Physio Direct Clinic Locations

Rotorua 

  • Physio Direct Rotorua
Rotorua 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.


Ngongotaha

  • Physio Direct Ngongotaha - Rotorua
Known 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/


Matamata

  • Matamata New Zealand - Physio Direct
This 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.


Putaruru

  • Physio Direct Putaruru
Putaruru, 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 Aroha

  • Physio Te Aroha
Situated 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


Murupara

  • Physio Murupara
The 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/


Taumarunui

  • Physio Direct Taumarunui
This 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.


Ohakune 

  • Ohakune - Physio Direct
This 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. 


Napier

Napier, 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/


Whanganui

Whanganui 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:

Ashley Farrington – Physiotherapist

Ashley Farrington – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Ashley is a Physiotherapist that has just joined our team from South Africa. She Graduated in 2019 and since then has worked in both the Private and Public sectors. She is dedicated to working closely with her patients in a holistic manner in order to reach their goals. She has just completed her Yoga Teacher… Read More


Charlie Ellis – Physiotherapist

Charlie Ellis – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Charlie qualified in York in the UK and worked in private practice, with the Ministry of Defence and in the NHS for 10 years before moving to New Zealand. This has given her a varied experience in physiotherapy treatment from acute injuries to persistent pain, and she enjoys working with patients to get them back… Read More


Bridget Lodge – Physiotherapist

Bridget Lodge – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

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

Maurice Valente – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

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

Joh-Ann Gouws – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

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

Andrea Collins – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

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 Ratcliffe – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

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 Ratcliffe – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

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


Jacquie Kieck – Physiotherapist

Jacquie Kieck – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

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 Ferreira – Physiotherapy Manager - Physio Direct NZ

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 – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

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