Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
BPHTY (Otago), PGDipSEM (Otago), MNZSP
HI! I'M ILANA
I am a physiotherapist and Pilates instructor based in Mount Maunganui. I aim to enable you to quickly and effectively recover from injury, and to return to participation in the activities which are meaningful to you. I can help you to breathe well, restore movement in your body, and move efficiently.
I graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with distinction in 2006. Since graduating I have completed postgraduate training in both New Zealand and Australia. I have trained in Pilates for rehabilitation through Polestar Pilates, and am a BradCliff Breathing physiotherapist. In 2020 I graduated with distinction with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
I am experienced in managing musculoskeletal injuries, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, lower back pain, Achilles tendinopathy, shoulder injuries and rotator cuff problems, hip and knee pain and stiffness, ankle sprains, calf strains, aches and pains related to stress and posture, and breathing pattern disorders.
I am happy to discuss whether Spring Physio & Well-Being is right for you and your goals, and I look forward to meeting you.
WHAT SPRING PHYSIO & WELL-BEING OFFERS
Spring Physio & Well-Being appointments are tailored to you. In-person physiotherapy is available in Mount Maunganui, and online physiotherapy is an option wherever you are within Aotearoa New Zealand.
Spring Physio & Well-Being offers physiotherapy services such as BradCliff Breathing, injury prevention, injury management, exercise rehabilitation, massage, Pilates, pre-operative and post-operative physiotherapy, proprioceptive taping, and more.
At Spring Physio & Well-Being you can shop for the things you need to facilitate your physiotherapy treatment, such as foam rollers, bands, balls, mats, and more, so please ask.
Ilana Hadfield is an ACC registered physiotherapist, and a Southern Cross Easy-claim provider.
Spring Physio & Well-Being aims to be as paperless as possible and uses online forms which you can complete prior to your appointment.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
At your appointment your physio will listen to what brings you in, and complete a thorough assessment to provide guidance for treatment. They will discuss your situation and assessment findings, form a treatment plan, and establish timeframes for recovery. Your physio may refer you for investigations, such as an X-Ray or ultrasound scan, or for an appointment with a doctor, or an orthopaedic surgeon if needed.
Physiotherapy treatments are specific to your injury or problem, but often incorporate a combination of education and discussion, massage and mobilisation techniques, and supervised exercises. There will always be a home exercise of some kind for you to practice between appointments.
Please wear some comfortable clothes that allow movement, and for your injury to be seen. There is a changing room available if needed.
If you are unsure if physiotherapy is appropriate for you, please phone or email Ilana to discuss your situation.