Physiotherapy

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 Christchurch 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

    Physiotherapist

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    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.

    Jeremy Poff

    Physiotherapist

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    About Me

    Jeremy graduated from the University of Otago in 2013 and has experience working in the musculoskeletal, sports and rehabilitations settings within New Zealand and the UK.

    He has worked in both private practice and occupational health, having experience with the management of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. Jeremy has worked with numerous sports teams including rugby, cricket, football and hockey from an amateur to an elite level. He has completed post graduate courses in dry needling and is skilled in manual therapy, exercise prescription and ergonomic workplace assessments.

    Jeremy has a special interest in treating acute and long-standing neck/back pain, cervicogenic headaches, sciatica, hip, knee, shoulder injuries, ergonomic assessment, sport and running related injuries.

    Jeremy loves travel, exploring other countries and immersing himself in other cultures.

    He enjoys hiking, yoga, football, Brazilian Jiu jitsu and is currently training towards competing in the 2020 Coast to Coast.

    Emma Kelley

    Physiotherapist

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    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!)

    Asha Read

    Physiotherapist

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    About Me

    Asha graduated from the University of Otago in 2018. After spending her placement year in Christchurch, she has decided to stay on and join the team at Active Health.

    Having represented Auckland and played water-polo for over ten years, it was through her own experiences with injury, and an interest in the human body, that she developed a passion for physiotherapy.

    Asha likes to spend her spare time doing something active, whether it be walking/running the Godley Head or Rapaki tracks, or in the gym training for rugby. She also enjoys cooking and baking for her friends.

    Asha enjoys working in collaboration with clients to treat their injury, work towards client-centred goals, and making them the best person they can be.

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    Find a time that suits you and book an appointment online using our booking system. If you are not sure who to see, give us a call and we can help find the best clinician for you.