Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Albany | Motion Health

Motion Health

Massey University

Opening hours

Mon:10:00am - 7:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 7:00pm

Wed:10:00am - 7:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 7:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 5:00pm

Our Partners

Get in touch

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

BOOK A CONSULTATION

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 Massey University 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

Physiotherapy

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. 

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.

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.

Aged Care Physiotherapy

We provide a range of physiotherapy services for seniors and residencies in the community. We support aged care facilities, supported residential services, and retirement villages. We can also visit clients in the privacy of their own home.

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.

Meet the team

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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 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

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. He is passionate about creating an environment that empowers and encourages the client to improve their function and fitness.

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Sean Peng

Acupuncturist

Sean Peng

Acupuncturist

Sean has been working as a qualified western and Chinese medicine doctor in China since 2013. Sean was conferred Bachelor of medicine in western and Chinese medicine by Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in 2013 and bachelor of health science in acupuncture by New Zealand college of Chinese medicine in Apr 2019.

After years of training with other like-minded colleagues, he has learned to treat his clients and share his experience through a combination of western and Chinese medicine. His major is neurology; this is really helpful to expand his abilities to pain management and other neurology diseases with acupuncture. He can use acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese therapeutic massage), cupping and scraping therapy to treat injures and health imbalance. He is a passionate healer with an alternative approach, and he is dedicated to help his clients move through a wide range of physical, emotional, and spiritual transitions in the most efficient and transformative way possible as well.

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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

Receptionist

Saskia Cole

Receptionist

Saskia joined the Motion Health team as our admin support 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 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!