About Us

Avenues Physio-Fitness is a committed to providing the highest level of dedicated physiotherapy service, taking genuine care to fulfil the physical rehabilitation and fitness needs of all clients. We have a friendly team of highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists and exercise consultants who provide a comprehensive range of physiotherapy and fitness services.

At Avenues Physio-Fitness we understand each individual and their injuries are unique. We therefore allow up to one hour for initial consultation so a through assessment and personalised treatment plan can be established.  Follow up consultations are then tailored to meet your needs.

If any injury is not improving as expected our expert staff can offer clinical reviews with fellow Physiotherapists, GP’s, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sports Physicians as needed.

Our clinic also offers injury prevention screening and personalised programs, clinical Pilates, hydrotherapy, high intensity exercise classes, individualised exercise plans, work-site ergonomic assessments and paediatric specialist clinics. Our new premise has a large gym space available for use by our clients. 

Our Staff

Avenues Physio-Fitness staff are undoubtedly it’s best asset. All staff have post graduate qualifications and are dedicated to optimising each client’s physical rehabilitation, mobility, and return to sporting pursuits.

Claire Lovelace

Claire Lovelace

Director / Senior Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

BPhty, BPhEd, PGDip, MHSC (1st Hons), MPNZ Claire is the principal physiotherapist at Avenues Physio-Fitness. She has two decades of experience in Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapy both in New Zealand and overseas. As a past elite gymnast and High Performance Sports Physiotherapist, Claire understands the pressures of competitive sports. She is known to be thorough in her assessment and ensures that all of an individual is focused on, not just your specified injury. Claire has a special interest in lower limb bioechanics following from her Masters research focusing on specific return to sport strengthening post lower leg and achilles tendon injury. Claire over-sees our extensive class timetable and has a huge passion for Pilates and Yoga. Claire set up Avenues Physio-Fitness 6 years ago with the aim to create a centre of excellence for physiotherapy and general lifestyle health- this she has achieved along with her amazing team and family.

Amanda Meys

Amanda Meys

Director/ Senior Paediatric & Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist

Amanda has two areas of special interest, Paediatrics and Sports Injuries. Amanda has completed postgraduate paediatric physiotherapy study through Monash University in Melbourne and her post-graduate diploma in Child Health through AUT. Amanda is passionate about delivering thorough patient-and family-centred care. Mandy runs a weekly hydrotherapy clinic for Avenues Physio-Fitness, providing specialised pool therapy to enhance rehabilitation outcomes for our clients. BPhty (Otago), PGDip Child Health (AUT)

Shane Meys

Shane Meys

Senior Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Shane graduated as a physiotherapist from Otago University in 2009. He has a keen interest in all sports and has recently completed his post-graduate diploma in sport and exercise science through AUT. Shane is the current Midlands National Hockey League Men's Physiotherapist and has past experience working with Bay of Plenty Rugby and NZ Rugby 7's. Shane also heads our workplace wellness team and is passionate about improving workplace fitness and ergonomics to ensure optimum productivity. BPhty (Otago), PG Dip Sport & Exercise (AUT).

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Ben Park

Ben Park

Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Ben graduated as a physiotherapist from AUT in 2014. He has a keen interest in all sports, especially hockey and cycling. As an ex-elite cyclist, Ben understands the pressures of sporting commitments and specialised bio-mechanics involved in these sports. Ben has worked as the North Harbour Women's National League Hockey Physiotherapist and is keen to continue his sports physiotherapy in Tauranga. Ben has completed his post-graduate diploma in rehabilitation with distinction through AUT graduating in 2016.

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Kate Savory

Kate Savory

Senior Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Kate graduated in 2010 from AUT and has returned home to Tauranga after starting her career on the North Shore. She has a passion for sports at both an elite and participation level, especially hockey, and enjoys working with patients to achieve their goals as they return to activity after injury. Kate completed her Post Graduate study in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2015 and Dry Needling Course in 2016 to become a specialist in the clinical area and facilitate her involvement with New Zealand high performance sport.

Catherine Main

Catherine Main

Senior Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist

Catherine enjoys the challenge of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in manual therapy, postural control, strengthening and Pilates training as treatment tools to help maximise function, alongside relaxation, mindfulness and acupuncture to reduce pain. BSc (Hons) PGDip HSc Musculoskeletal (AUT)

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Suzie Ludwig

Suzie Ludwig

Receptionist

Suzie is our delightful receptionist who will greet you on arrival here at Avenues Physio-Fitness. Suzie loves all things crafts and enjoys playing pool.

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Hannah Keddell

Hannah Keddell

NZ Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

Masters of Dietetics, BSc: Major – Human Nutrition, Minor – Food Service Hannah began her work out of the Avenues Physio-Fitness rooms in January 2018. Hannah Keddell is a New Zealand registered Dietitian based in Tauranga. Hannah completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Otago majoring in Human Nutrition with a minor in food service and then gained her Masters of Dietetics.  She is passionate about supporting patients with behavioural change in order to encourage a healthy lifestyle long term and facilitate weight loss where appropriate. Hannah’s current role involves providing extensive nutritional support for patients with long term medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This involves educating, motivating and inspiring patients to live healthier and more energetic lives. 

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Amy Duncanson

Amy Duncanson

Receptionist

Amy is one of our delightful receptionists. She fits us in as a part-time job while completing her studies in Graphic Design at Toi Ohomai here in Tauranga. Amy has a keen interest in everything dance related and is a national ballroom dancing champion!

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