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Motion Health

Lambton Quay

Opening hours

Mon:8:00am - 5:00pm

Tues:8:00am - 6:30pm

Wed:8:00am - 5:00pm

Thurs:8:00am - 6:30pm

Fri:8:00am - 6:30pm

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

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TELEHEALTH

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, chiropractic, 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, Results4LifeĀ®, 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.
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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.

Shockwave Therapy

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

Back In Motion 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 Back In Motion

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.

Clinical Exercise

Whether you’re wanting to improve your flexibility, core strength or your posture, Back In Motion offers Clinical Exercise and reformer Pilates facilitated by qualified physios.

Many gyms and exercise studios offer Clinical Exercise these days, but few places offer personalised and tailored programs to help you recover, achieve your goals sooner and help stay injury-free.

Why should I do Clinical Exercise & Pilates at Back In Motion?

Our qualified physios supervise you during class to offer you a safe and effective program.

When you do Clinical Exercise with us, you’re in a smaller class with an individual program designed just for you – so you’ll progress faster and are less likely to get injured.

What equipment is available at Back In Motion?

We offer a range of specialised Pilates equipment, including reformers, trapeze tables and floor-based exercises to help you progress and achieve your health and fitness goals.

Who will benefit the most out of Clinical Exercise & Pilates?

Clinical Exercise can benefit everyone – from the elite athlete wanting to improve their core strength, to a beginner seeking to improve their flexibility and muscle strength.

We recommend all of our Back In Motion clients try Clinical Exercise at least once. Once you see the results and feel the benefits, you'll be hooked!

What are the health benefits of Clinical Exercise & Pilates?

The health benefits of Clinical Exercise include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, core stability, improved balance, spine stabilisation and improved posture.

Meet the team

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Dr Haresh Patel

Director & Chiropractor

Dr Haresh Patel

Director & Chiropractor

Haresh is an experienced sports chiropractor who discovered chiropractic in his first year of university after attending a health talk. Since then, he has been fascinated by how dynamic the human body is, and is passionate about the role chiropractic care plays in enhancing the performance of every aspect in our lives. Utilising spinal and extremity manipulation, a range of soft tissue therapy (Myo-fascial, Graston (IASTM), Trigger point), exercise prescription and taping. He also has treated many presistant concussion symptoms, which he has publish research case studies about. 

Born and brought up in Wellington, and lives in the eastern suburbs with his wife, Srujana, who is a chiropractor at our Upper Hutt branch. Haresh received his qualification from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. He is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in sports medicine and health. Haresh looks forward to helping teams, individual athletes and general practice patients with their musculoskeletal dysfunction. Going to the origin of the pain – not just the site of the pain.

While growing up, Haresh has been involved in a wide range of sports including cricket, swimming, hockey, badminton, tennis, table tennis to name a few. He has worked in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL) with the Skycity Stampede, and in the Southern Football League (SFL) with the Queenstown Rovers and many athletes representing New Zealand on the world stage!

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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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Priyesh Patel

Senior Physiotherapist

Priyesh Patel

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. 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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Janene Bone

Administrator

Janene Bone

Administrator

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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Virginia Meijer

Administrator

Virginia Meijer

Administrator

Ginny worked as an Executive Assistant in the insurance industry in London, UK and then enjoyed being a full-time mother for 20 years. Her new role in the health industry led from great interest in sport and exercise from her children in dance/volleyball/rowing/rugby and her interests in trail running/walking which she enjoys in her spare time.