New Taping Costs
Effective from Monday 1st March 2010
Initial Assessment taping
Free of charge
Follow up treatment tapings
"Walk In" Tapings *
Simple Taping $5.00 Includes ankles, elbows, wrists
Complex Taping $10.00 Includes knees, shoulders or multiple sites– may include other body sites depending on time & materials used.
* For these tapings you do not need an appointment, just turn up at the clinic and inform reception of your needs and someone
will tape you as soon as they are available. Walk In tapings charges are applicable to all, even if you are currently being treated.
ACC Changes on November 15th
Russley Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic is part of the Endorsed Provider Network (EPN), a contract with ACC which allows us to provide physiotherapy services at
no charge to the public. The new contract with ACC starts on Sunday 15th of November. This contract has been significantly reduced by ACC but has allowed physiotherapists
to charge a co-payment to recoup the difference.
How the contract change will affect you
As of Monday 16 November all ACC injury claims will require a co-payment. Important things to note:
- Treatments which began prior to 16th of November changes will require co-payments only from that date forward.
You will still be able to come straight to us if you are injured, no GP referral is needed.
New Sports Doctor joins the team
We are excited to have Sports Doctor - Dr Brad Hulcombe coming to work at Russley Physio for two days a week (Tuesday & Thursday mornings). He will be able
to provide a second opinion for all those difficult conditions we come across as well as streamline patients for specialist reviews and will perform injections and
minor surgical techniques as needed.
As with our Podiatry services, there is a monetary charge to see Dr Hulcombe:
ACC Covered Injuries, $35 Initial appointment, $15 Follow ups
Private Injuries, $65 Initial appointment, $35 Follow ups
Dr Hulcombe is a great addition to our team - as we continually aim to provide our local community with a one stop shop for all their injury needs.
A Word on ACC Changes
There has obviously been a lot of talk in the media recently regarding the state of ACC and of potential changes to the structure of physiotherapy services in New Zealand.
Russley Physiotherapy wants to assure our loyal client base and any new comers that despite the change in government and their policies, we will continue to provide the same high standard of treatment we always have, with a professional and friendly manner.
As there has been no official change to the structure of ACC yet, there is still no surcharge for all ACC related physiotherapy treatment at Russley Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic.
We would like to thank all our loyal customers for their continued support, and guarantee that despite any future changes to ACC, our philosophy to get you back moving as quickly and safely as practical will never change.
Thank you again, all the team at Russley Physio.
Where Did The Summer Go?
Winter is upon us again, and that means another great sporting season has begun in Christchurch.
At Russley Physiotherapy we are proud to be active participants in our local sporting community, both personally and professionally.
Doug Claridge, Daniel Yee and Rachael Landreth are once again taking care of our local rugby teams, Burnside RFC, Belfast RFC and Lincoln University Clubs respectively. In addition to our rugby teams, we have added another code this year, with Mike Ravenwood becoming physiotherapist to Nomads United this football season.
The team at Russley Physio have also been involved in their own sporting achievements this pre-winter season.
Daniel Yee was part of the Canterbury Touch Rugby team that won the National Championships in March and took home the Most Improved Player award.
Leanne Matchett has become a regular mountain racer by taking part in several long distance events. She came sixth in the women’s division of the Avalanche Peak (25km) run in March, as well as competing in the Mt Lyford Challenge. She will be running in the Routeburn Classic in May, a 38km race through Fiordland.
Kelly Harbour and Rachael Landreth continue to represent our province in Ultimate Frisbee, and have just returned from the national championships in Wellington. Rachael plays for the Canterbury Women’s team, who won their completion, while Kelly plays for the Open Men’s side, which came fourth.
Our junior receptionist Jess Thorne went to the New Zealand Clubs Softball Tournament in March, where she played for Parklands Christchurch United. Jess gained valuable experience competing at a national level with top level softballers.
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Ultimate Frisbee World Champs
Kelly and Rachael have recently returned from the Ultimate Frisbee World Champs in Vancouver held on the 2nd – 9th of August where they represented New Zealand in the Women’s team, the Raging Wahine. New Zealand went into the competition ranked 14th and finished 6th in the overall ranking, beating teams such as Germany, Finland and Italy along the way. Congratulations to both Kelly and Rachael for their top result.
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Football Prize Pack Winner
Congratulations to Sean Abel, the winner of our adidas Football
Prize Pack. Pictured here in his new Argentina Football shirt, along
with Daniel Yee (Physiotherapist to the Mainland PDL Selection Team).
Also congratulations to the winners of the 10 adidas t-shirts!
Thank you to everyone who entered, we look forward to bringing more competitions to you in the future.
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Rugby Prize Pack Winner
Big Congratulations to Cameron Russell, the winner of our adidas Rugby Prize Pack, seen here in his brand new Crusaders jersey, along with his Dad David, Rachael (Physio to MLU Rugby Club) Dan (Physio to Belfast Rugby Club) and Doug (Physio to Burnside Rugby Club).
Also, congratulations to the winners of our 20 adidas t-shirts!
Thank you to all those who entered the competition, and we look forward to bringing you more like it in the future.
Russley Physio Goes Green
As you can imagine, a physiotherapy clinic goes through reams and reams of paper every year, and we are aware that all that paper adds up to a whole lot of rubbish. So Russley Physio has gone green, implementing a new paper recycling system. All confidential material is shredded before we put in our new paper only recycling bin, and all other waste paper, like newspapers, envelopes, junk mail and old magazines go straight in as well. While Russley Physio hopes to have totally paperless systems one day, we hope our recycling can help cut down our waste and help save the planet.
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New Physio Joins the Team
Leanne graduated from Otago University in 2003 with a degree in Physical Education, and then again in 2006 with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
Check out our New Website and WIN!
Over the past two months our website has undergone a dramatic change. Check out our new look and be into win lots of prizes, including the Adidas Summer Prize Pack and lots of other Adidas apparel.
Add us to your Favourites to keep up to date with what will be happening at Russley Physio in 2008 and watch out for more prizes and giveaways each month.
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Russley Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic hits 10,000!!!
February 2008 saw our 10,000th client welcomed to Russley Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic. Congratulations to Betty Gregor, seen here receiving flowers from Matthew Everest, our Principal Physio and owner.
In 2007 we received over 1000 new clients to Russley Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic and welcomed back almost twice as many existing clients.
Thank you all for choosing Russley Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic as your physiotherapy clinic.
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Welcome to Mike Ravenwood
Mike Ravenwood is the newest member of our continually growing physiotherapy team. Mike graduated from Otago University in 2007 and started with Russley Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in late December.
Mike was awarded top honours in his final year research project which is soon to be published in the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.
Mike is a keen sportsman who is actively involved in soccer, golf and the gym.
TXT reminder service begins
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology Russley Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic now offers a text message reminder service to all clients. Register your interest in this service with the reception team after making your appointment and a reminder will be sent to your mobile phone on the day of your next visit.
Kylie Cox on Maternity Leave
Russley Physio would like to announce the safe arrival of Samuel Craig Cox on December 14th 2007. Both Kylie and Sam are doing well.
Retro Rock Climbing at Christmas
The Russley Physio team spent their end of year Xmas function climbing, falling and jumping around at Clip ‘n Climb all while wearing Retro tracksuits. Daniel Yee won the prize for the best dressed in our ‘Retro’ themed afternoon, and polished it off with an impressive jump off the Leap of Faith.