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Knee Injuries

From the small niggles to the major reconstructions, our team of knee experts has you covered with expert medical diagnosis, physiotherapy, other treatments, and if necessary, surgery.

Fully funded treatment available. Ask if you qualify.

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Complete Co-ordinated Care

There’s no need to bounce between clinics to have your knee treated. Work with the team that works together. When you come to Axis, you’ll be seen by our team of doctors, physiotherapists and surgeons. And, when you need a scan, we can usually arrange that within 24-48 hours with our radiology partners.

Already seeing your own physio? No problem. We’ll happily work alongside them to get you back to healt

Accurate Diagnosis

You will know exactly what's wrong with your knee and how it can be treated.

Rehabilitation Plan

Based on your diagnosis we'll design a treatment programme just for you.

Active Again

We aim to get you back to being active and enjoying life.

Conditions We Treat

Exercise is beneficial not just for overall health; often, it can be more effective than many of the most commonly prescribed medications. Physical activity has proven evidence to support its effectiveness in conditions such as:


Cardiovascular Disease


Type 2 Diabetes



Neurological Disorders

Pulmonary Disease

Acute Knee Clinic

Have you injured your knee within the last four weeks and find the pain or discomfort has meant you can’t exercise or perform simple tasks comfortably? Our clinic is set up specifically to help you.

  1. Fast access so you can start your recovery quickly.
  2. A definitive diagnosis.
  3. Co-ordinated care including doctors, surgeons, physiotherapy and radiology.
  4. 4 clinics in St Johns, St Lukes, Wairau Valley and Queenstown.
  5. Fully funded treatment available. Ask if you qualify.

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In many cases, knee issues can be accurately diagnosed and treated by our physiotherapy team. Our experienced team can see you promptly (generally within a few days), assess your injury and set a rehabilitation programme in place to get you back to being injury free.

In some cases knee injuries can require a co-ordinated approach to treatment, which is where we can bring in our sport and exercise physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and radiology partners.

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Orthopaedic Surgery

In some cases, knee injuries do require surgery, whether that’s a minor procedure or major surgery like an ACL reconstruction. Luckily, we have one of New Zealand’s leading knee surgeons Mr Simon Young at Axis as well as strong relationships with a number of other surgeons. Talk to our team about referral options for your injury.

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Other treatments and services

We can recommend other treatments to complement your rehabilitation. Depending on your injury or condition, you could benefit from:

  • Pain relief – In some circumstances, you may benefit from prescribed pain relief, which can assist in reducing discomfort and helping you build up your activity levels.
  • Orthobiologics – Non-surgical therapy for many common knee injuries, including cartilage and osteoarthritis.
  • Shockwave Therapy – Fast effective pain relief for common tendon injuries.
  • Knee brace – For added stability to aid in our recovery and reduce the risk of worsening the injury.

Integrated Care

In many cases a rotator cuff injury qualifies for an integrated care pathway (sometimes referred to as Careway), meaning your treatment (including all physiotherapy, surgery, Sport and Exercise Physician consultations and radiology scans) will be completely covered by ACC.

Do I qualify?

All patients must first be diagnosed and assessed before being placed on the integrated pathway. Generally speaking, however, if you have suffered a dislocated shoulder, you have a good chance of qualifying.

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