Our Team

Rose Lampen-Smith

Post-Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy), Diploma of Physiotherapy, MPNZ, Sports Physio NZ, Qualified Acupuncturist


Rose brings to the clinic over 20 years experience in physiotherapy. Over the years she has had involvement in many areas of physiotherapy. Rose and her family moved to Auckland 6 years ago, and has worked hard to further develop and ensure top quality care from the team at East Care Physio.

Rose has primarily worked in the private practice environment building good relationships with her clients. She has worked extensively with sports teams, having travelled as a Team Physiotherapist to two World University Games. She has worked particularly with netball, golfers, rowers and runners. Rose herself is a keen runner - having competed a few half and full marathons. Her approach to treatment is very hands on, also incorporating muscle imbalance assessment and acupuncture as appropriate.

Dave Hillerby

Bachelor of Physiotherapy


Dave brings to the East Care Physiotherapy Team over 15 years experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist working both in New Zealand and the UK.

Dave has worked mainly in the private practice environment concentrating on musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has additional skills in ergonomic advice and worksite assessments. As a former professional rugby player Dave understands the needs of athletes to achieve and sustain peak performance and to gain full recovery from their injuries. Dave's approach to treatment is very hands on using manual therapy, soft tissue techniques and guided exercise programmes to achieve rehabilitation and prevention of further treatment and helping you achieve your goals.

Tania Cibulskis

Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Bachelor Science (Psychology), Post Graduate Diploma Health Science (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), MPNZ


Tania brings over 15 years of experience as working as a physiotherapist in Auckland and the UK. She has also completed the Post-graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy at AUT.

Tania's treatment approach addresses the 'whole' person. She combines the belief that by restoring optimal movement patterns, muscle balance, posture and breathing patterns and then linking these to your lifestyle, you will learn from her the tools to move and feel well for life. Tania works to provide an individualised treatment programme including a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, breathing education and appropriate exercises to help achieve your goals.

Pradnya Gadkari

Post-Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), BSc, MSc (Physio), MPNZ,


Pradnya has many years experience having worked in India, USA and here in New Zealand in the past 15 years.

Pradnya has a background of Neurophysiotherapy and has worked with adults and children with neurological disorders after graduating. In the last 10 years she has been working primarily in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Pradnya has a special interest in shoulder injuries and their rehabilitation and is keen to pursue her Masters in Health Science in the near future in this area of physio. She is also interested in movement science and has done mat level 1 Pilates course. Pradnya uses a combination of movement science and musculoskeletal techniques in the treatment of her clients.

Karen Chaplin

Key Administrator and Receptionist at East Care Physio.


Karen is our key Receptionist/Administrator here at East Care Physio. She has 10 years experience in medical practice management and 'front desk' support. She has also had extensive experience working with ACC.

Karen is assisted by Olivia & Nicole who cover the evening and Saturday clinics.

Please call, email or come by the Clinic and we will be happy to help you with your queries and book you an appointment.

East Care Accident & Medical Clinic

Our location within East Care provides you with quick and convenient access to medical, radiology, and pharmacy services. We have a close working relationship with GP members and visiting Specialists including Orthopaedic and Rheumatology specialists.

East Care provide ample free parking on site to ensure your visit is as stress free as possible.

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Opening Hours

  • From 7am
  • Mon, Tues & Thurs
  • By Appointment
  • Closed

Get In Touch

09 930 9400

09 283 0598

260 Botany Road, Howick,
Auckland New Zealand

office@eastcarephysio.co.nz