OUR TEAM

Meet our tribe.

GAVIN CROSS

PRINCIPAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH NZ TALL BLACKS

Since graduating from AUT with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy, Gavin has worked extensively in the fields of musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy. He has undertaken postgraduate study in chronic pain, hand and upper limb therapy, and sport specific exercise prescription, and has enjoyed working with elite sporting teams and athletes in New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S over the last 16 years. Gavin has a special interest in developing sport specific exercise programmes and strengthening functional movement patterns. He has worked with Wellington Saints basketball, Wellington Football, Wellington Softball, Miramar Softball and NZ handball players, as well as a variety of athletes representing New Zealand at both Olympic and World levels.

He is currently Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the New Zealand Tall Blacks. As a special project, Gavin has provided the physiotherapy, rehab and strength programmes for Steven Adams over the past seven years. As a result, he regularly spends time with Oklahoma City Thunder staff, is trusted to provide treatment to Thunder players in the off-season, and is the only approved provider for an NBA franchise in New Zealand.

GRAYSON HARWOOD

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Grayson graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from Auckland University of Technology, and is a member of the MNZSP. Prior to his Physiotherapy degree he completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in anatomy and structural biology at Otago University. During his studies, he gained experience working as an assistant physiotherapist for the Wanganui heartland rugby team. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, specifically gym-based injury prevention and rehabilitation, and the diagnosis and management of faulty movement patterns. He is currently the physio for the Wellington Phoenix Academy, and is a certified Level 1 ‘Functional Patterns’ practitioner.

EMMA O'LAUGHLIN

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Emma completed her Bsc Physio from Trinity College Dublin 2013. She then moved to Singapore where she completed her rotations for two years in Geratrics, Cardiac Care, Neurology and Sports. Emma is passionate about all sport. After leaving Singapore she was Physiotherapist for the 3000 mile bicycle Race Across America in 2015 and 2016. She then moved to Switzerland to work with skiers in the prestigious off piste resort of Verbier. Since then Emma has been working in private practice specializing in sports injuries and rehabilitation. Since moving to New Zealand Emma has pursued her love of adventure multi-sports competing in Coast to Coast 2017 and other local mutisport events. Emma is also a keen runner with the Scottish Harriers. Running is her passion and it is her knowledge of the sport that she has been lucky enough to incorporate into her physiotherapy when treating running and sports injuries. Emma is a PTTI (Pilates Teacher Training Institute) trained matwork instructor. She believes in using the principles of Pilates with both the clinical population and elite athletes also as part of her physiotherapy practice.