Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Papakura, Auckland | Motion Health
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Our Practice

Who we are

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


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.

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.


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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Brooke Johnston

Senior Receptionist

Brooke Johnston

Senior Receptionist

Brooke joined Motion Health Papakura in 2023 with a vast range of Administration & Office Management experience that has been carried through many industries.

She graduated from a Human Resource Management degree and Post Graduate Diploma which makes her an expert in all things organisation including the Motion Health Papakura team. 

Outside of work, Brooke is married with 2 fur-babies. She enjoys a variety of activities such as travelling, speedway, mastering escape rooms and spending lots of quality time with friends and family. 

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Glen Putze


Glen Putze


Glen is one of our senior physiotherapists who became fully qualified in England 1990.

Glen has worked in both private and public sectors covering a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and is very hands on with manual therapy. Glen also owned his own practice in Manukau for 25 and a half years and has worked with various sports teams.

Outside of work Glen is a family man with his wife and 2 children. Glen is a keen sportsman and has been involved in athletics, water skiing, and cricket. He is very active with the gym and running, with partaking in the odd half marathon when he can.

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Leah Pearsall


Leah Pearsall


Leah completed her Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1988 and has since gone on to complete her Post Graduate Studies in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy specialising in spinal manipulation and sports physiotherapy.

Leah has extensive knowledge of sporting injuries, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, spinal and brain injuries. Leah has been the physiotherapist for NZ Touch, NZ Kiwi Ferns and NZ High Performance BMX as well as many regional sports teams.

Outside of work Leah loves going on hikes and walks with her dog Storm and loves spending time with friends and family.

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Stephanie Wilcox


Stephanie Wilcox


Stephanie is our part time physiotherapist working a Thursday afternoon. 

Stephanie is an experienced physiotherapist having worked in the areas of sports injuries, community based rehabilitation and return to work assessments/management.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, as well as being involved in her local community and playing tennis.