Zee Sharif

Advanced Men and Women's Pelvic Floor Health Physio

Hi, I'm Zee, a senior physiotherapist at Return To Form. 13 years ago I set out to provide a better physio experience in my part of Auckland.


I have a hands-on holistic approach combining my acupuncture, Pilates, and general physio skills for your needs. I specialise and have extensive knowledge with pregnancy, women and men’s pelvic floor health, clinical Pilates, and cancer rehabilitation. My goal is to prepare you for what lies ahead and to get your body to work with you, not against you.


I once had a 31 year old new mum-to-be come in for an appointment for a rather difficult pregnancy. Even though Mary wanted to be physically active, she was hesitant, which was understandable. So I assessed her and guided her with safe movement and exercises to get her in good form, be comfortable with her body, build up her strength, and get rid of any aches and pains. We prepared her for her big day and she's been happy and active ever since, even with bubba at her hip.

I love being able to make a difference in someone's life. Let me made a difference for yours.

Ruairi Sheehan

Physiotherapist

Hi, I am Ruairi. I am an experienced physiotherapist that has worked in the HSE and private practices in Ireland.

I specialise in musculoskeletal injuries and massage therapy.

I bring expertise in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating various conditions affecting muscles, bones and joints. Through targeted massage techniques and evidence based interventions, I alleviate pain, enhance mobility and promote healing.

Paul was a patient I treated with a rotator cuff injury to his right shoulder after falling on his outstretched arm.

On our initial assessment, I outlined a structured rehabilitation programme we would progress through while setting realistic goals & expectations with Paul.

Our rehabilitation consisted of education on his injury, conservative pain management options, self management techniques, soft tissue treatment, ultrasound therapy, stretching & strengthening exercises until Paul was pain free and returned to his normal activities.

My qualifications include a BSc in Sports Science & Health from Dublin City University and a Professional Masters in Physiotherapy from University College Dublin.

I moved to New Zealand from Ireland to work as a physiotherapist and experience a new culture. I enjoy sports, hiking and travelling which is why New Zealand appealed so much to me.

I am particularly passionate about working with people and building strong relationships along the

way. I believe in working collaboratively with patients to develop personalised treatment plans aimed at restoring their normal function and achieving their rehabilitation goals.

Jo Cruz

Senior Physiotherapist

I am an experienced Physio with over 30 years experience. I use hands on traditional physio techniques as well as Trigenics to assists in restoring normal patterns and range of movement. It is extremely effective for frozen shoulders.

I have extensive training in traditional acupuncture as well the Japanese method,Toyahari, which is a very gentle form of acupuncture to help relieve pain as well as other ailments. Great for you if you have phobia about needles.

I also practice cosmetic/rejuvenation facial acupuncture, if you suffer from Acne, Bells palsy, scars & injuries, facial acupuncture can help. Also, no need for Botox or surgery if you want to erase a few wrinkles and feel & look better!

Ellie Martin

Physiotherapist

I am an experienced Physio and has worked in the NHS in the UK and private practices in New Zealand

I have a strong skill set in working with chronic pain, injuries, sprain & strains as well as running pregnancy classes. I have also done advance courses in communication and understanding of patient needs and I take the time to understand my patient needs before progressing onto education and treatment of the problem.

I am trained in providing body massages from relaxation to sports and deep tissue release. With a thorough understanding of how the body works , I can adapt and use my various skills to enable a great massage!

I continue post graduate study to keep me upto date with the latest evidence to ensure my patients get the right treatment at the right time for the best outcomes.

Nisha Suresh

Yoga Trainer


I am Nisha, a 500- hour certified international yoga trainer. I am trained in hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, Iyengar yoga, chair yoga, yoga therapy, prenatal yoga, and relaxation and restorative yoga. 

I have over 9 years of experience in professional dancing, and teaching. I have been a yoga/ fitness instructor for over 4 years and have certifications in fitness, nutrition, and sports psychology. I am also a psychology and clinical social work post-graduate and my interests lie in mental health and wellbeing. My experience in dance and yoga has made me a natural trainer and I understand how each one is different. I enjoy working with people from different backgrounds. I believe in holistic health.

Currently, I am pursuing my PhD in the neuroscience of yoga and its application in sleep.


Janvi was one of my clients who had abdomen cysts issues and she was so stressful when I met. I had one- on- one yoga/yoga therapy classes for her and the sessions were structured to meet her needs which were losing weight, alternate intensity classes and lots of relaxation. After a month, she saw drastic changes in herself. She was feeling healthier, stronger and more stressfree. She was happy that she was able to relax more than before. Her doctor confirmed that there was an improvement in her condition. 


I like to work with people with sleep and other mental health struggles. It fascinates me that Yoga can be used as a therapy for better mental health and relaxation.

Sharon Shan Qu

Senior Acupuncturist

I am Sharon Shan Qu, a licensed acupuncturist, working with the Ponsonby community for over 6 years. I specialise in the treatment of ACC injuries, pain management, and internal disorders such as insomnia, stress, depression, obesity, pregnancy, and menstrual disorders.

One of my recent success stories is that of Sara, who suffered from constant anxiety attacks and had negative side effects from the antidepressants she was prescribed. After three months of acupuncture treatments with me, Sara was able to stay home alone, drive, and take care of her children. She may not be 100% well yet but she's on her way to getting her life back.

I understand that seeking treatment can be daunting, but I assure you that I will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the care and support you need. If you're looking for a skilled and compassionate acupuncturist, I would be honoured to work with you. Contact me today to schedule an appointment and start your journey towards optimal health and wellness.

I received my master's degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Hunan University of Chinese Medicine in 2012. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping my patients achieve optimal health and wellness. My professional interests include the rehabilitation of patients and helping them improve their symptoms.

I believe that the key to good health and wellness goes beyond the treatment room. That is why I maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercise and gardening. These personal interests help me stay in top physical and mental shape, which allows me to better serve my patients.

Kadek Setiawati

Massage Therapist

Hi, I'm Kadek- I am Return To Form's Massage Therapist, and have been working in the industry for over 20 years. I am both internationally and New Zealand trained.

I love to provide clients massages that reduce their stress, increase relaxation, improve circulation and reduce pain and muscular soreness.

Recently I saw Louis, who had pain in her shoulder that was causing headaches and body pain. After a relaxing massage focusing on her problem area, she felt relaxed and refreshed, and was no longer suffering from the symptoms she was experiencing.

Lucy Kirwan

Receptionist

Hi, I'm Lucy - an experienced receptionist who has been in customer service and admin roles for over 10 years.

I started my career in retail, where I learnt customer service skills, and the value of listening to each client and their motives for stepping through the door. I then moved on to a clinical practice management role, which I worked in for over 5 years. It was during this time I learnt the importance of helping each client from that first call enquiry, assisting with their questions, and diary management; whilst remaining empathetic and flexible. I am passionate about building a close and positive team, and providing our clients with the utmost care and a great experience.

One of my strengths lies in helping clients who are in pain- by juggling our busy books and fitting them in the same day so we can help manage their symptoms and get them back on track to doing the physical activites they love.

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time at the beach in summer, walking, and I absolutely love to travel whenever I get the chance!

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