Feeling stiff or sore and finding it difficult or painful to move?

A physiotherapist assesses and treats patients affected by an injury, disability or health condition.

You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physio.

They are also able to help you submit an ACC claim where applicable.

A physiotherapist can help with the following:

  • Planning and providing an exercise programme for you to increase strength and movement
  • Massaging or manipulating areas of your body to relieve pain and stiffness
  • Providing information and advice on general lifestyle, body movement and postures to prevent injuries
  • Providing services such as acupuncture to improve pain
  • Providing mobility aids or devices such as crutches to help you move around. 

Some medical conditions that can improve with physiotherapy include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Incontinence
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain or shoulder pain
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Recovery after surgery.