Visit our Location
116 Onerahi Rd
Give us a Call
+ (64) 09-436-0919
Opening Hours
Mon - Friday: 8AM - 5PM

Onerahi Physiotherapy was established in 1990 by Physiotherapist Ricky Brijs-Blaak and her husband Alfons Brijs.. They purchased the area in the rear of the Onerahi Shopping Centre and Alfons built the practice.

Elspeth Sugrue, who has been working in the practice since 2009, took over the ownership of the practice in November 2016.

Our Vision

To help you to get back on track we provide a wide range physiotherapy services located in the heart of Onerahi, and have done since 1990.

Our Philosophy

Our practice is the only physiotherapy practice in Onerahi and the nearest to the Whangarei Heads area, and we provide all aspects of physiotherapy to cover all needs within the community we serve. We are an enthusiastic experienced team of physiotherapists, who are committed to providing high quality physiotherapy care, focusing on consistent personal attention and hands on therapy. We encourage our clients to participate actively in their treatment so together we can achieve optimum management of their condition.

Our Mission

We are committed as primary healthcare professionals to help our clients resume their lifelong pursuit of health, fitness, and well-being. We encourage open communication and all clients to participate actively in their treatment to achieve optimal personal results.

High Quality

We take a goal-oriented approach to healing. Whatever your goals might be we want to help you achieve them. Onerahi Physiotherapy is committed to provide high quality physiotherapy care in a supportive and educational manner for you, your family, and our community.

Patient Care

We’ll provide hands-on treatment, enabling you to become an active participant in your recovery and future physical health. We are focusing on consistent personal attention and hands on therapy.

Professional Service

Our physiotherapists have extensive clinical experience and a shared passion for helping our community stay active.


Physiotherapy Price List

ACC Claim $30 per session
Private Session $65.00 per session $5.00 discount for Super Gold card holders
Additional Charges Strapping Bandages Equipment

Payment Information

Payment is due at the end of each session unless prior arrangement. We accept cash, eftpos and payments by direct debit. Southern Cross Easy Claim available






As we have other clients that are wishing to see us also, we would please ask that you cancel your appointment before 1 PM on the working day before your appointment. If you fail to attend or cancel late then we reserve the right to charge a Late Cancellation/ No Show fee.

Client Rights

We comply with the guidelines of the Privacy Act and the Health and Information Privacy Code, and observe Client Rights the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers Rights. Leaflets for these Rights are on display in the practice. Please feel free to bring along a support person/chaperone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please tell us what works for you!

What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and health and fitness.

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.

How many visits will I need?

The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.

What should I wear to my appointment?

If we are treating your feet you will not be asked to undress but if we are treating your spine, you will be so comfortable and modest underwear or even a pair of shorts is appropriate.

How do I make an appointment?

You can get in touch by phone (64) 09-436-0919 or use the form under the contact page.

Do I have to be referred by a doctor?

No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However most health insurers require a doctors referral before they authorise cover of fees, some only require a phone call.

Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, and other factors.  Re-evaluations will be done to assess your progress and your therapist communicates with your physician to help you achieve your therapy goals.

We sees and treats patient for a wide range of conditions and diagnoses.  Please visit our Services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses we see patients for.

Physical Therapy at Physio is proud to have 4 physical and occupational therapists on staff who have obtained and achieved advanced certifications in orthopedics, sports, hand therapy, manual therapy, and pedorthics.

We will check with your health insurance provide to determine if outpatient physical therapy services are covered under your plan. We recommend that you confirm  your insurance coverage.

Call our administration office at + (64) 09-436-0919

Ask us a Question

Feel free to ask any physical therapy related questions over the phone, or get send your question via this form below. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.