Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Christchurch | Motion Health
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Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm

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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. For full terms and conditions click here
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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.

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03 348 3278

22 Sir John McKenzie Drive
Christchurch 8051

Meet the team

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Maria Sorensen

Director & Physiotherapist

Maria Sorensen

Director & Physiotherapist

Maria has been providing effective physiotherapy treatments to patients for 35 years. She qualified at the Otago School of Physiotherapy and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Acupuncture. Her special interest is chronic pain management and sports injuries. She has extensive experience in the treatment of spinal, joint and soft tissue problems.

Maria is a member of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) and the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand (PAANZ). Maria uses a multi-faceted approach in her treatment regime.

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Beatrice Lim


Beatrice Lim


Beatrice joined the Motion Health Sockburn team in 2022 after completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago. She completed her first 4 years of study in Dunedin and moved to Christchurch for her final year of placements. She enjoys working with patients from all walks of life & is excited about building more experience & knowledge. She takes a multifaceted approach in her treatment, tailoring it to suit each individual’s needs.

Originally from Malaysia, she is constantly striving to be culturally sensitive being in a foreign country.

She is fluent and able to consult in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia.

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Gaynor Eiffe

Administrator / Receptionist

Gaynor Eiffe

Administrator / Receptionist

Gaynor is the helpful voice you’ll hear when you call us with an enquiry or to book an appointment.

She is the smiling face that welcomes patients to our busy practice. With over 15 years’ Administration and Reception experience working physiotherapy clinics, she provides outstanding support to our team.

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Amy Scott


Amy Scott


Amy is one of our friendly receptionists who will greet you when you arrive for your appointment or call us to make a booking or enquiry.   Amy has worked in various Administration roles for many years and is really enjoying her part-time role here at Motion Health.

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John Halfon


John Halfon


John is a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist who studied and practiced in Israel. Prior to arriving in New Zealand, he worked for 8 years as a physiotherapist in a variety of settings mostly in private practice with sports and orthopaedic injuries.

John worked closely with special forces, triathletes, runners from all levels and other athletes as well as with pre- and post-surgery patients.

John is an athlete himself and in his free time you'll find him surfing, running around with his family or at the Gym.