Muscle People: Your Christchurch Physiotherapist
Muscle People Physiotherapy provides world class physiotherapy Christchurch & Canterbury wide. We work to relieve our clients of their pain, rebuild their strength and stability, and help them exceed their fitness goals. Established in 1998, we have almost 20 years of experience in providing professional physiotherapy to the greater Canterbury region. We have clinics in Bishopdale and Wigram Skies, as well as our Christchurch City physiotherapy clinic on Hereford St.
We offer a wide range of services including functional training, head and migraine clinics, acupuncture, sports physiotherapy & more. We also offer an extensive range of wellness programmes including aback and core strength programme, corporate health, and work injuries programmes.
Muscle People Physiotherapy also offers preventative screenings to identify a body’s predisposition to injury. Our physiotherapists can guide you through a range of techniques, helping you manage your risks and prevent injury. We can help you with your muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments giving you the confidence and freedom to move.
Muscle People Physiotherapy helps everyone who walks into our clinics have a better quality of life. Our highly qualified multidisciplinary team can cater for the needs of adults, children, rehab patients, tactical athlete’s e.g. police, fire service, and those with occupations that are prone to injuries.
We have access to doctors, nurses, therapists, psychologists, gym instructors, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and coaches. Our team are dedicated to providing excellent physiotherapy care in Canterbury and are constantly upskilling and teaching each other. All members of our team take the time to be more acquainted with our clients, ensuring they feel more comfortable and supported.
As your local Christchurch physio, we want to help people recover faster. We can lodge claims with ACC on your behalf and we accept Southern Cross members. Visit us today to experience our cutting-edge care services.
“I’d run a few half marathons and had just completed my first full marathon and found I was getting cramp. I wanted to run more efficiently, I wanted to get better times and I didn’t want cramp. The physio used a video programme to analyse my running technique, then talked me through the faults I had and worked through them systematically each week at a coaching session. To be honest the new running technique felt a bit odd at first, but after a month it felt completely natural. I noticed a difference straight away, I’m running better, faster and no more cramp!”Sam, Age 25. Running Centre Participant
"I can’t say enough about the changes I have noticed in my back. I lived with constant pain varying from discomfort to intense pain, and I thought that was how life was going to be. After three weeks of Dynamic Spines and doing the home exercises during the week, I could stand without pain. By the end of the course it was rare that I had any pain at all. I did the Level Two Dynamic Spines class as well and I have noticed that my core is stronger and that I have better posture and am more aware of it. I don't have pain and I am so very, very grateful to the team – you have made my life so much easier"Skot, Age 41 Dynamic Spines Programme
“My migraines were debilitating and they’d often come without warning. Sometimes once a week, but generally about once a month. I’d moved up from Dunedin where I’d managed them with my Osteopath, yoga and Pilates. In Christchurch I was so reluctant to let anyone near my neck. I read the article and I must admit I wasn’t convinced and I went to the first appointment with a page of all the concerns I had. The first time I met Laurie I remember walking out and feeling more in control. After about four treatments with Laurie and perfecting the technique she taught me I truly began to reap the benefits. Now I’m fantastic. If I feel a migraine coming on I now have the control to manage it myself, even stopping them from taking over, without needing someone to drive me in to the osteopath or the hospital for an injection to relieve the pain. With the technique Laurie taught me I’m armed and dangerous!”Krissy Headache & Migraine Therapy
As a consequence of neck pain, and regular headaches affecting my ability to work efficiently, I found myself in the position of seeking the services of Muscle People Physiotherapy at Doctors on Cashel. I found the reception staff patient and friendly. The Physiotherapist is empathetic and listened to what I had to say. She put me at ease explaining the problems with my neck, and along with the physiotherapy, offered advice and gave me exercises to relieve headaches at the first sign and to relieve neck tension. My experience with Muscle People has been a positive one and I happily recommend their service to anyone requiring Physiotherapy.Karen T Muscle People Patient
I have been to Muscle People now on three occasions and each time I have received excellent service! The receptionist at the front desk is polite, courteous and most helpful. My treatment provider is an excellent physiotherapist and was most helpful in getting me back into good shape. I have no problems recommending this clinic to anyone with muscle trouble.Rob M Muscle People Patient
We're hiring Physiotherapists
If you are a Physiotherapist looking to take your career to the next level, or just starting out and interested in our Graduate Training Programme, contact us to explore our Physiotherapy career opportunities.
We’re looking for candidates who are ready to bring their expertise to our team and strive to provide the very best service to our clients.
Our clinics boast biomechanical assessment programmes based on current, and well-researched evidence with regards back pain and sports specific biomechanical rehabilitation. This is a first for NZ and an exciting part of the cutting edge services we offer as a business. Muscle People are aligned with several international organisations to ensure we keep up to date with what the best are doing around the world.