About our 1st Ave – The Gym practice
Conveniently located in Tauranga’s CBD, our clinic is located within ‘The Gym’ at 107 1st Avenue. Our Physiotherapists can provide an array of treatment option as well as utilising the gym for your rehabilitation needs. Free limited parking is available for our clients to use and there is plentiful street parking too.
BHSc (Physiotherapy), COMT
Alana graduated from AUT in 2014 and moved back down to the sunny Bay to begin her career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Body in Motion. During her time with Body in Motion Alana completed the certificate of orthopaedic manual therapy and qualified in dry needling.
Alana also spent time working with the Bay of Plenty Women’s Sevens side and gained valuable experience in sports injuries. After working for three years the call of travel became too strong and Alana spent the next year and a half travelling Europe. Alana has now returned to Body in Motion and keen to continue using and developing her skills to help members of the community return to their best. Alana uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education to aid recovery and enjoys taking a holistic ‘whole body’ approach to treatment.
Alana is a keen hockey player who also has an interest in all the outdoors have to offer, especially spending time at the beach, camping and tramping.
Olivia van Schaik
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Raised in Southland, Olivia graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011. She worked for the Southland District Health Board in Dunedin for a few years, before travel beckoned and she moved to the United Kingdom to pursue physiotherapy in London.
In between exploring Europe, she worked for the NHS in hospital and community based settings. After three years, Olivia moved back to wonderful New Zealand and now resides in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Olivia is passionate about health and fitness and is qualified in dry needling. She enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and delivering a holistic client centred approach to injury rehabilitation and achieving goals.
You’ll find Olivia keeping active in the outdoors, playing social sports, and spending time with friends and family.
BPhty (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago)
Born and bred in Tauranga, Simon graduated from the University of Otago in 2019. Simon spent his final year in Christchurch where he completed placements in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Older Persons Health and Cardiothoracics. Simon has been looking forward to returning to the beautiful Bay of Plenty to start his Physiotherapy career.
Simon’s key interests are musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation. He is also a keen multisporter who also enjoys golf, cricket and spending time with family.