Jan and her team have treated me and members of my family over the past few years. They have been particularly thorough and informative at each visit. They have head rehabilitation plans ready for the sports injuries my daughter has incurred and have explained the process to her in a way that ensures she follows her programme. All the team members are approachable and you know that Jan will persevere until she is satisfied with your recovery.


I have been a client of Merivale Physiotherapy for several years and in that time had various injuries successfully treated.

They are completely professional in the way they carry out their work. They assess the type of treatment needed very quickly and then carry out a mode of treatment to
remedy that injury.

The follow up they give through the treatment period, cannot be faulted, giving exercises to be done at home, to help the process. There is also an extensive amount of equipment at the rooms that can be used, dependent on the injury.

I have always found them very methodical, professional, and caring in their approaches to different injuries that I have presented with.

As related to the above comments, I would totally recommend their professionalism for any injuries that you may have.

As an added point the office/administration staff are friendly and helpful.


When looking for a Physical Therapist in Merivale, Christchurch, I have to say Jan Smith is my favourite. Actually she would be my favourite in the world.

Jan is very caring and pro-active to think outside the square when I have had problems.

I have been going to the Merivale Physiotherapy Clinic for 25+ years. For numerous problems over time. Whether it has been for post op rehabilitation or an injury in need of some care, then I have no hesitation other than recommending Jan Smith and her clever team of specialists.

From the friendly receptionists when you walk in the door, to the straightforward expertise in physio help. The caring friendly environment that Jan has created is awesome. I always feel very well looked after. If you are looking for care, look no further, I highly recommend!

Phillippa Jacobs

I have been a “frequent flyer” with Jan for a number of years now.  She normally knows when the hockey season has started, as soon after she gets a visit from me.

Over this time, I have found Jan to be extremely professional and personable, with hours that make it easy to get a convenient appointment with her or one of her colleagues.

Jan ensures an injury or treatment progresses at a satisfactory pace and is not afraid to refer to either a specialist or imaging modality as required.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Jan to anyone requiring physiotherapy and have done frequently.