Physio Treatment Options

There are multiple treatment options available to you depending on what your injury or condition is. Below is a list of our more common treatment therapies that we offer at Central Lakes Physio:

  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Taping
  • Pilates
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Cupping
  • Neural mobilisations
  • Manipulation
  • Motor control retraining
  • Specific strengthening  and stretching exercises
  • Home exercise programmes
  • Trigger point needling
  • Breathing retraining
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Neurological physiotherapy
  • Pelvic floor retraining


We will provide a comprehensive rehabilitation package that is tailored to your needs.

Physiotherapist Wanaka Vicky Hill Central Lakes

Manual Therapy

All our therapists are very “hands on”. Due to your injury, muscles and tissues will often tighten, this can generate pain secondary to the injury and limit your recovery.  We are able to gently mobilise or manipulate (crack) your joints if we think it necessary and will always explain to you what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.  We aim to have you walking out feeling better than when you walked in, every time!


We want you to understand why you’re body is giving you problems, if you understand then you can help us fix it.  We will always take the time to explain to you what our diagnosis is and why we are using the treatments we are using.  Feel free to ask us questions, no question is ever silly!

Gym Based Rehabilitation

We have access to gym equipment at Pro-active Gym to show you the correct technique and form when completing your exercises and work closely with the excellent trainers there. At Central Lakes Physio understand that it is important to continue to train when you have an injury.   We believe in modifying your activity wherever possible, not stopping it!

Home Exercise Programmes

We all want a quick-fix, but most of the time this doesn’t exist and we need you to put some effort into your recovery too.  We will however, make this as easy as possible for you by emailing or printing you out a home exercise programme that has written instructions, pictures and even videos!  No-one wants to be doing their physio exercises all day, so we promise to make your programme as short and succinct, but maximally effective, as we can.

Preferred Provider Scheme

If you are a business owner and are looking at decreasing the cost of injuries at work and making your work place safer, then contact us to talk about our Preferred Provider Scheme. Our Preferred Provider Scheme offers Wanaka businesses with a work site assessment, an action plan to decrease risks and  increase work place safety, lifting and bending education, and much more. Talk to us today to set up your initial phone consult for free with one of our trained occupational physiotherapists.

Rehabilitation Contracts with ACC

Central Lakes Physio works in conjunction with Southern Rehab to provide multiple contracts for ACC that may be used as part of your physio rehabilitation to return you to work and function.  Ask us for more information.

Neurological Physiotherapy

Anna Munro and Paula Shortall are our physiotherapists in neuro rehabilitation. They are available for one on one consultations. They have extensive experience in treating clients with all neurological conditions including parkinsons, MS, stroke, spinal cord injury, vestibular dysfunction and concussion.


Our charges are outlined below:

  • $48 – Initial ACC surcharge for a 45 minute appointment
  • $43 – Follow up ACC surcharge for a 30 minute appointment
  • $48 – Follow up ACC surcharge for 45 minute appointment
  • $53 – Follow up ACC surcharge for 60 minute appointment
  • $73 – Private session for 30 minutes
  • $93 – Private session for 45 minutes
  • $123 – Private session for 60 minutes
  • $5 – Extra charge when receiving acupuncture or taping
  • Children under 16 years of age are at a discounted rate
  • Please note that there is a 2 hour cancellation policy and a do not arrive charge of $40.