Our clinicians know how to deal with conditions such as concussion, sprains and strains, back and neck problems, arthritis, and post-operative rehabilitation.
We carry out individualised assessments, and strive to give you a good understanding of the problem so you can get back sooner to the activities you love.
We can help to identify the main problem(s), enable you to work towards your goals, get you back to your normal everyday functions, and rehabilitate you through activity-based therapy. We’ll also better inform you, so you can manage your condition.
Our dedicated skilled staff offer comprehensive rehabilitation for surgical and non-surgical management of significant injuries and conditions. These include but not limited to:
- Achilles rupture
- Knee injuries – MCL, ACL, meniscus, patella dislocation
- Shoulder – rotator cuff, dislocation, AC joint trauma
- Arthritis including knee, hip and shoulder replacement
- Back and neck – Disc injury, fracture
- Post-immobilisation – e.g. fracture, severe sprain
- Pre-hab – preparation prior to surgery e.g. strengthening, mobilising, increase fitness
Your rehabilitation programme will work toward your specific goals, whether it is return to sport, work or any other activity you need to perform. Our two locations have gym facilities available if necessary, including our Unipol site that has access to a commercial gym.
Balance, dizziness, and vertigo
Our Balance, Dizziness and Vertigo clinic offers leading edge EquiTest®, Balance Master®, vHIT and Oculography technology. It provides the gold standard for diagnosing and treating balance disorders.
The common conditions we treat include vertigo, inner ear infection dysfunction, concussion, and neurological conditions.
Our concussion recovery services help you make a managed return to normal levels of physical activity, studies, and work.
Each component of our concussion assessment and recovery service is evidence-based and delivered in keeping with international best-practice.
Our concussion services are available to patients who are referred to us by Student Health at the University of Otago.
Dry needling / trigger point needling
Dry needling is a form of Western acupuncture and is also known as trigger point needling. The practice involves the insertion of fine sterile acupuncture style needles through the skin to target and treat localised hypersensitive tight bands of muscle called myofascial trigger points.
These trigger points naturally occur in our muscles but only become symptomatic (usually in the form of pain) when they are activated by some form of internal or external stress.
Our clinical staff are trained in trigger point needling and can offer this service as part of your treatment.