Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists help restore movement and function to anybody affected by an injury, disability or health condition. We provide relief from pain and injury, and resolve problems for the long-term so you can enjoy a strong, healthy and active life.
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Physiotherapy

Treatment description

Physiotherapists are specifically trained in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions that lead to pain and discomfort.

The physiotherapy team at Sports Clinic have a specific focus on active rehabilitation from injury and we have a large onsite gym to ensure our clients achieve optimal outcomes

 What can this service help you with?

  • Pre and Post-Op Rehabilitation

  • Gym Info

  • Pilates

  • Manual Therapy

  • Acute Injury Management

  • Back Care Program

  • ACC Rehabilitation Contracts

  • Work Site Assessments

  • Manual Handling Education

  • Muscle Balance Assessments

  • Strapping / Kinesio Taping

  • Running Technique

  • Electrotherapy

Sports clinic's Physiotherapists

Meet the physiotherapists at Sports Clinic.

James Walker
James Walker

James is one of Physiosouth’s clinical directors. He leads the Moorhouse Medical and City Fitness clinics. James has over 15 years of experience, specialising in a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. James has a keen interest in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain (McKenzie credentialed therapist), tendon injuries (tendinopathies), complex shoulder and hip/groin injuries, and running related injuries. He is respected as a specialist in these areas. James began his career at Physiosouth in 2002. From there he moved to Auckland to work at the Auckland University physiotherapy clinic where he specialised in acute sports injuries. Alongside this he studied orthopaedic manual therapy at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. In 2008 James moved to London. Here he co-founded a successful multi-disciplinary clinic with the key purpose of leading edge musculoskeletal health for communities. For James, the ultimate goal is to support people in overcoming their boundaries and get back to their best after an injury.

 

Andrew Abakhan
Andrew Abakhan

Andrew has been a physiotherapist for 19 years, including 13 years spent in Christchurch working in the Port Hills community. Andrew has a broad base of experience with 6 years of hospital-based rotation in Scotland as well as work with athletes in HPSNZ (Triathlon, Cycling & Athletics) as a physiotherapist and strength coach. After finishing his Masters in Health Science at AUT, (Musculoskeletal/strength and conditioning focus), he completed the Level 2 Australian Strength & Conditioning Association qualification. Andrew is passionate about working with teams and individuals to recover/perform at their best functional ability, supporting the Paddle Ferns (Canoe Polo) in strength and conditioning coaching on their journey to Gold at the World Championships in August 2016. His current clinical interests are in the hip region and the therapeutic benefits of myofascial release and dry needling. Andrew enjoys outdoor endurance activities including Ironman triathlon, hill running and sea swimming. He has also been assisting with coaching in the Canterbury Triathlon club.

Ethan Horne
Ethan Horne

Ethan graduated from the University of Otago in 2014 and worked in Christchurch for 4 years before spending the last 2 years living and working in London. He has recently made the move home and is excited to work out of our Colombo and Pioneer clinics. Ethan has a special interest in the lower limb and sporting injuries. His passion is using exercise and movement along with hands on techniques including cupping and dry needling to empower you to recover from injury and return to performance. A keen gym user himself, he enjoys using gym based rehabilitation and strength and conditioning technique to help build strength and capacity following an injury. After 6 years of experience working with club rugby teams with the highlight being helping Lincoln Uni win the Division 1 competition, he has made the switch to football and is currently the physio for Cashmere Technical Football Club.

Mikaela Beynon
Mikaela Beynon

Mikaela grew up in Wellington before moving to Dunedin to carry out her Physiotherapy degree. From a young age Mikaela loved being involved in sports but football seems to be the one that’s stuck with her, now having played for 14 years and 8 of those years Mikaela has been involved in the national women’s league. In her spare time Mikaela loves getting outside, heading to the gym and watching other sports.

Mikaela has been involved with Christchurch boys high rugby and Fit4Football. She loves working with athletes, but also enjoys working with people from all ages and stages of life. Mikaela’s aim is to get patients back to their best but also likes to look from a holistic approach, in order to prevent further injuries occurring.

Caden Shields
Caden Shields

Caden is a physiotherapist and elite marathon runner. Caden has a wealth of experience in treating all musculoskeletal conditions, however has a special interest in the management of endurance sport injuries. 

Caden has had an extensive sporting career in addition to his physiotherapy career. He is a 2x NZ 10,000m champion, he was a student athlete at Purdue University in Indiana, USA from 2008-2011 and the pinnacle of his career so far has been placing 30th for New Zealand in the men's marathon at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Caden is currently studying towards his Masters in Physiotherapy investigating factors related to knee injuries in runners. 

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Our difference

Why choose sports clinic

The PhysioSouth team within Sports Clinic are clinical leaders in injuries and biomechanical issues associated with being active. Whether you are an elite level athlete or a weekend warrior, our physio team has specific knowledge of your chosen sport and pride ourselves in providing contemporary treatment, biomechanical analysis, and rehabilitation options.

What to expect at your appointment

  • Your physiotherapist will take a detailed history and find out how your injury is affecting you.

  • A thorough assessment of a range of motion, strength and biomechanical issues.

  • Your physiotherapist will provide a working diagnosis, using our multidisciplinary approach if required.

  • We will explain this to you in a user-friendly way and answer any questions you might have.

  • Set both long and short-term goals for your personal recovery plan.

  • Create an appropriate plan of treatment to meet these goals and re-evaluate /update this regularly.

  • If your recovery is not progressing as we would expect we will refer you on to an appropriate specialist or seek a second opinion for you.

  • Ensure appropriate follow up, especially in the area of injury prevention at all times your privacy will be respected, including full confidentiality of any information you provide to us.

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