Our Team

At Cairnhill Physiotherapy, our team are passionate about enhancing your well being and keeping you moving. We pride ourselves on our professional and friendly approach and are always seeking to keep up to date with the best progressive treatment strategies.

As a patient of ours, you will receive an exceptional standard of quality treatments to get the best results for you.

Our Expert Physios

Ethan Smith - Physiotherapist

BHSc Physiotherapy, Dip Sport & Rec, MPNZ

Ethan has joined our team in 2019, and with his strong sporting background, is passionate about working with his patients to educate them and encourage them to achieve their goals.

Ethan completed a Diploma of Sport and Recreation before completing his Physiotherapy studies at AUT. Ethan has a keen interest in exercise rehabilitation and combines this with hands-on therapy to deliver individualised treatments for his patients to assist them in returning to their daily activities.

When he's not at work, Ethan is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing touch rugby and also plays in the North Shore A Reserve competition in Basketball. He is a keen traveller and loves exploring NZ and socialising with friends. Dog walking has become a new interest of Ethan's since becoming the proud parent of Ziggy, his chocolate Labrador puppy.

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Anlo Van Deventer - Physiotherapist

BHSc Physiotherapy, MPNZ, MSPNZ

Anlo started working at Cairnhill Physiotherapy in 2017 having graduated from AUT. During her undergraduate study, she worked both in private and acute settings with a wide range of patients, from athletes to paediatrics and the general population.

Anlo has an extensive sporting background and currently plays premier club cricket for Takapuna and also captaining the Central Hinds team in the National domestic competition. She is very passionate about working with athletes in their recovery and rehabilitation from injury. Anlo spent the summer of 2017 working in South Africa with the Stormers Super Rugby team, where she gained valuable knowledge on rehabilitating elite rugby players back to full health to continue with their training. Anlo has been able to incorporate this knowledge into her rehabilitation of all her patients.

Anlo has worked closely with rugby teams at Auckland Club and representative levels, Waiarapa-Bush Mens 7's and club soccer. Anlo is a physiotherapist for the Auckland University Rugby club. She has also worked with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band and with USA and Canada Ice Hockey teams whilst they were in Auckland.

Anlo's main interests are musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy where exercise-based rehabilitation and manual therapy are key components to her treatments.

Outside of work, cricket tends to dominate the majority of Anlo's spare time along with socialising with friends and family.

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Harley Matthews - Principal Physiotherapist & Director

BHSc Physiotherapy, PG Dip Sports & Exercise Medicine (Otago), PG Cert Western Acupuncture, Internationally Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP), MPNZ, MSPNZ

Harley began working at Cairnhill Physiotherapy in 2007 after graduating from AUT. Since then, Harley’s passion for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy has led him to complete post graduate studies in Western Acupuncture and Sports & Exercise Medicine.

He has a special interest in treating patients recovering from shoulder and knee surgery, as well as those with lower limb and sporting injuries.

Harley has worked with numerous teams from various sports ranging from school and club level, up to Auckland and National representative teams. For the last 4 years, Harley has been the physiotherapist to the Blues A team during their season and also provides cover for the Blues medical team. He has covered shows with Nitro Circus, USA vs Canada Ice Hockey and has worked with Guns N Roses during their Auckland concert.

Harley offers a ‘hands on’ approach to a wide range of injuries. He specialises in formulating personalised exercise programmes for his patients’ rehabilitation, prevention of injuries and general wellbeing. His skills in massage, acupuncture and manual therapy are also combined to help patients recover from injury and surgery quickly.

Over the past 3 years, Harley has been working with Procare (PHO) around the design of an initiative to improve patient outcomes in primary healthcare. A large portion of this project is to foster stronger relationships between GP’s and physiotherapists. This has involved multiple workshops teaching GP’s assessment techniques for the shoulder, knee, cervical and lumbar spines. Harley is passionate about fostering the relationship between physiotherapy and GP's to help improve the patients' recovery from their injuries.

In his spare time, Harley enjoys watching a good game of rugby, fishing, playing golf and enjoying time with his young family.

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