restoring continence, sexual wellness & physical health to people of all ages
 
IMPORTANT: 
26/3/20
Restore Physiotherapy is currently CLOSED for face to face appointments until further notice (due to Covid19 alert level 3 and 4).
Our ONLINE SHOP IS STILL OPEN, and fully functioning. Expect some delays in courier delivery.
 
We are STILL RECEIVING REFERRALS and if you would like to go on our waiting list please email – info@restorephysio.co.nz
We will be OFFERING PHONE OR ONLINE CONSULTATIONS options soon and will contact new and current patients when this is available.
 
The ability to hire a TENS MACHINE FOR LABOUR is still available, please email info@restorephysio.co.nz to arrange this.
 

Celia will continue providing Bump Pilates classes for women during their pregnancy and beyond! Pregnancy classes and Mums and Bubs classes will continue with online options for those currently in the class or any new members looking for a way to stay active. Please contact Celia through the facebook page, or on 02108739315 or celia@restorephysio.co.nz   https://www.facebook.com/Bump-Pilates-1132084816994750/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Thanks for your patience and stay safe!
Celia and Sharon from Restore Physio

What We Offer

As Physiotherapists we offer you a friendly professional approach, we love our job and have a passion to see our patients healed and restored. We smile a lot, enjoy a laugh, give you quality time and are willing to listen to your story with a compassionate ear.

When you come in for an appointment this is what to expect:
  • to be introduced to ourselves
  • to be asked questions in relation to what you feel is your main problem(s), questions related to your health, work, medical investigations, obstetric history, surgical history, medical background, hormone status, exercise habits, types of incontinence experienced and how severe/often/amount leaked, fluid intake, toileting position, toileting habits, prolapse symptoms, sexual symptoms, bowel function, diet, pad use and medication.
  • what happens next is always individualised and entirely up to you but usually an assessment related to finding the causes of the problems occurs eg. posture, pelvis, hip, spine, scar tissue, perineum or pelvic floor.
  • the pelvic floor can be assessed by using an ultrasound machine placed on the skin of your lower abdomen which shows a picture of your bladder and movement of your pelvic floor (appropriate when pregnant, early after childbirth, when menstruating or if you are elderly)
  • the most accurate and informative way the pelvic floor muscles are assessed is by a vaginal (or rectal) examination. Before this happens a detailed explanation is always given detailing the reasons why an exam is appropriate, what to expect and written permission is obtained. You always have the right to say no to an vaginal or rectal exam before or during one is done.
  • home exercises are normally always given, as well as other homework/diaries to gather further information.

As Physiotherapist's we don't rush you and push you into sharing info you don't want to. Treatment is based on symptoms and assessment findings, there are many options that we can choose. The number of appointments needed is individualised. Factors that affect this is the severity of symptoms, willingness to do home exercise programs, response to exercises, willingness to change lifestyle habits, your finances and other factors.

We have the latest equipment to assess your pelvic floor muscles including a real time ultrasound machine. We also have a treatment ultrasound machine which is effective at reducing pain and promote healing. Ultrasound is used to treat mastitis/blocked milk ducts, bruising and swelling around stitches, painful scar tissue and haemorrhoid's; leading to faster healing, reduced pain, an improved ability to sit and move.

We have many sets of vaginal dilators, TENS machines, EMG machines, muscle stimulation machines, pelvic floor weights and many more gadgets!!!
We use models, posters, diagrams and charts to help you understand the pelvic and vulval area and what is causing your problems.

A combined management approach is important. So that if needed a referral to other treatment providers can include GP's, Nurses, Midwives, Gynaecologists, Obstetricians, Urologists, Sex therapists, Psychologists, Oncologists, Endocrinologists and others. Restore Physiotherapy is based at the INP Medical Clinic which is a great, lively place to work; the Nurses and Doctors that work there are passionate about what they do, highly skilled and a referral to a Doctor or Nurse can be easily arranged if needed.