Auckland City Physio is based in 2 locations, Shortland Street and the beautiful Viaduct Harbour.
Our approach is to treat each individual with evidence based techniques and exercise rehabilitation which will give the best chance of recovery. Everyone has their own goals when recovering from injury, and our therapists will help you achieve.
We work closely with top orthopaedic surgeons and sports physicians and can call upon their services in situations where we feel that your condition needs further specialised advice.
Whether your goal is to run a marathon, complete your job pain free or play with your kids in the park, we are committed to helping you succeed and excel. Our dedication to helping our patients is what sets us apart.
Director and Principal Physiotherapist
BHSc (Physio) PGDip Sports Medicine
Matt Payne is the Director of Auckland City Physio and a well-known senior physiotherapist. He graduated from the Auckland University of Technology and has a Post Graduate Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also is a qualified acupuncturist.
Matt has a special interest in treating sports injuries and has worked in an extensive list of elite level environments including:
He has been fortunate enough to experience many global sporting events, but a highlight for him was Auckland City Football Clubs 3rd place at the FIFA Club World Cup in Morrocco, 2014
During his time living overseas, Matt worked at the prestigious King Edward VII Hospital in central London, which is renowned for cutting edge surgery and physiotherapy rehabilitation. Matt has a particular interest in treating injuries of the shoulder, hip/groin, knee and ankle. He believes that it is imperative to establish optimal biomechanics and muscle balance through corrective exercise.
Matt's keen interest in sport stems from having played premier level cricket himself, both in New Zealand and England. He is fortunate that his career allows him to indulge his love of overseas travel.
Dan has over 7 years of physiotherapy experience since graduating from the renowned Brunel University in London, UK. During this time Dan has gained this wealth of experience working within the NHS and the private sector in the UK specializing in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries; stemming into an interest particularly the hip and knee. He has also worked alongside semi- professional sports teams in the UK mainly in football whilst also treating some of the UK's top young rowing talent Dan was also lucky enough to volunteer as a physiotherapist for the transplant games in the UK.
Dan is a qualified acupuncturist and a firm believer in exercise therapy whilst incorporating manual therapy and lifestyle management.
In his free time Dan is a sports enthusiast who is specifically a competitive long distance runner. This involves competing on the track over the steeplechase in the summer and on the cross country and road scene in the winter with ambitions to step up to the marathon. He is also partial to a bit of road cycling! His involvement in the sport has seen him treat some of the best runners in the UK.
He has recently moved to New Zealand to experience our great landscape, outdoor lifestyle and culture.
Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist
Diploma in Remedial Massage and Spa Therapies
MPhy Ed, Dip Sail Coaching
Natalia offers a unique insight into pain and injury management. As an elite level windsurfing athlete, she has previously qualified for the Olympic games and was a Junior World Champion in her own right.
Natalia truly understands the association with muscle injury and the detrimental effect this can have on sports performance. She has a first hand understanding of how massage prevents injuries, allows for bigger training volume and intensity and helps to maintain healthy well-being.
She has also worked extensively with the corporate population. Muscle pain is a very common problem in the sedentary office worker due to prolonged periods sitting at workstations. Natalia is highly skilled at reducing muscle pain and tension and can help with strategies to self manage pain and prevent its recurrence
Natalia is the Massage Therapist for Auckland City Football Club
Danny is an Irish physiotherapist, graduating from University College in Dublin. Since graduating Danny has developed his clinical skills working within the private sector and sports physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and likes to incorporate sports specific rehabilitation as well as a strong focus on exercise therapy. To date Danny has gained a wealth of experience working with a variety of elite and amateur sports teams including; Rugby, Football, Hockey, Hurling and Gaelic Football.
In his free time Danny is a sports enthusiast; he has brought the love of his native Gaelic games with him and is currently an active member of Auckland Celtic GFC, while also having played rugby for a number of years at home. Danny has recently moved to New Zealand to continue to progress his professional development and clinical skills, while also taking the opportunity to travel and immerse himself in New Zealand’s rich culture and scenery.
Donna is the friendly face you will initially see upon your arrival at Auckland City Physio. She will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you may have.
In her spare time, Donna enjoys spending as much time as possible with her young grandchildren and in her beloved garden.