Our mission is to provide the highest standards of Assessment and Treatment for you.

We have set up Te Atatu Health Physiotherapy as we want to bring the experience we have gained from around the world back to our local community. Longer sessions allow us to get to the bottom of hard to solve problems.

From Back Pain and Sports injuries, to Pelvic Health, we are here to work with you to provide a solution. We want to foster communication between different professions and services locally, as we know a collaborative approach with your coach/GP/trainer or family results in the best outcomes for you.

We are ACC registered so you do not have to be referred, and you do not have to be an Enrolled patient of the GP practice to see us.

Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas

Continence | Pelvic Health | Pregnancy | Lymphoedema | Pre- & Post-Operative

Jamie Thomas is an experienced Women’s Health physiotherapist who has completed specialised training in the treatment of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Pelvic health is pivotal in maintaining physical, mental, social, and sexual well-being.  Jamie assesses and treats the whole person as well as educating and empowering people to make positive and lasting changes in this area. As a mother of three young children, Jamie is also an advocate for safe return to exercise post-pregnancy.

Jamie also works in the Women’s Health Physiotherapy team at Auckland District Health Board (Greenlane Clinical Centre and Auckland City Hospital) working within a multidisciplinary team who are leaders in their fields. You may have also seen her teaching post-natal classes at Auckland Birthcare.

Jamie enjoys long distance running, cycling, swimming, playing music and a number of team sports.

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Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell

Sports Injury | Growth Related Injury | Post Op Rehab | Spinal | Chronic Pain

Tim Campbell has a wide range of experience from around the world since graduating in 2005, in sports injury, growth related injury, post op rehab, spinal and chronic pain. He has worked with sports teams including the NZ Tall Blacks, Waikato FC, and various rugby teams, as well as individual athletes from a wide range of sports. He has a special interest in movement, and movement dysfunction, whether it be an athlete or someone who has hurt themselves at home. It excites him to delve into the underlying issues to be able to identify, and then treat the source of the pain and not just the symptoms. He takes everyone he sees through a full body movement assessment to make sure nothing is missed.

He uses hands on, and exercise based treatments, and has used acupuncture and dry needling for over 10 years for both pain relief, as well as helping restoring normal muscle function. He is married with two preschool children. When he’s not at work or playing with his family, he likes to surf, play touch, mountain bike, and play the guitar.

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Jamie Thomas’ Services

Pelvic floor muscles support the bladder and bowel in men, and the bladder, bowel and uterus in women. They also help maintain bladder and bowel control and play an important role in sexual sensation and function.

Pelvic floor dysfunction is common but it is not normal and affects all ages. 1 in 3 women experience pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence from exercise, coughing, sneezing or laughing or from an urgent need to urinate, painful urination or incomplete emptying of their bladder, constipation, straining or pain during bowel movements, pain or pressure in the vagina or rectum, a heavy feeling in the pelvis or a bulge in the vagina or rectum, pain with intercourse or muscle spasms in the pelvis. This increases to 50% by the age of 80 in both men and women.

Physiotherapy can help with these problems and in many cases can be improved with exercise and behavioral changes.

However, it is important to note that pelvic floor exercises are not the answer for all pelvic floor issues.

Bladder and Bowel

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Urgency and Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse Management
  • Underactive or Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles
  • Pre- and Post-operative physiotherapy for Gynaecological and Prostate surgery

Pelvic Pain

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Overactive or Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles
  • Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia), and/or pain with tampon use or gynecologic exams
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus

Pregnancy

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Post-natal advice and return to exercise
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation (including 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears)

Lymphoedema

  • Upper Limb/breast
  • Lower Limb
  • Trunk

A thorough assessment including questions about your bladder, bowels and medical history will be taken. With consent, an internal (vaginal) assessment of the pelvic floor muscles may be required. You will be given exercises to perform and advice on how to improve your symptoms.

The goal is to empower both men and women to take control and ultimately self-manage their pelvic health.

Tim Campbell’s Services

Sports injury can come in many forms such as a sudden sprain or strain to a muscle or joint that if managed well early on can recover quickly depending on severity. Or it may be a longer term issue that has an underlying Biomechanical dysfunction. The body is very good at compensating, but this can lead onto more problems.

A full biomechanical assessment will tell us where the underlying cause is, and allow us to address it adequately. Each sport has its own unique requirements, and we work closely with you, your coach, specialist, or any other relevant people to get you back to your best.

Lower back and neck pain can be some of the more common and disabling conditions that we experience. It may be that it is from a lifting or twisting injury, or even from sitting at your desk for too long. Again finding that underlying cause is the important part in determining the best course of treatment.

Treatment options may include a hands-on or acupuncture approach to help with movement or pain, and we aim to find certain corrective exercises designed to help relieve or maintain your back or neck when you leave the clinic.

If you have a condition that has required surgery, one of the most important parts in restoring you back to full abilities is the Rehabilitation. Common operations can include Total Hip and Knee joint replacement, Knee ACL repairs and meniscectomies (keyhole surgery for the cartilages), shoulder stabilisations and rotator cuff repair, and spinal laminectomies or fusions.

We have great trust in the surgeons that we work with are operating when necessary, and liaise closely to get the best result from your surgery. Rehabilitation can start from reducing swelling, to progressively increasing Range of Movement and Strength, to get you back to living your life.