What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are university trained and have expertise in injury diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, as well as exercise prescription and rehabilitation. Physiotherapist champion “movement as medicine” and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

What do I need to bring?

Any relevant medical or surgical information related to your condition being treated, this may include ACC forms, doctors’ letters, scan reports. It is always best to have a pair of shorts or a t-shirt to change into as the physiotherapist may require treating the area and this change of clothing may assist.

How many visits will I need?

This will vary depending on the injury severity, individual differences, the contributing factors relating to the presentation, how long has the injury been present, plus many more. After a detailed assessment, your physiotherapist should discuss with you an agreed upon plan detailing their thoughts regarding session volume and timeframes.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Depending on your injury location you may be asked to change into an appropriate item of clothing, for example if treating your lower back or shoulder your physiotherapist may ask you to remove a shirt to best see the area and how muscles are working. Wearing appropriate clothing that you are comfortable in is key here. If the physiotherapist is treating your wrist or foot, then no clothing will likely need to be removed (except for gloves or socks of course).

How do I make an appointment?

You can get in touch by phone (0800 291 475) or email us at : office@acceleratephysio.co.nz.

Do I have to be referred by a doctor?

No, Physiotherapists are considered first contact practitioners and no doctor’s referral is required. Physiotherapists at Accelerate Physiotherapy work closely with your health team to optimise your recovery and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

Why Choose us?

We at Accelerate Physiotherapy pride ourselves on providing evidenced-based physiotherapy care that values the individual and their family while promoting whole health and wellbeing in a caring manner.