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Motion Health


Opening hours

Mon:9:00am - 7:00pm

Tues:9:00am - 5:00pm

Wed:9:00am - 5:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 7:00pm

Fri:9:00am - 5:00pm

Sat:Open by appointment

Class Timetable

  • Clinical Pilates
  • Reformer Pilates
  • Barre

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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 Trentham on (04) 527 7872
  • 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 an appointment with our experienced team today

Our Practice

Who we are

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

Lymphoedema Therapy

Lymphoedema Therapy can help with the initial diagnosis and ongoing management of secondary lymphoedema, primary lymphoedema, lipoedema, chronic and complex oedema, and venous conditions. Although lymphoedema cannot be cured it can be improved and well managed with treatement. 

Clinical Exercise Class

Clinical Exercise is an advanced class guided by a physiotherapist. Once you have progressed from individual and semi-private Clinical Exercise, you’ll be able to join Clinical Exercise classes allowing you to develop your skills and challenge your body.

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.

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.


Whether you have plantar fasciitis, an ingrown toenail, bunion or problems with your gait, we can help.

Our podiatrist is trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems to help you look after your feet, improve your posture or help you to manage foot complications related to medical conditions such as diabetes.

Meet the team

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Joanne Cruz

Practice Manager/Senior Physiotherapist

Joanne Cruz

Practice Manager/Senior Physiotherapist

Jo is a physiotherapist with over 30 years experience. She mainly practices at Motion Health Upper Hutt, but occasionally treats clients in Auckland. Jo was born and breed in Upper Hutt and has two adult children living in Auckland.

Jo first completed her physiotherapy training at Auckland University of Technology. She then trained in acupuncture at the University of Otago, then later also trained in Japanese Acupuncture. She has also completed the Gold Standard Facial Acupuncture Certification under the renowned author Mary Elizabeth Wakefield. She is a certified PAANZ tutor and is qualfied to teach facila accupuncture. 

Jo’s approach to rehabilitation is one of genuine care and empathy. She will go above and beyond to see that you are back to yourself after an accident, injury, surgery or the like.

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Anamika Chhetri

Senior Physiotherapist

Anamika Chhetri

Senior Physiotherapist

Anamika was born in India and has Nepalese roots. After meeting her husband Nick, she immigrated to New Zealand. They love Upper Hutt because it reminds them of the hills and mountains in Nepal.

Mika (as she has fondly called) has an effervescent, bubbly personality and is constantly heard laughing with her clients. She has been practicing as a Physiotherapist for more than 10 years. She studied physiotherapy in India, and then completed her Graduate Diploma in Health Science in New Zealand. She has gone onto do further study in dry needling, five traditional Chinese methods (basic acupuncture), Pilates and Trigenics. Mika has a handsome two-year-old son who is growing up to be a kiwi.

Mika enjoys treating various shoulder conditions and continues to attend several courses on the same. She is hoping to get her specialization done on shoulder condition and management.

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Karen Bond


Karen Bond


Karen has recently joined our team after almost 3 years working in private practice in Lower Hutt. 

She graduated with a Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1992 from Otago Polytechnic and later went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation from the university of Gaziantep in Turkey where she lived for a number of years.  

Karen has experience in hospital work, private practice, work with children who have a disability and more recently has focused on sports and injury rehabilitation.  She has also gained qualifications to teach Mat and reformer Pilates.

In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and loves hiking and biking when she gets the opportunity as well as walking her new puppy.

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Emma Shen


Emma Shen


Emma is a member of the New Zealand Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Society (NZCMAS) and is registered with the New Zealand acupuncture standards authority and with ACC. She recently graduated from the NZ College of Chinese Medicine with a Bachelor of Health Science.  

Emma's focuses include: shoulder and neck stiffness, lumbar and back pain, beauty acupuncture, weight management, tenosynovitis, insomnia headache, period pain, sports and work-related injuries. Emma is also able to combine moxibustion, cupping and needling for a better overall result.

Emma was born in China and immigrated to NZ at the age of 15- Emma is fluent in both Chinese and English. During consultations she is attentive, empathetic, and uses her understanding of her two culutres to positively influence her work and her communication with patients.

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Sophie Martin

Reformer Pilates Instructor

Sophie Martin

Reformer Pilates Instructor

Sophie graduated from Te Auaha in 2018 with a Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). From there she ventured over to the UK to pursue dance, however the pandemic cut her time short.

Since returning to New Zealand she has dedicated substantial time to completing her Reformer Pilates course and has found real joy in learning and teaching pilates.

Sophie is passionate about breath work, anatomy and enabling people to understand core control. A natural people person and with a background in movement, Sophie will inspire and nurture you to get your body moving as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

What is Reformer Pilates? It is Pilates that incorporates the reformer machine. This type of Pilates is great for rehabilitation and post-injury recovery. Reformer Pilates uses controlled functional exercises that are low impact and aim to give you a full body workout.

Reformer Pilates Prices: 

Casual Class: $35

1 on 1 lesson with you and Sophie: $80

4 Class Package: $100 

10 Class Package: $225 

Intro to Pilates which includes 1 Clinical Pilates Class with your Physiotherpist and 2 Reformer Pilates classes, all for only $65

*Intro to Pilates classes must be used within 1 month

Check out our website to find out when our classes are - please note that on our website the classes are called “Reformer Pilates”.

To book and/or purchase one of our packages, please give us a call at 04 527 7872 or email Sophie at