Our Team

Breathing Works was founded in 1998, and the clinics are the first of their kind in Australasia. Breathing Works is devoted to the treatment of respiratory problems including asthma and other lung conditions, breathing pattern disorders and anxiety related breathing. We apply the highly effective BradCliff® Breathing Methods in our treatments, and pride ourselves in being Physiotherapists who utilise evidence based practice.

The Breathing Works team are all experts in this field, and we work with people of all ages and all walks of life, from High Performance Sport NZ athletes, tochildren and seniors. We'll help you breathe well to improve your energy, efficiency, focus and performance.

Scott Peirce

Director / Physiotherapist, BHSc(Physiotherapy) PGCert(Western Acupuncture), MPNZ, Partner BradCliff Breathing

Scott, alongside Brooke, owns Breathing Works, and is also a director of the BradCliff Breathing Method which runs education courses for Physiotherapists in New Zealand, Australia and Canada, as well as corporate workshops throughout New Zealand.

Scott is an innovative and passionate physiotherapist, who is a world-wide expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Breathing Pattern Disorders. He is currently undertaking research in this area in conjunction with AUT measuring the thickness of the diaphragm in people with disordered breathing compared to normal breathers. Scott also has postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pilates and Acupuncture, and he has more than 15 year’s experience working in musculoskeletal and hospital settings.

Scott enjoys coming up with new ideas and is constantly innovating. He is constantly reading academic articles and keeping up to date with the latest research to inform his decision making.

Scott also has a personal story with breathing. As a teenager he competed nationally in sailing, which requires long periods of concentration and static postures. He also has asthma and a broken nose so is very familiar with sinus and asthma-allergy issues and how they can affect breathing.

Scott loves to surf, snowboard, free dive, mountain bike and generally get outside whenever he can, as well as enjoying time with his two young children.

Brooke Peirce

Director / Physiotherapist, BHSc(Physiotherapy) PGDip(Rehabilitation), MPNZ, Partner BradCliff Breathing

Brooke, alongside Scott, owns the Breathing Works Clinics. She is also a director of the BradCliff Breathing Method which runs education courses for Physiotherapists in New Zealand, Australia and Canada, as well as corporate workshops throughout New Zealand. She works out of the Newmarket Clinic on Thursdays, and the North Shore Clinic on Mondays.

Brooke is passionate about treating breathing dysfunction. She has a personal interest in disordered breathing after she suffered from sports related breathing dysfunction and anxiety while competing in Triathlon as a Junior Elite athlete. She represented New Zealand in Triathlon, and previously worked as a swimming coach; as a result, she has a deep understanding of the requirements for sport and activity across a wide range of sports and age populations.

Brooke utilises her strong musculoskeletal background to connect breathing with restoring optimal movement, posture, and function. Since having children, she is also very motivated to improve children’s breathing habits, especially mouth breathing in young children and the wide-ranging implications this has.

She has completed postgraduate training in Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture, and Ultrasound Imaging, and is currently working on her Masters of Physiotherapy which involves completing a research-based thesis on the movement of the diaphragm in people suffering from breathing dysfunction.

In her spare time, Brooke loves mountain biking, trail running, reading and spending time with her two young children

Becky Norrish

Becky is a committed and caring practitioner, who has moved into the breathing specialty from a background of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy.

Becky believes a holistic approach to healthcare is essential in order to improve one’s health and wellbeing. Her interest in breathing dysfunction initially stemmed from seeing the impact stress was having on her client’s progress and recognising the power of breathing well as a fundamental pillar of our health.

Becky is all about connecting with her clients to understand what drives them, and works with them to form a clear plan on how to achieve their goals. She hopes you will feel better educated, more aware of your body and breath and equipped with tools to have you feeling and functioning better than when you started.

Becky loves the outdoors and keeping active, she is in her happy place when out trail running, biking, surfing, tramping, yoga .. you name it!