and rehabilitation, and also takes on a lot of Migraine patients.

Outside of work Kirstin loves spending time with family especially her kids, husband and two beautiful dogs.

and family, shopping, keeping active at Flexa Studio and planning her next adventure.

Mike Heenan


Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Mike graduated as a physiotherapist from AUT in Auckland, at the end of 2012.  Starting at Flexa the day after his final exam, Mike brings an energetic approach to injury rehabilitation.  Having been surpassed in all sports by his younger brother, Mike has a drive to help all people reach their full potential – be it the weekend warrior, recreational runner, or seasoned athlete.  He particularly enjoys improving posture and positioning to achieve the most efficient movement patterns.  Before becoming a physio Mike worked as a junior chef and his passion to taste food around the world takes up most of his spare time.

Jeffrey Wang

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Jeffrey graduated from AUT University in 2013 and worked in Auckland at a private practice, before joining the Flexa team midway through 2014. Jeffrey’s mixed martial arts background has made him passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports rehabilitation, and improving athletic performance. One of his goals is to work alongside athletes to rehabilitate their injuries, while maximising their performance potential. Jeffrey is enthusiastic about broadening his skills and is looking to take up postgraduate studies in the future. In his spare time Jeffrey enjoys photography, hip-hop dance and has a passion for working on his cars.

Kelly Owens


Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Kelly graduated from AUT in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy, after assisting Murray for three years prior.  Kelly is also a qualified Gravity Instructor and Pilates Mat Instructor and has been taking the Thursday evening beginner Pilates classes at Flexa. Kelly’s interests include Pilates and running and has recently completed two half marathons. Her particular interest is functional core strength and stability. Kelly enjoys travel and spending time with friends and family.

Nikki West


Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Nikki graduated from AUT University in 2013, with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She started off working at two rest homes and looked after a first grade rugby team. Following this she worked in the hospital setting gaining experience in Orthopedics, General medicine and Musculoskeletal out patients. Nikki joined the Flexa team in June 2014. From a very early age Nikki was an extremely competitive sports person participating in soccer, athletics, softball, touch rugby, cross country, volleyball, beach volleyball and hockey, where she represented North Harbour in several disciplines at age group level, achieving as high as NHL level for hockey. Nikki had the privilege of attending a 21 day Classic Outward Bound Course at Anakiwa in December 2013. She is passionate, committed and dedicated to whatever she takes on. Nikki is particularly interested in helping people regain optimal function with their recovery and rehabilitation of injuries. Her interests include baking, spending time with family and friends, windsurfing, wake boarding, sailing and dragon boating.

Lisa Brooker

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Lisa graduated as a Physiotherapist from AUT in Auckland, at the end of 2015, after assisting Murray for three years. Prior to studying physiotherapy Lisa trained full time for three years at New Zealand School of Dance, graduating with a Diploma in Dance Performance.  Lisa is trained in Gravity, OOv, dry needling and rehabilitation and has a lot of experience with yoga and pilates over her years of training in dance.

Jess Spouler

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Jessica graduated from AUT University in 2015, with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy and has been working at Flexa since early 2015.  Previously, Jess graduated from Simon Fraser University (Canada) with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Biomedical Physiology).  She worked as an Exercise Therapist for 3 years in both NZ and Canada specializing in post surgical back rehabilitation, return to work programmes and functional capacity evaluations/biomechanical analysis.  With a background in biomechanics and an interest in yoga, Jess is passionate about body kinematics and movement analysis using functional training.  Outside of work, Jess’ interests include yoga, hiking, functional training, travelling, cooking, and reading.

Vianca Lagerwall

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Vianca graduated as a Physiotherapist from AUT in Auckland, at the end of 2015, after assisting Murray for three years. Vianca has represented New Zealand Athletics in High Jump on several occasions during 2010-2014

Vianca has currently been with Flexa Clinic for six years and is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy as well as assisting patients with migraine treatment. She has recently completed additional courses in Dry Needling and Acupuncture in 2018.

In her spare time Vianca enjoys watching her husband referee rugby, exercising to keep fit, chasing after her baby girl, and walks with the family.

Rachel Palmer

Staff Physiotherapist
Pilates Instructor
BHSc Physiotherapy
BHSc Sport and Exercise

Rachel graduated from a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Sport and Exercise at Massey University in 2015 which provided her with the tools for enhancing sports performance through exercise prescription and physiology. This degree sparked her passion for the musculoskeletal system and rehabilitation which lead her to completing a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Physiotherapy at AUT in 2018. During the four years of physiotherapy study Rachel worked at Flexa Clinic as a supervised trainer and Pilates instructor whilst physio-aiding Murray and his team. Rachel became a qualified Pilates instructor in 2011 and has continued to teach Pilates classes in the Flexa studio, alongside working as a physiotherapist.

Courtney Sprott

BHSc (Physiotherapy) 

Courtney graduated from AUT in 2018 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. Courtney assisted Murray and his team before starting full time at Flexa Clinic. During her undergraduate study, she gained experience in musculoskeletal private practise, cardio-respiratory outpatients, and aged-care. Prior to studying physiotherapy Courtney grew up in Wellington competing in netball, swimming and under-age representative cricket teams. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys watching a variety of sports, being active, and spending time with friends and family.

Elizabeth Clarke


Elizabeth Clarke

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Lizzie started aiding at Flexa Clinic in 2016 while completing her physiotherapy degree at AUT University (Auckland). In 2018, Lizzie graduated from AUT and accepted a full-time role at Flexa Clinic. Prior to studying physiotherapy, Lizzie trained full-time for three years as a Classical Ballet major at The New Zealand School of Dance, graduating with a Diploma in Dance Performance. Outside of work, Lizzie’s interests include brunching, dancing, travelling, the latest Netflix series, and spending time with friends and family.

Grace Hall

Grace Hall

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Grace graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from AUT University. Whilst completing her undergraduate degree she assisted Murray and his team for three and a half years, gaining experience in a range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and injuries. In her spare time she enjoys ocean swimming, reading and exploring nature.

Brad Roach


Trainer & Yoga Instructor

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”

Over the past several years I have been working between the US and the UK , originally starting as an outdoor education coach and primitive survival instructor, this roll developed to teaching Yoga, Calisthenics and Archery on summer camps. After travelling over 30 states and learning valuable yoga and meditation skills from Native Americans, My passion for Yoga began after suffering a ACL tear and a dislocated knee. After having surgery and being told by doctors that there would be an 18 month recovery period I started practicing dynamic yoga and within 3 months my knee was stronger than it was before the injury. Seeing these improvements in myself has motivated and fueled me to pursue helping other people rehabilitate injuries and achieve their own ultimate goals, Physical and or spiritual. After building and establishing Yoga classes in England over the past 2 years I decided to continue my travels which brought me here to New Zealand and in turn brought me here to Flexa Clinic.

My main interests include:

Advanced Calisthenics training and Progression both personally and teaching others.

Yoga and meditation practice.

Outdoor fitness and outdoor survival skills

Natural Medicines


Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 3 Outdoor training

DDP/Dynamic Yoga

Indoor Cycling

Gravity level 1

Kettle bell Certification

Circuit Training Certification

Thiago Borba



I am originally from Brazil, I’ve been working in the health care and fitness industry since 2005. I decided to come overseas with the purpose of learning and exchanging knowledge. I believe that exercising body and mind everyday is the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the last few years I’ve been living in NZ I have developed specific exercise programmes for the day to day gym goer and for athletes who participate in the Tennis Cup NZ and Hockey NZ. I also have a passion for water sports, specially surf, which I’ve been studying and working on Functional Training programmes based on conscious body movements.

Outside of Flexa in my spare time I love to be in the water surfing and doing yoga.

Tess Bos


“Your Desire for Change is the beginning”

Tess has worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years, in New Zealand and in the Netherlands.

She has a great understanding of what you need to do to

Feel Better

Move Better

Look Better

She is a mum of 2 growing boys and knows how demanding your busy life can be;

She’ll give you the know-how to exercise effectively & create balance in your lifestyle.


Tess is passionate about healthy living and has an all-round knowledge to support you with your wellness.

She teaches tools to good posture and a fit, strong and healthy body.

“I love empowering people to get the best out of themselves; it’s always an honour to be part of a client’s journey, no matter the goal.  The ripple effect of a good exercise program still blows me away and keeps my passion for wellness alive”


At Flexa, Tess offers one-on-one personal training, small group training, Core& Stretch Classes and is always happy to assist the Flexa physio’s with your rehab needs



Working in the fitness industry since 1994, always Learning and Evolving

Physical Education Netherlands

AUT Personal Trainer

AUT Sports performance nutrition

MBI Muscle Balance Analysis

Gravity Level 1

Gravity Post Rehab

ELDOA L1 Trainer

Pelvic Floor SAFE Instructor

Alexander Roach


“Do or do not, there is no try”

Alexander left the I.T. industry in 2006 to help people create and live a healthier lifestyle. A Canadian who studied and developed his fitness background for 7 years in Sydney now brings his knowledge and passion to Auckland.

Having helped shape one of Sydney’s best Weight Loss Programs, guided athletes to success in world competitions, and working towards the goals of time-poor mums and busy corporate leaders; Alexander has extensive knowledge of how to get what his clients want.

“For me, it’s all about life-long learning. I love studying and building within myself the tools I can use to educate others. Arming people with knowledge, skills, support and the resources to inspire them on their journey is a passion of mine.”

Outside of the Studio, you can find Alexander and his wife, Lisa hiking, camping, geocaching and doing other things nerds like to do.


Certificate in Nutrition Psychology

Certificate in Nutrition

Pre & Post Natal Certificate

Certificate III & IV in Fitness

Gravity Foundation Trainer

PunchFit & Thump Fitness Boxing Trainer

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