Jolene Smith

Empowering women

BSc in Physiotherapy, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (1997).

Postgraduate certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy,

Maitland Institute of America (2000)

Womens’ Health specialist certification, American Physical Therapy Association (2010)

Jolene Smith specializes in Orthopedics and Women's Health and has worked in these fields in South Africa, The UK, New York City and Honolulu before moving to New Zealand.

She is an advocate for the physiotherapist’s role during the child-bearing years, when tremendous stress is placed on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the back, sacro-iliac joints and the pelvic floor. Serious injuries later in life can often be avoided by addressing the small, nagging issues during these years, for example mild incontinence, back or neck pain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunctions and carpal tunnel syndrome.

​Jolene uses computerised biofeedback equipment to assist with the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor issues in both men and women. 

Jolene enjoys running, yoga, flamenco dancing and spending time
with her family.

Specialty areas / experience:


•    Maitland method
•    Women's Health

Clinics / hours of work:


Royston Hospital, Hastings. Monday to Friday, 9am to 2.30pm.
Onekawa Aquatic Centre, Napier. Pool classes - Tuesday and Thursday 1pm - 2pm

Royston Centre, Hastings. La Bella Mama Yoga and Exercise Classes, Wednesday 6:30pm
Royston Hospital, Hastings. Pelvic floor services, Wednesday and Friday

Please note: pool classes are on hold until we return to Level 1