About our Blake Park Physio practice
Located inside the The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance, our physiotherapy service is not only for athletes but for anyone who needs professional advice and or treatment. We have a friendly and experienced team, ready to help you achieve your goals whether it be of a high performance competitive standard, or getting you back on your feet.
Our Administration and Physiotherapy team offer a professional and friendly atmosphere in a modern world class facility with convenient parking out the front of the premises.
If you are lucky you might even spot a well known NZ Athlete training in the state of the art gym. Our physiotherapist’s are highly skilled and enjoy working on a wide range of injuries, not just sporting injuries.
Julie RenoufPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Ulima TofiPhysiotherapist / Equity Health Advisor
Emma McMichaelDietitian and Nutrition Services Manager
Dip Phty, PG Dip Sports Physio
Julie graduated as a physiotherapist in 1984 in Auckland and followed up with post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy in Perth, Australia a few years later. She has worked for many years in adolescent sport and rehabilitation but loves to work with all ages to reach their sporting or lifestyle goals, using manual therapy, exercise prescription, pilates, acupuncture and education.
Always keen to keep fit, Julie is a runner, stand up paddleboarder, yogi and pilates instructor. The kids have grown up and left home, leaving more time to walk the dog, garden and pursue her love of travelling. Having recently made the move across the bridge to live at the Mount, it was time to relocate physio work to this side also, hence the decision to join the Body in Motion team.
Heiner Graduated from AUT in 2011 and has worked in private practice with a focus on sports physiotherapy. He has gained experience working with the Tongan National team (Ikale Tahi) and 7s for many years alongside both the NZ Vodafone Warriors and the Wellington Lions Mitre10 team. Heiner’s interests include eating, spending time with family and is planning on learning how to surf and paddleboard in the Mount.
BHSc (Physiotherapy), MPNZ
Courtney is a Tauranga local, growing up here in the bay before moving north to study at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, Physiotherapy. Hoping to return and reside in the bay and with a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Courtney obtained a new graduate position here at Body and motion.
Courtney’s treatment approach is a combination of patient education, exercise prescription and manual therapy techniques to rehab patients back to their previous functional level. Courtney is keen and is looking forward to being a member of the Body in Motion team.
Outside of work she enjoys playing basketball and netball and enjoys spending her spare time in summer near the water. With a keen interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation and also adolescent and youth injuries.
Master of Health Practice Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy; PG Cert Western Acupuncture; PG Cert Orthopaedic Manual Therapy; BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy. Level 3 Cert Workplace Coaching, Level 5 Cert Leadership and Management.
Eilish is passionate about treating the whole person and getting people to the right treatment at the right time. She graduated from the University of Ulster in 2001 and worked in Belfast before catching the travel bug! Having played in the 1999 Netball world cup in Christchurch for Northern Ireland, Eilish was keen to return and see more of what NZ had to offer. While here in New Zealand she completed post graduate training in AUT in Auckland, also spending some time studying in Curtain University of Technology in Perth.
The emerald isle called and she returned to Ireland with her Kiwi hubby to take up post as a clinical specialist physiotherapist in spinal pain in Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. There Eilish spent 11 years treating people with spinal pain, pre and post spinal surgery rehabilitation, and working in an extended role in the spinal orthopaedic team. During her time in Belfast Eilish also worked as a sports physiotherapist for the Northern Ireland Netball team, and inter county Gaelic football teams. Having moved her young family back to New Zealand Eilish is delighted to take her skills in orthopaedic spinal conditions and sports physiotherapy forward with Body in Motion, and enjoy all that the NZ lifestyle has to offer!
Outside of work, Eilish’s interests include getting the kids out into the great outdoors is always number one. Taking time to relax, baking and maybe a wee glass of wine every now and then! Eilish can also be caught telling the odd bad joke!
BHSc (Physio), PG Cert (Voc Health), PG Dip (Rehabilitation)
Ulima graduated from AUT in 2007 and has since gained experience in a variety of sport focussed physiotherapy and health roles in NZ and abroad. He worked with the Samoan Rugby Union for several years, was Head of medical for the London Broncos in the UK, and has most recently been involved with the NZ Warriors across their development, academy and senior squads. Ulima also has gained experience in Maaori and Pacific population health and health equity.
Ulima’s interests outside of work are food – especially eating, travel, sport, listening to podcasts.
BSc Human Nutrition, PG Dip Dietetics. Cert Sport Nutrition (AIS Sports Dietitian Course)
Emma graduated from Otago University in 2010 and has worked as a Registered Dietitian for most of this time in between having her family. Emma started her career in a hospital role at CCDHB specialising in diabetes and heart health, but a few years later moved back home to Tauranga to purse her interest sports nutrition and desire to work privately.
From 2013 – 2018 Emma ran a private practice specialising in sports nutrition, digestive health problems, weight management, food intolerance, and lifestyle conditions. Emma also worked as the BOP nutrition provider for the High Performance Sport NZ Pathway to Podium Program. Emma Started here at Body in Motion in November 2019 and is working part-time seeing patients and building the Nutrition Service
Tracey has lived in this little piece of paradise called “The Mount” for 18 years (the beach is her Happy Place), and have loved working for Body in Motion for the past 3.5 years.
Tracey is blessed to be a Mum of three lovely daughters (& Marlee, the chocolate labradoodle). Having lived in London for 8 years, she have been lucky to experience amazing adventures through Europe and Africa.
Her passions (apart from family and beautiful friends) are surfing, supping, skiing, yoga, biking, summer and camping in her 1989 VW Westfalia – her pride and joy! We look forward to seeing you at the HPC soon.
Alex joined the Body in Motion team in September 2018 after working in various administration roles around Tauranga.
She is a Mount Maunganui local and enjoys the beach, spending time with friends and family, and listening to music. She has a keen interest in health and fitness and can often be found shooting hoops and playing netball for her club