Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Wellington Central | Motion Health
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Telehealth is a fantastic tool that can be used to manage, prevent and improve injuries, aches and pains. Whether it be an exsisting injury, a new injury or a new ache and pain from your home work set us let us help get you back on track! 

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide medical pain and sports specialists, physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage and shock-wave services to Wellington and surrounding suburbs.

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.

Qualified, experienced staff

At our clinic, we prioritise your well-being by ensuring that our team consists of highly qualified and experienced clinicians. Our commitment to excellence ensures that you receive the highest standard of care, promoting a more efficient and satisfying rehabilitation journey.

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.
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Our Service Offering


The Motion Health Lambton Quay experience – Physiotherapy

Located in central Wellington, near the old bank arcade and next to the Unichem Pharmacy we are easily accessible in the heart of Wellington CBD. Motion Health Lambton Quay offers expert physiotherapy services, and also have onsite two specialist Doctors in Musculoskeletal Medicine.

We pride ourselves on listening to clients, identifying their goals, assessing them and diagnosing them. We work in conjunction with a sports doctor to develop a collaborative approach to optimize patient care.

Our physios use the latest in physiotherapy technology to ensure you receive the best care and develop lifelong optimal health. These technologies include:

Shockwave Therapy

Dry needling

Exercise prescription

 You don’t need a GP referral to see the Physiotherapist so get in touch with the Motion Health Lambton Quay team today.

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.

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.

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.

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

Meet the team

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Priyesh Patel

Practice Manager | Senior Physiotherapist

Priyesh Patel

Practice Manager | Senior Physiotherapist

Priyesh is an experienced physiotherapist dedicated to delivering the best treatment possible. After graduating from the University of Otago he worked in the Bay of Islands seeing a diverse range of people and also exploring New Zealand's best beaches!  After this he went to Adelaide where he gained extensive experience in a variety of settings including physio clinics, medical centres, on-site and vocational physiotherapy. During this time he developed his skills working alongside experts and well-respected therapists. 

Having played competitive sport, Priyesh is familiar with the demands of high level sport and injuries. He uses a wide range of treatments including dry needling, mobilisation and exercise based rehabilitation, including 1 on 1 Pilates Reformer sessions. Priyesh is also trained in the use of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for conditions such as Achilles tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis elbow, Rotator Cuff issues and more. With a strong focus on effective management, Priyesh is committed to getting you going as smoothly as possible.

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Dr Stu Thomson

Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Dr Stu Thomson

Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Dr Stu Thomson is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist and sports doctor with over 30 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 sports. 

He has been on the medical teams for numerous events including the Wellington Sevens, World Mountain Biking Championships, Touch Nationals and national rugby league and softball championships. He established the Hutt Sports Medicine Centre in 1991 and currently works at Motion Health Lambton Quay. 

He was the chairman of Sports Medicine New Zealand 2010- 2015, is current chair of Emergency Medical Services Ltd and is on the executive of the New Zealand College of Musculoskeletal Medicine. He has a particular interest in sports and exercise related problems as well as spinal and chronic pain conditions. He performs ultrasound-guided injection procedures for many conditions.

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Dr Ting Wang

Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Dr Ting Wang

Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Dr Ting Wang is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist.

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Janene Bone

Administrator | Receptionist

Janene Bone

Administrator | Receptionist

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.

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Rhiannon Voice

Administrator | Receptionist

Rhiannon Voice

Administrator | Receptionist

Rhiannon is originally from the Hawkes Bay, growing up playing sport and competing in gymnastics for a number of years. She moved to Wellington in 2023 after studying Exercise Prescription at Massey University. Rhiannon is also a Registered Exercise and Sport Scientist and sees clients for personal training sessions in Karori and has a particular interest in rehabilitation. In her free time, she enjoys photography and being in the outdoors.