Kevin McQuoid

Physiotherapist - B HSc (Physio), DipMT, MNZSP

Kevin McQuoid is a director and senior physiotherapist at Pukekohe Physiotherapy with over 25 years of experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and professional rugby sports medicine.  Clinically Kevin’s specialties are sports medicine, athlete injury prevention screening and rehabilitation, spinal management (manipulation and rehabilitation) and programming for health, fitness and sport.

Since 1995 Kevin has been an NZ Rugby appointed physiotherapist working with many teams including the All Blacks, NZ 7’s, Hurricanes and more recently the Chiefs.   Kevin also works closely with many local sporting teams and sportsmen using his vast international experience and knowledge to enhance their physical performances, so they can achieve to the next level.

Kevin is a ‘local’ and was brought up on a farm in Puni, which lead him to his first career in the agricultural sector after studying horticulture at Lincoln University many years ago!!  Kevin can be regularly seen watching the surf report on the internet and surf board is always handy to find that perfect wave!!

Team Physiotherapist Achievements

  • NZ Rugby teams 1995 - 2018

  • Chiefs 2016 - 2017

  • Coach Counties Sevens 2006-15

  • NZ Referee’s 2012 2013

  • Counties Manukau 2005 – 2013

  • NZ 7’s 1995 – 2013

  • World Cup Referee 2011

  • Hurricanes 2010

  • NZ All Black Juniors 2009

  • Commonwealth NZ 7’s team 1998, 2002, 2006 Gold Medal team

  • Pukekohe Senior Premier team centurion (1985 – 2003)

  • All Blacks 2001

  • NZ Under 21’s 1999-2001

  • World Cup winning NZ 7’s 2000

  • NZ Maori 1996

  • NZ Under 16’s 1995


Helen Hicks

Physiotherapist - Dip Phys, PGD HSc (Manipulative Physiotherapy), Registered Hand Therapist

Helen is a director and senior physiotherapist at Pukekohe Physiotherapy with over 30 years’ experience in private musculoskeletal physiotherapy, both nationally and internationally.

Helen has several post graduate qualifications including acupuncture, manipulative physiotherapy and hand therapy.  She is particularly passionate about the treatment of hands, and holds a specific ACC contract allowing full funding for injuries involving the elbow, forearm and hand. Helen is also passionate about the treatment of osteoarthritis and is excited about the research now being undertaken confirming the importance of movement and strength in arthritis management.  

Another area of interest for Helen is the treatment of jaw (TMJ) problems. She works with the Oral Health Regional Service Team at Auckland District Health Board for management of these dysfunctions, but is also keen to work with patients and health professionals in our local community for these TMJ dysfunctions.  

For nearly 10 years Helen has donated her time to the voluntary community “Accessible Aquatics” group based at the Pukekohe pool.  In the water, Helen helps people with reduced mobility issues move and stretch, allowing them to increase their activity levels in everyday life.

Outside of work, Helen loves most outdoor activities including boating, fishing, biking, and jogging…..anything that keeps her moving for life!

Voluntary Physiotherapist  Achievements

  • Franklin Swim Clubs and 2010- current

  • Accessible Aquatics 2010- current

  • Secondary School Hockey 2014-16


Jenni Walker

Physiotherapist - BHSc (Physiotherapy) 2009, PGCert HSc (Acupuncture), MNZSP

Jenni is a senior physiotherapist with extensive private practice experience both here and in the UK.  Jenni has completed postgraduate study in acupuncture (AUT) and has found excellent results when combining these skills with manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.

Jenni enjoys treating patients of all ages and all "walks of life", whether it be a school student with a niggly hip, a farmer with a sore back or an older patient with a troublesome knee.  Jenni has worked at Franklin Village Rest Home and Private Hospital helping residents stay mobile, and staff safe with their lifting and caring tasks.  She can also be found on the side-line of our local rugby team, providing sports physiotherapy to our injured athletes.

We are thrilled that Jenni has started her formal hand therapy training which is a 3 year post graduate programme though AUT. Jenni has been treating hand injuries for some time and has decided to further develop her skills in the hand therapy by undertaking this study programme.

When not at work, Jenni is passionate about keeping herself fit and active, regularly attending the gym.  She also enjoys socialising with her friends, watching local and international rugby, and travelling.

Team Physiotherapist Achievements

  • Counties B’s Rugby (2012)

  • Waiuku Rugby Premiers (2010-2012)

  • Onewhero Rugby Premiers (2010)

  • East Coast Bays Rugby (2008)

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Susie Pirret

Physiotherapist - BPhEd, BSc, PGDipSportsMed (Otago), BHScPhty (AUT)

Before studying physiotherapy at AUT Susie completed degrees in physical education and anatomy with post graduate studies in sports medicine at the University of Otago.  During this time, she also travelled with the New Zealand Universities team to the world games in South Korea and then in Turkey as the team massage therapist.

Susie is an active and long serving lifeguard at Port Waikato Sunset Beach and for the past seven years she has been the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Black Fins team physiotherapist.  She has worked with elite athletes from surf, swimming, track and kayaking backgrounds and had the opportunity to visit some amazing beaches while away on tour.  During the winter season Susie often swaps the sand for mud and has spent many winter weekends on the side lines as a rugby physiotherapist.

Susie grew up in Pukekohe and loves the surrounding area, she now spends her weekends swimming, cycling and running all around the Franklin area training for her other passion of long distance triathlon.  As a bit of a weekend warrior Susie has a keen interest in the treatment and injury management of recreational and maturing athletes.  She believes it is the role of a physiotherapist to help you continue to achieve your goals and remain active for life. 


  • New Zealand Black Fins 2011 - 2018

  • Lifeguard (Port Waikato) 1996- Current

  • Pukekohe Rugby Prems 2012-2016

  • Rugby North Shore 21s, Reserves 2010-2011

  • New Zealand Universities (World Games) 2007-2009

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Gavin Lee

Physiotherapist - BHSc (Physiotherapy), MNZSP

Gavin Lee in his youth was an International Track cyclist representing NZ at world championships and a NZ junior champion, competing internationally in Europe. Utilising his depth of experience, Gavin offers cyclist screening and rehab/prehab programming, cyclist setup and training programmes. 

Gavin's extensive strength and conditioning training and experience at international levels over many years combined with his experience as a personal trainer means he is the ideal person to develop sport and gym training programmes from an injury prevention perspective.

He now is a ‘mad’ downhill mountain biking enthusiast and is usually found hanging out at Fourforty bike park or Rotorua Redwoods


  • Personal Trainer / Gym instructor 2000 – 2008

  • Physiotherapist for Patumahoe Rugby Club 2016

  • International Track cyclist representing NZ at world championships and NZ junior champion

  • Competed internationally in Europe

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Jarrod Stevenson

Physiotherapist - BHSc (Physiotherapy), BSc (Sport and Exercise Science)

Jarrod joined the team in January 2018. He began studying BHSC (Physiotherapy) in 2013 after studying a BSC (Sport and Exercise Science). After taking a year off study to play rugby overseas he graduated in 2017.  His physiotherapy passions include sports injuries, rehabilitation/return to play, and exercise prescription.

Jarrod has personal experience with knee and shoulder injuries/rehabilitation so has gained a particular interest in these areas. His time outside of  physiotherapy is spent playing/watching rugby, health and fitness and with friends and family.

Team Involvement and Achievements

  • Counties Manukau Sevens Rugby Physiotherapist 2017/2018

  • Pukekohe Premier Rugby Physiotherapist 2017/2018


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