NZRP A.D.P (OMT)
ELDOA / Myofascial Stretching
CHEK Level 4 Practitioner / HLC 3
Suzi’s 27-year professional career as a physiotherapist describes not only her extraordinary qualifications and experience, but also the founding philosophy behind Sweet7’s unique practice. After some years touring the world with a variety of high performance athletes and sports teams, and becoming New Zealand’s Women’s Trampoline Champion, Suzi moved to the United States.
While there, she was invited by Paul Chek to join the CHEK Institute’s senior teaching staff in San Diego. Over the course of the next 16 years, she absorbed Paul’s teachings on blending physical, nutritional, mental, emotional and spiritual coaching into a coaching model for health.
The fundamentals go far beyond the physical and look at the impact of food, lifestyle and exercise on pain, injury, general health and vitality and, in short, how to stay younger and live longer. It’s a broader approach to assessing injuries, since it looks at the person and their lifestyle; and it views the body as a series of interdependent working systems where the health of one system directly impacts the health of another.
Today, Suzi brings all her experience, professional expertise and philosophies on life, health and wellbeing, for the benefit of Sweet7’s clients.
Advanced Dip. Sports ( Exercise Prescription)
Nicola graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Prior to this she completed an Advanced Diploma in Sport and Exercise specialising in Exercise Prescription with Merit.
She has a genuine interest in movement, injury prevention and rehabilitation which was kick started by her own injury and health journey dealing with autoimmune diseases while being a member of the first New Zealand women’s road cycling registered BikeNZ Trade Team. Juggling a high training load and health issues led Nicola to explore a full body holistic approach to her health and injuries.
These experiences, together with a wealth of knowledge gleaned from working with a broad range of health practitioners on her own health flow through into her principles as a physiotherapist now. Education and promoting self-management whilst keeping clients doing what they love are a big focus for her.
Since 2015 she has been Head Physio with Kumeu Rugby and taken care of a number of individual athletes. She was also responsible for mentoring physio students. Since graduating Nicola has further developed her skills and expertise in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and exercise prescription, chronic pain clients, as well as pre and post-surgical rehabilitation at a private clinic.
Nicola heads up our Pre and Post-Surgical Rehab Programmes and works alongside Suzi providing holistic physio care to our clients. She also works closely with Xandros as clients transition to strength training and movement rehab training.
Practicing what she preaches Nicola loves to be as active as possible and challenge her body to see what it can do. Her latest challenge being completing her first 70.3 Ironman recently.
Sheahan began his Physiotherapy career after graduating in 2017 from AUT. He immediately began to realise the ever-growing complexities of the human body and thus continued his formal education by enrolling into the musculoskeletal post graduate diploma course.
Whilst working full time in a private practice and studying part time for his diploma, he continues to find time in the day to extend his knowledge and growth of the human body with a particular interest in biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology. When he is not busy learning, Sheahan rejuvenates his mind and soul in the outdoors through various land and water based activities.
Sheahan has an impeccable desire to help and put people first which shows not only in the amount of time he dedicates to learning, but more so through his client’s satisfaction. Combining his endless passion to help people with the hunger for knowledge, Sheahan provides an excellent functional and evidence based service incorporating manual and exercise therapy. He aids people of all walks of lives, from footballers to dancers, cross fit athletes to professional boxers, the elderly to the young and everyone in between. Besides self-development, Sheahan also enjoys expressing his passion for learning through teaching.
By joining sweet7, Sheahan looks to advance his understanding and refine his ever-growing skill set to provide the complete holistic physio approach for his clients.
Personal and Group Training
Born and raised in Piha, Ben Mischefski has grown up with a passion for optimal health and performance. Ben has qualified as an Exercise Therapist through the NZ Institute of Health and Fitness and by our own Suzi Nevell. He is a current student of Chiropractic and is dedicated to being a student and practitioner of optimal health.
Ben is an avid surfer, ocean swimmer and rock climber whom regularly finds solace in the waters and mountains around New Zealand. Ben is grateful and excited to be part of the Sweet7 community and is looking forward to meeting everyone.
Bachelor Health Science (Complimentary Medicine)
Dip, Naturopathy (Hons.)
Dip. Herbal Medicine (Hons.)
Bachelor of Nursing
Caroline is a qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist who combines her expertise with 15+ years’ experience as a registered nurse, allowing her to provide comprehensive consultations to address your health concerns.
As a natural health practitioner and former registered nurse Caroline will help to address your health concerns allowing you to feel great and achieve optimal health and vitality. She treats health conditions of women, men & children, using a combination of good nutrition, proven natural health medicines and supplements, and lifestyle solutions.
Whether you need help with nutrition, weight, stress, energy levels, hormone imbalance, or you have digestive issues such as IBS or food intolerances, making an appointment is a step in the right direction.
As a naturopath, I aim to provide well balanced health care that is realistic and fits in with your lifestyle. So while some lifestyle changes may be required, these will be done in steps that are manageable and achievable for you as an individual.
She is passionate about sport and fitness and still plays hockey at a senior competitive level. She loves spending time with her 3 children and husband and believes in balance when it comes to your health – which includes the odd glass of wine.
Caroline’s clients describe her as a great listener who makes things simple to understand and put into practice. She is empathetic and easy to talk to which means you can tell her just about anything!
Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher
Ginny was a professional dancer and choreographer for over 20 years working internationally and locally in New Zealand. She has always had a passion for dance, fitness and movement and was a group fitness instructor for over 20 years and a Les Mills BodyJam International Presenter.
Ginny was drawn to working at sweet7 because she loved the 7 foundations of wellbeing our business is built on and is genuinely excited about the opportunity to join our team and help our clients achieve their health goals.
Ginny’s exceptional people skills, fantastic energy and creative skills are just what we wanted for our Client Experience and Admin role and she looks forward to meeting you all when you come into the studio.
Ginny recently completed her Yoga teacher training having undertaken over 200 hours of yoga and is also a Meditation Facilitator. Auckland born and raised she lives in Pt Chevalier with her husband and son and loves anything to do with the beach. Ginny is also the author of 2 children’s books.