About Us

Claire Lovelace has been a qualified physiotherapist for the last 20 years. For the last 14 years she has been practising musculo-skeletal and sports physiotherapy in central Tauranga. In order to offer client focussed exercised based physiotherapy Claire established Avenues Physio-Fitness in 2012.

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 circuits, individualised exercise plans, work-site ergonomic assessments and paediatric specialist clinics.

 

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 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.

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. 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 is currently completing his post-graduate diploma in sport and exercise science through AUT. BPhty (Otago)

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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 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. Kate runs a weekly hydrotherapy clinic for Avenues Physio-Fitness, providing specialised pool therapy to enhance rehabilitation outcomes for our clients.

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 Parker

Suzie Parker

Receptionist

Suzie is our delightful receptionist who will greet you on arrival here at Avenues Physio-Fitness.

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