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Axis Sports Medicine Specialists

Private Service, Sports Medicine, Dietitian, Occupational Therapy (OT), Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy

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261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

120B Maori Jack Road, Otago, Queenstown

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

** Covid-19 ** The team at Axis offer consultations via Telehealth (telephone or video conference), so patients can stay at home if sick or symptomatic, but continue to receive care from the Axis team.

The Sport and Exercise Physicians at Axis Sports Medicine Specialists specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. We provide a thorough and reputable service managing sport and exercise-related medical concerns for a wide range of active individuals from professional, elite and recreational athletes, sports people and dancers.

Our team of specialists are Fellows of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP) and work closely with High Performance Sport NZ, Sport NZ, ACC and a number of Universities. We also work across a wide range of elite level sports and sporting bodies. Our clinical practice provides a collaborative approach to the treatment of sports injuries and illness as we work within a multidisciplinary unit of health professionals.

Axis Sports Medicine Specialists provide a comprehensive service that includes the following:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of the patient’s presenting symptoms,
  • An assessment of any existing chronic medical problems and their treatment,
  • Education about the diagnosed condition and the possible management strategies,
  • Individualised exercise prescription,
  • Access to allied health professionals as needed – including physiotherapy, nutrition, massage therapy and podiatry,
  • Clinical examination.

What is Sport and Exercise Medicine?

Axis Sports Medicine Specialists are sport and exercise physicians who are trained to use physical activity as a treatment strategy (“exercise as medicine”). Sport and exercise physicians are also trained to optimise the management of medical conditions that impact on exercise. Examples of these are diabetes, cardiac problems and asthma.

For more information about the specialty see here: Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians.

Our Team

Our organisation has the largest number of Sport and Exercise Physicians in New Zealand with thirteen physicians, as well as five registrars,  orthopaedic surgeons, a dietitian, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists including a specialist physiotherapist. Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are part way through the four year advanced training programme. We also have a number of visiting orthopaedic surgeons who work out of our clinics.

Our Sport and Exercise Physicians:

Our Sport and Exercise Registrars:

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Our Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Our Concussion Clinic Team:

Our Dietitian:

Our Physiotherapists:

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Simon Baker

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Dr Sarah Beable

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 120B Māori Jack Road, Otago, Queenstown

  • Dr Theresa Bidwell

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Dr Adam Castricum

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 120B Māori Jack Road, Otago, Queenstown

  • Dr Tony Edwards

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Mr Robert Elliott

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Dr Dan Exeter

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Dr Mark Fulcher

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

  • Dr Chris Hanna

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Dr Stephen Kara

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland, 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

  • Dr Simon Kim

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Dr James McGarvey

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland, 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

  • Dr Craig Panther

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Mr Eric Swanton

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Dr Noah Whitehead

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Dr Colleen Winstanley

    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Available at 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

Doctors

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Ilze Jacobs

    Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Dr Sanjeev Krishna

    Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Dr Amitesh Kumar

    Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar & Urgent Care Physician

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Dr Judikje Scheffer

    Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar & General Practitioner

    Available at 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

  • Dr Lincoln Wharetohunga

    Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Dr Samantha Wong

    Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

Physiotherapists

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Rebecca Blyth

    Vestibular Physiotherapist

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Samuel Broome

    Physiotherapist

    Available at 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

  • Timothy Devlin

    Physiotherapist

    Available at 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

  • Katherine Forch

    Vestibular Physiotherapist

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Emma Komocki

    Physiotherapist

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland, 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

  • David Lalor

    Physiotherapist

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Rebecca Longhurst

    Physiotherapy Specialist

    Available at Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Gabrielle McCullough

    Physiotherapist

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland, Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Janet Rowley

    Vestibular Physiotherapist

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland, Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

  • Rachel Skilling

    Physiotherapist

    Available at 261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

  • Alexander Wright

    Physiotherapist

    Available at 2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

Referral Expectations

As with any specialists, Sport and Exercise Physicians, Registrars and Orthopaedic Surgeons can only see patients who have been referred by other registered health practitioners. Usually this will be your general practitioner, accident and medical centre doctor, or physiotherapist. However, podiatrists, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurse practitioners, and other specialists can also provide referrals.

Fees and Charges Description

We are an ACC registered and accredited practice.

Our services are covered by some health insurance policies. We recommend that you check with your private medical insurer with regard to the full extent of your cover. 

Hours

261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

120B Maori Jack Road, Otago, Queenstown

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), Southland Anniversary (22 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Procedures / Treatments

Concussion Clinic

Axis holds a Concussion Services Contract with ACC for patients experiencing mTBI and who have been referred by their GP. We also run a Sports Concussion Clinic that is free of charge with an accepted ACC claim for sports related concussion only. Click here for more information on our full Concussion Service.

Axis holds a Concussion Services Contract with ACC for patients experiencing mTBI and who have been referred by their GP. We also run a Sports Concussion Clinic that is free of charge with an accepted ACC claim for sports related concussion only. Click here for more information on our full Concussion Service.

Osteoarthritis Clinic

Our clinic brings together a range of medical and health specialists to provide a comprehensive osteoarthritis treatment plan that looks at non-surgical options to improve your condition. We offer our patients two options: A dedicated 12-week programme where our team design an overall plan for you and work closely with you over 12 weeks to help you implement it. A one-off consultation, assessment, and programme development. The ongoing management is left to you. Lastly, if necessary, a sub-specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon is available to provide surgical options. Click here for more information on our Osteoarthritis clinic.

Our clinic brings together a range of medical and health specialists to provide a comprehensive osteoarthritis treatment plan that looks at non-surgical options to improve your condition.

We offer our patients two options:

  1. A dedicated 12-week programme where our team design an overall plan for you and work closely with you over 12 weeks to help you implement it.
  2. A one-off consultation, assessment, and programme development. The ongoing management is left to you.

Lastly, if necessary, a sub-specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon is available to provide surgical options.

Click here for more information on our Osteoarthritis clinic.

Exercise Medicine

Most chronic diseases are rooted in – or even caused by – a lack of physical activity. Strong evidence shows that when people don’t exercise, they increase their risk of many health conditions. Their overall life expectancy is also shortened. But it’s not just about prevention; amongst other conditions, exercise can also be an effective part of treating a variety of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, pulmonary disease, neurological disease, diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity and anxiety and depression. Our team are specialists in providing exercise medicine services within a structured framework to support chronic sufferers with programmes designed to improve overall health, either by preventing or managing injury, chronic conditions and diseases, or helping patients regain their previous function.

Most chronic diseases are rooted in – or even caused by – a lack of physical activity. Strong evidence shows that when people don’t exercise, they increase their risk of many health conditions. Their overall life expectancy is also shortened. But it’s not just about prevention; amongst other conditions, exercise can also be an effective part of treating a variety of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, pulmonary disease, neurological disease, diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity and anxiety and depression.

Our team are specialists in providing exercise medicine services within a structured framework to support chronic sufferers with programmes designed to improve overall health, either by preventing or managing injury, chronic conditions and diseases, or helping patients regain their previous function.

Acute Knee Clinic

Our Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians hold an acute knee clinic every week at each of our clinic locations. Patients are eligible for this clinic if their knee injury occured within the last 4 weeks. All appointments are free with an ACC claim. Click here for more information about this service.

Our Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians hold an acute knee clinic every week at each of our clinic locations. Patients are eligible for this clinic if their knee injury occured within the last 4 weeks.

All appointments are free with an ACC claim. Click here for more information about this service.

Tendon & Ligament Treatment

Overuse or overloading of a tendon or ligament can cause an accumulation of tearing, creating pain. We offer specialist diagnosis of these types of injury along with treatments to promote healing. Some of the common tendon and ligament injuries we treat regularly are: Common Tendon Injuries: Achilles Tendon Rotator Cuff Tendon Elbow Tendon Patella Tendon Peroneal Tendon(s) Common Ligament Injuries: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL) Lateral Cruciate Ligament (LCL) Plantar Fasciitis Sprained Ankle Shoulder Separation Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) Click here for more information on our tendon and ligament treatment service.

Overuse or overloading of a tendon or ligament can cause an accumulation of tearing, creating pain. We offer specialist diagnosis of these types of injury along with treatments to promote healing. Some of the common tendon and ligament injuries we treat regularly are:

Common Tendon Injuries:

  • Achilles Tendon
  • Rotator Cuff Tendon
  • Elbow Tendon
  • Patella Tendon
  • Peroneal Tendon(s)

Common Ligament Injuries:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
  • Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL)
  • Lateral Cruciate Ligament (LCL)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)

Click here for more information on our tendon and ligament treatment service.

Injury Treatment & Management

Our comprehensive consultation service is specific to sport and exercise-related injuries and illnesses and includes the following: Specialist diagnosis and treatment of the patient’s presenting symptoms, An assessment of any existing chronic medical problems and their treatment, Education about the diagnosed condition and the possible management strategies, Individualised exercise prescription, Dietary advice, Access to allied health professionals as needed – including physiotherapy, nutrition, massage therapy and podiatry, Clinical examination. Click here for details.

Our comprehensive consultation service is specific to sport and exercise-related injuries and illnesses and includes the following:

  • Specialist diagnosis and treatment of the patient’s presenting symptoms,
  • An assessment of any existing chronic medical problems and their treatment,
  • Education about the diagnosed condition and the possible management strategies,
  • Individualised exercise prescription,
  • Dietary advice,
  • Access to allied health professionals as needed – including physiotherapy, nutrition, massage therapy and podiatry,
  • Clinical examination.

Click here for details.

Performance

Our team can help athletes achieve their performance goals. Our specialists support athletes using an athlete-centred, multi-disciplinary approach. We have extensive experience working with elite sport and know exactly what it takes to support an athlete to very top of their game. Click here for more information about athletic screening and performance enhancement.

Our team can help athletes achieve their performance goals. Our specialists support athletes using an athlete-centred, multi-disciplinary approach. We have extensive experience working with elite sport and know exactly what it takes to support an athlete to very top of their game.

Click here for more information about athletic screening and performance enhancement.

Team Care & Event Management

The team at Axis have vast experience in sport governance, event planning and tournament and team care. Our team continue to represent NZ at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and have worked with a wide range of sports and sporting bodies; from the more well known Warriors, FIFA and All Blacks through to Canoe Racing NZ and Hockey NZ. Click here for more information on the involvements of our specialists. Click here for more information on how your organisation can receive support from our doctors and physiotherapists.

The team at Axis have vast experience in sport governance, event planning and tournament and team care. Our team continue to represent NZ at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and have worked with a wide range of sports and sporting bodies; from the more well known Warriors, FIFA and All Blacks through to Canoe Racing NZ and Hockey NZ.

Click here for more information on the involvements of our specialists. 

Click here for more information on how your organisation can receive support from our doctors and physiotherapists. 

Further Patient Information

Click here for information about the various treatments and programmes that may be recommended by our specialists.

Click here for information about the various treatments and programmes that may be recommended by our specialists.

Services Provided

Physiotherapy

Balance disorders / dizziness, Breathing and Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Rehabilitation, Sports

  • Balance disorders / dizziness
  • Breathing and Cardiovascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurological
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports
Occupational therapy (OT)

Neurological, Rehabilitation

  • Neurological
  • Rehabilitation
Dietitian

Health and wellness, Sports, Weight management

  • Health and wellness
  • Sports
  • Weight management

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Parking

Parking is provided for patients at all our clinic locations.

Contact Details

261 Morrin Road, Saint Johns, Auckland

Central Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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120B Māori Jack Road, Otago, Queenstown

Central Lakes

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

More details…

2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland

Central Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

More details…

This page was last updated at 12:52PM on May 17, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Axis Sports Medicine Specialists.