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
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
Kirsty graduated in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2006. Since qualifying Kirsty gained extensive Physiotherapy experience in the UK including
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are open Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Physiotherapists take bookings from 6.00am until 7.30pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.