At Wanaka Physiotherapy, we offer both 30 minute and 60 minute appointment times and our clinicians can treat a wide range of injuries and conditions:
- Sports injuries
- Back pain, neck pain and other spinal conditions
- Sprains and strains
- Pre and post-operative rehabilitation
- Degenerative and chronic conditions
- Hand and upper limb conditions
- Respiratory/Breathing conditions
- Neurological conditions
- Concussion and head injuries
- Work related disorder
Important information you should know:
If your injury/condition is a result of an accident, ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) may cover part of the cost for treatment.
If your injury is covered by the ACC Hand Therapy contract, there is a one off initial co-payment. All follow up appointments are fully funded by ACC.
It is not a requirement in New Zealand to visit a Doctor prior to seeing a Physiotherapist or Hand Therapist, Wanaka Physiotherapy can register ACC claims for you.
– Manual Therapy + Manipulation –
– Acupuncture + Dry Needling–
– Hand Therapy –
– Pilates –
– Headache + Migraine –
– Rehabilitation –
– Concussion –
– Musculoskeletal Assessments + Screening –
– Run Technique –
– Dance Medicine –
ACC ACCREDITED SERVICES
– ACC Physiotherapy Contract –
– ACC Hand Therapy Contract –
– ACC Vocational Service –
– ACC Concussion Service –
– Falls prevention –
– Respiratory Treatment –
– Parkinsons –
– Neurological Conditions –
MANUAL THERAPY & MANIPULATION
This can include soft release techniques, joint mobilisation and manipulation
WESTERN ACUPUNCTURE AND DRY NEEDLING
Both use a very thin needle inserted in to the skin. Dry needling is where the needle is inserted through the skin in to the muscle to help release trigger points and this allows the muscle to relax. Acupuncture is using the same type of needle but the insertion points are based on modern neuro-anatomical science.
Our Hand Therapists have Post Graduate qualifications and have advanced skills in assessing and diagnosing conditions of the elbow, wrist and hand. Some of the following conditions are:
- Acute trauma: ie fractures, dislocations, crush injuries, lacerations to nerves/ tendons, sprains, burns, amputation and replantations.
- Post-OP hand surgery: ie CTS, Dupuytrens, repaired tendons/ nerves and joint replacement.
- Sports injuries to the hand, thumb, wrist, forearm and elbow.
- Arthritic conditions of the hand.
- Pain presentations
- Overuse and congenital conditions
- Neurological conditions
Our therapists excel at designing and constructing customised splints and ensuring your off the shelf splint is comfortable and correct for you.
Splints can provide:
- Protection during healing
- Decrease swelling/ deformity
- Help with regaining mobility
- Early and safe return to function and sport
We have physiotherapists who are qualified Polestar Pilates instructors. Pilates has recognised therapeutic benefits for patients with a wide variety of conditions and/or injuries. The benefits include, core stabilisation, spinal & joint mobility, improved flexibility and correction of muscle imbalances.
Pilates maybe used in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatments, though we also offer one on one Pilates Sessions and classes that run for 6 week blocks Monday and Thursday evenings
HEADACHE & MIGRAINE TREATMENT
Ashley Booth has been specifically trained in Australia by Dean Watson to deliver the Watson Headache® Approach. Wanaka Physiotherapy is excited to offer this groundbreaking and scientifically proven treatment to headache and migraine sufferers. The diagnostic accuracy of the Watson Headache® Approach is unparalleled. It can confirm if disorders in the upper neck are responsible for headache or migraine and determine the exact nature of the disorder as well as which spinal joints are involved. There is no guesswork and no cracking or manipulation. Its unique and powerful feature involves temporary reproduction and resolution (easing) of usual head pain. For further information, go to www.WatsonHeadacheApproach.com
GYM BASED REHABILITATION
Exercise is therapy. Your Physiotherapist will prescribe a gym based functional strengthening program to aid you to return to work and/or sports. At Wanaka Physiotherapy we have Spin bikes, a WattBike, Pilates equipment, free weights, swiss balls, medicine balls, weighted vests and proprioceptive equipment to assist in your rehabilitation.
Concussion is an injury to the brain that results in a temporary loss of normal brain function. A person can suffer concussion without ever losing consciousness, and all cases must be treated seriously.
Concussion could include such symptoms as:
- Reduced tolerance to exercise
- Visual and hearing disturbances
- Emotional & sleep disturbances
Our concussion trained physiotherapists, along with your General Practitioner, are able to assess, treat and advise on your recovery. We can provide a structured plan to enable you to recover and return to school/work and sport.
MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENTS AND SCREENING
Musculoskeletal screening can be an invaluable tool in helping to minimise the risk of injury whether you are involved in high performance sport or just wish to help protect yourself from injury on the slopes or on the netball court. We assess movement patterns using video analysis and can tailor specific exercises and evidence based prevention programmes such as Netball Smart and the F11 plus warm up programmes.
Running is a wonderful way to see the beauty of the Wanaka Lakes area. Sometimes running related injuries can result, technique may be a cause.
Jo Williams is qualified in this field using the Coaches eye application to record technique, allowing playback in slow motion to view running style and understand where any changes need to be made. You will be given running drills and real time feedback to help you feel the changes needed, with the desired result being that you don’t have to return to see us to treat injuries caused by an incorrect running technique.
Ballet can put enormous strain on the body and be the cause of very specific types of injury. Inge Bahle understands these stresses and can provide Pointe Readiness assessments, inclusive of strengthening exercises to ensure readiness. Her experience with the New Zealand Royal Ballet also enables her to provide appropriate rehabilitation for injuries incurred while dancing.
Wanaka Physiotherapy holds a contract with ACC enabling us to register ACC claims without the need for you to visit your General Practitioner first. If your claim is accepted by ACC, they will cover part of the cost of your treatment. Our Physiotherapists will then use the most appropriate types of treatment to ensure a good recovery. See PHYSIOTHERAPY.
ACC HAND THERAPY CONTRACT
If your condition is accepted by ACC there is a one off initial co-payment. All follow up appointments for Hand Therapy are fully funded by ACC.
ACC VOCATIONAL SERVICE
The service involves working with our client, their employer and ACC to get the best outcome for all parties, with clear communication lines and expected outcomes.
There is a combination of vocational input and functional exercise rehabilitation programs.
ACC CONCUSSION SERVICE
Wanaka Physiotherapy is part of the multidisciplinary team that provides ACC’s Concussion Service.
CENTRAL OTAGO HEALTH SERVICES
Wanaka Physiotherapy has the contract for the provision of physiotherapy services funded by Central Otago Health Services (COHS).
This is for the provision of Physiotherapy treatment for conditions NOT covered by ACC, such as in the following circumstances:
To prevent/avoid admission to hospital or long-term residential care
To enable timely and appropriate discharge from hospital
To promote self-management of a person’s’ condition to enable optimal independence
To contribute to improving the quality of life for people in palliative care
To receive treatment under this contract, COHS require us to receive a referral letter from your GP or other public health practitioner.
FALLS PREVENTION CLASSES
“Stay Strong Stand Tall” group
A balance and strengthening program for falls and fracture prevention. Ashley will undertake an individual assessment and personalised home exercise program for you, to be carried out independently. There are also 10 weeks of 1 hour group classes held on Mondays at the St Johns Rooms. These may continue after your initial 10 weeks if you wish to make further gains.
No GP referral required or age restrictions (remember age is just a number!)
RESPIRATORY CONDITION TREATMENT
Respiratory Physiotherapy includes, but is not limited to, maintaining or improving exercise tolerance and functional ability by reducing breathlessness with breathing exercises and exercise prescription. Physiotherapy also aids in the clearance of secretions and to reduce thoracic pain to enhance the patient’s participation in everyday life.
PARKINSONS DISEASE THERAPY
A community based class is held on a Tuesday between 11am-12pm at St John’s Rooms on Link Way. The class is lead by Ashley Booth and is partially funded and user pays $5/class. Aimed at maintaining mobility (exercise is being shown as delaying the progression of Parkinson’s), empowering, creating independence with activities of daily living in a social and supportive environment.
Exercises include the latest in Parkinson’s specific training; boxing, seated, standing, moving and floor-based exercises.
There is ongoing communication between the physiotherapist, neurologist, Paula Ryan (Parkinson’s Educator) and GP.
Ashley is able to provide 1 on 1 private sessions for individual programs and hands on therapy.
We have Physiotherapists who are trained in the treatment of neurological conditions such as Strokes, Parkinson’s disease and severe brain injury.
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Wanaka Lakes Health Centre Reception at
23 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka.
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Hours of Operation:
Winter (Ski Season):
Monday - Friday - 8am to 7pm
Saturday - by appointment
Cardrona Ski Field - 7 days a week 8.30am to 4pm
Monday - Friday - 8am to 7pm
Saturday - by appointment
The Practice is closed on all Public Holidays in New Zealand including Otago Anniversary.
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