The Movement Clinic Services

Our Range of services:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Physio Pilates
  • Running Biomechanical Assessment
  • Bike Biomechanical Analysis and Set-up
  • Strength, Conditioning, and Agility Training
  • Swimming Technique Sessions
  • Acupuncture
  • Biomechanical Screen
  • Breathing Physiotherapy

PHYSIOTHERAPY

What injuries do we treat?

We treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and have experience in treating all parts of the body from the head to the toes and everything in between.
These can include: back & neck pain; chronic pain issue; headaches/migraines; heel pain; shoulder pain; sports injuries; upper limb injuries; tennis/golfers elbow; whiplash; post-operative rehabilitation;  pre- and post-natal problems; sciatica and other nerve related pains; knee injuries; Achilles and calf injuries; ankle and foot injuries; running injuries.

What techniques do we use?

We frequently use manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilisations and manipulation to restore normal joint motion and reduce pain.
We regularly use myofascial release, commonly known as massage. This is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle pressure to soft tissue to eliminate pain and restore movement.
We also use acupuncture for reducing swelling, reducing pain, and to speed up recovery.
We use individualised exercise routines structured to optimise recovery and prevent re-occurrence following your sports injury. These may include stretches, strengthening and stability exercises, balance and coordination work, plyometrics and sports specific training.  We may also include any one of our other additional services such as a running analysis, dynamic movement assessment or a personalised Pilates program.

How do we prevent re-occurrence?

As stated above, your specific movement patterns are assessed and a programme of self-help exercises will be taught in order to maintain your improvement. This could include starting you in one of our Physio-Pilates classes that we offer as maintenance, or a gait analysis to ensure you are running/walking correctly.

Do I need to consult a doctor?

No, not necessarily, you can consult a physiotherapist without a doctor’s referral. We will also do any ACC claiming for you if necessary.

Physio Pilates

Pilates is an exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the body to improve overall central core stability and posture. Physio Pilates is the use of Pilates exercises which have been adapted by physiotherapists to make them more suitable for patients either recovering from injury, or athletes wanting to improve their performance.

We offer a range of classes from beginner to advanced, and all our classes work on your flexibility, core strength and breathing, ensuring you get a complete workout. Our classes are an excellent way to keep you injury free and moving better all year round!

Our classes are run from a range of locations and times, so you are sure to find one that fits your schedule.

TIMES AND DAYS OF CLASSES

BOUTIQUE CLASSES

  • TUESDAY MORNING: CLINIC STUDIO MARAETAI  9am
  • THURSDAY MORNING: CLINIC STUDIO MARAETAI  9am
  • THURSDAY MORNING: CLINIC STUDIO MARAETAI 10am

These classes are small and specialised. Class numbers are limited to 9 to ensure you get a safe and individualised experience. These classes are run on a term basis to ensure that your place is guaranteed every week. This is a lovely way to start your day with a sea view and the sounds of the ocean to relax you while you heal and restore your body. We use a range of different equipment combining the best of Yoga, Barreball work and Pilates.

GENERAL CLASSES

  • WEDNESDAY EVENING: MARAETAI BOWLING CLUB 6:30PM 45MINS

This class is a more intense session for those of you wanting to improve your flexibility and core strength.  It’s a brilliant once-a-week workout to improve your sporting performance, or just to get the most out of your body.  You will feel fantastic after this class!

Running Biomechanical Assessment

Running is a sport within its own right and is also a fundamental part of many other sports such as soccer, triathlon, touch rugby, athletics etc.

Do you ever question whether with a few adjustments to your technique you could improve your efficiency, style, performance and reduce your likelihood of injury?

Whether you want to get faster, go further or run easier, the team at The Movement Clinic will transform your running. Our goal is to develop good running technique to improve efficiency, help prevent injuries and increase your enjoyment.

What does it involve?

Your running will be assessed using digital video analysis whilst running on a treadmill. We will then take you through a series of tests to see how well you move. Our assessment process will highlight any issues with how your body moves (your biomechanics), enabling us to tailor our work with you to ensure you are running well and to improve your performance.We will make technical adjustments to your form and will give you an individualised programme of exercises and drills for you to work on. We may also recommend you come back for a progress check at a later date (normally 6 weeks after).

why do it?

It can help prevent injuries (or aid you on the return from injury), it will also improve your efficiency and speed so, regardless of your sport, improve your overall performance!

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who wants to run, anyone who has running as a component part of their sport, or anyone who is a competitive runner or triathlete.Children and adolescents are also welcome and can really benefit from improving their technique at a young age.

Bike Biomechanical Analysis and Set-up

We offer tailored set-ups for road, time trial and mountain bikes.

What is a Bike Bio-Mechanical Analysis?

A bike bio-mechanical analysis aims to both help with injuries as well as improving performance on the bike. A physiotherapist and a bike set-up specialist will collectively assess your own bike set up on a stationary trainer using a combination of digital video analysis and traditional set up methods. We will also assess how your body is using your bike, and educate you on correct biking technique. Problems that arise from poor set-up could include: numb hands and/or feet; neck and/or back pain; knee pain; shoulder pain; loss of power; poor handling skills (particularly on descents); general lack of performance.

What can I expect on my visit?

The set-up can take up to 1 ½ hours and most of the time you will be on your bike. We will measure different angles and distances of your body on the bike as well as muscle length, muscle power and muscle balance and how this relates to your cycling.  We will then adjust your bike for you into the correct position. We will also assess your footwear and specifically the position of your cleats and adjust these accordingly. If we feel your problems also stem from imbalances/technique flaws we will give some exercises and drills to do to further improve your bike performance.

WHAT CAN A BIKE BIO-MECHANICAL ANALYSIS HELP TO TREAT?

Any problems with pain or discomfort while cycling. It can also be used to improve your performance if you are competing.

We offer a free return consultation if needed, but this is very rare, as once your body adjusts to the new and correct position you will be enjoying your biking so much more!

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Your bike, and your normal cycling clothing including your shoes.

Strength, Conditioning, and Agility Training

We have a gym studio with equipment designed to help you achieve your goals in strength, speed, power and agility, thus improving your sporting performance.

Strength training is working with a specialist who has an advanced level of understanding on how to help you achieve greater strength and power for your sport.

Conditioning is applying the above to help with speed and agility whilst also working on other conditioning tools such as proprioception, plyometrics and Vibration Training.

We have specialised agility equipment (Dynamic Movement Skills) which is excellent for anyone returning to sport following injury or for those wanting to improve their agility and foot speed.

What does it involve?

We offer 30 or 60 minute sessions at our gym. A combination of resistance training, DMS, vibration training, TRX, cardio equipment and flexibility work may be used.

Swimming Technique Sessions

We offer individualised swimming analysis sessions, both in the pool and open water settings.

What does it involve?

This is normally a 40 minutes analysis with technique work where video may be used, followed by a 20 minute discussion which will include areas to work on and drills and exercises program to do both in and out of the water to improve your swimming ability.

Where do we swim?

The open-water sessions are held in the calm and shallow bay at Maraetai, and the pool sessions can be run at any local council pool.

Am I in the water alone?

If this a pool session, yes…I will be poolside, but if this is an open-water session I will either be in the water with you or beside you in a kayak, depending on your abilities and confidence.

Who is this for?

This is primarily for aspiring triathletes and open-water swimmers, and established athletes wanting to improve their performance.

Acupuncture

What is it?

Acupuncture is a complex system of medicine developed in the Far East more than 2.500 years ago. It uses fine sterile needles to stimulate your energy and natural healing processes. Acupuncture is now often recommended by many GPs as an effective drug-free way of pain relief.

We use pain-free disposable needles and use a western approach to suit typical musculoskeletal pain problems.

What does it involve?

We offer 30 minute sessions solely in acupuncture, as well as acupuncture as part of your physiotherapy consultation (normally 10 minutes of your 30 minute session).

Biomechanical Screen

What is it?

A screening aimed predominantly at young athletes to establish any biomechanical issues that can be worked on to improve both their sporting performance and also prevent any future injuries. Highly recommended for teenagers/young adults training at a competitive level.

What does it involve?

An analysis of both static and dynamic movement patterns, and a full biomechanical assessment. This is a 30 minute session and you will be given advice and exercises to work on tailored to your own individual needs.

Breathing Physiotherapy Retraining

Breathing is the foundation of movement, health and wellbeing. Faulty breathing patterns can be caused by a variety of reasons, from bereavement to tight clothes, from a history of abuse to chronic sinusitis to sitting poorly. Faulty breathing patterns affect different people in different ways. Some people are more inclined to mental distress, fear, anxiety and co-existing loss of self-confidence.

Others may exhibit musculoskeletal and more physical symptoms such as neck and shoulder problems, chronic pain and fatigue.Physiological balance from correct breathing is the first and necessary step to optimal health and living well.Retraining your breathing is a scientific based, drug free method which can be life changing for anyone with a breathing problem.

MYOFASCIAL MASSAGE
NUTRITION
FEMALE SPECIFIC PERSONAL TRAINING
EATING DISORDER THERAPY

Myofascial massage specialising in improving biomechanics and reducing pain. Myofascial massage also boosts the nervous and lymphatic system and is a huge help in reducing the build up of stress. Simone is also trained to massage the abdomen, the jaw and the cranium, so she is able to help with internal problems not just musculoskeletal.

✅Nutrition consultations focused on foundational basics for long lasting, effective health. The body is designed to heal itself and will do so given the right conditions. Simone with give you an individualised program including meal ideas and a non diet approach to weight loss. She will help you overcome mental and habitual barriers and educate you on eating principles for good health. Simone is also trained in testing for Food Sensitivities and Adrenal Stress testing.
Female Specific Personal Training which focuses on rehabilitating posture, working on the vital pelvic floor, as well as improving flexibility and mobility with functional strength and high intensity (all at YOUR level!)

Eating Disorder Practitioner - Anorexia, Bulimia and disordered eating.

Simone works in the clinic on Wednesday and Fridays. Her hourly rate is $70, additional costs for any testing required.Contact Simone to book an appointment.
021754050
metafitsim@gmail.com