Our mission at Physio Performance is to provide you with a quality physiotherapy service with specific and individualised treatment and rehabilitation. Our experienced physiotherapists are trained in the latest manual therapy techniques for the treatment of many spinal, joint and muscle disorders. Physio Performance emphasises the use of quality "Hands on Therapy" in treatment protocols and specific exercise programs for you.
Our assessment, treatment and rehabilitative plans include:
- Education regarding your injury, work place postures, exercise outcomes, correction of faulty biomechanics.
- Hands on therapy including joint mobilisation, manipulative therapy
- Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
- Exercise Based Rehabilitation - functional and specific, individualised
- Sport Injury Management - acute and ongoing
- Post operative rehabilitation and return to play and work activities
- Muscle Balance Assessment
- Dry needling
- Utilisation of the "Room 2 Move" for functional exercise on site
- Ultrasound Therapy for blocked milk ducts
Helen Littleworth, Director
Dip Phty, PGDManipPhty, MM Phty - Masters Manipulative Physiotherapy, Otago University
Helen has vast experience in the area of sports and manipulative physiotherapy. She has 23 years experience in private practice with the last 20 years as owner/director of Physio Performance Ltd.
Helen is a preferred physiotherapy provider for High Performance Sport NZ for the last 10 years. She has attended Beijing, London Olympics and Melbourne, Commonwealth games as NZOC Physiotherapist. he has had various roles with Black Ferns rugby team and was the lead physiotherapist for Athletics NZ for 6 years. Presently Helen is the physiotherapist for the White Ferns cricket team and NZ Para Athletics. She will be attending the Rio Olympic games as physiotherapist for the para athletics team in September 2016.
Helen's area of expertise is in sports physiotherapy, muscle balance assessments, lower limb biomechanics, rehabilitative ultrasound imaging and rehabilitation. Functional movement and exercise is an area Helen is passionate about and the development of the Room 2 Move at Physio Performance for functional exercise programmes has enabled the clinic to fully utilise this area of physiotherapy.
Vicky Clarke-Joyce, Physiotherapist
Vicky brings a wealth of experience in manual therapy, sports and spinal physiotherapy and rehabilitative ultrasound imaging. Vicky has a special interest in rehabilitation and functional gym exercise programmes. Vicky is presently on maternity leave and will return September 2016.
Lynley Lemow, Physiotherapist
Dip Phty, NZ Reg.Acupuncturist - PAPMA
For the last 21 years Lynley has gained tremendous experience in the private physiotherapy sector. Lynley brings experience in acupuncture, manual therapy, dry needling, exercise rehabilitation and pilates to Physio Performance.
Her areas of interest include the alignment and biomechanics of the pelvic and mid (thoracic) spine region
Caden Shields, Physiotherapist
BSc (Purdue Uni),BPhty (Otago)
Caden enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy, however has a keen interest in functional rehabilitation, biomechanical analysis, manual therapy and exercise prescription. Caden was also involved in a significant amount of research as a student, having performed a study on the physical activity levels in individuals at risk of diabetes, of which he presented the findings at this year’s NZ Physio conference. Caden graduated from Otago University as the top student in the bachelors program.
Caden is also a national level distance runner, having been the 2013 NZ 10000m champion. Caden spent 3 years in the United States on a full athletic scholarship at Purdue University where he became the first male athlete from the Purdue in 22 years to make the NCAA cross country championships. Caden graduated from Purdue with a BSc in health science which gives him a great base of knowledge of which he brings to his physiotherapy practice.
Nick Bennett, Physiotherapist
Nick has just moved back to Dunedin from Hawkes Bay. Nick is interested in all components of physiotherapy however places a key focus on Neurodynamics (the movement of the nerves), pain education and hands on techniques. Nick has experience working with several sports teams including the Hawkes Bay united youth football squad and the Lindisfarne XV.
If you have any long term niggles that have been giving you grief, just tweaked something on the weekend or if you have pins and needles, numbness or tingling perhaps Nick could help set you on the right path?