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Our Services

We have a team of therapists that are passionate about what they do and have a huge range of specialist area's of expertise and knowledge. 

Our physiotherapists all have strong backgrounds in musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation with some of them working with dry needling/acupuncture, pilates and a variation of manual handling techniques. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, on top of these amazing skills our team of therapists also have area's of special interest including neurorehabilitation, vestibular/concussion rehab, pain management. See our Staff Profiles for more info.

Our Occupational Therapists all work on a variety of contracts and have special area's of interest and expertise. From neurorehabilitation/concussion to paediatrics or housing modifications, there areas of expertise reach far and wide. See our Staff Profiles for more info.

See the specialist services below to further explore what our team has to offer.

Other specialist services include;

Vestibular Rehabilitation

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The vestibular system is made of the vestibular apparatus (the inner ear) and the brain. Together they are responsible for enabling us to maintain a steady gaze, maintain our balance, and prevent dizziness. Issues with the vestibular system can arise after injuries (like concussion or whiplash), infection or stroke.

 Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based treatment programme that is designed to address the various problems caused by the vestibular system, and ultimately improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness, vertigo, light headedness, and motion sensitivity. Our trained Vestibular Therapists can complete a full specialised assessment, determine the cause of your symptoms, and provide an individualised treatment plan.


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Our highly experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist Aimie can work with your little one across a range of areas including: sports injuries, fractures, growing pains, neurological conditions and more. Enquire with our team to find out more.

Pain Management

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For some people pain is ongoing and debilitating. A pain service starts with a team approach to tailor individual programmes to help clients manage persistent pain. Through assessment the team will work with you to identify what you want to achieve, and from there create a plan of treatment services to achieve this.

We also offer Taranaki's only Pain Group Education

Managing persistent pain can be incredibly difficult to manage. We believe that managing patients’ perceptions and beliefs, particularly self-efficacy is the most important facet of managing persistent pain. Our specialised team of therapists are passionate to improve all aspects of health and wellness. 

Our 6-week group education programme includes sessions with our pain management psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, pharmacist and dietician.

Our collective goal is to help our patients’ to ‘know pain and know gain’ to speed up and streamline their road to recovery.

The full pain management programme can have input from any of the following:

  • Physio
  • Occupational therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Pain doctor
  • Social worker
  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Pharmacist

Residential Care Physiotherapy

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Active+ Taranaki offers physiotherapy support services to residential care facilities. Maintaining our health, mobility and fitness as we age is important. Physiotherapy can help individuals stay active, rehab from injuries, prevent falls and ensure a safe and appropriate manual handling plan is in place.

Services we provide for residents and staff in residential care include:

  • Regular physiotherapy intervention to maintain mobility and function
  • Rehab following injury - including ACC injuries and referrals for fully funded physiotherapy from ACC
  • Assessment of new residents for manual handling recommendations for care plans
  • Regular care plan reviews
  • Manual handling training for staff
  • Group exercise classes
  • Early intervention support for staff - please contact us to discuss our corporate services further if required for our early intervention services.


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Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through your skin at various points on your body. Traditional Chinese medicine explains Acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force believed to flow through pathways in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, Acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

Our experienced Physiotherapist Ly Dia is trained in Acupuncture and will treat within the Western Medicine framework, using Acupuncture alongside other Physiotherapy techniques to relieve pain and reduce muscle tension or even spasm. Contrary to what many might believe, Acupuncture is not painful and people can find it very relaxing. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for calming and even improving sleep.