We provide a full range of physiotherapy services, from treating acute injuries - sports and spinal - to gradual process injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation and performance enhancement. We work closely with local surgeons and sports physicians to ensure continuity of care and quick referrals.
An initial consultation usually lasts 30 to 40 minutes, and follow-ups take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your condition.
NOTE: Material charges may apply.
We are an endorsed provider for ACC. This means ACC pays most of your treatment costs when your injury is accident related.
We also provide onsite services, please contact us for more information
Te Aro Physiotherapy & Pilates is one of New Zealand's only specialists in dance-related injuries. We can treat, and help prevent, common dance injuries. We provide physiotherapy for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Whitireia Performing Arts, as well as looking after individual dancers and performers from other dance companies.
We work closely with a dance-specific Pilates instructor, podiatrists, exercise specialists, as well as a sports physician, to achieve the best outcome for you. We also work with well-trained and experienced massage therapists, who know the needs of the body of a high performing dancer.
Within the clinic we carry out dance assessments for dance school auditions. These assessments consist of orthopaedic screenings that are completed by physiotherapists from the clinic who work with dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Footnote New Zealand Dance Assessments take one hour and are $100.
All our staff are keen sportspeople, and they understand the demands of performing at a high level. We have the knowledge and expertise to treat - and prevent - injuries in a wide range of sports, from cycling and skiing to hockey and football. We have special interest in endurance sports, such as running, triathlon, multi sports.
We have good relationships with local sports physicians, and we're happy to work directly with coaches to help prevent injuries during training and on the sports field.
We also work closely together with well-trained and experienced massage therapists, who know the needs of the body of a high performing athlete. Two of them work out of Te Aro Physiotherapy and bookings can be made through Te Aro Physiotherapy.
We offer therapeutic, sports specific and relaxation massage at our clinic. This can be a complimentary treatment to exercise, physiotherapy and Pilates or a stand-alone treatment. We have a well experienced massage therapist in our team, Deborah Harris.
Deborah is a graduate of the SIT Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage programme and has been practicing for 12 years. Deborah's treatment focus is guided by the needs and goals of her clients. She provides relaxation and remedial/therapeutic massage, postural assessment, myofascial release, trigger point release, and assisted stretching.
Please contact the clinic for an appointment.
“I got into endurance multisport a bit later in life than most - in fact not until I was about 60. As you'd expect, just keeping my body functioning for long periods and avoiding overuse injuries is a biggie for me. My personal trainer suggested deep tissue massage. I tried a few practitioners before finding Tralee Clark, and now regular massages from Tralee are a key part of my training and preparation for big events. Tralee "listens before she goes to work", so tailors her sessions to my specific needs - and there are a few - muscle imbalances due to a titanium hip being just one! Tralee has been great and I give her real credit for helping me stay injury free. So much so, that I managed to win the Vintage 2 day category of the Speights Coast to Coast race in 2012.”
Ron Thomas - Endurance athlete
“As a ballerina based in New York and regularly dancing with the RNZB, my career requires that I perform at my physical peak and quickly recover from international travel. Tralee's massage therapy is exceptional, and her calming energy is refreshing. I recommend Tralee to anyone with aches or pains from daily life, sports, or dancing! :)”
Gillian Murphy - Principal Ballerina American Ballet Theatre and Royal New Zealand Ballet
The Chinese believe that a person's well-being is the result of a balance between Yin and Yang energies within the body. Western medicine has now adopted the use of this 6000-year-old approach to healing and well-being. Research has shown that trigger point needling influences the nervous system to assist the body's normal healing and pain-relieving mechanisms.
Your therapist will fully explain the trigger point needling procedure and obtain your consent before beginning treatment. All physiotherapists at Te Aro Physiotherapy have post-graduate qualifications in 'dry needling' or trigger point needling. The clinic complies with the highest standards of medical hygiene and we use only sterile, disposable needles.
Acupuncture is funded by ACC and also by many medical insurance companies. There is a material charge of $5.00 for each session.
Te Aro Physiotherapy & Pilates combines clinical expertise with the best evidence and exercise equipment to help you reach your goals. We will tailor exercises to your needs and level, including:
Manual therapy means "hands-on" therapy. Manual therapy includes soft tissue release, joint mobilisation and joint manipulation.
Our physiotherapists are all trained in manual therapy and some also have postgraduate qualifications in manipulative therapy and the Mulligan Concept. Most of us belong to the Manipulative Therapists Association, we practice safe techniques, and we are constantly updating our skills.
We use "hands-on" therapy in conjunction with other types of therapy to help treat and prevent injuries. Manipulation is mostly used for spinal problems, and it is considered to be a safe and effective treatment when it is combined with specific exercises and postural changes.
McKenzie Therapy, or Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT), is a framework for diagnosing and treating spinal injuries that is used world-wide and has been proven to be effective. Click here to get to the McKenzie International website for more information.
Clinical Pilates is Pilates that has withstood the rigorous selection criteria of evidence-based practice. It is a safe way to facilitate core muscles and it is designed to help you recover from injuries and prevent further musculoskeletal problems, as well as enhance your posture and movement patterns. Our Pilates instructors are all fully qualified physiotherapists.
6-week beginners course: $ 90.00
30 minutes - $45.00
40 minutes - $60.00
60 minutes - $ 90.00
Contact us for details about the next beginners class, to book your individual session or for further questions.
“ I love Sophie’s approach, and her Pilates classes are great for understanding the fundamentals of body movement and posture. ”
- Hannah Roache
“ I did two courses of Pilates classes that Sophie ran at Te Aro Physiotherapy. These were well run. I felt that I was in safe hands and that Sophie ensured that we all focused on the quality of what we were doing. ”
- Gabe O’Brien
Good work posture and proper ergonomic set-up can prevent discomfort, pain and injury in the workplace. Our work-site assessors will help make sure that you - and your staff - have the right working environment to protect from injury. We already provide occupational health services to a number of private businesses and government agencies in Wellington.
Our assessors are fully trained physiotherapists with a special interest and skills in occupational health. We are members of the Occupational Health Special Interest Group within our profession, and we regularly attend meetings and conferences.
Visit the following website for some helpful information and to get the basics right: habitatwork.co.nz
We are keen to get involved with local sports team by providing services in injury prevention, recovery and safe participation.
We have many experienced and qualified Physios who are also active sports players and have a strong understanding of high level performance involved in different sports. We also offer well trained and experienced massage therapist who can assist with different needs of the body of a high performing athlete.
If you are a local sports team and currently seeking a Physiotherapy clinic to be a part of your team then get in contact with us in relation to our sponsorship deal.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire for more information.