Physiotherapy

re:ab's expert physiotherapists will work with you to get you back to full strength

OUR EXPERTISE

We’re experienced and highly trained

re:ab's expert physiotherapists will work with you to get you back to full strength, whether you have an acute injury or ongoing pain or imbalance.  We work with you one-on-one with minimum 30 minute appointments. Our physiotherapists also have access to high level equipment for assessment and rehabilitation

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Our physios treat a full range of everyday and sporting injuries, as well as more complex musculoskeletal problems. We carry out a thorough initial assessment and treat patients using evidence-based models to address muscle weakness and imbalances, and improve stability and agility. Our holistic approach allows us to tailor your therapy to your individual needs, using a variety of manual therapy skills, deep tissue massage, mobilisation techniques, acupuncture, breathing education and exercise rehabilitation.

We encourage and support our community to stay active in our pilates and fitness studio and provide you with effective tools that focus on self-management and independence during your recovery.

No referral required

ACC registered

Highly experienced physios

Minimum 30 minute appointments

Access to high level rehabilitation equipment

Broad range of specialities including musculoskeletal, sports, women’s health, acupuncture, exercise rehabilitation, taping, lymphoedema and breathing

OUR SPECIALTIES

We specialise in the following areas of physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal injuries

Our physiotherapists treat a full range of everyday and sporting injuries, as well as more complex musculoskeletal problems. We carry out a thorough assessment and treat patients by employing evidence-based models to promote functional abilities by addressing muscle weakness & imbalances and improving stability & agility. Our holistic approach allows us to tailor your therapy using a variety of manual therapy skills, deep tissue massage, mobilisation techniques, acupuncture, breathing education and exercise rehabilitation to improve your lifestyle and performance.

We encourage and support our community to stay active in our pilates and fitness studio and provide you with effective tools that focus on self-management and independence during your recovery.

Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
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Exercise Rehabilitation

Our physios provide you with a customised exercise rehabilitation programme designed to optimise your recovery. A tailored plan allows restoration of movement and promote strength using our clinic-based equipment.  This is supported with your home-based exercises, return to sport and activity guidelines and advice for the workplace and tasks of daily living.

We have a supervised rehab circuit class where patients are encouraged to use our equipment to build their strength. Follow-up appointments monitor your progress ensuring modification or hands-on treatment are used where needed.

Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
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Children and Adolescents

We work with children and adolescents who have a variety of musculoskeletal complaints to educate, manage and strengthen, so they can return to their favourite weekly activities.

Our physios perform sport-specific screening and can run individual or team programmes for your child’s chosen sport – it is always much more fun in a group environment.

Are you a dancer?  Are you preparing for an exam this year or entering into dance competitions and not resolved those niggles?  We have a senior physiotherapist with a special interest in dance who can work with you and your teacher on the management of your musculoskeletal injury concerns.

Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
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Breathing-Re-Education

1 in 10 people experience some form of breathing pattern disorder or chronic over-breathing at some stage in their lives causing . We use the well-researched Physiotherapy-based Bradcliff Method to address a myriad of symptoms caused by breathing disorders; ensuring other pathologies are excluded.  

Book an appointment with your Bradcliff Breathing Physio for an assessment and learn how breathing well can improve your health, wellbeing and performance.

Symptoms may include

  1. air hunger
  2. dizziness
  3. neck and shoulder pain
  4. poor concentration
  5. anxiety
  6. an upset gut
  7. asthma - over reliance on inhalers
  8. constant sighing or yawning
  9. reduced sports performance
Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
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Pelvic Floor

The main role of the pelvic floor is to control our toileting, sexual function and create stability in our pelvis and lower trunk for mobilising.

It’s a good idea to get a pelvic floor Warrant of Fitness if this is you:

  • pregnant or a new mum - 80% of pregnant women will experience urinary leakage, 30% of women will  continue to leak after birth
  • menopausal - 50% of post-menopausal women will have a pelvic prolapse.
  • involved in heavy lifting or repetitive jumping
  • had prostate, testicular surgery - 95% of men who have a prostatectomy will leak afterwards
  • recurrent low back pain.   70% who have reoccurring low back injury have an issue with their pelvic floor
  • sexual dysfunction – trouble with orgasm, pain during sex, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation

What can I expect?
Your Pelvic Floor Physio will go through a detailed verbal assessment of your medical and physical history in relation to your pelvic floor. Often an internal examination is advised for best practice to assess your specific strength, integrity and function of your pelvic floor muscles, which will help your personalised rehabilitation plan. You will be given detailed education around your issue and supported through your tailored activity plan for the long-term gains of strength, fitness & wellbeing.
We will refer you to a specialist as indicated.

Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
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Telehealth

Telehealth continues to be part of the new norm allowing us to deliver our high standard of physio, all from the comfort and safety of your home.

If you’re unable to attend our clinic but need further information regarding management of your injury, effective Telehealth appointments are for you.

Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
Please email us on info@reab.co.nz or ring us on 09-360-2929 if you are interested in finding out more about these services
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OUR STAFF

Meet our team of physio experts

Kirsty Murray

SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Kirsty graduated in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2006. Since qualifying Kirsty gained extensive Physiotherapy experience in the UK including

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Debbie Sumner

HEAD OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Debbie is a qualified Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor and Breathing Educator

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Sue Celligoi

Practice manager

Sue has always had an interest in Health and Fitness and has taught aerobics for many years. She is enjoying working in a caring and positive environment. She is passionate about helping others whether they are clients or staff.

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Mel Bennett

Physiotherapist

Mel chose a career in physiotherapy because he is fascinated by the human body and has always had a keen interest in sports and exercise. Mel’s passion for physiotherapy continues to grow as he loves the reward of helping his clients achieve their goals.

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Damian Taylor

Senior Physiotherapist

Damian has gained extensive experience both in New Zealand and the UK in a variety of hospitals and private practices over the last 29 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are university trained in injury diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, exercise prescription, injury prevention, and many other areas of sport and health and fitness. Our physiotherapists have experience in manual therapy, acupuncture, massage, pain management, clinical pilates and sports conditioning.

How many visits will I need?

The number of treatments varies depending on the individual and problem. After a thorough assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss your agreed upon treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.

Do I need a GP referral to come to a re:ab physio?

You don't need a referral to see a physio. You can see a physio directly who can complete the ACC forms and get you started on your injury management.

How do I make an appointment?

You can get in touch by phone (09 360 2929) or ??use the form under the contact page. Alternatively some appointments are available to be on our online booking page, from our website reab.co.nz.

I've been referred to physio by my GP/specialist. What do I need to do?

If you have been referred it helps to bring all your documentation with you to your first visit. You can safely email your paperwork to the physio before your visit if you would like.

What should I wear to my appointment?

If we are treating your feet you will not be asked to undress. However, if we are treating your knee, spine, hip or shoulder clothing that allows us to clearly observe and access the area is helpful. Singlet and shorts is most appropriate. We have modesty gowns for you to wear if preferred.

What if I have an old injury, can I still be seen by a physio?

If your injury occurred longer than 12 months ago ACC may not cover the claim. Talk to one of our physios about completing a new assessment and if applicable requesting more treatment.

What do I need to bring?

Please provide your previous medical or surgical history, including your list of medication. If you have them and if they are relevant bring your scan/MRI reports. It is a good idea to bring shorts and t-shirt to make access to your inured body part easier and because therapeutic exercise is a strong component of your rehabilitation.

What hours are physiotherapists available?  Physiotherapist?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

We are open Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Physiotherapists take bookings from 6.00am until 7.30pm.

Are there any conditions that you cannot treat?

We are able to help with breathing education and lymphatic disorders, and conditioning needed as a result of other health concerns.  However, we do not have physiotherapists who specialise in neurological or respiratory conditions.   

Some medical conditions also mask themselves as musculoskeletal problems. If we believe your area of concern does not have a musculoskeletal origin we are able to provide guidance and general practitioner or specialist referral.  

How long will my appointment be?

Initial assessment appointment duration varies from 30, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on the injury and in-clinic exercise component, follow-up appointments can last between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

How do I book appointments?

If it is your first appointment it’s best to call our office on 09 360 2929, or send an email to info@reab.co.nz. We can then ensure you are booked in for the most appropriate time and if it’s best to be seen by one of our physiotherapists who have a special interest.

Do your physiotherapists offer sports massage?

Yes, our physiotherapists are able to offer massage and take any injuries into account. Call our office 09 360 2929 or email info@reab.co.nz to make a booking.

What if I need an x-ray or scan?

Our physiotherapists are able to directly refer you for x-rays and ultrasounds. If it is believed you might need further investigation they are able to onward refer to sports physicians, orthopaedic consultants or your back to your GP.

What if I’m keen to do pilates but not ready for a class environment?

Our pilates-trained physios can take you through an individualised rehabilitation programme to get you ready to enter pilates and fitness classes. We have a supervised self-directed rehab class where you can transition confidently.

What should I expect at my first appointment?

Please try to arrive 10-15mins early to complete any registration paperwork and to check any existing injury claims.

Your physio will carry out an assessment of your injury or area of concern, discuss the diagnosis and build a treatment plan with you for going forward.  Your session often includes both manual and exercise therapy to get you started.

Why is their an ACC surcharge?

ACC only provide partial funding for the physiotherapy services in the treatment of your injury. Your surcharge pays for the provision of quality treatment to you by Physio Board NZ accredited, skilled and experienced physiotherapists.  (For more information on our charges please refer to our price list)

What if ACC declines my claim?

We will advise you if we think that is possible.  This most often occurs if your injury date is longer than 12-months, and in particular if you have not previously sought treatment. If your injury is also not deemed to be a result of an accident  ACC may decline to cover.

If ACC declines to cover your claim, you will need to pay us as a private patient for any treatments not covered by ACC so far and also to continue treatment.

What if I don’t have ACC?

Our physiotherapists provide treatment for private claims where the condition does not fall under an injury scope.  In this instance the client pays for their own visit.  If you have private medical insurance or private insurance (through a work related injury) our office can provide a receipt of payment you to lodge.

What if I need taping, splints or equipment?

There may be additional charges for materials.  Your physiotherapist will discuss this with you at the time of your appointment, and ensure you receive the most affordable and necessary options.

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