Colleen Pietersen


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • Post Graduate Musculoskeletal Management, University of Otago
  • Extensive evidence-based courses in the treatment and management of Hypermobility/EDS (Ehler Danlos Syndrome) and persistent pain
  • 15 years’ experience working with Clinical Pilates in New Zealand
  • Physiotherapy mentor and supervisor
  • Certified GLA:D practitioner (Osteo-arthritis Rehabilitation

Colleen is a senior physiotherapist with extensive experience in the musculoskeletal and rehabilitation fields. Her focus is on supporting and working with you on your rehabilitation journey and takes a holistic approach to find the cause of your problems and work with you to create a plan of action.

She will give you the tools to rebuild resilience in your body and help you to move with confidence. Her aim is to put you back in control.

Treatments include hands-on manual therapy as well as exercise rehabilitation, often supplemented with her experience in Pilates. Colleen is a keen educator and believes that  understanding your ailments increases your ability to control and self-manage your symptoms. Along with educating patients, Colleen has worked extensively as a mentor with trainee and junior physiotherapists.

 She has a special interest in older adults health/ rehabilitation and is a GLA:D certified practitioner. Her expertise extends across all age groups, drawing on experience gained through treatment of a wide spectrum of conditions.

Colleen is a firm believer in the role regular exercise plays in general health and wellbeing. A highlight in her own wellbeing journey was completing the New York City Marathon. She feels that during your rehab journey you need to feel listened to and supported, whether your goal is running a marathon or being able to walk around the block.

 She looks forward to working with you to achieve and maintain your best health.

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Colleen Pietersen

Pilates Information:

    What is Pilates?

    Pilates is a full body low impact exercise with the emphasis on breathing, alignment and developing a strong core (commonly known as your powerhouse) to help improve your balance, co-ordination and reduce risk of injury in everyday tasks. 

    Clinical Pilates can be modified from beginner level through to advanced, this makes it a form of exercise suitable for the professional sportsman through to the elderly where it can help immensely to maintain or improve independence.

    Pilates can be tailored using equipment eg: reformers, Cadillacs, small equipment, or just bodyweight.  At HealthZone we offer one on one Pilates, to assist you in your rehabilitation following an injury, surgery, or for general conditioning and strengthening.

     Colleen is a fully trained, experienced Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor.


    Colleen Pietersen