Services we offer

Physical Assessment

An initial assessment allows us to understand your pain, assess the causes, devise a treatment plan, set goals and educate you so you can understand the problems and be part of the solution.

At Matakana Physio, this is one of the most important elements.

Sports Injury

Matakana Physio manages most sports injuries and helps with recovery, providing strapping and support for injuries. We also help with rehabilitation and gym based exercise programs. With some podiatry training we may offer you orthotics as part of the treatment plan. We can also refer for X-rays, cortisone injections, and specialist appointments. We treat athletes, sports enthusiasts and weekend warriors with injuries ranging from ankle and achilles injuries to calf and hamstring to shoulder and elbow strains.

Back/Spinal Pain

Bones out of line are just the tip of the iceberg. Ligaments, tendons, discs, facet joints, and muscles are all involved with back pain and injury and require a range of different treatments. These will depend on the underlying issues and structures involved.

Manual therapy

Manual Therapy is used in the treatment of injuries through hands on physical intervention.

These treatments include McKenzie and Mulligan techniques, soft tissue mobilisation, myofascial release, deep frictions, and Manipulation.

Acupuncture and Dry Needling

The word acupuncture comes from the Latin word acus which means puncturing of body tissue for the relief of pain. This works on the bodies energy fields, with needles inserted in specific points for up to 15 minutes at a time. We use acupuncture as primarily pain relief which is a more Western style.


Dry Needling is a muscle release technique that involves identifying trigger points and needling them. We find this EXTREMELY effective for pain relief and relaxing tight or spasming muscles.

Physiotherapy Massage

Always nice to have a massage but helpful to recovery as well.This is used to increase blood flow to promote healing and bring nutrients to the injured area. It is also useful to relax muscles that are in spasm. Most of our clients will experience massage as part of their treatment plan.

Exercise Rehabilitation

Essential for recovery post sports injury, accident or surgery.

Also critical for low back pain, neck pain and in the treatment of OA or osteoporosis. We all know the benefits of exercise so stretching, balance, and strengthening will be part of you treatment progression.

Sports Teams

We help sports teams manage injury recovery and more importantly injury prevention. Let us know if your team need physio services.

Senior Physiotherapy

Physical therapy can help seniors retain their independence, whether they are managing a long-term illness or just want to improve their general health and mobility. The goal of physical therapy is to help restore and improve functionality, reduce pain and increase mobility for better strength and balance.

Home Visits

We provide a home visit service in local areas including Warkworth. If possible we are happy to do treatments at your home. Occasionally it will be necessary to bring you into the clinic for more targeted treatment.

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Your local Physio

Servicing Matakana, Omaha, Leigh, Pakiri, Warkworth, and surrounding regions.



Sporting injuries

Manual therapy

Mobilisation and Manipulation



Dry needling

Manual Handling 


Exercise prescription

Home visits



44 Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana

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