Tuakau Physiotherapy

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Come visit us at 5/53 George Street or call on 09 236 8472


The team at Tuakau Physiotherapy can help you with the following.

If you are suffering from aches, tightness or stiffness physiotherapy can help you get back to work or enjoying your sport and fitness. All our physiotherapists are trained in a range of techniques including exercise therapy, posture, walking and balance retraining, and massage and mobilisation techniques for the muscles and joints.

Acupuncture is very effective for reducing pain and inflammation, and is an excellent way to ease discomfort. Warrick has a postgraduate certificate in Acupuncture, and has also completed courses in dry needling and women’s health. Very fine needles are used in specific points on the body. This needling triggers signals in the nervous system, causing increases in the brain’s production of natural painkillers called endorphins. These substances are morphine-like chemicals that influence the body’s perception of pain. We use new, single patient use, sterile needles at each treatment.

Our physiotherapists are able to provide remedial massage and myofascial release techniques to alleviate muscle and joint pain, improve to flexibility, and
revitalise the body.

Connect Therapy is a total body assessment and treatment model, which allows clinicians to understand and treat the whole person. It teaches clinicians how to integrate science and clinical expertise in a functional, outcome based framework. Clients are assisted in finding ways to change movement patterns that are causing pain and helped to get back to doing the things they love.

If you wish to know more about Connect Therapy please visit her website, Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International

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Hand therapy looks at assessing and rehabilitating pathology of the upper limb, specifically from the elbow to the fingertips. Often we will look at acute hand trauma, sporting hand injuries, pain and arthritic pain conditions, post surgery rehabilitation, burns and plastics conditions, cogenitial hand conditions. Our services include custom made splints, orthotics, manual therapy, wound and scar management, and rehabilitation.

If you have tendon pain for more than 3 months. Shockwave can be an effective way of stimulating tendons to regenerate and heal your tendon problem.

Usually between 3 and 6 sessions are required to generate a good healing response.

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Pam is our Women’s Health specialist. She can help you deal with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, stress management, postural advice, musculoskeletal pain, pregnancy pain and postnatal problems. Warrick can use acupuncture to assist with the symptoms of: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menopause and irregular menstration. We also have TENS units available for hire during childbirth.

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BPhty, PG Cert - Acupuncture


Warrick is a Senior Physiotherapist and started at Tuakau Physiotherapy when he purchased the business in 2011. He is a doting father of four children. Warrick graduated from Otago University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and spent two years working at Taranaki Base Hospital before returning to Auckland. He completed a Certificate in Western Acupuncture through AUT in 2005 and has continued to advance his acupuncture skills through update courses including dry needling techniques and Women’s Health.

Warrick has been the physiotherapist with several sports teams including Counties Manukau Rugby U18s and U20s, Pacific Rim Netball team at the National Championships and has given several informative talks and worked closely with many of Counties Manukau’s top swimmers. Warrick has a special interest in Myofascial Release Techniques, Acupuncture and movement retraining. Warrick also works part-time at Manurewa Sports Physiotherapy.

Advanced Dip Physio (Manual Therapy) Dip Manip Physio, Grad Cert (Physio)


Liz has been working in private practice for 21yrs treating spinal, sports and work related injuries. Her training and experience give her the ability to successfully treat a wide variety of clients including the gardener who can’t bend to plant vegetables to athletes who want to feel freedom in their body while improving performance.

Liz has developed a special interest in working with patients with persistent and recurring muscle and joint problems. This led her to embrace the Connect TherapyTM (LJ Lee) whole body model of assessment and treatment, which incorporates The Thoracic Ring Approach TM( LJ LEE), an approach to assess and treat the thoracic spine and ribcage.

Finding and treating the underlying cause of a problem through whole body assessment allows Liz to move clients out of dysfunctional movement patterns and into a more enjoyable experience of their own bodies. Her training in Pilates allows her to prescribe targeted exercises specific to client’s requirements.

Liz frequently travels to Australia and Canada to update her skills. She is married with 4 adult children and enjoys cycling, tramping, swimming, horse trekking, Pilates and gardening.

Dip Physio, PGCert - Womens Health


Area’s of interest include incontinence muscle retraining, correcting breathing disorders and rehabilitation of the elderly.

MHSc - Master of Health Science (First Class Honours)


Shirley is a New Zealand registered Hand Therapist (since 2007) and Occupational Therapist.

In 2017 Shirley completed a Master of Health Science (First Class Honours) at Auckland University of Technology. Her research thesis topic was on rehabilitation after extensor tendon repair in the hand. Shirley also works for Counties Manukau Health in two roles, as a hand therapist at Counties Manukau Super Clinic, and as Research Co-ordinator for hand and upper limb Surgery at Middlemore Hospital where she is involved in a number of research projects.

Shirley also contributes to hand therapy in developing countries, and is involved with Interplast which provides surgery, rehabilitation and teaching in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Shirley lives locally and enjoys travel, the outdoors, cooking, gardening and reading.

opening hours

Our opening hours are as below. Please note, late nights available on Monday and Thursdays by appointment only.

Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8-11am
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-5pm

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Call us on 09 236 8472
Fax: +6499252040

Come visit us at 5/53 George Street.