Physiotherapy Services

Our Physiotherapists are highly qualified and experienced in treating a wide variety of conditions. Some of these are listed and more can be found on our body map.

Gabrielle Douglas</p>
<p>After completing her physiotherapy training, and working in<br />
NZ, Gabrielle spent some years in Vancouver and London, primarily<br />
treating musculoskeletal conditions, both in hospitals and private practice.</p>
<p>On returning to NZ, she opened Herne Bay Ponsonby Physiotherapy<br />
and continued with post graduate training including manipulative therapy and<br />
traditional and western acupuncture.</p>
<p>Gabrielle has a<br />
special interest in treating facial pain/headaches, including ear, eye, nose,<br />
mouth, cheek and sinus pain which have no other pathological basis but a<br />
neural/musculoskeletal origin. She also has a special interest in upper limb<br />
pain and dysfunction. Gabrielle has successfully treated somatosensory tinnitus<br />
ie: tinnitus arising from the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Gabrielle<br />
also treats some chronic pain conditions and has had particular success with<br />
chronic pelvic pain.</p>
<p>She has been an active member of the NZ Pain society and a<br />
longstanding member of the sports and orthopaedic, acupuncture, women’s health<br />
and occupational health special interest groups.</p>
<p>Her active interests include travel, skiing, sailing,<br />
rollerblading and hiking.</p>
<p>

Gabrielle Douglas</p> <p>After completing her physiotherapy training, and working in<br /> NZ, Gabrielle spent some years in Vancouver and London, primarily<br /> treating musculoskeletal conditions, both in hospitals and private practice.</p> <p>On returning to NZ, she opened Herne Bay Ponsonby Physiotherapy<br /> and continued with post graduate training including manipulative therapy and<br /> traditional and western acupuncture.</p> <p>Gabrielle has a<br /> special interest in treating facial pain/headaches, including ear, eye, nose,<br /> mouth, cheek and sinus pain which have no other pathological basis but a<br /> neural/musculoskeletal origin. She also has a special interest in upper limb<br /> pain and dysfunction. Gabrielle has successfully treated somatosensory tinnitus<br /> ie: tinnitus arising from the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Gabrielle<br /> also treats some chronic pain conditions and has had particular success with<br /> chronic pelvic pain.</p> <p>She has been an active member of the NZ Pain society and a<br /> longstanding member of the sports and orthopaedic, acupuncture, women’s health<br /> and occupational health special interest groups.</p> <p>Her active interests include travel, skiing, sailing,<br /> rollerblading and hiking.</p> <p>

Steve Stewart Steve completed his Undergraduate Degree and Post GraduateDiploma in Manipulative Therapy in Perth, Western Australia and worked in the public hospitalsystems there, Sydney and London before moving into Private practiceover 30 years ago. He has now lived in NZ for over 20years with his wife andtwo daughters. Most of that time has been here at Herne Bay/Ponsonby Physio.Steve has a wide experience in a range of musculo-skeletalconditions from sports injuries to age related dysfunction and uses a manualtherapy approach combined with exercise, and education to assist in therecovery from injury and in subsequent rehabilitation.His special interests are in spinal, hips, knees and feetproblems.In his spare time Steve is a keen surfer and is also planningto do more tramping in NZ now that he has reached empty nest status.

Steve Stewart Steve completed his Undergraduate Degree and Post GraduateDiploma in Manipulative Therapy in Perth, Western Australia and worked in the public hospitalsystems there, Sydney and London before moving into Private practiceover 30 years ago. He has now lived in NZ for over 20years with his wife andtwo daughters. Most of that time has been here at Herne Bay/Ponsonby Physio.Steve has a wide experience in a range of musculo-skeletalconditions from sports injuries to age related dysfunction and uses a manualtherapy approach combined with exercise, and education to assist in therecovery from injury and in subsequent rehabilitation.His special interests are in spinal, hips, knees and feetproblems.In his spare time Steve is a keen surfer and is also planningto do more tramping in NZ now that he has reached empty nest status.

Gabrielle Douglas</p>
<p>After completing her physiotherapy training, and working in<br />
NZ, Gabrielle spent some years in Vancouver and London, primarily<br />
treating musculoskeletal conditions, both in hospitals and private practice.</p>
<p>On returning to NZ, she opened Herne Bay Ponsonby Physiotherapy<br />
and continued with post graduate training including manipulative therapy and<br />
traditional and western acupuncture.</p>
<p>Gabrielle has a<br />
special interest in treating facial pain/headaches, including ear, eye, nose,<br />
mouth, cheek and sinus pain which have no other pathological basis but a<br />
neural/musculoskeletal origin. She also has a special interest in upper limb<br />
pain and dysfunction. Gabrielle has successfully treated somatosensory tinnitus<br />
ie: tinnitus arising from the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Gabrielle<br />
also treats some chronic pain conditions and has had particular success with<br />
chronic pelvic pain.</p>
<p>She has been an active member of the NZ Pain society and a<br />
longstanding member of the sports and orthopaedic, acupuncture, women’s health<br />
and occupational health special interest groups.</p>
<p>Her active interests include travel, skiing, sailing,<br />
rollerblading and hiking.</p>
<p>

Gabrielle Douglas</p> <p>After completing her physiotherapy training, and working in<br /> NZ, Gabrielle spent some years in Vancouver and London, primarily<br /> treating musculoskeletal conditions, both in hospitals and private practice.</p> <p>On returning to NZ, she opened Herne Bay Ponsonby Physiotherapy<br /> and continued with post graduate training including manipulative therapy and<br /> traditional and western acupuncture.</p> <p>Gabrielle has a<br /> special interest in treating facial pain/headaches, including ear, eye, nose,<br /> mouth, cheek and sinus pain which have no other pathological basis but a<br /> neural/musculoskeletal origin. She also has a special interest in upper limb<br /> pain and dysfunction. Gabrielle has successfully treated somatosensory tinnitus<br /> ie: tinnitus arising from the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Gabrielle<br /> also treats some chronic pain conditions and has had particular success with<br /> chronic pelvic pain.</p> <p>She has been an active member of the NZ Pain society and a<br /> longstanding member of the sports and orthopaedic, acupuncture, women’s health<br /> and occupational health special interest groups.</p> <p>Her active interests include travel, skiing, sailing,<br /> rollerblading and hiking.</p> <p>

Steve Stewart</p>
<p>Steve completed his Undergraduate Degree and Post Graduate<br />
Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in Perth, Western Australia and worked in the public hospital<br />
systems there, Sydney and London before moving into Private practice<br />
over 30 years ago. He has now lived in NZ for over 20years with his wife and<br />
two daughters. Most of that time has been here at Herne Bay/Ponsonby Physio.</p>
<p>Steve has a wide experience in a range of musculo-skeletal<br />
conditions from sports injuries to age related dysfunction and uses a manual<br />
therapy approach combined with exercise, and education to assist in the<br />
recovery from injury and in subsequent rehabilitation.</p>
<p>His special interests are in spinal, hips, knees and feet<br />
problems.</p>
<p>In his spare time Steve is a keen surfer and is also planning<br />
to do more tramping in NZ now that he has reached empty nest status.</p>
<p>

Steve Stewart</p> <p>Steve completed his Undergraduate Degree and Post Graduate<br /> Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in Perth, Western Australia and worked in the public hospital<br /> systems there, Sydney and London before moving into Private practice<br /> over 30 years ago. He has now lived in NZ for over 20years with his wife and<br /> two daughters. Most of that time has been here at Herne Bay/Ponsonby Physio.</p> <p>Steve has a wide experience in a range of musculo-skeletal<br /> conditions from sports injuries to age related dysfunction and uses a manual<br /> therapy approach combined with exercise, and education to assist in the<br /> recovery from injury and in subsequent rehabilitation.</p> <p>His special interests are in spinal, hips, knees and feet<br /> problems.</p> <p>In his spare time Steve is a keen surfer and is also planning<br /> to do more tramping in NZ now that he has reached empty nest status.</p> <p>

Gabrielle Douglas</p>
<p>After completing her physiotherapy training, and working in<br />
NZ, Gabrielle spent some years in Vancouver and London, primarily<br />
treating musculoskeletal conditions, both in hospitals and private practice.</p>
<p>On returning to NZ, she opened Herne Bay Ponsonby Physiotherapy<br />
and continued with post graduate training including manipulative therapy and<br />
traditional and western acupuncture.</p>
<p>Gabrielle has a<br />
special interest in treating facial pain/headaches, including ear, eye, nose,<br />
mouth, cheek and sinus pain which have no other pathological basis but a<br />
neural/musculoskeletal origin. She also has a special interest in upper limb<br />
pain and dysfunction. Gabrielle has successfully treated somatosensory tinnitus<br />
ie: tinnitus arising from the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Gabrielle<br />
also treats some chronic pain conditions and has had particular success with<br />
chronic pelvic pain.</p>
<p>She has been an active member of the NZ Pain society and a<br />
longstanding member of the sports and orthopaedic, acupuncture, women’s health<br />
and occupational health special interest groups.</p>
<p>Her active interests include travel, skiing, sailing,<br />
rollerblading and hiking.</p>
<p>

Gabrielle Douglas</p> <p>After completing her physiotherapy training, and working in<br /> NZ, Gabrielle spent some years in Vancouver and London, primarily<br /> treating musculoskeletal conditions, both in hospitals and private practice.</p> <p>On returning to NZ, she opened Herne Bay Ponsonby Physiotherapy<br /> and continued with post graduate training including manipulative therapy and<br /> traditional and western acupuncture.</p> <p>Gabrielle has a<br /> special interest in treating facial pain/headaches, including ear, eye, nose,<br /> mouth, cheek and sinus pain which have no other pathological basis but a<br /> neural/musculoskeletal origin. She also has a special interest in upper limb<br /> pain and dysfunction. Gabrielle has successfully treated somatosensory tinnitus<br /> ie: tinnitus arising from the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Gabrielle<br /> also treats some chronic pain conditions and has had particular success with<br /> chronic pelvic pain.</p> <p>She has been an active member of the NZ Pain society and a<br /> longstanding member of the sports and orthopaedic, acupuncture, women’s health<br /> and occupational health special interest groups.</p> <p>Her active interests include travel, skiing, sailing,<br /> rollerblading and hiking.</p> <p>

Steve Stewart</p>
<p>Steve completed his Undergraduate Degree and Post Graduate<br />
Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in Perth, Western Australia and worked in the public hospital<br />
systems there, Sydney and London before moving into Private practice<br />
over 30 years ago. He has now lived in NZ for over 20years with his wife and<br />
two daughters. Most of that time has been here at Herne Bay/Ponsonby Physio.</p>
<p>Steve has a wide experience in a range of musculo-skeletal<br />
conditions from sports injuries to age related dysfunction and uses a manual<br />
therapy approach combined with exercise, and education to assist in the<br />
recovery from injury and in subsequent rehabilitation.</p>
<p>His special interests are in spinal, hips, knees and feet<br />
problems.</p>
<p>In his spare time Steve is a keen surfer and is also planning<br />
to do more tramping in NZ now that he has reached empty nest status.</p>
<p>

Steve Stewart</p> <p>Steve completed his Undergraduate Degree and Post Graduate<br /> Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in Perth, Western Australia and worked in the public hospital<br /> systems there, Sydney and London before moving into Private practice<br /> over 30 years ago. He has now lived in NZ for over 20years with his wife and<br /> two daughters. Most of that time has been here at Herne Bay/Ponsonby Physio.</p> <p>Steve has a wide experience in a range of musculo-skeletal<br /> conditions from sports injuries to age related dysfunction and uses a manual<br /> therapy approach combined with exercise, and education to assist in the<br /> recovery from injury and in subsequent rehabilitation.</p> <p>His special interests are in spinal, hips, knees and feet<br /> problems.</p> <p>In his spare time Steve is a keen surfer and is also planning<br /> to do more tramping in NZ now that he has reached empty nest status.</p> <p>

  • Manual therapy
  • Mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise programmes
  • Soft tissue release
  • Breathing Education
  • Ergonomic Education
  • Workplace assessments
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Women’s health
  • Spinal pain/dysfunction
  • Sports injuries
  • Postural dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Occupational overuse syndrome
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Breathing disorders
  • Muscle/ligament/joint strains
  • Arthritis
  • Post surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Disc bulges
  • Severe bruising
  • Shingles
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Shin splints