The team

Derek Timmins


Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist, MPNZ
Principal Physiotherapist

Derek graduated from his physiotherapy degree at AUT University in 2000. Following his interests in acupuncture he completed a further two years of study to become a Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist and now serves as the President of the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand. Derek is also a guest lecturer on the Post Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture at AUT University.

Derek has worked in Private practices in Hamilton, Sydney and for the last 12 years in East Auckland, where he is also a Principal Physiotherapist at Pakuranga Physiotherapy and Beachlands Physio. Derek uses his skills in mobilisation, manipulation, acupuncture and exercise prescription to help clients return to pre-injury health and improve function.

Derek is also certified with the Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor to help golfers reduce injury risk and improve their swing.

Outside of work, Derek enjoys watersports, spending time with his family and playing guitar and mandolin.

Oliver Low


MPNZ, BSc, BPhty, PG cert. Western acupuncture, MH Prac Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Principal Physiotherapist

Oliver is one of the Principal Physiotherapists at Marina Physio, having worked here since it opened, he previously worked at Pakuranga Physio. Oliver has a strong interest manual therapy, Acupuncture and sports Physiotherapy and has completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and acupuncture

Oliver has several years experience working with sports teams, he works and travels with New Zealand and Auckland hockey as well as Athletics New Zealand attending various international sporting events.

Oliver enjoys spending time with his family, playing and following several sports, and has a keen interest in food and music.

Liz Boyd


Liz graduated from the Otago Physiotherapy School in 1987, and has since then worked in various roles both in New Zealand and abroad. Liz has travelled with sports teams in the past and has owned and worked in private practices since 1990.

Liz is highly experienced and treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular interest in muscle imbalance, core stability and clinical Pilates with certification by Dance Medicine Australia.

Liz has a special interest in Pelvic Health working with Men and Women who experience issues with continence, pelvic pain and pre and post prostrate surgical rehab. Liz is a member of Women’s Health Training Association, Continence NZ and NZ Pelvic Health special interest group.

Liz is Bradcliffe certified and treats people with all types of breathing pattern disorders and respiratory conditions.
Outside of work, Liz enjoys a busy family life juggling three children, sailing, riding horses and looking after her sheep and chickens on a large property.

Kalyani Yajnanarayan


Kalyani graduated in 2016 from AUT with a Bachelors of Health Science in Physiotherapy and has been working at Marina Physio since early 2017.

During her undergraduate training Kalyani has treated a wide range of patients in acute, rehab, outpatients and private settings.  In physiotherapy practice, Kalyani utilises a combination of massage, joint mobilisation and exercise prescription to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. Outside of work Kalyani enjoys reading, hiking and Dancing

Carolyn Steele


Carolyn lives locally in Northpark, having previously lived in Bucklands Beach. She has been a patient of the Pakuranga clinic over many years and now enjoys being on the other side of the desk, providing efficient and friendly service to our patients.

Outside of work Carolyn enjoys all sport, playing tennis and supporting family in their sporting endeavors.

Pam White


Pam has worked at the Marina Physio clinic since it opened in 2009 and at the Pakuranga Physio clinic for 20years. She lives locally and enjoys the very short commute to work.

She is always ready with a smile to help with making appointments and any queries.
When not at work she is busy with three young grandchildren.

Rebecca Timmins


Rebecca has been with Marina Physio since we opened in 2009 – job sharing with Pam. She does however, fill-in as needed at our Pakuranga and Beachlands clinics.

Rebecca is married, and the mother of two girls, one dog and one cat