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Motion Health

Upper Hutt

Opening hours

Mon:7:00am - 7:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 7:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 7:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 5:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 5:00pm

Sat:Open by appointment

Get in touch

If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at upperhutt@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 Upper Hutt on (04) 5277 872
  • 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 services to Wellington 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dry needling

Whether you have back pain, neck pain or other musculoskeletal injuries, dry needling with acupuncture needles can be an effective part of your treatment plan.

Dry needling can help reduce muscle tension and pain levels and trigger a healing response in injured tissues within the body. As opposed to acupuncture, dry needling works directly on the injured body part, not meridian or energy flows.

Women’s Health

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is aimed at women at any time of their lives. Our women’s health physios are specially trained at post-graduate level, meaning you will receive the best possible assessment and treatment whatever your concern.

The following conditions are treated by a women’s health physio.

Pre and Post-natal care: any symptoms associated with being pregnant such as back and pelvic pain as well as exercise therapy for safe activity in pregnancy. After you have had your baby we recommend a 6 weeks check with the physiotherapist where they can assess your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and breathing. This is also the time we can start you back to exercise and get you back to what you love doing!

Urinary and Faecal Incontinence: any leakage from your bladder or bowel can often be treated very successfully with the support of specialist physiotherapy. This may include bladder and bowel training, pelvic floor strengthening, constipation management as well as fluid and dietary advice.

Pelvic organ Prolapse: anyone diagnosed with any type of pelvic organ prolapse should seek the support of a specially trained physiotherapist. Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms in the optimal way as well as getting you back to moving and exercising without the fear of making prolapse any worse. If you are having surgery it is still advisable to have physiotherapy pre and post op to ensure you recover as well as possible.

Pelvic pain: this can be pain anywhere in your pelvis, lower back or hips. Often there is a strong correlation between muscle coordination and strength and the pelvic floor muscles or the abdominal wall. Physiotherapy can help give the correct treatment and exercises. Pelvic pain can also refer to painful intercourse or simply vaginal pain, this too is ideally assessed and treated by a women’s health physiotherapist.

Not all conditions are treated with pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercises and everyone is individually assessed and a treatment plan formulated for them. Our women’s health physiotherapist is passionate about both the health of women and men and believes that anyone can overcome their pelvic health issues with the correct guidance and treatment. We want to empower both men and women so that their incontinence, prolapse or pelvic pain isn’t something they have to suffer with.

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.

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 practices in Upper Hutt, Wellington at her own musculoskeletal clinic and here in Ponsonby, Auckland. She completed three years as a volunteer with VSA in Zimbabwe specializing in burns.

She trained in acupuncture at Otago University in 2005, graduating with certification in acupuncture. She furthered her studies in Manaka, a style of Japanese Acupuncture. She completed the Gold Standard Facial Acupuncture Certification at North Western University in Minneapolis in 2012 and 2013 under the renowned author Mary Elizabeth Wakefield. She is a certified teacher for foundations in facial acupuncture and teaches in New Zealand and Australia. Jo is a PAANZ tutor. She completed all modules in sound therapy using a meridian therapy approach.

Jo completed Toyohari training in 2018, a style of acupuncture taught and administered by blind therapist in Japan. It is an extremely but gentle treatment approach going hand in hand with her previous training.

Jo is a fully qualified Trigenics Practitioner with an emphasis on biomechanics. It assists in restoring normal patterns and range of movement. It is extremely effective for frozen shoulders.

Jo was born and breed in Upper Hutt, trained in Auckland and then did her O/E. She is married to Jojo and they have two adult children living in Auckland.

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Anamika Chhetri

Physiotherapist

Anamika Chhetri

Physiotherapist

Anamika was born in India and has Nepalese roots. After meeting her husband to be Nick, she emigrated to New Zealand. They love Upper Hutt 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. I New Zealand she completed her Graduate Diploma in Health Science, enabling her to work and registered as a physiotherapist 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 condition 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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Gina Subteniente

Receptionist

Gina Subteniente

Receptionist

Gina has been our office manager for 11 years. Gina and her husband Dong live in Upper Hutt. They have three adult children, the oldest living and working in Auckland. Gina has a wonderful sense of humor and knows each client by the sound of their voice as soon as they call, which absolutely amazes everyone. Clients consistently ask after her when she is absent, she is well loved by staff and clients alike. Gina and Dong emigrated from the Philippines 14 years ago.

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Sarah Shellard

Lymphatic and Lymphoedema Therapist

Sarah Shellard

Lymphatic and Lymphoedema Therapist

“My mission is to make a positive difference for patients affected by lymphoedema. I achieve this by providing personal, individualised care; focusing on the goals of my patients, supporting them to manage their health and develop an improved quality of life.  I empower patients and whánau to be in control of their disease instead of the disease controlling them.”

 

Sarah has been nursing for over 25 years, and in 2016 completed her Master of Nursing.  Her speciality for the past 13 years has been in palliative care, and has developed a passion for lymphoedema treatment, management and early detection. Sarah completed the Klose level one and Two lymphoedema training, and is an accredited lymphoedema practitioner and member of the Australasian Lymphology Association.  Her Company Livingwell Movingwell has a clinic at Motion Health Upper Hutt, where she delivers individual care and support for patients with lymphatic issues and other related conditions. Sarah also treats and support patients diagnosed with lipoedema.

 

Sarah is trained in Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) which includes; manual lymphatic draining (MLD), compression therapy and garment measurement, exercise, diet and self-care management. Sarah is trained in medical taping, treatment of axillary web syndrome (also called cording), pre and post-operative education and treatment, strength after breast cancer exercise, low level laser treatments and pneumatic compression therapy.

 

“The goal is to restore function, reduce physical and psychological suffering.”   

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Logan Archer

Physiotherapist

Logan Archer

Physiotherapist

After graduating in 2019 from Auckland University of Technology, I moved back to my hometown of Wellington. I grew up in Lower Hutt and went to Hutt International Boy's School in Upper Hutt.

I enjoy any type of physical activity, in particular, football and golf. Thus, this is where my passion for Physiotherapy stemmed from as I have always been intrigued by the work physio's do in the changing rooms and during the games. Musculoskeletal injuries and return to sport criteria is my focus, however I am still committed to helping people with any injury return to their daily activities and improving quality of life.

I believe the best way to recover and improve is via a positive, trustworthy, and informative relationship between client and practitioner, all with a few laughs along the way.

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Natalie Van Den Beuken

Physiotherapist

Natalie Van Den Beuken

Physiotherapist

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I am a University of Otago graduate who enjoys being in the Great outdoors. I enjoy horse riding, mountain biking, surfing, camping and playing netball. I have had a diverse range of experiences working in a range of roles including with rugby teams, rowing clubs and Swim squads. I have worked with a number of chronic pain clients, including those in an inpatient setting as well as having experience in post surgical and neurological rehabilitation. I am certified in dry needling and am passionate about providing holistic, functional rehabilitation. I strongly believe in the power of knowledge and like to provide clients with the capacity to understand their symptoms and ultimately empower them to manage their condition and help them achieve their desired goals.