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Lakes DHB Physiotherapy

Public Service, Allied Health


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Lakes District Health Board Physiotherapy Service provides full physiotherapy services for inpatients, outpatients, rehabilitation and community. The complement of senior and staff physiotherapists and assistants provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for all musculoskeletal problems and injuries and for specialised physiotherapy.

The team works across all inpatient services.

Specialist services are provided for a wide variety of conditions (including orthopaedics, respiratory, cardiac, pelvic health) in a modern, well-equipped department. There are excellent gym facilities which allow us to manage complicated multiple trauma cases.

Where to find us: see the Rotorua Hospital map here.


What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy uses proven techniques to help restore movement and function to anyone affected by an injury, disability or health condition. It’s a therapy that can help you achieve movement for life.

A physiotherapist will use their in-depth knowledge of how the body works, combined with hands-on clinical skills, to assess, diagnose and treat your symptoms. They can even help you prevent many injuries and health conditions.

While well known for treating injuries, physios also have the skills to treat and prevent a range of health problems involving:

  • Joints, bones and soft tissue
  • Heart
  • Chest and lungs
  • Brain and nervous system

 All physiotherapists are health professionals with a university degree in physiotherapy (at a minimum). They are registered under the HPCA.

Physiotherapy covers a wide range of health problems and physios often choose to concentrate their expertise on a particular area. Areas of practice can include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Hand Therapy
  • Lymphoedema
  • Manual Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Occupational Health
  • Older Adults
  • Paediatric
  • Pelvic, Women’s and Men’s Health and Continence
  • Sports and Exercise

Why Choose Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can help you achieve and maintain movement. Physios are highly qualified health professionals who can help with a range of conditions and symptoms.

Referral Expectations

Referrals are accepted from Lakes DHB consultants and staff or from general practitioners and health professionals in the primary sector.


New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Christmas Holiday Hours:

  • Usual business hours 8.00am-4.30pm (Inpatients and urgent outpatients services available)
  • Inpatient only on stat days and weekends


  • Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal

    Spinal and/or peripheral joint problems including sports injuries, headaches, soft tissue lesions, sprains, strains, post fracture and injury recovery, amputations and joint replacements.… More

  • Respiratory and Cardiac Conditions

    Education and treatment for asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis etc. Rehabilitation classes for cardiac and pulmonary conditions.… More

  • Rehabilitation and Neurological Conditions

    Physiotherapy is provided for both inpatients and outpatients. More

  • Mobility

    Assessments for mobility problems are available e.g. walking frames. More

  • Community Physiotherapy

    Lakes District Health Board provides community physiotherapy for patients who require physiotherapy but are unable to attend as an outpatient. … More

  • Inpatient Support

    The team works across all inpatient services. More


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Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Corner Arawa Street & Pukeroa Road
Bay Of Plenty 3010

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Street Address

Corner Arawa Street & Pukeroa Road
Bay Of Plenty 3010

Postal Address

Rotorua Hospital
Private Bag 3023
Rotorua Mail Centre
Rotorua 3046

This page was last updated at 2:36PM on December 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Physiotherapy.