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.
La Verne HodsonReceptionist
Tyla JamiesonPsychology Team Leader
Julie RenoufPrincipal, Physiotherapist
BSc Physiotherapy – First Class Hons, Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sports – Level 3 , | Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Massage and Sports Taping, Athletics Coach (Speed specialist), Level 3 Personal Trainer & Level 2 Fitness Instructor & Nutrition
UK Born physio with a background in professional rugby (With all age groups). Worked in S&C whilst training to be a physio. Super keen sportsman – Played high level rugby and was a national youth sprinter.
Interests : All Sports – Especially rugby and tennis! Love athletics coaching, music and food.
Physiotherapist (BHSc degree)
Mel has been working in private practice treating a wide variety of injuries since completing her Physiotherapy degree in 2012. She enjoys treating both pelvic health and musculoskeletal patients. Viewing the body with a holistic approach, her treatment style includes both manual therapy and exercise presciption. Mel is very passionate about Pelvic health Physiotherapy and has completed further studies in this area. She also has a special interest in breathing and is Bradcliff breathing trained. Mel is passionate about connecting with people, working with them to not only reduce their pain but to improve many aspects of their overall wellbeing and function. When not at work you will find Mel spending time with her partner and young daughter, exercising, at the beach or enjoying delicious food with friends.
Interests : Womens Pelvic Health Physio. Spinal/ pelvic musculoskeletal injuries (Neck/back). But also happy to treat all msk injuries. Treating women who are pregnant or returning to exercise post partum.
La Verne Hodson
M.Soc.Sci (Clinical Psychology)
Originally from South Africa, Tyla made the big move to NZ after completing her training as a clinical psychologist. She has been lucky enough to have been exposed to a wide variety of settings in her career thus far which has included psychiatric and forensic hospitals, community clinics and assessment centres as well as the correctional services. She is passionate about supporting people on their health journey’s and works collaboratively to tailor an integrated therapeutic approach based on their unique circumstances, wishes and needs. She believes that each person has an innate ability to make the desired positive change to live a personally more rich and meaningful life.
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. Julie has recently spent time living and working in Wanaka with snow sport injuries.
Dip Phty, Dip Phys Ed, MPNZ
Kia Orana. With a background in physical education from Otago and physiotherapy from Auckland, I settled in the Bay of Plenty in 1987. With my wife Isobel and children Cory, Baillie and Jake I have enjoyed the lifestyle the Bay offers including surfing the main beach and walking up Mauao.
On the work front I enjoy acupuncture, sports and manual therapy. I am a hands on therapist and recently enjoyed my time away as a physiotherapist with the Cook Island’s men’s rugby team. Meitaki maata.
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!
Tracey has lived in this little piece of paradise called “The Mount” for more than 20 years (the beach is her Happy Place), and have loved being part of the Body in Motion team since 2015.
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.
Living a creative, family filled life, with dog Lulu in tow, is what keeps the happiness flowing in Becky’s life. Having studied Art & Creativity, along with holistic healing, Becky is passionate about the benefits of the creative arts for increased wellbeing. Becky loves her role at reception, and during her time off, you’ll find her selling her homegrown flowers, creating art & crafts, reading, going to zumba or camping in a much loved 1973 Kombi.