Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Wellington | Motion Health

Motion Health


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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 Beehive on (04) 8311 006
  • 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 your Free Initial Assessment today

Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

  • Book your Free Initial Assessment today

    Treatment following your assessment is charged at the cost of a standard consultation. See our T&Cs for more information.

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates and exercise and rehab services to Wellington 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.

Our Service Offering


Whether you have back pain, neck pain, flexibility or mobility issues, our physios at Motion Health 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 Motion Health 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 Motion Health 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 Motion Health 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 Motion Health 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. 


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.

Shockwave Therapy

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

Motion Health offers a free initial assessment that is obligation free – so if you do not decide to go ahead, then there is no cost for that assessment.

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 Motion Health

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.

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.

Women’s Health

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed at women at any time of their lives. Our women’s health physios are specially trained at post-graduate level, meaning you will receive the best possible assessment and treatment whatever your concern.

The following conditions are treated by a women’s health physio.

Pre and Post-natal care: any symptoms associated with being pregnant such as back and pelvic pain as well as exercise therapy for safe activity in pregnancy. After you have had your baby we recommend a 6 weeks check with the physiotherapist where they can assess your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and breathing. This is also the time we can start you back to exercise and get you back to what you love doing!

Urinary and Faecal Incontinence: any leakage from your bladder or bowel can often be treated very successfully with the support of specialist physiotherapy. This may include bladder and bowel training, pelvic floor strengthening, constipation management as well as fluid and dietary advice.

Pelvic organ Prolapse: anyone diagnosed with any type of pelvic organ prolapse should seek the support of a specially trained physiotherapist. Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms in the optimal way as well as getting you back to moving and exercising without the fear of making prolapse any worse. If you are having surgery it is still advisable to have physiotherapy pre and post op to ensure you recover as well as possible.

Pelvic pain: this can be pain anywhere in your pelvis, lower back or hips. Often there is a strong correlation between muscle coordination and strength and the pelvic floor muscles or the abdominal wall. Physiotherapy can help give the correct treatment and exercises. Pelvic pain can also refer to painful intercourse or simply vaginal pain, this too is ideally assessed and treated by a women’s health physiotherapist.

Not all conditions are treated with pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercises and everyone is individually assessed and a treatment plan formulated for them. Our women’s health physiotherapist is passionate about both the health of women and men and believes that anyone can overcome their pelvic health issues with the correct guidance and treatment. We want to empower both men and women so that their incontinence, prolapse or pelvic pain isn’t something they have to suffer with.

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.

Remedial massage

Whether you’re wanting to loosen tight muscles, soothe your body or simply relax, Motion Health 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 Motion Health?

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 Motion Health?

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.

Meet the team

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Dr Giresh Kanji

Director & Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Dr Giresh Kanji

Director & Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Dr Giresh Kanji is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist and Researcher. He explored the sensory amplification of pain in his PhD including the role of the human stress response. He has presented in NZ, Australia, Tahiti, USA and Europe.

He is an honorary Senior Lecturer at Auckland University, the chairperson of the NZ Pain Foundation and editor of Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is currently conducting a randomised control trial on low back pain. He is the author of “Fix Your Back”, “Fix Your Neck Pain, Headache and Migraine” and his new book which was released in July 2019 “Brain Connections: How to sleep better, worry less and feel happier”.

He, along with his wife Sathna founded the clinic before joining the Motion Health group in 2019.

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Dr Stu Thomson

Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Dr Stu Thomson

Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Stu Thomson is a Musculoskeletal Pain specialist and sports doctor with over 25 years’ experience. He has been the doctor for numerous sports teams, including the Kiwis and Blacksox, was head of the New Zealand medical team at the 2002 Winter Olympics and continues to be involved with local and representative sport.

He has been on the medical teams for numerous events including the Wellington Sevens, World Mountain Biking Championships, Touch Nationals and the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He established the Hutt Sports Medicine Centre in 1991 and currently works at Motion Health Beehive.

He was the chairman of Sports Medicine New Zealand 2010- 2015, and is current chair of Emergency Medical Services Ltd. He has a particular interest in sports and exercise related problems.

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Jonathan Pledger

Clinical Principle Physiotherapist

Jonathan Pledger

Clinical Principle Physiotherapist

Jonathan graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. He has completed two years of post-graduate study and plans to enter his third and final year in 2020.

Jonathan has a keen interest in sport, particularly football and running. He has been privileged enough to be involved in national age group teams for both hockey and football.

Jonathan is passionate about helping clients and their injuries. He aims to improve function whilst also preventing future injuries and pains by looking at, and improving movement patterns.

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Natalie Van Den Beuken


Natalie Van Den Beuken


Natalie is a New Zealand Trained Physiotherapist with a firm focus on treating individuals in a holistic manner. She works to treat the whole person including looking at functional and biomechanical movements which are often altered due to injury.

She has been heavily involved in sports, playing representative netball, tennis, swimming and horse riding and also enjoys Mountain biking, hiking and camping. Natalie has worked professionally with sports teams and swimming squads both in a Physiotherapist and certified sports medic role.

Natalie also enjoys travel and has spent several years travelling the globe gaining experiences in a range of settings. Alongside working with sports teams, Natalie has had experience working in private hospitals, private practices and in community-based roles. Her experience has included working in musculoskeletal settings, post-surgical rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, women’s health, hand therapy, concussion services and clients with persisting or complex pain syndromes.

She is certified in dry needling and has worked extensively with Shockwave therapy in conjunction with other various treatment techniques such as deep soft tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, joint mobilisations, manipulations, electrotherapy and taping.

Her areas of interest are spinal health, neck and lower back pain, Neurological rehabilitation including that of persisting concussive symptoms as well as sporting injuries.

Natalie has a strong belief in the power of knowledge and likes to provide clients with the capacity to understand their symptoms and ultimately empower them to manage their condition and help them achieve their desired goals.

She understands that no “one size fits all” and is looking forward to catering treatment specific to you and your needs while getting long lasting results.

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Siofra Fogarty


Siofra Fogarty


Siofra is an Irish Physiotherapist who has been involved in sports her whole life, competing in Ireland in athletics, rugby and rowing at a national level. On her way over to New Zealand she hiked 3 of the Himalayan passes on her way to visiting Everest base camp. She also enjoys water sports such as scuba diving and surfing.

She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an Honors degree in Physiotherapy and a post graduate certificate in Clinical Exercise. After graduating Síofra worked in a musculoskeletal based private practice in Ireland, where she gained experience treating pediatric, orthopedic, neurological and work-related injuries. Her main area of focus is musculoskeletal, treating athletes of all levels, in sports such as rugby, cricket, hockey, soccer, judo, horse-riding, gaelic, hurling, basketball, trampolining, track and field, boxing, golf, rowing and mixed martial arts.

While working in private practice Síofra became involved in research in Trinity College Dublin in spinal cord injuries. She is now one of 8 people in Ireland that is trained to independently use an exoskeleton suit, which is a device that stands and walks people with paralysis and other neuromuscular disorders.

Síofra is certified in Dry needling and is also trained in the “Mc Kenzie Method” for assessing and treating patients. She uses various treatment techniques such as deep soft tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial release, joint mobilisations, manipulations, electrotherapy and taping. Her areas of interest are neck and lower back pain, high level sport injuries and pre- and post- natal physiotherapy.

Síofra understands the athlete’s mindset and looks forward to helping you with your issues.

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Kirsten Rodgers


Kirsten Rodgers


Kirsten is a Wellington trained Acupuncturist. She began her studies at the New Zealand school of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2010, graduating in 2013.


Kirsten’s interest in holistic health developed from her love for Martial Arts. She began training in Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate when she was 12, going on to get her black belt at 19. As well as karate Kirsten also played representative netball and badminton. After an ankle fracture on the netball court in 2017 Kirsten now sticks to low impact exercise including swimming, hot yoga, walking and weight training.


After graduating, Kirsten followed her dream of travelling the world - whilst working the job she loved. She was an Acupuncturist on board large cruise liners for 2 years travelling throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South America and the Pacific.


In 2016 Kirsten decided it was time to give up her sea legs and return home to her family and friends. This is when she joined our clinic to focus on musculoskeletal acupuncture. She has since continued her education by attending several annual conferences, increasing her knowledge in musculoskeletal and mental health Acupuncture. Kirsten’s other areas of interest are Woman’s health, Digestive concerns and Cosmetic Acupuncture. Kirsten uses various treatment techniques under the TCM branch including; cupping, electro acupuncture, guasha and tuina.


Kirsten is dedicated to helping her patients get on the path to recovery and preventing further injury. She thrives on helping people and seeing the amazing changes and results in them over a course of treatments.

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Jane Nota


Jane Nota


Jane has been an avid sportswoman and is a mother of five. She enjoys walking her dog and going to hot yoga. She has worked in a multidisciplinary clinic for many years and enjoys dealing with people and being a part of their recovery.

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Janene Bone


Janene Bone


Janene originally worked as a pharmacist and has been involved in the health industry for many years, working at a gymnasium and then at a multidisciplinary clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and reading.