CAUTION: if you’re having serious breathing difficulties, suspect a brain injury or if you are bleeding profusely – then you should see a doctor immediately. We recommend Lakes District Hospital (03-441 0015 ) Wakatipu Medical Centre (03-442 2288) or Queenstown Medical Centre (03-441 0500). If it’s an obvious emergency – or if in doubt – call 111 for an ambulance.

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However, if you’ve ‘only’ suffered a soft tissue injury – torn a muscle, strained a tendon, or bruised a ligament – then you’re best to see a physio first. Unlike many other countries, in New Zealand you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. By seeing a physio first, you’ll get on the path to recovery faster, plus you’ll save your time and money, and free up the emergency rooms for more serious stuff.

To book a physio appointment now, call us on 03 409 0078 or email healme@thestudioqueenstown or pop by Unit 13, Gorge Road Retail Centre.