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Have you hadRecent Surgery?

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Are youNursing An Old Injury?

Had enough of your pain?

Book A Session Nursing An Old Injury?

Are youTraining For An Event?

Avoid injury with the right training advice

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Is yourTeenager Sore?

Protect your child's body for the future

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  • Training Advice

    Large events can be
    tough on your body.
    Get the right advice
    and prevent injury.

    Training Advice
  • Is Your Child Hurt?

    The biggest predictor of future injury is previous injury. Get the right help.

    Is Your Child Hurt?
  • Post-Op Care

    Physiotherapists are the primary & preferred post-op rehab specialists of
    surgeons. Don’t hesitate
    to get specialist care.

    Post-Op Care
  • New Injury?

    Wondering what you have done and how to fix it? Get an accurate diagnosis and a quality treatment plan.

    New Injury?
  • Longstanding Injuries

    Get your pain-free self
    back by visiting physiotherapists with proven track records.

    Longstanding Injuries
  • Outdoor Rehab Sessions

    We provide supervised outdoor training & rehab sessions to make sure you’re good to go.

    Outdoor Rehab Sessions

Christmas and Holiday Hours

We hope you all have a great Xmas and New Year holiday period. Our staff deserve a break after a busy year.

The clinic will be closed and will open back up on the 7th of January. If you want to make an appointment you can through our web booking platform at or additionally email us at and we can get back to you to make an appointment.

Merry Xmas and we wish you all the best for 2019!


About Us

Comprehensive Physiotherapy Treatment

Recovery Room Physiotherapy strives to provide a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation service to improve the overall health of each person. We believe that the key to a good outcome is based on the foundation of an accurate diagnosis and focussed treatment plan. We aim to provide an accurate service in an honest, hardworking and friendly atmosphere. You may access our physiotherapists directly (without a referral from your doctor) for both private and ACC related injuries. 

Sports Injuries & Physio for All Ages

Our experience is in day to day conditions that affect us all at work or play and include injuries to muscle, bone, joint and nerves. We also  have an avid interest in sporting injuries and rehabilitation. Our physiotherapists have a special interest in rehabilitating adolescent and young adult athletes. It is our belief that learning to manage injuries of young people whose bodies are still growing and developing is a top priority for the young person’s overall health and well being, and to help them strive for top sporting accolades.

Post-Op / Surgery Physiotherapy

The team at Recovery Room Physiotherapy also have an interest in assisting with active training for events such as marathons, endurance and multisport events. Clients who require treatment to prepare themselves for surgery or to assist with their recovery following surgery will benefit from our services.

Please find a basic overview of some of our post operative protocols to help in the recovery following surgery.

  1. Shoulder Repair

final Shoulder Repair Protocols

Post Op ShoulderrRepair Phase 1

Post Op Shoulder Repair Phase 2



Treatment Times

Treatments sessions are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes in order to ensure the best assessment and treatment available. Assessments and treatments are catered to each individual client.

Comprehensive Physiotherapy Treatment, including Acupuncture & Massage Therapy

Comprehensive Physiotherapy Treatment. Recovery Room Physiotherapy strives to provide a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation service to improve the overall health of each person. We believe that the key to a good outcome is based on the foundation of an accurate diagnosis and focussed treatment plan. We aim to provide an accurate service in an honest, hardworking and friendly atmosphere.

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Our Team
Thomas Wardhaugh

Thomas Wardhaugh

Health and fitness have always played a strong role in Thomas’ life – leading him to a career in Physiotherapy. He understands the numerous benefits of regular physical activity and is enthusiastic about helping people overcome injury to allow them to fulfil their potential – whether it be in sport or at work. Thomas’ experience as a fitness instructor supports his interest in gym-based rehabilitation to allow full restoration of function after injury. As a competitive swimmer and water polo player throughout high school, Thomas suffered persistent shoulder injuries of his own. This experience has allowed him to better understand the intricacies of shoulder pain, an area of particular interest. Thomas also enjoys working within the team environment and has previous experience with acute on-field injury from his time assisting high school and representative level rugby teams as well as being part of the match day medical team for Otago Mitre 10 Cup and Highlanders games, as a sports medic. Thomas has an Honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Otago, where his research investigated the concerns of parents of young athletes regarding concussion in their children. Aside from physiotherapy, Thomas enjoys anything outdoors. He is a keen hunter and has grown up around boating, fishing and water sports. Read more...

Dawn Beckingsale

Dawn Beckingsale

Office Administrator

Dawn is Recovery Room Physiotherapy's office administrator. She does a fantastic job managing the day to day affairs of the physiotherapist within the business. Dawn has extensive experience in the health care sector, working in multi-disciplinary health care providers here in Dunedin and Fairlie. Dawn enjoys meeting all the patients that arrive through the doors at Recovery Room Physiotherapy. She is passionate about helping people and loves developing strong relationships with the physiotherapists and the people that come into contact with her when at work. On another note, Dawn is a great baker and cook. Her Pavlova is the best that this writer has ever tasted! Read more...

Alex Gough

Alex Gough


Health has been a large part of Alex’s life, and he appreciates the importance of quality medical advice and intervention. Read more...

Claire Hepperlin

Claire Hepperlin


Claire is a passionate and experienced Physiotherapist. She enjoys returning her clients back to the sports field or activities of daily life pain free. Read more...

Matt Carrington

Matt Carrington


Matt specialises in exercise prescription and developing rehabilitation programmes following injury and surgery. Read more...

Karl Houltham

Karl Houltham


Karl is driven by a desire to encourage and allow people to work, play and participate in life without pain or hinderance. Read more...


  • Body Work

    Manipulation and mobilisations. 
    Techniques for
    pain free movement
    of the spine & joints.

    Body Work
  • Dry Needling / Acupuncture

    The use of acupuncture needles to reduce pain and muscle spasm.

    Dry Needling / Acupuncture
  • Exercise Therapy

    Training to improve cardiovascular fitness
    & muscular strength
    following injury.

    Exercise Therapy
  • Longer Appointments

    Our appointments are 60 & 30mins, the extra time we allow is invaluable to ensure the best treatment possible.

    Longer Appointments
  • Massage Therapy

    The use of various
    massage techniques
    to reduce muscle spasm
    & alleviate pain.

    Massage Therapy
  • Video Analysis of Movement

    We use video to illustrate faulty movement patterns & enhance the understanding of biomechanics.

    Video Analysis of Movement


Contact Details

We are excited to announce that Recovery Recovery Room Physiotherapy has moved! You can now find Karl and Matt at 55 Crawford Street in the Warehouse Precinct near Vogel Street Kitchen Restaurant and Cafe.

Recovery Room Moved to Crawford Street            Grab a coffee

When you visit or ring you will talk to our lovely clinic administrator Dawn who will be able to help you. Our new contact details are 55 Crawford St, 03 4770996 (Ph) and email



Recovery Room Physiotherapy & Performance

Ground Floor, 55 Crawford St, Dunedin 9016

New Zealand

03 477 0996

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