Welcome to

Karori Physiotherapy

Experienced, hands-on treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and post-operative recovery, helping clients achieve optimal outcomes.

Established in 1995

Physio with 30+ years experience

Services Karori

and the wider Wellington Region

ACC and Private clients

No referral required


Where to Find Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday : 8am – 4pm

Closed on weekends and public holidays.

Experience and Expertise

Grethe Schulpen-Udema

Grethe is a local Karori resident and has been a physiotherapist for more than 30 years. She has been providing effective, personalised physiotherapy treatment at this practice, since establishing Karori Physiotherapy in 1995.

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The Netherlands
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner since 2015
  • Trained McKenzie Method practitioner
  • Treatment style is hands-on and pragmatic.
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ)
  • Member of NZ Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA)


Tailored Rehabilitation Programs to Enhance Your Recovery

Musculoskeletal treatment

Pre-op and Post-op rehabilitation

Sports Injury rehabilitation

Manual therapy

Biomechanical Analysis

Exercise programmes


Trigger Point
dry needling

Appointment Duration and Pricing

Initial Appointment

30 Minutes

Confirm your personal details, and ACC details where applicable. Perform a comprehensive assessment of your injury or condition and establish an accurate diagnosis.

After explaining the diagnosis, I will discuss the rehabilitation plan with you and get started with the treatment.


15 Minutes

Re-assess your condition and check your exercise progress.

Continue with hands-on treatment and confirm next steps.


Find answers to frequently asked questions about our services, appointment scheduling, what to bring, and preparation for the first visit.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

A referral is not necessary, you can directly make an appointment yourself. If you have any relevant documentation from ACC or other health professionals, please bring this along.

How many treatments would I need?

The number of treatments required is entirely dependent on the nature of your injury and your progress in between treatments.

What do I have to wear?

Just wear your regular clothes, but loose-fitting clothes will be convenient. In case of injury to your hip, knee or ankle, bringing a pair of shorts would be helpful.

Can I bring a support person?

Yes, we fully support you having a support person present during your visit.

Do you have parking available?

The Karori Village Health Centre has 3 parking spaces in front of the building. There is a larger car park located just across the road, behind the Marsden Village shops.

Is your practice accessible via public transport?

There are multiple bus lines that stop often in Marsden Village. The Karori Village Health Centre is right behind the city bound bus stop.

Is your practice wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Karori Village Medical Centre is wheelchair accessible.

Will I be charged if I have to cancel my appointment?

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please call or email us at least 4 (working) hours before your appointment time. If you do not let us know and fail to attend, you may be charged the appointment cost.


Customer Testimonials

Grethe is fantastic, I absolutely recommend her services. Grethe has treated all of my family (who have had a wide range of conditions) with diligence, compassion and humour. Definitely 5 stars!

– Lorraine Wood

Grethe is an expert in her field I have been seeing her for a number of years including back, knee and hip accidents / pain . She listens and finds the solution be it manipulation, exercises or taping to address the pain and explains everything in a way that you can understand.

– Serena Marston


Book an Appointment

(04) 476 4423

If your phone call is not answered after 5 rings, please leave a voice-mail or send an email, with your contact details. We will respond as soon as possible

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