About our High Performance Centre 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.
Alison WilsonClinic Principal - Physiotherapist
Emma McMichaelDietitian and Nutrition Services Manager
BSc; Sport & Ex Sci, MSc Physiotherapy
Alison (Ali) qualified in 2013 from the UK having previously completed a degree in Sport & Exercise Science. Using her education and passion for exercise, she has focused on sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and takes a special interest in children and adolescent sports injuries.
As a physiotherapist and aspiring sports person, she loves combining both aspects of her training to enable clients to achieve their goals, whether it’s returning to elite sports or daily activities. Ali likes to focus her treatment on movement rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and manual therapy, alongside her other qualifications in acupuncture, taping, and soft tissue massage.
Outside of work she is a keen Ironman triathlete, hoping to make it into the elite/semi-professional rankings within the next few years. Ali also loves the outdoors and any new sport she can try her hand at, which is why in August 2016 she moved to this part of the world and joined the Body In Motion team.
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.
Erica was specially imported from Canada to work at Body In Motion because of her people-centred approach, not to mention her lovely Canadian accent. Erica is the first person you will meet when you come to our High Performance Clinic and her positive, calm and caring welcome will make you feel better instantaneously.
Erica’s sparkling eyeshadow matches her sparkling personality and we are so fortunate that she is a member of the Body In Motion Team.
From Whangarei originally Brandon moved down to Dunedin in 2012 where he completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy and graduated at the end of 2015. He then moved back to Whangarei where he spent the next 18 months working at a private practice dealing with a range of injuries including sport, work and post surgical rehabilitation.
Brandon also has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy working with multiple teams including Northland Development, Northland Sevens and Samoa A when they travelled to Uruguay to compete in the 2016 Americas Pacific Challenge.
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.
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