Our services

We do 30 minute appointments.

Our physiotherapists use a wide range of treatment techniques including: Manual therapy, exercise prescription, massage, muscle imbalance and postural assessments, acupuncture, Pilates-based rehabilitation, strapping and ultrasound.



We treat both individual and team athletes across the spectrum – from recreational to competitive athletes. Our physiotherapists have vast experience treating injuries from a wide range of sports, from Gaelic football to marathon runners and everything in between! We can also develop injury prevention programmes to help you perform at your best.


As part of our treatment of shoulders, we use the approach developed by Dr. Jeremy Lewis. He has developed the Shoulder Symptom Modification Procedure (SSMP) which attempts to find a strategy to immediately reduce symptoms and integrate this into daily activities. This approach is based on a combination of exercises led by the physiotherapists, and manual therapy or soft tissue techniques if required.  Jackie is our resident shoulder expert, having attended a series of Jeremy’s courses while in London.


We provide physiotherapy services for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. We also treat dancers of all ages and abilities in the clinic. Kim Crawford is our ballet expert having graduated from the NZ School of Dance before completing her Physiotherapy degrees.

Pre-Pointe Assessments   We offer pre-pointe assessments for dancers looking to begin pointe work. Our aim is to minimise the risk of injuries when transitioning to pointe work by assessing your physical capacity, discussing how to improve this and providing specialised pointe-specific exercise programmes.

Dance Wellness Assessments   This is your chance to improve your dance performance! We can do a dance specific screen to identify areas for improvement such as turnout, core control, jumping and balance. This can be helpful for injury prevention and for those wanting to enhance their current performance and make their body more efficient.


This century has seen signifcant change in the way tendons are treated. Tendons attach muscles to bone, playing a very important role in helping power the joints on which these tendons act. Tendons love load but they don't like change. Introducing new exercise or activity quickly can cause injury to tendons. Dr. Jill Cook, a physiotherapist who has studied tendons for over 25 years, has led the way to much more successful treatment of tendons - especially those of the lower limb. This treatment is based on modifying load and going through a 4-stage process to regain good tendon health. At CBD Physio we pride ourselves on being evidence-based clinicians and have had good results implementing Jill Cook's protocol with tendon patients.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Whether you have had a traumatic injury which has required surgery, ACL or shoulder reconstructions, internally fixed fractures or a total hip replacement, our team love getting you back up and going again. This can be a long process and different members of our team often work together with you over your rehabilitation process.

Acupuncture/Dry Needling

There are different forms of needling that we use to complement our physiotherapy treatments.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

This form of acupuncture works on the body’s own energy or ‘Qi’ and with the insertion of fine needles into specific acupuncture points. The Qi can be directed around the body to balance and regulate the individual.  From a western perspective, acupuncture stimulates nerves and receptors sending messages to the spinal cord and brain, where chemicals such as endorphins are released. It is integrated into physiotherapy treatment to help with the relief of pain and swelling.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is based more on conventional Western medicine. It is a muscular release technique that involves identifying “trigger points” or taut bands in the muscle, and using acupuncture needles to release these. The needle stimulates blood flow, reduces inflammation and helps the muscle to relax. It can also produce a local twitch response, which is an involuntary contraction of the muscle. People often describe feeling a sense of release with this technique.

Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese acupuncture is different to Chinese acupuncture in many ways. Based on the idea of “maximum benefit with minimum intervention” it uses very light needling and moxa techniques as well as a variety of polarity devices to enhance channel flow.


Toyohari is a form of traditional East Asian medicine. It is a refined system of Japanese meridian therapy. It is different from most other forms of acupuncture in that it uses more delicate (often non-inserted) and specialized treatment methods, placing great emphasis on the use of pulse diagnosis and palpation skills.”

Jane Scoular is our resident Japanese and Toyohari acupuncture specialist.

Our Gym

This is an ideal space for demonstrating rehabilitation exercises.

Gym equipment

  • Pilates reformer
  • Dual pulley system
  • Stationary bike
  • Free weights
  • Swiss-balls, medicine balls, Ovv
  • Mats
  • Balance equipment


Charges for 30 minute consultation:

Private Physiotherapy Consultation/Treatment $94.00

ACC Co-payment for Physiotherapy Treatment $60.00

Additional cost for longer appointments, strapping, and acupuncture needles

Conditions we treat

  • Painful necks and backs
  • Headaches
  • Muscular injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Peripheral joint injuries – including shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees and feet
  • Pregnancy-related back pain, postural changes, and instability post-pregnancy
  • Post-surgical conditions – including reconstruction of knees, shoulders and hip replacements, acute fractures
  • Vestibular symptoms – problems associated with balance, dizziness and vertigo, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Work-related injuries – pain and fatigue associated with prolonged postures

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