BHSc Physiotherapy MPNZ NZRP
Advanced Dry Needling Practitioner
Certified Brad-Cliff Breathing Practitioner
Massage NZ Remedial Massage Therapist
Chris Batten has a bachelor of health science in physiotherapy and a diploma in remedial massage therapy. My focus areas of physiotherapy are musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation, bio-mechanics and strength rehabilitation.
I have a special interest in the treatment of back pain and shoulder disorders. My treatments are based around identifying tissue dysfunction and treating this through manual therapy. Following that I look at the reason the injury occurred and prevent a reoccurrence through bio-mechanical assessment and movement rehabilitation.
I believe that for every injury, there is an underlying cause. To diagnose, educate and treat requires a personable non-rushed manner. If you understand the mechanism of your injury, you will understand the treatment process. To me, physiotherapy should incorporate treatment and education which involve strategies that highlight prevention and self maintenance.