Meet Our Team
Jessica Cooper – Registered Massage Therapist (MNZ)
The owner and Director of North Shore Massage & Osteopathy has recently ‘retired’ from active Massage Therapy after almost 20 years. She will continue to run the business and work on the desk.
Registered Nurse, and Aromatherapist who specialised in focused techniques for injuries, sports massage, relaxation and lymphatic drainage for surgery / injury. Neck, headaches, whiplash, shoulder, arm and hand pain was also a specialty.
Jessica also manages the logistics for the DC-3 aircraft www.flydc3.co.nz and crew based at Ardmore, is passionate about her herb and vegetable garden and her lovely cat Monty. She has a strong knowledge of living with multiple allergies. GST Registered
Stephanie Mount – Registered Massage Therapist (MNZ)
Stephanie has a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from The New Zealand College of Massage and a Certificate in Aromatherapy. She focuses on sports, deep tissue, relaxation, aromatherapy and neuromuscular massage.
Stephanie has also graduated with a BSc Degree studying Human Nutrition and Psychology at Massey University. She is available for consultations regarding your nutrition.
• Days of work: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Karen Kerr – Registered Massage Therapist (MNZ)
Karen holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from The New Zealand College of Massage.
Her enthusiastic and friendly personality with a great sense of humour is an asset to the team.
She focusses on Deep Tissue, Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage. Treatment can include a combination of trigger point, neuromuscular and stretching techniques.
• Days of work: Tuesday and Thursday
Taz graduated from Unitec New Zealand with honours in the Master of Osteopathy degree. He holds a current annual practising certificate with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand and is ACC registered.
Taz completed his research thesis on shoulder pain. He researched the best methods for the rehabilitation of those suffering shoulder impingement syndrome. Having completed extensive research on shoulder pain he is now highly regarded in this field.
• Days of work: Monday and Thursday
Vance first gained an interest in Osteopathy following a whiplash incident which prompted him to visit multiple manual therapists. Vance only found success and resolution of pain through Osteopathic treatment. This lead him to participate as a ‘student for a day’ at Unitec which was offered to interested individuals. from then on he was hooked.
Vance maintains a holistic approach when assessing clients in which the mechanics of the whole body is considered, ensuring no predisposing or maintaining factors are overlooked when making a diagnosis. He believes this is the best way to target the root cause of the pain/dysfunction as opposed to the symptoms alone.
Vance enjoys treating a wide variety of patients of all ages, with particular interest in breathing, physical performance and athletes. He has a passion for sports and the outdoors and is heavily involved in martial arts both as a coach and competitor. He also enjoys surfing, fishing, and diving which stems from his love of the ocean.
• Days of work: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Cosmetic Nurse specialist
Susan Durney – BHSC (NSG), Post grad Cert (NSG)
Susan Durney graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) from the Auckland University of Technology in 2000 and later gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing in 2007. She has a strong background in all aspects of surgical nursing, having worked in a private medical/surgical hospital, including Plastic Surgery and other specialties.
More recently, Susan has provided clinical assistance alongside Plastic Surgeon Dr David Crabb as a Cosmetic Nurse Specialist, consulting with patients and providing all the injectable treatments such as Botox® and Juvederm® dermal fillers to enhance facial appearance. Susan is also experienced in providing advanced Botox® techniques including treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraines.
She takes great satisfaction in the challenges of Plastic Surgery nursing, welcoming the varied nature of the work and enjoying close contact with patients while providing continuous patient care.
Susan is a member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and keeps up-to-date with research and current changes in this dynamic industry by attending clinical forums, workshops, webinars and conferences.
Susan is available for consultation at the Rodney Surgical Centre, enquiries by mobile on 021 867 137 or by e-mail to [email protected]
Send referrals to RSC via healthlink (rodneysc) or fax to 09 425 0115. We will contact your patient and arrange a suitable appointment time and location.