Physiotherapy

 With a focus on manual release Physiotherapy. John Appel Physiotherapy is one of only a handful in New Zealand that is trained in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Technique.

Elite Athlete Development

Building a strong foundation is critical for Pure Performance.  We build training programs with a focus on injury prevention, training load and achieving elite performance.  

Pure Performance

 John Appel Physiotherapy has 20 years experience in treating many types of clients.  With expertise in Myofascial Release, clients receive a holistic approach to injury recovery and wellness.  

Our Promise to You

Moving you from Pain to Performance

Now Based in Wanaka please call for details 021 2453508 

Our Techniques & Services

Myofascial Release

A specific manual therapy designed to improve function and reduce Pain.


Functional Training and athlete assessment

Functional training is a classification of exercise which involves training the body for the activities performed in daily life.  With 20 years experience we focus on getting you back to Pure Function, Pure Performance


Acupuncture Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment technique, small needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (known as painful knots in muscles),  or near nerves in order to stimulate a healing response with the goal of permanently reducing pain and dysfunction.

Manual Manipulative Therapy

There's nothing better than getting a good "crack" out of the back or neck.  But knowing when to "crack" it and how to "crack" is crucial to the health of your spine.  With 20 years of experience working on necks and backs we are there to regain that Pure Performance.