MEET THE TEAM    

ABOUT US

We are a team of leading medical 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
Medical Director

MHsc Prac (1st Class Hons) PGG HSc Acup ( 1st Class Hons)
MNZSP RNZP MNZMPA MPAANZ MNZPT

Murray Hing is Managing Director and Medical Director 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 medical facility with a team of more than 30 and a ground breaking approach to Physiotherapy rehabilitation, lifestyle health and fitness. He specialises in treatment of complex musculoskeletal issues, major trauma and surgery and is an expert in migraine and headache treatment.
He also specialises 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, triathletes, golfers, Olympians 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.
He has been involved as a clinical educator and examiner for AUT physiotherapy students from both the undergraduate and postgraduate students
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.

Ben Konings

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Lisa Brooker

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Lisa graduated as a physiotherapist from AUT in Auckland, at the end of 2015, after assisting Murray for 3 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 a qualified Gravity instructor and has a lot of experience with yoga and Pilates over her years of training. Lisa enjoys dancing, reading, art and fashion.

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 3 years. She has a keen interest in sports having been involved in netball and athletics from a very young age. Vianca has represented New Zealand in High Jump on several occasions and placed 1st at the Oceania championships. Vianca is very passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy due to her own experiences with injury and rehabilitation as an elite athlete.

In her spare time Vianca enjoys adventurous bush walks, exercising, catching up with friends and family.

Matt Evans

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Matthew first completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at Massey University in 2011. He then worked as a fitness consultant for 2 years where he found that he had a passion for musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He then decided to follow his passion and further completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2016. Matt brings a unique combination from both degrees and focuses on functional training and corrective exercise. In his spare time you will likely find him out surfing or playing basketball.

Steff Kehoe

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Steff graduated from AUT University in 2016, with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy and has been working at Flexa since 2015.  Prior to being a Physiotherapist, Steff had three years of full time dance training with the Apollo theatre school receiving a diploma in dance. She then went on to dance and teach professionally for several Auckland based dance companies. After numerous dance related injuries, Steff became very interested in the benefits of physiotherapy and massage rehabilitation. As a result, she attended the elite international school of beauty and spa therapies, graduated with a diploma in massage and proceeded to be accepted into AUT Physio school. Having been a professional dancer, Steff understands the importance of physiotherapy to keep the body as functional as possible and has a particular interest in rehabilitation to optimise the body’s potential. She is also passionate about the benefits of massage for stress management and relaxation. Outside of work Steff continues to enjoy dance training, particularly in Jazz, ballet Latin and ballroom. She also loves to surf, snowboard and spend time with family and friends.

Kayla Botha

Staff Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio)

Kayla graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor in Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy. She is passionate about sport having been involved in sports, particularly swimming, from a very young age. Kayla participated in the South African Nationals for Open Water swimming where she was placed in the Top 10 in the 5km event.

During her studies at AUT she was involved with various sport teams such as Kumeu u21 Rugby Team, the Navy u85kg Rugby Team, the New Zealand Royal Navy Rugby Team and the North Harbour u16 Rugby Team. Kayla has a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy due to her own experience with sport and injuries along with working with elite athletes.

Outside of work Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new places and spending time on the beach.

Alexander Roach

Trainer

“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.

Qualifications:

Certificate in Nutrition Psychology

Certificate in Nutrition

Pre & Post Natal Certificate

Certificate III & IV in Fitness

Gravity Foundation Trainer

PunchFit & Thump Fitness Boxing Trainer

Tess Bos

Trainer

“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

 

History:

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

Thiago Borba

 

 

Trainer

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.

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

Qualifications:

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 3 Outdoor training

DDP/Dynamic Yoga

Indoor Cycling

Gravity level 1

Kettle bell Certification

Circuit Training Certification

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