"I was diagnosed with Parkinsons five years ago. I live in the UK, but spend four months a year in New Zealand. In the UK, I see a neuro physio on a regular basis. Sarah was recommended by the community educator for Hibiscus Coast, Paddy.
The course that Sarah arranged for me was more active than I was used to, but has helped me a lot. She introduced some totally different exercises details of which I forwarded to my UK physio who was most impressed and she will follow these up with me.
I found Sarah extremely easy to get on with and she explained things in a very clear manner and with a good sense of humour. I will have no hesitation in contacting her again when we are in NZ next year."
“Ulrika (Physiotherapist) has been a real find for me. Her experience with Nordic walking has done more for my gait than anything since the Odstock (mobility device), was introduced. Ulrika also listens well and has responded well to the way my body needs to be physically handled because of my lack of feedback and sensation”. Denise 2015
"Having a Vestibular condition has been hard. Sometimes my symptoms have been so severe that I have to stay in bed. Luckily Sarah came into my life. She completed an assessment and followed up with exercises and management techniques. I am delighted with the result as I have been free from symptoms for nearly a year. Sarah is professional, empathetic and kind and I am happy to be able to recommend her."
"Sarah was able to understand my problems and start appropriate treatment, my problems after a stroke and worn out hip replacement were treated with good results"
'Initially I wondered why I was been taught these skills but now as my condition has progressed I understand completely and the skills learnt have been very valuable'
'Sarah was a top professional, with her vestibular treatment I was thrilled to be made well again'
" I have found the exercise class very helpful and all exercises we have done have all helped"
"Over the last 12 months Thursday afternoon has progressed from a neurologist imposed chore to one of the highlights of my week. We are all very different and as you'd expect with Parkinson's we all have strengths and weaknesses, but everyone moves along at their own pace – including the supporters and caregivers. It's a very sociable group we have great time even during the exercises and of course the cup of tea afterwards. It's got to the point where I feel like I am letting the team down if I don't turn up which is a great incentive to keep going. The physio itself is as taxing as you want to be but Sarah and Ulrika are always there to keep us honest."
Out of courtesy to your therapist, and other clients who may be awaiting for an appointment, please inform us of cancellations as soon as possible.
Cancellations Charges: Short notice cancellations with in 24 hours of your appointment or reschedules will incur a late cancellation fee of 60%.
For block bookings one session will be deducted for three cancelled appointments.
Please be aware that ACC does not cover all cancelled appointments. How to Cancel Your Appointment If you need to cancel your appointment, please call us at 09 424 3254 between the hours of 8am – 5pm. If necessary, you may leave a detailed voicemail message. We will return your call as soon as possible. Late Cancellations/No-Shows A cancellation is considered late when the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointed time. A no-show is when a patient misses an appointment without cancelling. In either case, we will charge the patient a 60% missed appointment fee.