Benish Shahzadi – Physiotherapist - Physio Direct NZ

Benish Shahzadi – Physiotherapist

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 chronic pains. She has a firm belief in manual therapy and exercise programs to improve functional outcomes and addressing pain. She has a passion for treating various sports related injuries including rugby, netball, hockey, squash and golf. She also enjoys treating the older population taking into consideration lower limb strength, balance and proprioception issues to reduce the risk of falls and prolong independence.  She has a range of clinical experience and believes in the holistic approach in treating her patients.

Outside of work, Benish loves travelling and exploring New Zealand’s beauty.

Physio Direct is ACC accredited so you can come to us directly to get an injury registered with ACC without having to go to your GP first, followed by an assessment, treatment and follow up review, to ensure correct care and recovery. Physio Direct can also refer you directly for Cortisone injections, X-Rays and Ultra Sound Scans and on to Specialists if needed.

Please feel free to print out these news letters and put the in the staffroom and hand them out to your team. Understanding more about injuries, gives people the power to prevent an injury from occurring in the first place. Prevention and education is the key!