We have a great team at Bodyworks including:


Allison Shipton at Bodyworks Physiotherapy and Wellness KerikeriAllison Shipton

BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, Certified BradCliff™ Practitioner (Breathing Specialist), Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Provider, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)


Allison is the business owner, the lead physiotherapist and clinical manager. She qualified in the UK in 1996 and worked in the NHS. Allison has extensive experience with both acute and chronic conditions and worked in surgical wards, A&E and orthopaedic wards and clinics. Having met Mark on a diving holiday in Egypt in 2003, they came back to New Zealand in 2005. Allison is a Bradcliff Breathing Practitioner, a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and a certified provider for Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation. She is the font of all knowledge and go to person for the other physiotherapists. During the rugby season Allison looks after the Kerikeri Senior Rugby Team. Her summers are spent on the beach, in the caravan with a book.

  • Owner and lead Physiotherapist
  • Experienced in acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Provider of specialist services
    • Breathing Rehabilitation
    • PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation

My Goals

  • Continue to develop the team of physiotherapists at Bodyworks and;
  • Promote and grow the cancer rehabilitation and women’s health services. She see these as providing the greatest good for those with the greatest need.


Andrea Devine Bodyworks Physiotherapy and Wellness KerikeriAndrea Devine



Andrea graduated from Auckland University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and joined the team in Kerikeri that year. From Auckland originally, Andrea quickly fell in love with Northland and with her partner, fellow physiotherapist, Damon Lucas, brought some land, a goat and a couple of cows….ah, the good life! Andrea is a great physiotherapist. She uses her in-depth understanding of the human body and extensive knowledge of pilates, running, fitness and nutrition, to get fantastic outcomes for her clients.

My Goals

Andrea’s goals include progressing Pilates qualifications and getting into more advanced Pilates teaching eg. with sports teams and elite athletes. The Ante and Post Natal Pilates classes have now started and proving very popular.

Helen Blanshard Bodyworks Physiotherapy and Wellness KerikeriHelen Blanshard

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


Helen delivers an holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of your health care needs. She is UK trained and gained experience in a range of clinical areas while working for the NHS. She  is a member of the New Zealand Manipulative Therapy Association(NZMPA) and a trained pilates instructor. Helen has been working in New Zealand  for 4 years.



Paul Cubitt Bodyworks Physiotherapy and Wellness KerikeriPaul Cubitt

BSc (Hons) Sport Science, Dip Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy, REPS registered


A Sports Massage therapist and REP’s Level 3 registered Personal Trainer. He has worked around the world with the young and old, people looking to lose weight, increase sporting or general fitness, cardiac rehabilitation and even to conquer Mount Everest. Paul specialises in core function and Corrective Exercise through massage and fitness, the foundation to reaching any goal. He trains people in small groups or on individual basis to reach their goals. His favourite piece of functional equipment is the TRX suspension trainer.

My Goals

  • Participating in all the run/walk series
  • Doing the Tongariro crossing
  • Increasing his number of visits per week.



Rebecca Davison


Rebecca says: “Physiotherapy is a wonderful job, a privilege to show people the way to move into better health. I have recently learned to use Myofascial Release therapy and Kinesio taping, which have both been useful in helping patients reduce pain and improve function in daily life. My other areas of interest are rehabilitation, back and postural care, and community care.

The Bodyworks philosophy of a proactive approach to health, fitness and well-being is relevant and something to aspire to!

In my spare time I help with gymnastics and mainly music, and I love the great outdoors, hiking, biking or paddling.  I am excited to be exploring the Bay of Islands with my whanau in this chapter of my journey.”



Adara Wood


Adara graduated from Otago University in 2016. After spending 3 years in Dunedin and 1 year in Palmerston North/ Wellington she is quite happy to be in warm Northland!

She is enjoying being closer to family and the easy, active lifestyle that Kerikeri offers- there’s no traffic to contend with!

Her goals are to continue developing as a physiotherapist in the private practice setting and lead Vocational Rehabilitation programs. Adara is also the clinic’s lead on the DHB sponsored Mobility Access Program.

She will be continuing her education extramurally to further her knowledge and keep up to date with the latest research.