We are a team of highly experienced physiotherapists in Whangarei with over 27 years combined experience. The team consists of Jill and Sharleen who focus on providing a comprehensive physiotherapy service allowing you to return from injuries and body pain back to your optimal function.

Our approach aims at keeping you active throughout the rehab process via accurate diagnosis, quality physiotherapy and activity modification. We will get to the source of your discomfort, understand the causes and not solely treat the symptoms. Our physio treatments focus on getting you to return to your day-to-day life and activities as soon as possible while following a personalised treatment plan, tailored to your needs. Our purpose designed facility here at Activ8 in Whangarei allows you to carry out the sport or work specific training plans we create for you. Get in touch with us today on 09 955 1115.

You can come to us at Activ8 Physiotherapy in Whangarei, for treatments or assessments such as:

  • ACC Claims
  • Sports and Spinal Injury Management
  • Post-Operative Rehab
  • Workplace Injury Rehab
  • Private Treatments
  • Dry Needling
  • Pilates
  • Concussion Assessments and Rehab
  • Vestibular Assessments and Rehab
  • Biomechanical and postural assessment
  • Occupational Health Assessments

Physio treatment and assessments:

To get treatment from one of our physios, you don’t need a referral. Jill and Sharleen can liaise with your doctor or refer onto an orthopaedic specialist if necessary. We have the ability to refer you to x-ray and ultrasound scans as appropriate to ensure the optimum treatment for you. Our physio treatments vary depending on your injury and needs. We are specialists in:

  • Manual therapy
  • Manipulative therapy
  • Dry Needling / Acupuncture
  • Exercise Prescription

Our treatment plans also include

  • Exercise prescription
  • Return to sport training where we will liaise with your trainer or coach
  • Pilates
  • Gym programmes
  • Massage

We work closely with the quality personal trainers at Activ8 to optimise training and modify programmes while you are recovering from injury. Book your appointment now!

Contact Details:

Clinic Line: 09 955 1115
FAX: 09 955 1116

Opening Hours:

Monday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday: by prior appointment only


ACC session – $30 – 30 minutes
Private session – $60.00 – 30 minutes

Extended sessions by arrangement

We stock antiflamme, various tapes and rehab equipment

Braces ordered in on a case by case basis

Meet the Activ8 Physiotherapy team

Jill Hanmore BPhty 1997 (Otago)

Owner / Senior Physiotherapist

Jill has over 20 years experience in musculoskeletal manual therapy working in clinics and alongside professional sports teams. Jill established Activ8 Physiotherapy in 2018, she has been providing physical rehabilitation programmes since 2007, her specialties include:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Concussion –Treadmill Testing / Cervicogenic symptoms / Vestibular Clearance and programme provision
  • Vestibular Assessment and Rehab

Sharleen Ponga BPhty 2010 (Otago)BPhEd 2007

Senior Physiotherapist 

Sharleen, or Shar as we call her for short, has over 7 years of experience in physiotherapy. She has a strong focus on manual therapy, dry needling and exercise based rehab. Her specialties are based on marrying together her training in physical education and physiotherapy to your benefits. Shar has worked with top level rugby, netball and waka ama teams since graduating, and also has a strong following of crossfit clients.