Caroline Appleton

Caroline Appleton


BPhty, PG Cert Acup, MPNZ, MPAANZ

Available at Central Wellington Clinic




Dry Needling

Acute musculoskeletal injury diagnosis

Pilates based exercise prescription


Caroline graduated from Otago University in 2005 with a Bachelor's degrees in Physiotherapy.  She worked for a few years in private practise in Wellington before returning to Otago University to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Acupuncture.


Caroline has  a particular interest in sports injuries and loves helping patients recover to be able to return to playing their sport of choice.


Caroline uses a wide range of treatment techniques including mobilisation, soft tissue release, taping and manipulation and finds that acupuncture is beneficial for some of the more tricky injuries, along with the use of pilates based exercises for rehabilitation.  Caroline has also completed courses in BPPV and has found the treatment techniques very successful for helping people suffering from BPPV.


Outside of physiotherapy, Caroline has a young family which takes up a lot of her time but is an avid follower of any sports. She has played a variety of sports, but is currently honing her skills on squash and golf.