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Motion Health

Massey University Albany

Opening hours

Mon:7:00am - 7:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 7:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 7:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 7:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 5:00pm

A letter to our clients.

An introduction for our clients

Motion Health Massey Univeristy Albany offers one of the leading injury rehabilitation facilities and multidisciplinary healthcare provider in Albany. We have wide range of health professionals including physiotherapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists.

We are a healthcare clinic with an emphasis on rehabilitatiing clients to an optimal level of health and wellness that brings you more than just pain relief. We focus on working towards and smashing rehab and performance targets. With one of the best gyms and rehab settings in Albany, and for that matter Auckland we are well equipped to help with any injury or niggle.

Our physiotherapists, chiropractors acupuncturists and administration team are importantly great people at heart. We are here not only to provide assessment and treatment for injuries and health conditions; but also to provide a unique, friendly and happy journey to reach your goals. 

Our team have experience working within sporting environments, hospital settings, brain injury rehab centres and elderly care facilities so are fantasticly placed to help in all scenarios.

We'd love to help you diagnose your injury, begin the rehabiltitaion pathway, share a laugh along the way and ulitmately reach a full recovery.


Harry Lissington

Our Partners

Get in touch

If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at



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 Massey University Albany on (09) 414 6972
  • 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 to Massey University 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 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. 

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.

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.

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.


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.


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

Meet the team

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Harry Lissington


Harry Lissington


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


Mitch Versey


Mitch graduated from AUT in 2016 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. He loves a variety of sports which sparked his interest in physiotherapy and exercise based rehabilitation.

Surfing is Mitch’s first love and he enjoys chasing waves around the world. He spent half a year living in Indonesia where he experienced, travelled, and surfed his way through Balinese culture. Now back home in New Zealand you will still find him tearing up the west coast barrels and swells.

When he is not catching waves he is running up and down the rugby pitch, where he finds a home as a halfback for Silverdale Rugby Club.

Mitch has an interest in all musculoskeletal physiotherapy and enjoys to use an active approach for rehabilitation. This is shown through his extensive knowledge and skills using our gym facilities in Albany. He is passionate about creating an environment that empowers and encourages the client to improve their function and fitness.

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Claire Wang


Claire Wang


Claire is trained as both a traditional and western style Chinese Acupuncturist working at our clinic in Massey University Albany.

Claire uses many traditional acupuncture techniques including one of our favourites - fire cupping!!

Claire believes in a healthy lifestyle and eating well, whilst keeping fit with low stress exercise. Claire loves yoga and has an interest in gym based exercise.You may catch her floating around our gym here at Motion Health Massey University Albany.

Claire obtained a masters degree of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine after 8 years training in China. She has worked in NZ as an acupuncturist since 2010. Claire has expertise dealing with sports and work injuries, headaches, migraines, musculoskeletal injuries, sciatica, stress, depression, low energy, anxiety, insomnia,  and menstrual issues such as irregular, painful cycles.

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Phillips Ong


Phillips Ong


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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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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Saskia Cole


Saskia Cole


Saskia joined the Motion Health team as our admin support in 2019. 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 with her fiance, 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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Pauline Trigger


Pauline Trigger


Since returning back to work 6 years ago I have enjoyed working at reception, meeting and greeting clients and hearing about their recovery process.

Originally from North Wales, I met my husband while here on holiday. I have been living here for the 25 years and really love it.  We have two girls and they keep us really busy, we particularly enjoy walking, reading, camping and weekends away with friends.

I’m looking forward to meeting new clients and getting to know everyone at Motion Health.