+64 9 521 9846

Our Services

Specialist Sports Physiotherapy

Struggling with rehab progress? Can’t get back on the field or have an event coming up? We get it – recovery can be tough. Our service works in conjunction with your current Physiotherapist, helping you optimise your recovery.

Book an AppointmentBook an Appointment
Down Arrow

Working Collaboratively for You

We aren’t here to replace your current physiotherapist, our expertise is in helping patients and their rehab team for short periods of time to make sure they’re getting the most effective treatment possible. We work collaboratively with your Physio who can be involved in the sessions.

Diagnosis

Following a thorough assessment, we will discuss the findings with you, so you have a clear understanding of what’s going on.

Treatment Plan

Based on your diagnosis, we'll design a treatment programme just for you, in partnership with your Physiotherapist and support you through your recovery.

Confidence and Control

You can expect to gain confidence and control back over your body, and in many cases, make a complete recovery.

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:

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Bullet Point

Osteoarthritis

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Bullet Point

Cardiovascular Disease

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Bullet Point

Cancer

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Bullet Point

Type 2 Diabetes

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Bullet Point

Obesity

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Bullet Point

Osteoporosis

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Bullet Point

Neurological Disorders

Static and dynamic content editing

  • Bullet Point

Pulmonary Disease

Who is this suited for?

Anyone with a sports injury who feels they aren’t hitting their rehab milestones and are concerned about progress. Maybe you are:

  • Feeling like your rehab has plateaued
  • Finding it difficult to return to sport.
  • Injured and need to recover in time for a specific event.
  • Feeling like your rehab is not meeting the demands of your sport.
  • Concerned about getting to the start line for an upcoming event.
  • Simply seeking a 2nd opinion on your diagnosis, treatment and management.

What is a Sports Specialist Physiotherapist?

Like doctors who specialise (such as cardiologists), Physiotherapists can also focus on specific areas. A Sports Specialist Physiotherapist has advanced training in sports injury rehabilitation and is recognised by The Physiotherapy Board of NZ and The International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists. While many Physiotherapists handle sports injuries, a Sports Physiotherapy Specialist dedicates considerable time to this specific field, offering extra advice and support, particularly for those facing crucial rehab timelines or major sporting events.

In New Zealand, there are only a few Specialist Sports Physiotherapists, and we are fortunate to have Rebecca Longhurst at Axis. Her expertise is highly sought after by elite athletes, and she spends much of her time with High Performance Sport NZ, as well as supporting athletes at major events like the Olympics.

Can my Physiotherapist really come along?

Absolutely. In fact, the best results happen when we work collaboratively with you and your Physiotherapist, and we love working this way too.


However, if they cannot attend, we understand, and will still work with them and communicate our thoughts and recommendations.

Treatment Costs

This service is fully covered by ACC. Refer to our pricing page for more detailed pricing information

Clinic Times and Locations

Thursday mornings – Wairau Valley

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral?

FAQ Down Arrow
FAQ Down Arrow
FAQ Down Arrow
FAQ Down Arrow