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What are we about?

At Foundation we offer our patients a personal, caring and effective service. We aim to provide the highest quality individualised hands on physiotherapy assessment, treatment and rehabilitation incorporating a range of diagnostic and treatment skills. We have the top clinicians in each specialist area so we can promise excellent up-to-date medical attention. We guarantee to keep up with current trends and new innovations to ensure our practice continues to be a leader in the delivery of sports rehabilitation services to the wider community and sports people alike.

five key values
Have fun!
Have fun!

All of us at Foundation really love our job. We create a fun working environment. While maintaining professional standards, we try and make sure our patients have fun during their treatment and rehabilitation.
We pride themselves on being a strong, dynamic, and an effective team that combine a multi-disciplinary approach to work together for the benefit of you, our patients.


This value is the foundation way of saying we care!! We care about your rehab, your goals and your challenges. Alongside that we care about each other and the Bay of Plenty community.


The Foundation team, like yourselves live a busy lifestyle so we continue to challenge ourselves and you to achieve the optimal work life balance. Family, Friends, Sports, Study and rehab are all important.

Leaders and innovators
Leaders and innovators

The clinic combines the expertise of qualified physio's, sports physio's, sports massage therapists and exercise therapists. We continue to challenge our staff to continually meet our high expectations and engage well with our patients and the wider community. We have an in-house mentor programme and a thorough professional development plan.

Team work
Team work

The Foundation team pride themselves on being a strong, dynamic, and an effective team that combine a multi-disciplinary approach to work together for the benefit of you, our patients.
We have a collaborative approach to treatment at Foundation which means that we are always working together to achieve better outcomes for our patients.

About About

Our team are highly trained, dedicated and ready to help you get back to full health.

Team Member
Craig Newland
Physiotherapist & Clinic Director

My main areas of interest are complex sports injuries, in particular running injuries and working with our young talented athletes to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. 
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Team Member
Rachel Lambert

Originally from the bay of plenty I graduated in 2007 from AUT
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Team Member
Catherine WIllis

With a keen interest in shoulder & upper limb rehabilitation, as well as post surgical & orthopaedic rehabilitation I offer
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Team Member
Lauren McDonald

I have a love for all rehabilitation in particular sport and really enjoy the challenge of post-operative rehabilitation.
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Team Member
Adina Holder

I love being a physio. I strive to deliver a comfortable friendly experience, whilst helping clients achieve their own personal goals.
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Team Member
Corrine Melrose

I understand the importance of effective rehabilitation not only in sports, but for all clients and I am passionate about achieving this.
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Team Member
Leigh-Ann Bennett

I grew up here in the sunny Bay of Plenty. My sport growing up was dancing and after fourteen years doing exams and performances of various types of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance, and working through my fair share of injuries, I grew a passion for how the body works and moves.
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Team Member
Mrs Jacqueline Van Eis

A little while after finishing my Bachelors of Physiotherapy at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, I moved to South Africa to live with my husband.
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Team Member
Zara Fowell

Born and raised in an active Bay of Plenty community, my love for sport and the outdoors developed later in my teenage years.
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Team Member
Nicola Shaw

Originally from Wellington, I have spent the last 4 years studying at AUT, graduating in 2019.
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Team Member
Ash Davidson
Massage Therapist

Originally from the Wairarapa but studies Massage Therapy in Wellington
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Team Member
Laura Hardy
Massage Therapist

Laura was born in the UK and grew up in Cyprus and so loves the beach and summer weather here in the sunny Bay of Plenty!
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Team Member
Monica Mayry
Clinic Manager

Hey there! I was born and raised in Minnesota over in the states but New Zealand has been my home for the past 5 years.
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Team Member
Rachel Scrivin

Hi, I am a New Zealand Registered Dietitian (NZRD) and Advanced Sports Dietitian, accredited with Sports Dietitians Australia
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Kim Gunn

Originally from Hamilton I am excited to be making the move over the Kaimais to live in the lovely Bay of Plenty
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Careers with Foundation
Tauranga Based Physio
  • Are you looking for a job working with a fun dynamic and experienced team?
  • Do you want to work alongside other highly qualified physiotherapists, massage therapists, Sports Physician, dietician, mental skills coach and strength and conditioning coaches?
  • Do you want the opportunity to further develop your skills and work with elite athletes?

We are in need of another high quality sports physiotherapist.  Foundation Sports & Rehab Clinic is Tauranga’s leading Sports Physiotherapy and Rehab Clinics. 

Generous appointment times allow for an emphasis on manual/manipulative physiotherapy and exercise prescription.  We have several clinics across Tauranga, all of our clinics have great rehab facilities.  We have clinics based in aspire Sports Med located within the Bay of Plenty’s leading Health Club, Aspire Health and Sports as well as Mt Manganui’s newest athlete training facility, The Athlete Factory.

The position is permanent full time, however part time options will be considered for the right person.  There will be opportunities to work with various sports codes ranging from amateur to semi-professional. Start date negotiable, ideally as soon as possible.  Remuneration package TBC, with various options available, including allowance for CPD. 

We are looking for a fun, competent, hard-working physiotherapist with high work ethic, excellent communication and enthusiasm who is keen to learn and enhance their clinical skills. At least 3-5 years experience working in sports or private practice preferred.

All applications will be treated with utmost confidentiality. For expressions of interest forward your CV to Craig Newland: [email protected]


Foundation Sports & Rehabilitation Clinic, Papamoa.

Are you an excellent communicator? Do you have an empathetic and caring attitude? Do you have confidence using a computer?  Are you looking to join an awesome team of Physiotherapists and Healthcare professionals?

If yes, then look no further!  We have an exciting opportunity for a friendly, efficient & enthusiastic person to join our team as a Receptionist at our newest clinic in Sunny Papamoa.

You would be responsible for greeting patients & making appointments.  Managing phone calls and inquiries.  Data entry.  Invoicing and receipting.  Monitoring the waiting room.  Maintaining tidy rooms, restocking and stock ordering as required.

Experience in the same or similar role is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

All applications will be treated with utmost confidentiality. For expressions of interest forward your CV to Craig Newland: [email protected]

Who we work with
  • Foot mechanics
  • Aquaferns
  • Smiths sportshoes
  • Aspire Health and Sports
  • New Zealand Post
  • Mount Joggers & Walkers
  • Future Gymnastics
  • F45 Training The Mount NZ
  • Tauranga Boys College Rugby
  • Arataki Sports Club
  • Rangiuru Sports Club
  • Te Puke Sports & Recreation Club
  • Tauranga Rugby & Sports Club
  • Inside running academy
  • Foundation Run