Musculoskeletal Health NZ is Christchurch’s trusted choice for Musculoskeletal Medicine – offering diagnosis, treatment and pain management, supported by more than 30 years of expertise in this area.

About Musculoskeletal Medicine

The musculoskeletal system provides form, support, stability, and movement to the body, and is comprised of the bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue. As all parts of the musculoskeletal system are linked, back trauma, for example, may lead to headaches, neck pain, or other symptoms.

Musculoskeletal medicine is a vocational branch of medicine under the New Zealand Medical Council. Doctors undertaking this work are either registered Musculoskeletal Specialists like Dr Jenny Keightley, or General Practitioners who have first level extra training in this area and are practicing Musculoskeletal Medicine as a special interest.

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Dr Jenny Keightley

Offering 36 years of experience in musculoskeletal medicine (26 in General Practice and 10 in Specialist Practice), Dr Jenny Keightley has specialist qualifications from the University of Otago and the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine, the certified partner of NZ Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Vocationally registered as a Musculoskeletal Physician and having worked for many years in a General Practice whilst raising three children, Jenny completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2006 and continues to develop her knowledge and skills in this fascinating field. She is also teacher and co-ordinator for the teaching of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Otago.

“My interest is mainly in manual therapy and training people for self-management – believing we should avoid complex, costly and more risky treatments unless necessary.”


Jenny’s interest in research and evidence allows her to inform you about the choices you have if referral is needed.

Musculoskeletal Health Jenny Keightley