Our Team

Meet the crew

Our staff are passionate about THEIR work and aim to return you back to the activities you love as soon as possible.

At Miramar Physiotherapy you can feel assured about the ability of your physiotherapist as we all have extensive postgraduate training and experience.
We are committed to ongoing education and regularly undertake training to keep up-to-date with the latest treatment options.

Paul Kuggeleijn

Physiotherapist
Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University in 1993. Prior to this he completed a 4 year degree in Physical Education. He started working in private practice in 1994 & also began the 3-year post-graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (DipMT). Paul graduated from this course in1996, also concurrently passing the year-long PAANZ Acupuncture course. Paul has acted as the physiotherapist for numerous local, national & international sports teams.

Julie Norris

Physiotherapist
Julie graduated from Otago in 1988 as the top academic student. Over the past 30 years she has gained wide ranging experience working in several diverse clinical environments throughout NZ as well as in the UK. During her 3 year stay in England, she completed the Diploma in Cyriax Medicine. Back in NZ, she successfully passed the 3 year DipMT in 1996; then as acted as a clinical supervisor as well as an assistant tutor for the course. She worked at Khandallah Physiotherapy for almost 5 years before buying Miramar Physiotherapy with her husband Paul. Her special area of interest is posture-related/muscle imbalance problems.

Rob Edwards

Physiotherapist
Rob graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from Macquarie University, Sydney in 2017. Having previously worked as chartered accountant he is thoroughly enjoying the challenge of getting people back to the activities they enjoy. Rob has had experience as a sports physiotherapist for a variety of sports teams in Australia. Being originally from London, he also has worked in private practice in the UK. Rob has recently moved with his wife from Sydney to Wellington to join our team.

Niamh O'Sullivan

Physiotherapist
Niamh gained her BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Degree from St. George’s University of London. Since then, she has gained over 8 years of experience in the public and private sectors, both in the UK and Ireland. She has also completed the Pilates Instructors Matt Levels 1 and 2 courses and incorporates this approach in her management of spinal musculoskeletal disorders. She gained certification in trigger point dry needling, dynamic taping and the prescription of orthotic devices. Niamh has completed pitch-side sports injury intervention and first aid courses and has worked with sports teams at both club and national level. Niamh was the Team Physiotherapist for the Cork Minor football (GAA) and UCC Seniors and U21s Rugby clubs. She has a keen interest in adventure races, running, horse riding and basketball.

Leigh Wallace

Administration Manager
Leigh is our Administration and Accreditation Manager. She is also our Health and Safety Officer. Coming from a long retail background Leigh has now worked at the clinic for almost 5 years. With a passion for looking after people she will make you feel welcome and be happy to help.

Nina August

Receptionist
Nina is our part–time receptionist. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University of Wellington. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Nina has been living in Wellington for the past 6 years where she has grown to love the windy city and the people in it. She is eager to lend a helping hand and strives to do her best at any task.