Highly Skilled Physiotherapy Treatment for your Acute and Chronic Pain or Injury . Your back is our concern.
We’re frontline practitioners, meaning no referral is required for consultation and treatment. If you do not have a current ACC claim, and have had an accident/injury, we can lodge a claim with ACC on your behalf. Ask us about Southern Cross Easy-claim.
What We Offer:
We are a team of highly experienced Physiotherapists who are also qualified Manipulative Therapists. Our treatment is hands on. You will be carefully and fully assessed at your first visit (one hour appointment) to ensure a cohesive and appropriate unique program to address your issues. We look at the whole body, not just the area giving you pain. We treat a variety of spinal conditions including neck and back pain, but also injuries in other parts of the body, such as shoulders, knees as well as complex spine dysfunction. Diagnosis is the most important part of healthcare and we understand that pain and injury can be multi-dimensional. Our treatment can include manual therapy, movement correction, exercise, acupuncture and education on self-management of your condition.
Prehab/Rehab is a vital part of physiotherapy. We can help with recovery from a wide range of conditions such as surgery, injury, chronic pain and help to improve your mobility and independence. Your specific goals may include running a marathon or walking to the kitchen from your bedroom.
Chronic complex pain is our niche, we offer appropriate education, exercise and give you the tools to help manage your pain.
Injury Prevention/Management: Injury prevention is a complex topic. You will be educated in injury prevention by being taught correct movement patterns, lifting techniques and strengthening with exercise.
Acupuncture is used as an adjunct in controlling pain and muscle spasm. Kyle also offers acupuncture for hay-fever relief (allergic rhinitis). This appointment takes approximately 15-20 minutes at a cost of $40. Please talk to our receptionists if you would like further information.
Get in touch today. You do not need to have seen your Doctor first.
30 Maeroa Rd, Beerescourt
07 839 1166
We keep your family doctor and Referring Provider informed of your treatment progress.
Jessica van VelthoovenWaikato Team Leader - Physiotherapist
Jessica van Velthooven
BHsc (Physiotherapy)Jess graduated from AUT at the end of 2016 and has been a physiotherapist for over 5 years and has worked in private practice since graduating, enjoying the challenges this brings. Over the years Jess has completed her certificate in orthopeadic manual therapy through the NZMPA and has also worked with rugby teams. Jess is passionate about helping all her patients reach her goals and has a keen interest in vocational rehabilitation and pain management. Jess moved to the Waikato a couple of years ago and loves this area of New Zealand. Outside of work Jess loves spending time being active in the outdoors and time with friends and family!
Graduated from Otago in 2005 and is currently completing post graduate diploma (AUT).
He has experience in acute back pain, post operative back care and is a trained Acupuncturist. Kyle has extensive knowledge of upper and lower limb injuries and is currently working in post operative rehabilitation of these injuries. Kyle has manipulative therapy skills and an extensive knowledge base. His special interests are back and neck pain and he is developing his career in these areas.
Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand – Member of the New Zealand Manipulative Therapists Association
Nicola completed her undergraduate training as a Physiotherapist in 1980 at Otago New Zealand. She then worked for 5-years in public hospitals throughout Wellington, Lower Hutt and the Waikato, gaining experience in all areas of Physiotherapy. In 1986 she moved into private practice and completed her Manipulative Therapy Diploma.
A move to the USA in 1992 found Nicola beginning to focus her work on caring for patients with spine conditions. At the Watson Clinic in Florida she developed the Physical Therapy service for back patients, worked alongside neurosurgeons and taught manual therapy to staff who subsequently took over her position as she and family prepared to return to New Zealand in 1994. Since then she worked solely in the field of back and neck pain.
She regularly attends courses taught by internationally recognised clinicians, continuing to further increase her skills, as well as running her own courses for other physiotherapists. Nicola also supervises post graduate physiotherapists as they increase their experience in back care.
Michelle has trained through Auckland University of Technology and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2010. Following this she worked in the private practice sector in Hamilton, gaining a wide range of experience in all musculoskeletal conditions. She has completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science – Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Michelle decided to join the team at The Back Clinic to focus her career in the area of the spine. Michelle regularly attends courses to upskill and develop her techniques. She believes in listening to the whole story and enjoys using a holistic approach and combining various treatment methods to achieve the best result for her patients.