Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Upper Hutt | Motion Health

Motion Health

Upper Hutt

Opening hours

Mon:7:00am - 7:00pm

Tues:7:00am - 6:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 5:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 5:00pm

Fri:8:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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 Ponsoby, 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 certificatioin 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 renowed 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 theraphy 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, traoined 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 Napalese 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's fondly called) has an effervescent, bubbly personality and is constantly heard laughing with her clients. I New Zealand she comp-leted her Graduate Diploma in Health Scioence, enabling her to work and registered as a physiotherapist in New Zealand. She has gone onto do further study in dry needling, five tradional Chinese methods (basic acupincture), 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 course on the same. She's hoping to get her specialization done on shoulder condition and management.

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Gina Subteniente

Office Manager

Gina Subteniente

Office Manager

Gina has been our office manager for 11 years. Gina and her husband Dong live in Upper Hutt. They have three adult children, tyhe 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.