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Opening hours

Mon:7:00am - 8:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 4:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 2:00pm

A letter to our clients.

Welcome to Motion Health Albany.

We are extremely proud to be able to offer you one of the leading multidisciplinary practices in Auckland.
Our practice boasts state of the art facilities including a fully equipped functional gym, a group exercise studio, and spacious and private treatment rooms. We are also fortunate to have a team of highly skilled and passionate physios, chiropractors, acupuncturists, podiatrists, exercise specialists and support staff. 

When you visit our practice we want you to feel completely at ease and confident that you are in the right place. Our philosophy is simple… deliver ‘great clinical outcomes with exceptional customer service’.

We recognise that every client is unique and deserves a tailored holistic solution to achieve optimal results. To this end, we offer three different treatment pathways in line with your time, lifestyle, and budget. We call these pathways GET Better, STAY Better or BE Better – we will work with you to choose the right path for YOU

Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00am
Barre
Janine

7:00am
7:50am

50 minutes
Clinical Pilates
Janine

7:00am
7:50am

50 minutes
Full Body Burn
Chelsea

7:00am
7:40am

40 minutes
Barre
Janine

7:00am
7:40am

40 minutes
Clinical Pilates
Janine

7:00am
7:40am

40 minutes
8:00am
Barre
Janine

8:00am
9:00am

1 hour
9:00am
10:00am
Flexibility & Mobility
Courtney

10:00am
10:30am

30 minutes
Flexibility & Mobility
Chelsea

10:00am
10:30am

30 minutes
11:00am
Exercise Rehab
Chelsea

11:00am
11:50am

50 minutes
12:00pm
1:00pm
Pre & Post Natal Pilates
Janine

1:30pm
2:10pm

40 minutes
Clinical Pilates
Chelsea

1:30pm
2:10pm

40 minutes
Pre & Post Natal Pilates
Janine

1:30pm
2:10pm

40 minutes
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
Clinical Pilates
Janine

5:30pm
6:20pm

50 minutes
Barre
Janine

5:30pm
6:20pm

50 minutes
6:00pm
Yogalates
Chelsea

6:00pm
7:00pm

1 hour
Yogalates
Chelsea

6:00pm
7:00pm

1 hour
7:00pm

Thursday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Saturday

Our Partners

Get in touch

If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at albany@motionhealth.co.nz.

TELEHEALTH

We have launched Telehealth, a Physio online service to provide Physiotherapy consultations over video chat.

Even before the impact of COVID-19, there has been a growing consumer demand for access to video-consultation services provided by Physiotherapists. Given the COVID-19 virus’ impact, we are discounting our standard fees for Telehealth appointments to ensure our clients don’t fall behind in their treatment.

To access this service, you will simply need a computer or smart device with an internet connection and camera. We will send you a text message with a secure ID login and access to a private video consultation with your preferred Physio. We’re here to help you on your journey to recovery to get you moving again, whether that be in a practice, or via video if you can’t get to a practice.

How To Book:

  • 1. Simply call Motion Health Albany on (09) 477 3750
  • 2. Book in a time for your consultation which can be short, medium or long depending on your situation.
  • 3. Once you have made your booking, payment can be made over the phone.
  • 4. You will be provided with a unique meeting ID. At your allocated appointment time, enter this ID into the field below.

  • 5. Click 'Join Consultation' to be connected to your Physio.

Tip: Don't forget to check your video and microphone are working prior to your appointment to ensure a smooth consultation.

Book an appointment with our experienced team today

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates and exercise and rehab services to Albany and surrounding suburbs. We have one-on-one and semi-private classes and because our services are delivered by physiotherapists you can claim them on private health insurance with extras cover.

Why we're different

A "quick-fix" for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time is proven to be inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures. Our unique clinical approach, Results4Life®, keeps you on track towards optimal lifelong physical health.

Our guarantee

We are committed to your satisfaction and delivering the very best in physiotherapy care, customer service and outcomes. If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience at Motion Health, we will refund your money and deliver your next session free.
For full terms and conditions click here

Our Service Offering

Physiotherapy

Whether you have back pain, neck pain, flexibility or mobility issues, our physios at Back In Motion can help resolve your pain and improve the quality of your life. 

Find out why physiotherapy is a GP's most recommended health professional today.

What can Back In Motion physio do for me?

We'll use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to develop a personal treatment plan to help you recover for your specific condition.

You don’t need a GP's referral to see a physio, and often we'll work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for your specific condition or injury.

How will a Back In Motion physio assess my injury?

We'll assess your condition to diagnose the problem and focus on how to help you heal with tangible tools like Results4Life®

What sort of treatments do Back In Motion physios use?

Treatments include:

- Exercise prescription
- Postural analysis and correction
- Soft tissue massage/mobilization
- Dry needling
- Management of lifestyle issues such as desk set up, pillow and gym programs
- Prescription of aids such as crutches, orthotics and braces

What else does Back In Motion offer? 

We’re a one-stop shop for allied health, and also offer related health services such as clinical/reformer Clinical Exercise, remedial massage, exercise rehab and more.

We work in partnership with you to identify how we can resolve your pain and condition, and then how to heal you and get you stronger to ensure it does not happen again. 

Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a great way to relieve acute back and neck pain, not to mention extremity related pain, musculoskeletal in origin. GPs often refer to chiropractors for spinal pain relief. However, Chiropractic care addresses your whole body and this may prevent further injury.

Acupuncture

Our qualified traditional acupuncturists at Motion Health can help decrease your aches and pains and enhance your body’s healing with acupuncture and cupping.

Acupuncture targets meridians (channels or pathways of energy) in the body which are linked to specific internal organs and systems. During an acupuncture session, very fine needles are inserted into meridian points in the body to redistribute flows of energy and help bring your body into balance, harmony, improve your health, reduce pain and help with its natural healing process.

Dry needling

Whether you have back pain, neck pain or other musculoskeletal injuries, dry needling with acupuncture needles can be an effective part of your treatment plan.

Dry needling can help reduce muscle tension and pain levels and trigger a healing response in injured tissues within the body. As opposed to acupuncture, dry needling works directly on the injured body part, not meridian or energy flows.

Podiatry

Whether you have plantar fasciitis, an ingrown toenail, bunion or problems with your gait, we can help.

Our podiatrist is trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems to help you look after your feet, improve your posture or help you to manage foot complications related to medical conditions such as diabetes.

Custom Orthotics

When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction that alters your posture and movement mechanics. The symptom of poor foot mechanics can include localised foot pain, bunions, arch or heel pain, leg or knee pain, hip or back pain – and even neck pain. Custom orthotics have been shown to correct these issues, giving you improved balance, posture, and general wellbeing.

Clinical Pilates

We offer individual and small group clinical Pilates classes taught by qualified professionals and physiotherapists. Unlike group classes at a gym, our approach to Pilates is clinically proven and specifically tailored to your needs. These tailored exercises target problem areas ensuring greater results and minimising the risk of injury re-aggravation.

You will use a combination of specialised Pilates equipment including reformers and trapeze table complimented by floor-based exercises depending on your needs. This brings about better targeting and resistance as you progress in your Pilates program.

Clinical Exercise Class

Clinical Exercise is an advanced class guided by a physiotherapist. Once you have progressed from individual and semi-private Clinical Exercise, you’ll be able to join Clinical Exercise classes allowing you to develop your skills and challenge your body.

Semi-Private Clinical Exercise

Once you have completed a prescribed series of one-on-one Clinical Exercise sessions, your physio may recommend you commence semi-private Clinical Exercise classes. These classes have a maximum of five participants. You'll receive guidance and attention from the physiotherapist instructing the class in accordance with your individual Clinical Exercise program. Your program may include a combination of mat and reformer work.

Exercise and Rehab

Whether you have lower back pain, neck pain or a shoulder injury, exercise rehabilitation can help. Our exercise programs can help with increasing fitness, weight loss, injury rehabilitation, endurance training or strengthening, in a safe way that minimises risk of injury.

Our qualified staff use the latest clinical research and physio equipment to develop a personal exercise plan to help you improve flexibility, mobility, and strength.

Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy

Continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specific field of physiotherapy. The focus is on the treatment of pelvic floor related disorders like incontinence and prolapse by restoring muscle function to the pelvic floor. Back In Motion offers discrete treatment for both women and men.

Shockwave Therapy

Whether you have plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow or an injury that won’t heal, shockwave therapy can help.

Shockwave therapy – also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – is a non-invasive therapy that uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves generated via a handheld device that kick starts the body’s natural healing response in tissue that may not have responded to medication, rest or other therapies.  

If you have tried rest, medications, other therapies or even steroid injections to overcome the  injury, and are now considering surgery, then Shockwave Therapy could be a good option for you.

Up to 92% of patients report significant improvement in their tendon pain after a course of shockwave therapy.

Find out more about Shockwave Therapy at Back In Motion

Remedial Massage

Whether you’re wanting to loosen tight muscles, soothe your body or simply relax, Back In Motion offers a range of massage services.

There are many places that offer massage these days, but few offer highly-qualified and trained physios with extensive knowledge of the human body to help your body heal.

Why should I have a remedial massage at Back In Motion?

We take a tailored approach, targeting key areas of your body chosen by you and your physio and it’ll be completed in a safe and professional environment.

Our highly-experienced physios have spent more than four years at university learning about human anatomy and biomechanics. We know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

What remedial massage services are offered at Back In Motion?

We offer a range of massage services including remedial massage, sports therapy massage and deep tissue massage, so you can benefit from qualified physios and their extensive knowledge of the human body.

What are the benefits of regular remedial massage?

Massage is beneficial to the body in many ways, both physically (tissue manipulation) and emotionally (relaxation). A regular massage can provide check ups with your physio, treat niggles, prevent new injuries/pain and help with maintenance.

Sporting clubs, athletes, and massage devotees see our expert physios and therapists for a reason: because we know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains, and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

Telehealth

Telehealth – your online Physio now available 

Need to see your Physio but unable to get into the practice?

We now have an alternative! We have launched Telehealth, an online Physio service to provide Physiotherapy consultations over video

Connect sites

+64 9 414 6972

Sports & Recreation Centre, Massey University, 1 University Avenue Albany Expressy Way, State Highway 17
Auckland 632

094434007

5 Home Place, Rosedale
Inside Northcare Medical Centre
Auckland 0632

Meet the team

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Janine Wiese

Practice Manager

Janine Wiese

Practice Manager

Janine joined our team in April 2018 and brings with her nine years experience in administration and office management.  Her abilities and experience in organizing, prioritizing and customer service makes her a valuable team member and an impeccable practice manager.

Clients will be greeted by her friendly smile when visiting our clinic and she will make sure all the needed paperwork gets dealt with fast and efficiently.

Originally from South Africa, Janine moved here with her family in 2017 and has fallen in love with her new home.  Her two boys keep her very busy when she is not at work with basketball, rugby and flipper ball.  She loves spending quality time with her family whether its having ice cream on the beach or hiking one of the many beautiful trails that NZ has to offer.

Janine is a passionate individual with a bubbly outgoing personality and a positive outlook on life.  She believes in giving her all, all of the time.

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Melissa Marsau

Administrator

Melissa Marsau

Administrator

Melissa became a valuable member of our team in July 2023, having relocated from South Africa in April of the same year. With a wealth of experience in administration, Melissa showcases impeccable interpersonal and organisational skills, contributing a vibrant and positive demeanor to our front desk. Beyond the office, Melissa finds joy in outdoor activities, sharing camping and fishing adventures with her husband. A dedicated reader, she has a particular fondness for a well-crafted doughnut.

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Brie Handford

Administrator

Brie Handford

Administrator

Brie became an integral part of our administrative team in February 2023, bringing with her extensive experience from the hospitality industry, where she excelled as a Front of House and Restaurant Manager for many years. Brie prides herself in building valuable relationships with clients, she ensures that every interaction at reception is marked by a warm greeting, a friendly farewell, and even a shared laugh. In 2018, she successfully completed a Diploma of Marine Studies, reflecting her passion for the ocean and animals. Outside of work, Brie regularly attends group dance fitness classes and can be found on occasion at the gym to keep healthy and fit.

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Saskia Cole

Administrator

Saskia Cole

Administrator

Saskia joined the Motion Health support team in August this year. She will happily greet you and take care of all your administration needs.

After being badly injured herself last year, Saskia knows how it feels to have an injury take over every aspect of your life.

Being thrown out of her active lifestyle and circus training (trapeze, silks and lyra) took a big toll on her at the time. After attending physiotherapy every few days for a year, she decided she wanted to work in an environment that helps people the same way her physio helped her - both physically and mentally.

Now she's back to full health focusing on her strength training and stamina so she can return to the world of circus.

She understands how much a smile and friendly manner can brighten someone's day - you will never see her without one!

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Courtney Hampton

Administrator

Courtney Hampton

Administrator

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Andy Ross

Physiotherapist

Andy Ross

Physiotherapist

Andy completed his Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2004 and has since gone on to complete his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy specialising in spinal manipulation and western acupuncture. 

Andy has an extensive knowledge of sporting injuries having competed internationally in Judo for many years. In 2002 he qualified for and competed at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Andy has acted as team physio for the Junior Kiwis Rugby League Team, the Junior All Whites, NZ Judo and many other national sports teams. 

Andy Specialises in neck and back issues with a particular interest in headache relief and gym-based rehab and sports physiotherapy.

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Harry Lissington

Physiotherapist

Harry Lissington

Physiotherapist

Harry graduated from AUT in 2016 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. He is a local to Albany and grew up on the North Shore. He has a love for sport which is where his interest in physiotherapy and dynamics of the body started.

Football is Harry's ultimate passion, he plays and physios for North Shore United in the NRFL Premier Division, in which they were crowned champions in 2019. He is a dedicated Arsenal fan and often gets up at 3am to watch his team play.

Harry is intersted in all musculoskeletal physiotherapy and concussion, with a particular focus on exercise based rehabilitation. Harry is passionate about rehabilitaing his clients back to their optimal level of function and fitness.

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Mitch Versey

Physiotherapist

Mitch Versey

Physiotherapist

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Chelsea Jeffries

Physiotherapist

Chelsea Jeffries

Physiotherapist

Chelsea graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. Chelsea has a keen interest in sporting injuries and has worked alongside representative level teams for both North Harbour Hockey and Harbour Rugby. She has a keen interest in exercise-based rehabilitation, and loves helping others achieve their personal goals and return to pre-injury function. 

Chelsea is also a qualified Pilates instructor and integrates Pilates based rehab into her physiotherapy treatment where applicable. She has also gained her qualifications in dry needling and pre/post natal women's health.

In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys keeping fit in the gym, going on hikes or joining in on a group fitness classes. Chelsea implements a patient-centred approach and evidence-based practice to provide personalised rehabilitation to for all ages and demographics. 

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Courtney Jonkers

Physiotherapist

Courtney Jonkers

Physiotherapist

Courtney joined the Motion Health team in Auckland in 2023. She completed her studies at Auckland University of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science – Physiotherapy. Courtney has a passion for treating sporting injuries and worked alongside Metro FC NFRL Division 1 team this season. She is passionate about exercise-based rehabilitation and loves working with clients from all walks of life to help them achieve their individual goals, supporting a smooth return to pre-injury function. Beyond work, she stays active in the gym, enjoys running, the outdoors, and soaking up the sunshine.

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Logan Archer

Physiotherapist

Logan Archer

Physiotherapist

Logan graduated from AUT university in 2019. He enjoyed his first year of practice at Motion Health Upper Hutt before moving back up to Auckland. Logan enjoys all types of physical activity, especially football and golf.

Musculoskeletal injuries and return to sport are his specialty areas, however Logan is extremely passionate about helping people of all physical abilities and with all types of injuries return to their daily activities and achieve big audacious goals. He believes the best way to recover and improve is via a positive, trusting, and informative relationship between client and practitioner, all with a few laughs along the way.

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Jason Berry

Sports Chiropractic Doctor

Jason Berry

Sports Chiropractic Doctor

Hi, my name is Dr Jason Berry.
“Being a Doctor of Chiropractic my aim is to assess any underlying biomechanical abnormality and the effect that that has on the neurological, physiological and psychological systems within the body. By removing the impedance we allow the body to function at an optimal level, and not simply be pain free.”

My qualifications:
Doctor of Chiropractic (South Africa 2006)
Professional Biography
Dr Jason Berry, joins our team after 10 years’ experience in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a passionate and skilled Doctor of Chiropractor.

His strengths are:
Getting you better faster
Getting you beyond just being pain free
Providing only as much care as is necessary to relieve pain and restore your optimal function
Progressively decreasing the frequency of your care while teaching you how to become more independent with improving your own health
Assessing for underlying biomechanical abnormalities to find the root cause of your problem
Sports and work performance enhancement

His extensive experience includes:
Post graduate invetigation work with headaches, their causes and treatments
Sports Chiropractic – Dr Jason is a keen athlete who plays field hockey, rides mountain bikes and is a keen surfskier
Working with the Red Cross Flying Doctors in rural and impoverished communities providing Chiropractic care
Training and supervising Chiropractic interns

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Phillips Ong

Doctor of Chiropractic

Phillips Ong

Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractic came into Dr. Phillips life after injuring himself during a football game. He sought treatment for his back pain from a local Chiropractor, and his pain was relieved. He was then inspired to join the Chiropractic profession to help those that had similar problems. He continues to be inspired to help the Albany community to live a better, healthier, and a more productive life.


Having a special interest in Chiropractic Neurology, Posture, Ergonomics and Rehabilitation, he is currently learning with the American Posture Institute to understand more about postural neurology and how posture can affect daily life with solutions to improve them for better health and function. Moreover, he also takes additional courses in chiropractic neurology to further understand how Chiropractic optimizes brain function.


Dr Phillips Ong joins our team from Malaysia. Coming from a diverse culture, he is able to converse in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malay. He completed his studies in South East Asian’s first and only Chiropractic school, the International Medical University (IMU).


As an EVT certified practitioner in New Zealand, he is able to manage extremities (arm & leg) conditions as well as spinal conditions. Common conditions such as rotator cuff injury (shoulder pain), carpel tunnel syndrome (wrist pain with numbness/tingling in the hand), patella femoral tracking (knee cap pain) and plantar fasciitis (foot arch / heel pain) are a few to name that he has helped. Besides providing Chiropractic adjustment, with his interest in rehabilitation, he is able to personalize rehabilitation exercise to add on to your care plan.


With better health and function in mind for patients, Dr. Phillips believes the way forward is by empowering patients to take care of themselves better with Chiropractic care and proper rehabilitation.

My Qualifications:
 

Registered with the New Zealand
Chiropractic Board
Registered with ACC
EVT certified practitioner
Special interest in Posture, Ergonomics and Rehabilitation
Certified to perform dry needling by David G. Simons AcademyTM (Switzerland)
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malay

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Leah Lynch

Podiatrist

Leah Lynch

Podiatrist

Leah graduated from Ulster University, Belfast in 2015 with BSc Hons winning the podiatrist and chiropodist awards for finishing top of her class.
She is trained in diabetic assessment, nail surgery, local anaesthetic, routine skin and nail care, fungal nail and skin infections, biomechanics, and orthotic therapy.
In her spare time she plays Gaelic football and camogie with one of the four Irish GAA clubs in Auckland. She also enjoys tramping, hikes and touring NZ.    

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Grace Bai

Acupuncturist

Grace Bai

Acupuncturist

Grace studied full time 8 years  to obtain bachelor's degree and master's degree in acupuncture in China, and worked as an acupuncturist in AAA hospital. Grace came to New Zealand in 2017 with family and started to work as a ACC registered acupuncturist in Auckland. She comes from a family of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and believes that body should maintain a harmony balance,between Yin and Yang,Qi and Blood,as well as body and spirit. She specialises in acupuncture,cupping, massage and electrotherapy to relieve muscle spasm and tension, eliminate nerve pain, promote blood circulation and restore the balance and harmony of the human body.