About Us

Our great team of physiotherapists are highly trained in manual therapy, sports medicine and exercise prescription so that treatment techniques used reflect the most current research findings.

New Lynn Physiotherapy is an ACC Accredited Clinic. This means we have been assessed against the Allied Health Sector Standards by the DAA Group, and have been awarded the highest level of service standards achievable.

Our physios are New Zealand registered and active members of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists. They are dedicated to ongoing professional development through attending professional courses and post graduate study.

Our physio team places a strong emphasis on ‘hands on treatment’ to gain the best results in the quickest time.

As an extension to our physiotherapy service, New Lynn Physiotherapy can offer a strong network of specialist physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons, general practitioners and medical specialists we can refer you to for multidisciplinary management of more complicated injuries.

We also provide massage therapy services for all of your health management needs.

Our Team

Nicky Collins, Director

Nicky studied Physiotherapy at AUT, Auckland qualifying in 1990. She has worked in the private practice setting for more than 25 years, opening New Lynn Physiotherapy in 1997, later moving to the current purpose built clinic at 28 Delta Avenue, in 2007. Nicky completed her post graduate diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1998 and has extensive training in postural correction, muscle impairment and joint alignment.

Her main areas of specialty include muscle balance assessment and joint alignment, sports injuries, growing pains in children, gym rehabilitation following surgery, migraine and headaches,  pregnancy, injury and exercise prescription.  Nicky is also a certified provider of the PINC programme, providing physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation for women recovering from cancer in West Auckland.

Nicky’s interest in health and fitness has given her a greater understanding of injury and rehabilitation. Nicky enjoys getting great results from hands-on treatment techniques, dry needling, exercise prescription, and kinesio taping.

More recently Nicky has trained at the Watson Headache® Institute, training based on the Watson Headache® Approach, a protocol for the skilled assessment and management of the upper cervical (neck) spine in headache and migraine conditions. The Watson Headache® Approach is recognised as a scientifically researched method of examination and treatment.

Nicky has also been an advocate for sport and fitness, having been involved in national level athletics as a youth. She has always trained and kept fit and now enjoys orienteering. Her three teenage children keep her busy with their activities outside of work, and her love of travel and adventure is still strong.

John Lim

John trained as a physiotherapist at the University of Otago, where he was awarded with Physiotherapy New Zealand M L Roberts Prize and Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand Student Research Prize. John joined the New Lynn Physiotherapy team in 2014.

John is dedicated to furthering his professional knowledge; he is currently working on a post-graduate Certificate of Manual Therapy at AUT. He enjoys treating a variety of injuries and conditions, applying the latest manual therapy techniques, dry needling, kinesio taping and exercise prescription.

More recently, John trained at the Watson Headache® Institute in Sydney, where training was based on the Watson Headache® Approach, a protocol for the skilled assessment and management of the upper cervical (neck) spine in headache and migraine conditions. The Watson Headache® Approach is recognised as a scientifically researched method of examination and treatment.

Living locally in West Auckland allows John to provide more late-night and weekend appointments to accommodate those who are busy during weekdays.

Outside of work, John enjoys playing tennis, keeping fit and regularly working out at the gym.

Tom Knight

Having gained a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK in 2013, Tom continued to study while working to complete his Masters of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) in 2015. Tom is passionate about exercises and manual techniques gained from the latest evidence to enable people to return to their normal, everyday function, be that around the house or on the sports field. With a keen emphasis on functional rehabilitation, Tom looks to base his treatment goals around real life application.

Being a lifelong sportsman Tom has transferred his knowledge of the game of rugby from the field and has applied it to rehabilitating those off it. A great advocate of a healthy lifestyle, Tom is a firm believer that movement is medicine.

Tom draws on his passions outside the clinic, namely Jiu-Jitsu and strength and conditioning, and applies it to those he treats.

Lindsey Paton

Lindsey Paton joined New Lynn Physiotherapy in July 2007 as part-time receptionist and administration assistant. Lindsey has had 27 years of experience in various administrative roles, including seven years at Starship Hospital as medical secretary and prior to that various administrative roles at Greenlane and Auckland Hospitals.

Lindsey enjoys working in a caring customer service/medical environment with plenty of interaction with others. She also enjoys the challenge of balancing a busy home and work life. She enjoys training and taking part in group fitness classes at the gym and is a mum to two girls, Hannah and Kate.

She also enjoys socialising with family and friends – going out to dinner and watching a good movie, beaches and the outdoor life, loves to travel, and enjoys bush and beach walks with her Jack Russell Terrier. She has a great admiration for all working mums.

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis joined the team at New Lynn Physio in February 2017. Barb, originally from Palmerston North, has a long background working in the medical administrative field. Barb has found her experience gained working in a busy Auckland GP practice has made for a smooth transition to her current physiotherapy reception/admin role. She enjoys interacting with people in her role as part-time receptionist. Outside of work, Barb enjoys keeping fit, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Nikita Postma

Being new to the front line of customer service, Nikita Postma is the newest member of our team, joining us as a part-time receptionist in 2016. Like all of us here, she is friendly, hardworking and caring towards patients. She enjoys working evenings at New Lynn Physiotherapy. Nikita loves the environment she works in; she likes the interaction with everyone and helping patients.

Nikita is currently studying towards NCEA Level 3 at Green Bay High school and studying part time at Unitec doing psychology. She hopes to eventually further her education to become a Midwife. She loves the thought of helping mothers and helping give young children a good start to life.

Nikita loves to be around her family and friends in her spare time. She enjoys going to beaches or on bush walks on many of West Auckland’s beautiful tracks, getting outside and into nature. Nikita also likes to travel to the Netherlands where most of her family lives, visiting her family and the beautiful place which she loves.