Founded in 2002, Sports Therapy is located in a purpose-built clinic @132 Collingwood Street. We are open from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday to cater to before work/school and after work/school schedules.

Call (03) 548 1221 to book.

We use functional, high–end rehabilitation techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions from annoying aches and pains to acute injuries. We work with patients in our large and sunny gym and ⁄ or one of our 9 private treatment rooms to develop individually tailored, activity–specific treatments.

Priding ourselves on education as we go, we focus on teaching our clients WHY their injuries occur, what factors may have contributed to the incident and what we need to work together on to reduce their pain and dysfunction.

Where we feel we make the most difference is in identifying future goals and helping clients meet these through functional strength, biomechanical movement corrections, muscle balancing and activity specific drills that help prepare and simulate the challenges that lie ahead for their injured tissues.

Our therapists have a wide variety of skills (acupuncture, Kinesio strapping, manipulative treatments, massage therapy/soft tissue mobilizations, neural mobilizations etc), which we share regularly whether through co–consultations, in–services, or clinical workshops.

Through this commitment to excellence we have managed to become an integral part in supporting and working within the professional sports scene; both in Nelson and for visiting sporting teams. We sponsor a number of different community teams and individual athletes, helping them to reach their full potential.  You will see many of our Physios out in the community competing or participating themselves. This gives them a first hand knowledge on the biomechanics needed to get the best out of your body and how best to prevent or recover from injuries.  It also means they appreciate how gutting it is to be out of action for a while!! (and how important it is to get you better quickly)

Come and have a look! We would love to meet you.

Candace Donovan – Practice Manager & Physio Mentor (Advanced Physiotherapist)

Rechel Gillan, Kate Smithers – High End Receptionists/Accounts

Deb Mahan – Front Desk Receptionist


Susanne Bennell – Senior and Advanced Physiotherapist – Back from Maternity leave in MARCH

Inge Koevoet – Senior Physiotherapist

Anna Fenton  – Physiotherapist

Jane Rossiter – Physiotherapist

Eileen Koelble – Physiotherapist 

Kelly Mabbett –  Physiotherapist

Daragh Reynolds – Physiotherapist

Jess Castle – NEW GRAD Physiotherapist

Gracie Collie – NEW GRAD Physiotherapist

Evelyn Wihongi – LOCUM Physio


Julia Heffter – Massage Therapist – Deep Tissue and Sports, Injury Specific, Myofascail release, Relaxation

Candace Donovan – Masseuse and physio – Sports, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Relaxation