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Mon:8:00am - 7:00pm

Tues:8:00am - 5:00pm

Wed:8:00am - 5:00pm

Thurs:8:00am - 7:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 5:00pm

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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 Upper Hutt 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

Motion Health Upper Hutt

A letter to our clients.

Welcome to Motion Health Upper Hutt

We are extremely proud to be able to offer you one of the leading multidisciplinary practices in Upper Hutt.

Our practice boasts state of the art facilities including a fully equipped functional gym, a group exercise studio, and spacious and private treatment rooms. We are also fortunate to have a team of highly skilled and passionate physios, chiropractors, pilates intructors, exercise specialists, massage therapists and support staff. 

When you visit our practice, we want you to feel completely at ease and confident that you are in the right place. Our philosophy is simple… deliver ‘great clinical outcomes with exceptional customer service’.

We recognise that every client is unique and deserves a tailored holistic solution to achieve optimal results. To this end, we offer three different treatment pathways in line with your time, lifestyle, and budget. We call these pathways GET Better, STAY Better or BE Better – we will work with you to choose the right path for YOU.

Proud sponsors of the following local sports clubs:

Upper Hutt Rugby Football Club UHRFC (Premier 1 & Colts)

Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, clinical pilates and exercise/rehab services to Wellington and surrounding suburbs. We have one-on-one and semi-private classes and because our services are delivered by physiotherapists can claim them on private health insurance

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

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. 


Chiropractic care is a great way to relieve acute back and neck pain, not to mention extremity related pain, musculoskeletal in origin. GPs often refer to chiropractors for spinal pain relief. However, Chiropractic care addresses your whole body and this may prevent further injury.

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.


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.

Shockwave Therapy

Whether you have plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow or an injury that won’t heal, shockwave therapy can help.

Shockwave therapy – also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – is a non-invasive therapy that uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves generated via a handheld device that kick starts the body’s natural healing response in tissue that may not have responded to medication, rest or other therapies.  

If you have tried rest, medications, other therapies or even steroid injections to overcome the  injury, and are now considering surgery, then Shockwave Therapy could be a good option for you.

Up to 92% of patients report significant improvement in their tendon pain after a course of shockwave therapy.

Find out more about Shockwave Therapy at Back In Motion

Meet the team

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Thilana Dhananjaya


Thilana Dhananjaya


Thilana is a dedicated physiotherapist from Sri Lanka. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from a prestigious institution in Sri Lanka and has gained extensive professional experience focusing on musculoskeletal conditions and sports rehabilitation.

Thilana has developed a deep expertise in various aspects of physiotherapy, including trigger point therpay, dry needling, manual therapy and a wide range of taping techniques. By adopting a compassionate and client-centric approach, Thilana is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals seeking rehabilitation and improved physical well-being.

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Habiba Aslam


Habiba Aslam


 I am dedicated and highly skilled physiotherapist with in-depth knowledge of varuous physical therapy techniques of musculoskeletal disoders including therapy programes, treatments and modalities that restore function and mitigate disability for sick and injured patients. Enthusiastic team player, deeply commited to provide quality of care to promote functional mobility in patients affected by and recovering from injuries and movement disorders.

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Erica Lattughi

Pilates Instructor

Erica Lattughi

Pilates Instructor

Erica (originally from Italy, 14 years in NZ) has been practicing Pilates since 2007.

She soon found the benefits of Pilates were enhancing her life and general wellbeing, some of which are: strengthening of the core (deep abdominal wall and pelvic floor muscles), lengthening and stabilizing of the spine, toning of muscles, rehabilitation of joints, stress management, improvement of mood, flexibility and postural alignment.

She then completed her training in Italy in 2015 through Balance Body, becoming a certified instructor for Pilates Mat and various apparatus (Reformer, Tower, Trapeze, Chair and small equipment). In 2023 she started a diploma in clinical pilates and rehabilitation.

Erica loves teaching and witnessing the transformation of her clients through the benefits of pilates. She pays particular attention to details, posture and correct alignment (both in a 1on1 and in a class setting) whilst motivating to challenge each movement. Her teaching style is friendly and welcoming, and her classes are a dynamic continuous flow, starting gently while increasing the pace, and options are given to suit different abilities. She has worked with a wide age range of clients and backgrounds, including athletes, pre- and post surgery rehabilitation, and pre- and post-natal women. 

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Linda O'Neill


Linda O'Neill


Linda joined us last year in Upper Hutt from many years in orthodontics. Linda is very social and loves and cares about the customer relationships. She has built and continues to assist new and existing clients with all your needs and requirements. Originally from the UK and been in New Zealand for nearly 20 years and calls it home.

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Sue Martin


Sue Martin


Sue is one of the receptionist at Motion Health Upper Hutt in the mall. Her interests are family, food, church, travel and walking. She worked as registered nurse prior to joining Motion Health.

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Nick Sharma

Business Support Manager

Nick Sharma

Business Support Manager

Nick is our Business Support Manager at Motion Health Trentham and Motion Health Upper Hutt. He will go above and beyond to help our clients and team. He is a pleasant and easygoing person who will be seen at the reception with greetings and a broad smile. When he is not working, Nick likes to spend time with his boys and play Cricket and Badminton.