Sports Physiotherapy.

Sports Physio is a specialist field of Physiotherapy which focuses on the injuries and dysfunctions associated with sport. Understanding the biomechanics, specific pathologies and rehabilitation protocols to enhance recovery and return to optimal performance.

All of our Physiotherapists have worked with Sporting Bodies from local Club and travel with National and International teams.

Sports and Sporting Bodies that our staff have worked with include:

  • NZ Cycling
  • North Harbour Rugby
  • North Harbour Basketball
  • A-League Football – NZ Knights
  • Australian Triathlon Federation
  • National League Football NZ – Waitakere United
  • West Auckland Triathlon – Black Sands Triathlon Club
  • Auckland Branch Sports Medicine NZ – Executive member

How is a Sports Physio different to standard Physio?

Injuries resulting from forces and loads that are specific to sport have patterns to their behavior and recover best when you know best practice with rehabilitation.

Whether the goal is for best rapid recovery or management of an injury to permit continuation, there are some important considerations that are specific to Sport Medicine.

Partners in Sports Medicine

If your issue requires additional specialist help, Dr Paul Wharam consults from our rooms each Monday.

Dr Paul Wharam
Sports Physician

B.M, F.R.N.Z.C.G.P, Dip Sports Med, F.A.C.S.P, Masters Degree in Medical Science

Paul is a specialist sports physician and a fellow of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. He has worked as a general practitioner for 10 years prior to working in sports medicine for the last 17 years.

Paul has worked as the medical team doctor to Waitakere City soccer team, Auckland Stars basketball team, Tall Blacks basketball team, Breakers basketball team, NZ Knights soccer team, NZ Junior ferns World Cup team and the NZ Paralympic team. He has published research into hyponatremia at the NZ Ironman and completed a Masters degree on the subject.

He runs a referral based service in the Auckland CBD, Auckland Hobsonville and Auckland North Shore. Paul has a contract to see ACC related injuries and is also available to consult regarding private sports medicine issues. Referral can be made by doctors, physiotherapists and other health professionals.

Paul is married with 3 children. Paul has completed numerous running, cycling and triathlon events. These include marathons, NZ Ironman and the Italian Maratona.

For an appointment call : (09) 446 0986

Partners in Sports Medicine eg axis / Paul Wharam continuing professional education