A network of experienced health professionals can be found under one roof in Silverdale now following a merger between Dynamic Results and Active Plus.
Both businesses are owned and operated by occupational therapist Pip Catchpole, who started Dynamic Results in Silverdale 17 years ago. In 2018 she bought Active Plus, based in Orewa, and last month she moved both businesses into new premises in Brian Smith Drive.
“They are complementary businesses and together, we can offer patients a one-stop health hub,” Pip says. “We are now the largest physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre on the Coast.”
For patients, this means an uninterrupted treatment and rehabilitation service.
The 20 staff includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a podiatrist, psychologists, a dietician and Hands on Rehabilitation, who are opening this month.
Pip says both Dynamic Results and Active Plus take a holistic approach to wellness.
She says that while recovery can be straightforward for some people, for others, it is a lot more complex.
“If someone has a broken ankle their recovery might depend on other factors in their lives, not just the repair of the ankle. Their injury may mean they risk losing their job, which could then mean they can’t pay their rent and face eviction.
“Similarly, someone in their eighties who lives alone, might find that a back injury means that they can’t go to the supermarket or shower themselves. This has health consequences.
“We try to see the whole picture so we can provide the most appropriate solutions and, because we hold ACC contracts, we can efficiently tap into a range of services to meet all the patient’s needs.
“It’s a considered process, but we believe it can speed up recovery and lead to better long-term outcomes for the person.”
Concussion services, pain management, training for independence and return to work are some of the ACC accredited programmes that are available.
The hub offers, physiotherapy, acupuncture, vestibular retraining, PINC cancer rehabilitation, injury prevention, pilates, post-operative rehabilitation and Bradcliff Breathing therapy. The services designed to prevent, assess, treat, rehabilitate and manage injuries.
“The team can register ACC claims so you can come straight to the clinic, referrals are not necessary.”
Pip says both patients and staff are enjoying the modern and spacious consultation rooms and gym.
She says she and the team have worked hard to build a facility where clients can genuinely trust that they are in experienced and capable hands, and where they will be referred to the most appropriate clinician.
Pip says Active Plus will continue to offer a ‘by appointment only’ service in Orewa.