Sports Lab was born in 2012 by a common dream held by friends Aaron Jackson and Vaughan Craddock. Aaron and Vaughan came to know one another through running under the tutelage of Don MacFrarquhar and a friendship was forged over many cold and early 19 or 22 milers “over the top”. With a common ethos relating to injury management and biomechanics, plans for Sports Lab were inevitable once the friendship was made.

Since then a number of outstanding and invaluable staff members have shared and invested into this dream. They have brought with them a range of unique skill sets, experience and knowledge. This continues to add and grow the Sports Lab vision and ethos. The Sports Lab family are the strength of the clinic and make it what it is today. We thoroughly enjoy the relationships we have with colleagues and clients alike. We continually strive for growth, as individuals, a clinical team and a part of the wider community.


 

Our Ethos

We aim to provide the highest quality care to all our clients. We invest heavily in the skills and knowledge of all our staff, continually improving and honing our skills. Having physiotherapy, podiatry, and massage therapy under one roof means we are able to use a multifaceted and well-rounded approach to your health.

To be able to provide quality care we offer 1 hour appointments. This allows us to really get to know you and your needs. It allows us time to not just treat the pain but to get to the root cause of the problem. And it allows us time to better explain what is going on to you. To us it’s important that you understand your injury and can use that knowledge to prevent recurrence.

We see the immense benefit in using advanced technology to aid in your treatment. This gives us the means to objectively identify the cause of your complaint and minimize errors in diagnosis. To learn more check out out biomechanics page.


Our Clients

EVERYONE is welcome at the Lab. It doesn’t matter whether your focus is family, sport, work, or other, comfortable and powerful movement is key. We can match you with the best person or combination of people from the Lab to assess and assist you with your unique needs.

You do not need to be a serious sports person to come along to the Lab.
Heck you don’t even need to be an athlete at all. We see plenty of people coming through our doors who are just looking for some input into improving their everyday lives. Our dynamic and experienced team treat across the board, from persisting pain, tension and discomfort, to improving performance and quality of life. So no matter what’s troubling you we will have the right practitioner for you.

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Our Community

It’s important to us that the overall experience of Sports Lab is enjoyable. We like to foster good relationships with our community. Once a ‘Lab-Local’ always a Lab Local. We love following along with our past and present clients achievements. To keep us posted on what you’re up to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @sportslabnz and use #madeinthelab. Or just pop in for a cuppa.

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Sports Lab was born in 2012 by a common dream held by friends Aaron Jackson and Vaughan Craddock. Aaron and Vaughan came to know one another through running under the tutelage of Don MacFrarquhar and a friendship was forged over many cold and early 19 or 22 milers “over the top”. With a common ethos relating to injury management and biomechanics, plans for Sports Lab were inevitable once the friendship was made.

Since then a number of outstanding and invaluable staff members have shared and invested into this dream. They have brought with them a range of unique skill sets, experience and knowledge. This continues to add and grow the Sports Lab vision and ethos. The Sports Lab family are the strength of the clinic and make it what it is today. We thoroughly enjoy the relationships we have with colleagues and clients alike. We continually strive for growth, as individuals, a clinical team and a part of the wider community.


 

Our Ethos

We aim to provide the highest quality care to all our clients. We invest heavily in the skills and knowledge of all our staff, continually improving and honing our skills. Having physiotherapy, podiatry, and massage therapy under one roof means we are able to use a multifaceted and well-rounded approach to your health.

To be able to provide quality care we offer 1 hour appointments. This allows us to really get to know you and your needs. It allows us time to not just treat the pain but to get to the root cause of the problem. And it allows us time to better explain what is going on to you. To us it’s important that you understand your injury and can use that knowledge to prevent recurrence.

We see the immense benefit in using advanced technology to aid in your treatment. This gives us the means to objectively identify the cause of your complaint and minimize errors in diagnosis. To learn more check out out biomechanics page.


Our Clients

EVERYONE is welcome at the Lab. It doesn’t matter whether your focus is family, sport, work, or other, comfortable and powerful movement is key. We can match you with the best person or combination of people from the Lab to assess and assist you with your unique needs.

You do not need to be a serious sports person to come along to the Lab.
Heck you don’t even need to be an athlete at all. We see plenty of people coming through our doors who are just looking for some input into improving their everyday lives. Our dynamic and experienced team treat across the board, from persisting pain, tension and discomfort, to improving performance and quality of life. So no matter what’s troubling you we will have the right practitioner for you.

Our Community

It’s important to us that the overall experience of Sports Lab is enjoyable. We like to foster good relationships with our community. Once a ‘Lab-Local’ always a Lab Local. We love following along with our past and present clients achievements. To keep us posted on what you’re up to tag us on Facebook and Instagram @sportslabnz and use #madeinthelab. Or just pop in for a cuppa.