Acupuncture/Dry Needling

Acute injury management

Deep tissue massage

Exercise Programmes

Hand Therapy

Joint manipulation and mobilisation

Neuromuscular Therapy

PINC Cancer Rehabilitation

Postural analysis and correction

Running education

Soft tissue massage

Sports strapping

Therapeutic massage

Upright and Active elderly exercise classes

Tairua Whitianga PINC & STEEL

PINC Cancer Rehabilitation

PINC & STEEL provides support to people affected by cancer, helping them take their first steps on the road to recovery.

Cancer rehabilitation and exercise can reduce side effects of the disease and debilitating cancer treatments, and can improve functional ability, quality of life and ultimately, survival.

Terri has recently trained as a Pinc Physiotherapist

For further information click here to learn more.

For details regarding funding click here.

Tairua Whitianga Pelvic Health

Pelvic Health Therapy

Are you experiencing leakage when you cough or sneeze? No leakage should be put up with. The good news is that we can help!

Conditions we commonly treat:
• Bladder and bowel concerns - incontinence, urgency and constipation
• Pregnancy-related pelvic pain and back pain
• Pelvic floor check after childbirth
• Rectus diastasis
• Caesarean scar management
• Return to exercise / running post childbirth
• Pelvic organ prolapse management
• Pelvic pain - coccyx pain, pain with sexual intercourse, endometriosis and pain or discomfort in lower abdomen or vagina
• Menopausal concerns
• Post pelvic surgery - hysterectomy and vaginal repairs
• Male pelvic floor assessment and pre and post prostate surgery advice and education

What should I expect?

Your first consultantion will be an hour long so we can gain in-depth understanindng of the history, symptoms and the aspects of your life that are contributing to the condition. A physical assessment is individualised to you. Pelvic floor examination's (internal and external) helps to assess functional tone and activation of pelvic floor muscles and pelvic organ prolapse presence. An internal assessment is often very helpful in diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor conditions. However, it's not essential and your physiotherapist will discuss what is involved and all the options during your consultation.

ACC funding is available for specific birth injuries acquired from October 2022 and we are able to complete all ACC forms in the clinic.

No referral is needed


No, You can come straight in. If it is an ACC injury we take care of all the paperwork for you.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows the body part that is injured to be examined. We have shorts and gowns that can be used if necessary.

Every appointment is one on one with your physio and includes reviewing of all your relevant medical information/scan, a thorough physical examination, getting as accurate a diagnosis as possible and the coming up with a tailor made treatment and self care programme to get you back in to the tasks that matter for you.

Yes, you are encouraged to bring a support person along if it makes you feel more at ease. It is recommended that a parent of care giver come with any children or adolescents coming up with a tailor made treatment and self care programme to get you back in to the tasks that matter for you.

We have private and ACC subsidised rates. Please call 021 587 262 to get an accurate cost

The PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Program provides individualised, prescribed rehabilitation to women diagnosed with cancer;
helping them heal as well as possible and to function at optimal levels through every stage of their treatment and recovery.

Terri has recently trained as a Pinc Physiotherapist

For further information or details regarding funding. learn more..

Tairua Whitianga Physio Joel


Joel van Doorn graduated in 2003 from Auckland University of technology and has since returned there to complete a post graduate certificate in Chinese Acupuncture and Women’s Health Acupuncture.

He travelled to China in 2008 to observe and learn how acupuncture is used there to treat many conditions in their hospitals.

He has been the head physiotherapist for multiple high level sporting code teams and is currently the Physiotherapist for the Tairua Senior rugby Team. He is an experienced hands on practitioner with extensive knowledge around sports and work injuries.

He enjoys acting, surfing, golf, hiking and staying fit through various fitness endeavours.

Whitianga PhysioFirst Terri

Terri Evanson grew up on a lifestyle block near Whitianga. Outside of work she enjoys an active lifestyle, running, yoga and playing sports.
Terri graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2016. She then worked in Auckland for a private practice alongside an experienced team. She moved back to Whitianga in 2019 and has enjoyed settling back into the Coromandel pace of life.

Terri is PINC and STEEL certified which allows her to support clients living with cancer or after cancer treatments to cope with side effects and have a better quality of life. Terri completed her post graduate certificate at Auckland University of Technology which focussed on breathing mechanisms and management; and in persistent and chronic pain assessment/management and treatment.
Terri is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist having completed her pelvic health training. She is equip to support clients experiencing pelvic health issues such as incontinence, prolapse, sexual dysfunction, and/or pain. She has completed PNZ dry needling certificate and various other manual handling and sports based courses. She is passionate about exercise based rehabilitation and taking a holistic approach to returning patients to full function.

Terri has worked within the sporting environment since the beginning of her Physiotherapy career. She has worked with Northcote rugby club, North Harbour Maori and North Harbour Junior Woman’s teams whilst living in Auckland. And the Mercury Bay Rugby Club and Thames Valley Heartland teams throughout her time in Whitianga. She was also involved with the Masters Games, assisting with the football teams

Whitianga PhysioFirst Anna

Anna Doyle graduated from the University of Liverpool, England with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She has previously worked in both private practice and the public sector in England and Ireland.
Her experience to date has seen Anna assess and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, both acute and chronic. She is passionate about injury prevention and helping people return to their full potential through guided treatment plans.

She has recently moved to New Zealand from Ireland and has been enjoying everything the Coromandel has to offer. At home, she normally plays an Irish sport called Gaelic football but whilst in Whitianga has regained her love for running and going to the gym.

Whitianga PhysioFirst Charlotte Porter

Charlotte Porter graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She has previously worked in private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Auckland. She has experience with acute neurological rehabilitation for stroke and traumatic brain injuries, and physiotherapy pre and post organ transplant.

Charlotte is passionate about exercise rehabilitation and enjoys working with patients of all ages to develop a treatment plan that aligns with their goals.

In 2021 Charlotte studied a Diploma in Paramedic Science. She is a volunteer with St John Ambulance.

Outside of work, Charlotte has represented NZ internationally in sailing. She has previously worked for one of the local sailing charter boats in Whitianga. She enjoys being outdoors including diving and surfing.

Whitianga PhysioFirst Ayesha Sadiq

Ayesha Sadiq is a seasoned Physiotherapist with a degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Lahore, Pakistan. She did her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Yeditepe University Istanbul, Turkey. Her journey in physiotherapy has been shaped by diverse experiences, including impactful roles in both Pakistan and the Maldives.

She honed her skills working with a diverse range of patients, addressing various musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. This gave her a deep understanding of the unique healthcare needs of local communites. Her international exposure has enriched her approach to physiotherapy, allowing her to blend cultural sensitivity with evidence-based practices. In addition to her clinical expertise, she is proud to be contributing to her field with two notable publications. As part of her commitment to the academic community, she currently serves as a reviewer for The Healer Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. This role allows her to contribute to the peer-review process, ensuring the integrity and quality of research in her field.

Beyond her dedication to physiotherapy, you might catch her immersed in the pages of a captivating book. She mostly find solace in the soulful tunes of folk music and sometimes indulges herself in the meditative art of sketching.

Whitianga PhysioFirst Lauren Bromley

Lauren Bromley PG Cert. HSC Rehabiliation BOccTher

At Physio First Whitianga we are extremely fortunate to partner with Lauren Bromley local specialist Hand Therapist at Coastal Hand Therapy Whitianga – to provide this new specialist service to the community.
Please feel free to give Lauren a call on 027 317 6926 to book an appointment or alternatively visit her website.

Born and raised in Thames, the Coromandel Peninsula is where I call home. After leaving the area for study and career advancement, I have returned and am very fortunate to now call Whitianga home.

After graduating in 2017, I followed my chosen career path specialising in Hand Therapy. I completed a postgraduate certificate in rehabilitation specific to hand and upper limb rehabilitation and pain management. Since 2017 I have gained clinical experience working at the Christchurch Public Hospital and private Hand Therapy Clinic’s in Hamilton and Cambridge.

I’m very excited to be able to provide a specialist Hand Therapy Service to Whitianaga and wider Coromandel Peninsula community. I’m very passionate about helping clients regain full pain free function.

Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors, on the water fishing and diving with my partner. Having previously completed in many of the Peninsula's adventure races as a young female, I still hold a passion for Outdoor Adventure Racing and would like to continue it now I live back on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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