Physio Direct Clinic Locations


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 


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:


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:

Some of our Current Physios:

Benish Shahzadi – Physiotherapist

Benish Shahzadi – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Benish graduated as a physiotherapist in 2017 and completed her Masters in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2020. She has moved to New Zealand in 2023 with her husband and lovely son of 2 years old. She holds various international certifications and has experience in differential diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of musculoskeletal injuries and… Read More

Aasma Basharat – Physiotherapist

Aasma Basharat – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Aasma is a dedicated and compassionate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over nine years of experience in the field. Her professional journey has equipped her with the skills to successfully treat patients with a wide range of complex orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Holding a master’s degree in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy, she is adept at providing expert care… Read More

Tobi Agbolade – Physiotherapist

Tobi Agbolade – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Tobi is a Nigerian from South Africa, He aspires to develop professional expertise in the physiotherapy field with strong interest in sports, MSK, orthopedics and cardiopulmonary. Has the ability to work in a dynamic environment and is willing to acquire new knowledge. He takes pride in delivering effective treatment to people, educating and prescribing self… Read More

Henry Hallatt – Physiotherapist

Henry Hallatt – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Apart from being a sport fanatic Henry loves working with people and being a part of their journey to health. Henry is a passionate physiotherapist who believes in the power of hard work and consistency to ensure desirable results. Henry has 5 years experience in both a hospital and private practice setting where he has… Read More

Blessed Vhudzjena – Physiotherapist

Blessed Vhudzjena – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Blessed is a physiotherapist passionate about advocacy for people living with disability. Studying physiotherapy changed the way he relates to the world in terms of health and well-being. He is motivated to make a difference in and around his community using his knowledge and skills to enable pain free movement and activities. He is also… Read More

Arslan Rafiq – Physiotherapist

Arslan Rafiq – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Arslan fully embodies empathy, compassion and a genuine willingness to lend a helping hand with gratitude. He is a highly skilled and dedicated physiotherapist with a passion for helping individuals improve their physical well-being. He recently joined the clinic and has been serving veterans for past 5 years in his home country of Pakistan. With… Read More

Muhammad Saqeef (Saqeef) – Physiotherapist

Muhammad Saqeef (Saqeef) – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Saqeef, an accomplished physiotherapist originally from Pakistan, possesses extensive expertise in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, showcasing a dedicated and compassionate approach to patient care. With a rich background in helping individuals recover from various musculoskeletal issues, Saqeef brings valuable skills to his practice. He excels in effective communication with patients, ensuring a holistic understanding of their needs… Read More

Ibraheem Rafay- Physiotherapist

Ibraheem Rafay- Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Ibraheem is a dedicated physiotherapist with experiences in both private settings and community-based initiatives. Originally from Pakistan but nurtured in the vibrant atmosphere of the United Arab Emirates. With a focus on post-operative and musculoskeletal injuries, he had the privilege of leading a community physio team, where patient education has been a priority of my… Read More

Barbara Vente – Physiotherapist

Barbara Vente – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Barbara’s passion is to empower people with skills and knowledge to manage their unique conditions. She is originally from Namibia and qualified in South Africa. She worked in rural South Africa and private practice in Namibia. This has given her varied experience in treating musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions. She has developed a love… Read More

Lane Malan – Physiotherapist

Lane Malan – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Lane is originally from South Africa where she worked in a hospital and out-patient setting. With a background in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and specialised training in women’s and pelvic health in New Zealand, Lane Malan is a dedicated advocate for women’s wellbeing as well as anyone struggling with pelvic related problems. Her approach is defined by… 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.

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

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