ACC Accredited Provider

Professional • Effective • Physiotherapy

Injury Management


The team of experienced post-graduate qualified physiotherapists at Franklin Physiotherapy provide an individualised injury assessment and treatment pathway to assist with the management of a wide range of sports, work related, and pre or post surgical musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica & nerve pain
  • Neck pain & Headaches
  • Shoulder, elbow & wrist or hand injuries
  • Knees injuries
  • Ankle & foot injuries

The physiotherapists at Franklin physiotherapy are also qualified and trained to provide a range of additional services including:

  • Supervision of ACC return to work rehabilitation programmes
  • Sport specific conditioning programmes
  • Sport specific screenings for injury risk identification or performance enhancement
  • Sport specific technique analysis including running and cycling biomechanics
  • Bike fit analysis
  • Acupuncture & dry needling therapy
  • Soft tissue massage

Franklin Physiotherapy is a fully ACC-contracted provider having met the requirements of the Physiotherapy Accreditation Scheme. As a contracted ACC provider we can register your injury directly with ACC on your behalf therefore a doctor’s referral is not necessary.

Acupuncture – how can it help you:

Western acupuncture is used by physiotherapists to stimulate the central nervous system to release the body’s neuro-chemicals i.e. endorphins, for a range of affects including pain relief, melatonin to improve sleep, and serotonin to promote general well being. These neuro-chemicals assist the body's normal healing processes, and can offer pain relief on their own, or as part or a wider rehabilitation intervention including manual or manipulative therapy, massage, and exercise interventions. Both acupuncture and dry needling techniques have been shown to assist some patients with musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle and joint problems
  • Nerve pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sports injuries

At Franklin Physiotherapy, we have therapists who are fully qualified to practice both Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling techniques. Physiotherapists who practice Western Acupuncture are members of the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand (PAANZ) and registered with NZ Blood.