What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and health and fitness.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.
How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.
What should I wear to my appointment?
If we are treating your feet you will not be asked to undress but if we are treating your spine, you will be so comfortable and modest underwear or even a pair of shorts is appropriate.
How do I make an appointment?
You can get in touch by phone (0800 756 750) or use the form under the contact page. Alternatively use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However most health insurers require a doctors referral before they authorise cover of fees, some only require a phone call.
No referral is required to book an appointment. Physio-Logic is contracted under ACC, and can open an injury claim on your behalf. Injuries resulting for an accident in New Zealand are covered under ACC. Chronic injuries may be covered under your health insurance, but may require you to be seen by a doctor prior to starting therapy. We always recommend that all of our patients be seen by a primary care physician or specialist. These doctors will usually write a prescription to physical therapy, which may allow our therapists to have more insight to your injury.
Some of our clinics take appointments from as early as 5.30am – 7pm Monday – Friday, and morning hours on Saturdays. Feel free to contact us to inquire about our next available appointment time to suit you. Please bear in mind that we go by appointments, and although we will try our best to receive you should you walk in, contact us by the contact form below, email or by phone to avoid disappointment.
On your initial appointment, your physiotherapist will perform an evaluation to assess your injury/impairments. Your evaluation will include a thorough personal history, a review of symptoms, and various tests and measures to gain a more specific understanding of your diagnosis. With all that information combined, your physiotherapist will make a clinical judgment as to your diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. A treatment program will be designed to remedy the problems identified, as well as to attain goals set forth with your physiotherapist and referring physician.
You should always wear comfortable, athletic attire to physical therapy. If you are coming to any of our offices for a lower-extremity problem (i.e. knee, hip, leg, etc.), we ask that you refrain from wearing jeans and instead bring/wear shorts. If you have an upper extremity ailment (i.e. shoulder, elbow, etc.) please wear clothing that will allow exposure of the area to be examined, like a t-shirt or a singlet. You are always welcome to change in our private treatment rooms. Limited changing drapes are provided in case your attire is not suitable.
If your first visit is due to an injury, referrals are not required, and paperwork may be filled out onsite. Alternatively, you may bring the prescription from your referring doctor (if you have one), and any operative reports, including MRI or X-ray results. If you are using a brace, splint, crutches, or a cane, please bring those as well.
Initial evaluation appointment duration varies, with the average time being from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on the injury, follow-up appointments generally last between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
The findings of your evaluation will determine what types of interventions you will receive. If inflammation and swelling is present, modalities such as, hot and cold therapy, neuromuscular electric stimulation, ultrasound or acupuncture may be used in conjunction with soft tissue massage. In addition, manual stretching and joint mobilisation may be applied when flexibility and mobility limitations are present. Therapeutic exercise is always a component of intervention and may include, but is not limited to:
• Range of motion exercise (involving passive and active movement).
• Strengthening exercises.
• Functional retraining.
• Balance/proprioceptive exercises.
• Cardiovascular based exercises.
All acute injuries that occur in New Zealand, and a few overseas injuries are covered under ACC and health insurance. Feel free to contact us should you be worried about your injury cover. We have a small surcharge on your claim depending on the time taken required to look after your injury.
Simply call either of our offices, by email, or contact us by the queries box on the Home page.
Yes we do! Our trained physiotherapists and massage therapists can work towards freeing your body up towards maintaining a healthy, functional body. We strive to provide massages which are affordable, while maintaining a high standard of quality. Our prices are $80 for an hour and $45 for half an hour.
We pride ourselves as a leading physiotherapy practice, as well as taking our time to care for each individual client. Our referring physicians and past clientele regularly send their family members, colleagues and friends to our facility. We are dedicated to resolving your problems in an environment that is welcoming, warm, and relaxing. Clients will receive personalised care and attention from our staff. If you are still unsure and/or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Ask us a Question
Feel free to ask any physical therapy related questions over the phone, or get send your question via this form below. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.