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You First Physio @ UC Undercroft

After 15 years within the Health Centre, 2021 sees us moving more centrally on campus to the Undercroft. Students and staff of the University, along with the general public, can be treated right here on campus. The convenience of not having to go off campus saves you time and allows our fabulous team to restore you back to full health and function. We can transition you to the Rec Centre if your further rehabilitation requires more specific gym equipment.

To book an appointment at the Undercroft click here or alternatively call You First Physio @ Riccarton on 03 348 5359 and ask for an UC Undercroft appointment.

* Please note bookings are no longer able to be made through the UC Health Centre admin team.

Contact Us

  • You First Physio @ UC Undercroft,
    James Hight Building,
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8041
  • 03 348 5359 * Note this is our Riccarton site so please ask for a UC Undercroft appointment
  • 03 348 7965

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday:

8.30 am to 5.30pm

Saturday & Sunday:


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Meet The UC Undercroft Team

  • Laura Trip Physiotherapist

    Laura Trip

    Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Otago.

    Biography: I started my journey into physiotherapy slightly late by deciding to hand in my job, stop running my Taekwondo club and move to Dunedin to study. It was one of the hardest things that I have done but I would highly recommend to anyone to aim high, give it a go and try their best. Since starting my studies, I now recognise how I have always loved analysing how the body moves, how we could create the movements to be most effective and how can we generate the most power.  

    Clinical Interests: Sports-related injuries, return to sport/ fitness rehab, strength and conditioning .

    Hobbies/ interests: ITF Taekwondo, netball, soccer, Pilates, dancing (ballroom and Latin). I love going out and enjoying what New Zealand has to offer with outdoor activities, food and events. 

    Why you love being a physio/part of the team: I enjoy physio because of its ability to help people. I love that we have the ability and the time to get to know a person. We can help a person holistically. Physio is my passion.  

  • Maggie McInnes Physiotherapist

    Maggie McInnes

    Qualifications: Bachelor of physiotherapy – University of Otago.

    Biography: Born and bred in Otautahi, I grew up playing many different sports including netball, tennis, adventure racing, and running. My combined love for being active and working with people led me to pursue Physiotherapy studies. I started working for You First Physio in 2023.

    Clinical interests: I have a particular interest in running-related injuries, and return to sport rehab.

    Hobbies/interests: I am a passionate runner and enjoy spending my free time jogging up in the Port Hills. I enjoy biking around our beautiful city with friends, and stopping at a cafe for a coffee and sweet treat. I also love to go tramping with my family when possible, in New Zealand’s stunning outdoor scenes.

    Why you love being a physio/part of a team: I love having the opportunity to connect with a wide range of people, and be able to journey with them through injury to return to what they enjoy doing. Everyone in the wonderful friendly You First Physio team is driven to provide the best care possible and help anyone surpass their goals. 

  • Jacob Duffy Physiotherapist

    Jacob Duffy

    Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Otago.

    Biography: I grew up and studied in Dunedin before moving to Christchurch and have loved being in the city since. I grew up playing a variety of sports, from football to hockey, to athletics. My involvement in these sports eventually resulted in my discovery of physiotherapy and sparked my interest in injury prevention and rehab.

    Clinical interests: Sports-related injuries, return to sport / fitness rehab, strength and conditioning.

    Hobbies/interests: I enjoy all things fitness and outside of work you’ll likely find me in the gym, running or mountain biking. 

    Why you love being a physio/part of a team: I enjoy meeting new people and find satisfaction in using my knowledge to help them become pain-free and get back to the things they enjoy. 

Services & Classes at UC Undercroft

It is our philosophy to deliver cost effective, high quality treatment, advice and education for people who suffer musculoskeletal injuries and problems.

Get in Touch

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    Welcome to You First Physio @ Avonhead. We are excited that Avonhead has become part of the You First Physio team. You will find the same wonderful physios and admin staff when you enter the premise with a few minor tweaks such as on-line bookings now available.

    Feel free to browse our website and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 358-8889 or email us: .

    Thank you and see you soon.