Physiotherapy - Coast Chiropractic
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Joel Mowat: Physiotherapy Director

Joel Mowat graduated from AUT in 2008 with a BHSc (Physio) degree. Since then he has also completed a number of courses to refine his skills and interests. These include: Dry needling plus and Bike setup (2012), as well as a Level 1 CrossFit coaches accreditation completed in Manchester, England (2013). Joel expanded his skill set in 2016 and completed his NeuroLink training in Melbourne and Sydney.
With a wide range of clinical roles held in both NZ and Australia, Joel has a passion for musculoskeletal physio. He spent a year working in vocational rehabilitation, helping clients return to work following an injury, as well as looking after athletes and sports teams. For several years now Joel has had an active involvement in CrossFit. He has completed his coaching certification to better understand the sport but enjoys working in the box as a physio, helping athletes with their mobility and power. With a passion for people, Joel enjoys helping individuals reach their goals.

Sara Allan: Senior Physiotherapist
Education and Experience


Sara graduated from AUT in 2008 with her Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). Since then, she has worked in a wide range of different physiotherapy settings, including establishing and running her own busy  Pilates and Physiotherapy practice for 4 years in Auckland CBD. She also has extensive experience working in orthopaedic hospitals and musculoskeletal clinics. In more recent years, Sara was asked to help implement and supervise the student physiotherapy clinic at AUT’s brand new medical facility NorthMed on the North Shore in Auckland. There, she developed their Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation program for people recovering from lung and heart conditions. She also was involved in a balance and strengthening the program for older adults within the University, as well as a hydrotherapy exercise classes onsite.

Professional Views and Special Interests


Sara has a passion for learning and has since completed many courses to add to her skill set, which includes her training to become a PINC practitioner, working with women recovering from cancer. Sara is part of the Older Adults and Occupational Health Special Interest groups and is currently studying towards her Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Rehabilitation). Overall, Sara has a special interest in all things do with rehabilitation and getting people back to living their life to the full.

Outside of Work


When Sara is not at work or with her young family, you can find her at the beach, gym, running or just anywhere else outdoors! Sara is proud to call Mangawhai home and loves the community and lifestyle of living in the region.

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