RotoruaRotorua is a fabulous city in the middle of the North Island and is considered New Zealand’s tourism capital. This city offers a perfect combination of world class attractions, stunning geothermal wonders and outdoor activities. You can relax in the healing waters of a thermal spring, go fishing in one of the 14 lakes or Mountain-biking on our fantastic Trails. There are action, adventure and relaxation opportunities everywhere, so you will have plenty to see and do while you’re here.
For further information about Rotorua and the surrounding area see www.rotoruanz.com.
NgongotahaKnown as the ‘sunny side of the mountain’, beautiful Ngongotaha sits on the northwest shores of Lake Rotorua. Ngongotaha has its own village feel and distinct character built around a strong sporting identity with successful soccer, rugby and netball teams, an emerging café culture, good schools, and clear sense of community. The quieter roads of Ngongotaha present safe cycling opportunities for road cyclists and for mountain bike enthusiasts.
For further information about Ngongotaha and the surrounding area see https://www.newzealand.com/int/ngongotaha/
MatamataThis clinic is located in the Waikato region, home of the NZ dairy industry and Hobbiton!!! It is very central to the North Islands most popular beaches and worldwide acclaimed tourist attractions which allow people to live a fantastic lifestyle full of adventure.
For further information about Matamata and the surrounding area see www.matamatanz.co.nz.
PutaruruPutaruru, 20mins from Matamata, again is a very central location and close to the North Island’s most popular beaches and worldwide acclaimed tourist attractions which make it a great base. Its economy is based on farming, forestry and timber production. The nearby Blue Springs is the current source of about 60% of NZ’s bottled water.
For further information about Putaruru and the surrounding area see www.hamiltonwaikato.com.
Te ArohaSituated 50 minutes north east of Hamilton is Te Aroha. Nestled at the foot of its mountain namesake, the historic Spa Town is famous for its natural hot soda water springs, gold mining and mountain hiking and biking trails.
For further information about Te Aroha and the surrounding area see Te Aroha
MuruparaThe timber town of Murupura sits at the edge of the Kaingaroa Forest. If hunting and fishing are on your agenda, you’ll find plenty of action here. The town is handy to the Te Urewera National Park and Whirinaki Te Pua a Tane – both offer exceptional wilderness hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities.
For further information about Murupara and the area see http://www.newzealand.com/int/murupara/
TaumarunuiThis position is based in Taumarunui, which is a town of about 5,000 people, which supports the wider farming community. This is a beautiful part of New Zealand, located in the heart of the King Country and the Forgotten World, with loads of new mountain bike tracks as part of the National Cycle Trail umbrella.
For further information about Taumarunui and the area see www.forgottenworldexperience.co.nz.
OhakuneThis position is based in Ohakune offering a fantastic lifestyle for those looking for fun and adventure. Home to the North Island’s ski fields, this region is bustling in the winter with skiing and snowboarding then comes alive in the summer with mountain biking, tramping, kayaking and fishing.
For further information about Ohakune and the surrounding area see www.visitruapehu.com.
NapierNapier, a coastal city in New Zealand’s North Island, is set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke’s Bay. Rebuilt after a 1931 earthquake, the city is known for art deco landmarks like the zigzag-patterned Daily Telegraph Building. Along the tree-lined waterfront promenade the Marine Parade, the Pania of the Reef statue depicting a Maori maiden, is a symbol of the city. We are a full-service physiotherapy clinic which can address issues ranging from work-related injuries to post-surgery treatment, and we also specialise in a variety of treatments from Kinesiology Taping to Pain Management.
For further information about Napier and the surrounding area see: https://www.hawkesbaynz.com/plan-your-stay/our-neighbourhoods/napier/
WhanganuiWhanganui is a coastal city sitting on the West cost of the lower half of New Zealand’s North Island. The Whanganui River completes it journey from mountain to sea and is home to New Zealand’s longest navigational rivers and the Famous Mountain to Sea Adventure race. A historical town sitting on the Tasman seas, Whanganui is rich in heritage and has a lively arts scene.
For Further information about Whanganui and the surrounding area see: https://www.newzealand.com/nz/wanganui-central/
Some of our Current Physios:
Bridget Lodge – Physiotherapist
Bridget graduated from the University of Otago in 2007 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Bridget values a holistic approach to physiotherapy and creating personalised rehab plans with her clients. Outside of work Bridget leads an active lifestyle and thrives on supporting people to get back to doing what they love too.
Maurice Valente – Physiotherapist
I am a disciplined, hard-working Physiotherapist who has more than 10 years’ experience in the profession. I enjoy working with and interacting daily amongst a variety of different people from various backgrounds, cultures and generations. I find great satisfaction and personal value in helping and assisting others, especially when it comes to health and wellness…. Read More
Joh-Ann Gouws – Physiotherapist
I am Joh-Ann, the new physio in the Ngongotaha clinic. I have a passion for pelvic health and enjoy seeing people of all ages with pelvic pain, bladder and bowel problems as well as adults with sexual dysfunction. I also really enjoy helping people with general aches and pains to get back to doing the… Read More
Andrea Collins – Physiotherapist
I have a special interest in women’s health, however, I do enjoy managing a combination of conditions to keep all areas of my interests active. I am a competent, caring and passionate outpatient-based physiotherapist with 13 years of experience in the field. With a strong background in OMT, pelvic health and chronic pain, I am… Read More
Matthew Ratcliffe – Physiotherapist
Matthew is an experienced physiotherapist with a passion for sports injuries, orthopaedics and chronic pain. He enjoys teaching back care classes and educating his patients about their conditions. Matthew has a passion for working with sports teams and challenging himself with new technologies. In his spare time you can find Matthew mountain biking, hiking, fishing,… Read More
Elizabeth Ratcliffe – Physiotherapist
Elizabeth is an experienced physiotherapist with a special interest in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries. She also has a special interest in chronic pain. She is passionate about physiotherapy ran her own private practice and Pilates studio in South Africa for 14 years. She enjoys group exercise classes and intergrating patients back into society. Elizabeth enjoys… Read More
Edward Lovern – Physiotherapist
Ed is a passionate physio who takes a proactive approach to his clinical development and is always reading new literature. He enjoys keeping fit and is slowly trying to become a better cook! From the UK, Ed is looking forward to seeing more of New Zealand.
Adrianne Phebey – Physiotherapist
Adrianne is really passionate about physiotherapy, particularly rehabilitation and thrives on learning from others. She is a determined individual and loves being challenged, be that in a clinical setting or from trying new sports and activities. Adrianne comes all the way from the UK and is looking forward to seeing what New Zealand has to… Read More
Rene du Preez – Physiotherapist
René is a dynamic physiotherapist that recently moved to New Zealand from South Africa. She has experience in the private and public health sector. René enjoys working with children and adults to ensure they reach their goals. Her main aim for her patients are to be able to live their lives to the fullest. Apart from… Read More
Alet Venter – Physiotherapist
Alet is originally from Kempton Park, South Africa. Alet has a special interest in Orthopaedics, Neuromusculoskeletal therapy and Cardio-respiratory therapy. She worked as a locum physiotherapist in the months leading up to her relocation to New Zealand. In her free time she enjoys playing and coaching tennis, spending time with family, and spending time outdoors. The… Read More
Jacquie Kieck – Physiotherapist
Jacquie comes from the coastal town of Port Alfred, Eastern Cape South Africa. Jacquie’s clinical interest lies in OMT (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy), completing the OMT course in 2009. As well as pain management, obtaining her Certificate in Pain Management in 2016. As a person who loves to be organized, Jacquie has a keen interest in… Read More
Marelize Ferreira – Physiotherapy Manager
Marelize recently joined the Physio Direct team from South Africa with her husband and two young girls. She has worked in various sports practices, orthopedic and musculoskeletal clinics through her career. For the last nine years she has owned a private physiotherapy practice in Pretoria that focused on a multi-disciplinary team approach for patients with… Read More
Elaine Black – Physiotherapist
Elaine Black is an experienced physiotherapist. She has worked for many years across the private and public health sectors in New Zealand and Australia and has a broad knowledge of all aspects of physiotherapy. Elaine is a Credentialled McKenzie Therapist endorsing the McKenzie Method’s philosophy of education and active client involvement in the treatment of… Read More