top of page

your path to wellness


Our goal is for you to move better and feel better. 

Our multi-disciplined approach helps our clients become stronger, happier, and injury-free.

Our Process





We listen to you and perform a full assessment to understand the root cause of your problem





We prepare a treatment plan, selecting techniques most beneficial to your needs. These include careful mobilization and manipulation, electro-therapy, specific postural and ergonomic advice and exercise prescription.





We educate you about your condition and give you the tools to be able to manage your health now and into the future.




our treatment services

  • Sports injuries

  • home & work accidents (private & acc)

  • neck and back pain

  • Biomechanical & postural dysfunction

  • occupational injuries

  • trigger point and muscular pain

  • whiplash, overuse & tendon injuries

An injury constitutes any pain or dysfunction resulting from an external force no matter where or how it occurs within your home, work or the sports field.

Our physios also provide fully funded ACC rehab programs including SAW and Pain Programs.


breathing problems & stress management

respiratory, athsma and bronchial

Many people assume that Physiotherapy is the last thing a person with respiratory problems should consider, but in fact, the opposite is true. Proper breathing technique is an important part of most physical therapies and physical training in general.

Physiotherapists can assess how you breathe and how this can be improved, advise on exercises to improve lung function or clear secretions.

for functional independence

older people's health

Our physiotherapists have the required knowledge in respiratory care, orthopaedics, neurology, and medicine, together with awareness of psycho-social aspects that are essential to ensure a holistic, patient-centered approach. 


We see patients in our Outpatient Clinic and in their own homes as the need arises. As appropriate we work as a team with your other health care professionals involved in your care.



  • arthritis & medical conditions

  • headaches

  • pre- and post-surgical guidance/advice

  • Paedicatric & Adolescent conditions

  • spinal conditions & neurological problems

  • chronic pain conditions

Physiotherapists help you manage pain and prevent disease and disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy and advice. We assist development and facilitate recovery, enabling you to stay in work and remain independent for as long as possible.


for all ages

walking aid assessment

Walking aids can assist with balance, reduce fatigue or pain and facilitate a safe walking pattern. Various sizes and styles are available and selection should be made based on the person’s abilities, needs, environment and body shape. It is important that walking aids are purchased or adjusted to the correct height and size. It is best to seek advice and training from a health professional before making a selection.


Waiheke Physio are registered assessors and are able to provide assessment and complete the application to the Ministry of Health for the funding of mobility aids for you. 


home & office workstation setup

The total economic cost of work-related injuries and illnesses is estimated to be in the high millions of dollars bracket. Recent research has shown that lower back pain is the world’s most common work-related disability – affecting employees from offices, building sites and in the highest risk category, agriculture.

Ergonomics aims to create safe, comfortable and productive work spaces by bringing human abilities and limitations into the design of a work space, including the individual’s body size, strength, skill, speed, sensory abilities (vision, hearing), and even attitudes. 

cancer rehabilitation

well-being for men and women diagnosed with cancer

Ingrid Malifa is experienced in a full range of services designed to care, support and guide patients through every stage of their treatment and recovery.


Techniques include hands on treatment and exercise designed to help maximise recovery, regain physical and emotional strength, improve body confidence and control.

a pain relief alternative

acupuncture and

dry needling

Traditional Chinese acupuncture is a 3000 year old tried and tested system of medicine proven to be effective in providing pain relief in conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, and whiplash by altering the flow of Chi (or energy).

Dry needling is a more modern treatment used by physiotherapists designed to ease muscular pain. Needles are used to stimulate a specific muscle or region for specified lengths of time based on evidence-based guidelines.


At our pool here on Waiheke you will carry out exercises and specific physiotherapy techniques in water to help relieve pain, relax and strengthen muscles, increase circulation, and subsequently improve function. Hydrotherapy also allows those with limited mobility to maximise their mobility within the water.


Our pool is solar heated and accessible from early November until the end of April.

Swimming Pool

our products

We offer a selection of products in our clinic to assist in your recovery process.  Our team can advise which products are best suited to your needs and place special order if we do not stock a particular item.


Support straps & braces

(ankle, knee, back, etc)

walking sticks & accessories

strapping tape & tubular bandages

exercise balls, weights & resistance bands



Orthotics including insoles and heel cups


questions?  call us at 09 372 8281


bottom of page