Rangiora & North Canterbury

Active Health has a team of experienced Physiotherapists to help get you back to an active life.

Are you looking for a Physiotherapist in Rangiora?

Experiencing problems with an injury, pain, range of movement, muscle balance or function? Physiotherapy is about reaching your body’s potential and the physiotherapy team at Active Health are experts in getting you get back to an active life!

Visit us at one of our three handy Rangiora locations. To book an appointment phone us today, or find a time that suits you on our online booking system. Need help getting started? New to Active Health? Contact us using this form or call on 03 383 6290

How can we help you?

Acute Injury Treatment & Rehabilitation Programmes
Muscle Balance Assessments

Trying to manage more than one injury?  Looking to return to sport or exercise after time off? Are you starting a new fitness challenge? A muscle balance assessment provides detailed insight into your current strength and flexibility. We provide clear exercise-based advice and programs for you to achieve your fitness goals. With this base line muscular audit, you can then be guided on how to lessen your injury risk and develop safe fitness practices, that aim to get you to your goals faster. These plans can be specific for gym work outs; home exercise based; or individualised for your chosen sport.

Pre and Post-operative Rehabilitation

In some circumstances surgery may be the best pathway for your injury or continuing concern. Depending on the severity, acute or elective, it could be a number of months before your surgical date. This lead in time, can be used to improve post-operative outcomes by working with the team at Active Health. Some pre-operative goals and considerations may include; addressing compensations and pain from “favouring” your injury, improving your cardio-vascular fitness and strengthening adjacent muscles in preparation for time off to rest and recover. In some cases simple strapping, bracing or direction on footwear can be used to good effect, in order to offer a greater degree of comfort prior to surgery.

Post-operative rehabilitation is very important and often advised by your surgeon in order to provide better long-term outcomes. The key to this is a graduated and guided rehabilitation plan. This should include functional movements and exercises specific to you and your daily home activities, work requirements and sporting endeavors. Active Health’s clinicians can help develop an individualised and specific rehabilitation plan to help get you back out doing what you love.

Vocational Rehabilitation & ACC Return to Work Programmes

Do you have an ACC related injury that is keeping you from working? Active Health is a leading New Zealand provider of programmes designed to assist injured employees to return to work. In partnership with ACC, Active Health physiotherapists focus on assisting the individual to achieve a managed return to work through communication, consultation and rehabilitation. Patients who are currently receiving weekly compensation, have an ACC injury and who are being managed by their GP, are ideal candidates for these rehabilitation programmes. To find out more about how we can help your recovery click here. 

Pelvic Health

At Active Health we have physiotherapists who specialise in the treatment of pelvic health dysfunction, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. For more on how pelvic specific physiotherapy could help you click here


Cancer Rehab

Cancer treatment and detection today is allowing more and more people to survive cancer, however along with cancer treatments, comes a range of debilitating side effects that can affect a person’s quality of life. Physiotherapy plays an important role in assessing and addressing physical and functional limitations in cancer patients, to help you return to those activities important to you, whether they are home, work, social or exercise related. To find out more about how physiotherapy could help you with your cancer rehab click here. 

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Why Choose Us?

Our Physical Approach

At Active Health we work to promote, maintain & restore physical, psychological & social well-being as well as fitness, health & wellness. At a consultation you can expect one of our experienced team to assess your levels of pain, range of movement, muscle balance and function.

  • We will educate you on your injury, treatment options and self-management strategies.
  • Work collaboratively to develop an appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plan designed to achieve your goals.
  • All rehabilitation plans aim to provide long term maintenance prevent future injuries. 
  • Our fully equipped gym means that we can give our clients the best chance to rehabilitate and be fit and healthy. 

Need an ACC Appointment?

ACC Physio

Our physiotherapiasts are all qualified & registered. We can offer you ACC appointments subsidised via ACC if your injuries meet the criteria outlined by ACC.

For both ACC and non-ACC related injuries, our initial appoitnment times are are 40 minutes. All subsequent follow-up sessions are 20 minutes.

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Durham Health                

Phone: (03) 383 6290

Clinic Hours: Mon to Fri 8am-6pm.

15 Durham St, Rangiora

    Rangiora Fitness Centre

    Phone: (03) 383 6290

    Clinic Hours: Mon to Fri 8am-6pm.

    Flaxton Hub, 345 Flaxton Rd, Rangiora

    MainPower Stadium

    Phone: (03) 383 6290

    Clinic Hours: Mon to Fri  .

    MainPower Stadium 289 Coldstream Rd, Rangiora. 

    Meet Our Team

    Bevan Lawson


    BPhty (credit)

    About Me

    Bevan graduated from the University of Otago in 2006, receiving the Sheila Consuela MacDiarmid Scholarship. He is an experienced clinical physiotherapist in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy with a focus on exercise-based rehabilitation and injury prevention. Bevan enjoys working with all ages, from youth athletes to older adults, helping them rehabilitate from injuries and return to active lifestyles with improved biomechanical efficiency. Bevan has also developed an expertise in muscle balance assessment, occupational health, golf-specific physiotherapy and mental strategies to overcome injuries. Bevan competes to a high level in his own sporting endeavours and is the captain of the New Zealand Korfball team. Bevan has also been the physiotherapist to both the New Zealand and Australian Korfball teams.

    Karina Bennett


    BSc (Hons)

    About Me

    Karina’s journey into physiotherapy began after experiencing a stress fracture as a competitive runner, igniting her fascination with physiotherapists’ problem-solving skills. Her own challenges, including RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport), fuelled her commitment to helping athletes overcome obstacles and sustain their participation in sports.

    With two years of experience in the UK, working for the NHS (National Health Service), Karina takes a holistic approach to physiotherapy, tailoring individualised treatment plans that encompass hands-on therapy, personalised exercise programmes, and comprehensive education on factors like sleep, stress, diet, and exercise. She has a keen interest in chronic pain management, particularly low back pain, and embraces the biopsychosocial model.

    Karina’s ultimate goal is to empower her patients to return to their passions stronger and more resilient, equipped with the tools and knowledge to manage future challenges independently. Recently relocating to New Zealand after graduating from the University of Brighton in the UK in 2021, Karina enjoys travel, cycling, trail running, attempting to catch a wave and socialising outside of work.

    Scott Burrows



    About Me

    Growing up in Wellington, Scott moved down South to pursue a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago. During his studies, he worked, participated, and volunteered alongside various sports teams and individuals at community and representative levels. In doing so, Scott has developed a passion for musculoskeletal rehabilitation and working with people of all abilities. After finishing his final year in Christchurch, Scott was able to gain valuable experience in acute orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and high-performance rehabilitation. Outside of physiotherapy, you might catch him running his way around Canterbury’s tracks or taking any opportunity to watch sport. Scott is eager to use his experiences and enthusiasm to work with people to tackle life at their best.

    Emma Kelley



    About Me

    Emma graduated from Otago University in 1994 and has worked in New Zealand and America in a variety of musculoskeletal and rehabilitation settings. She is really excited to be back working in her hometown.

    Emma relishes the challenge of helping address musculoskeletal issues through a variety of whole body assessment and treatment/rehabilitation techniques, including Cranio Sacral Therapy and Bowen Therapy.

    She is able to treat a wide variety of conditions both acute and chronic, in particular low back/SI joint and lower limb injuries. She enjoys working with all athletes of all levels, and has a special interest in running and hockey.

    Emma is also a ISBT Bowen Therapist, Health and Wellness Coach and has completed Upledger Cranio Sacral Therapy 1 and 2 courses.

    In her spare time Emma likes running, playing hockey, walking her family dog, and spending time with family and friends and baking (and eating what she has baked!)

    Ashley Briscoe

    Ashley Briscoe - Pelvic Health and Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

    Pelvic Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

    About Me

    Ashley has been working in Auckland since graduating from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has now returned to her hometown of Christchurch. Ashley has experience working with musculoskeletal injuries and sports teams, as well as having a keen interest in pelvic health. In addition to attending multiple continuing education courses on pelvic health, Ashley is currently studying towards a Diploma in Pain Management with a focus on pelvic pain at the University of Otago. She particularly enjoys working with lower back, pelvic, glute and hip pain.

    Ashley believes in individualized rehabilitation and goal setting to empower and motivate her clients back into doing the things they enjoy. She has worked with women soon after delivery at Birthcare in Auckland and has a passion for educating and guiding women on postpartum recovery and safe return to exercise. When she’s not at work, Ashley enjoys going to the gym, playing with her dogs and drinking coffee.

    George Gempton


    BPhty (Credit)

    About Me

    With a passion for sports and exercise-based rehabilitation George threw himself into his studies and has a Batchelors degree in both Sports and Exercises Science and Physiotherapy. Having worked as Strength and Conditioning Coach before joining the Active Health team as a Physio, he is uniquely qualified to assess and assist you through your injury management and health and fitness journey. George enjoys working with all ages and ability levels and taking a proactive approach to health and injury prevention. George has also competed in Ski Racing, Crossfit and Wrestling and outside of work enjoys hitting the slopes or catching a wave depending on the season.

    Jacqui Bath

    Jacqui Physio



    About Me

    More to come…

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