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, Rio Olympics and Melbourne, Dehli Commonwealth Games as NZOC Physiotherapist. She 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.
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.
Nick Bennett, Physiotherapist
Nick has a special interest in neurodynamics (the movement of the nervous system), vertigo (dizziness) issues and the treatment of balance and vestibular deficits. Nick has experience in sports physiotherapy, having provided services for several rugby, futsal and football (soccer) teams. Nick has also worked at previous Masters Games. Currently he works with the Caversham Football club and provides physiotherapy services at Kaikorai Valley College. Along with providing treatment and rehabilitation programmes for the sporting population, Nick has experience with Return to Work programmes. He assists clients in all aspect of rehabilitation involving gym, pool and general fitness programmes.
Nick likes to keep active in his free time going to the gym, playing ultimate Frisbee, futsal, social netball and going out on walks.
Charleen Silcock, Physiotherapist
BPhty (Otago) Post grad Cert Acup (AUT)
Charleen graduated in 2003 from Otago University and has worked extensively in private practice, with a stint working for the NHS in the UK.
Charleen has experience in working with a range of sports, such as rugby 15's and7's, touch, football and netball, at club, national and international levels. Charleen has attended two Commonwealth games and South Pacific games with the Cook Island contingent.
Charleen is currently studying towards her post graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy at Otago University and has a post graduate qualification in Acupuncture.
Charleens's areas of interest include lower limb musculoskeletal issues and biomechanics, acute sporting injuries and rehabilitation.
Margie Campbell, Physiotherapist
MPNZ, B.Med Sci, M.Phty
Originally from Australia, Margie has over 12 years experience working with individuals to help them get back to their hobbies and enjoying everyday life. Treatments are done on a one on one basis with emphasis on a hands-on approach, with clear and concise direction for home exercise programs.
She has a special interest in using Real Time Ultrasound to investigate the deep core muscles of the trunk, hip, and shoulder, identifying whether there are any issues that might be contributing to a bigger problem.
An experienced distance runner and multisport athlete herself, Margie will help identify any potential risk areas and create a plan to get you back out running, cycling, swimming, or paddling as soon as possible.