Meet Paul Close

I offer a range of Physiotherapy options, from treatment to consultations and mentoring
– please get in touch if you have any questions

Sports Physiotherapist, Clinical Physiotherapist, Educator Author, Student, Researche, Mentor

I’m a Sports Physiotherapist having spent the past eleven years working within a number of elite level high performance programs involving elite cricket teams. During this time I’ve been able to develop my sports physiotherapy skills to a very high level. I’m now using the skills and experience I have collected over the years and applying them to my private practice roles along with continued sports team and athlete involvement.

I consider myself to be highly professional in all aspects of the way I approach my work and I’m constantly striving to improve. I’m really passionate about physiotherapy and particularly around our role in the sports medicine industry. I’ve now accumulated a wide range of experience in both the sports and clinical setting overseas and within New Zealand which I believe will equip me well for a variety of roles in the future.

Along with my cricket roles I have had exposure to numerous other sports both in a paid and voluntary capacity which has contributed to expanding my knowledge base. I have also had exposure to a variety of sporting organisations internationally which has allowed me remain at the forefront of sports medicine best practice.

Having a special interest in injury prevention methods motivated me to complete a comprehensive literature review of shoulder injury prevention methods in the elite cricketer within my masters study program. My CV illustrates my commitment to my professional development having completed a number of short courses, conferences, lectures and sporting work place experiences. 

As an author I have contributed to numerous publications around the world including Sport Health Australia, Sports Physiotherapy NZ Newsletter, Cricket Today Magazine (India), Otago University Bulletin, NZ Fitness Magazine to name a few.

I’m a current member of Physiotherapy New Zealand, Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate from the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand


We diagnose what's going on and provide a general overview of your physical health.


We diagnose what's going on and provide a general overview of your physical health.


We diagnose what's going on and provide a general overview of your physical health.

Our Location

Currently, you can find me serving the following locations

Glen Innes,

Home based clinic for private consultations

via TeleHealth

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