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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 physiotherapists, sports physiotherapists, 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

I have been working as a physiotherapist in the musculoskeletal and sports industry since graduating from Otago University in 2005.
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Team Member
Hamish Lockwood

Originally from Hamilton, I graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy in 2003, and spent two years working in the Waikato before travelling to the UK
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Team Member
Adina Holder

Raised in the mighty Manawatu by a fanatical sports family, I decided to base my career around my passion for physical activity.
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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
Lauren McDonald

I was born and bred in the big smoke Auckland. Growing up with two very competitive and active brothers, sports became a strong passion of mine from an early age.
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Team Member
Hamish Fox

Originally from beautiful Bay of Plenty, I grew up amongst a competitive and sports mad family.
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Team Member
Corrine Melrose

Originally from Wainuiomata in Lower Hutt, I graduated from the University of Otago in 2013.
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Team Member
Michael Wilson

Born and raised in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, I’ve always had a passion for sport from a very young age, participating in almost any sport I could.
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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
Emma McMichael

Kia Ora! My name is Emma McMichael, I am a Registered Dietitian & Sports Dietitian.
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Team Member
Dani Carlyon

Born and raised in Hamilton, I am excited to say I am now living in the stunning Bay Of Plenty working for the fun and exciting company Foundation Clinic.
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Team Member
Sophie Spiers
Sports Med Receptionist

I was born and raised on the Kapiti Coast before moving to the sunny bay of plenty 3 years ago.
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Team Member
Vanessa Rogers

After spending the past 8 years as a stay at home mum I am thrilled to be back in the work-force working at such a cool and vibrant sports clinic.
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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: craig@foundationclinic.co.nz

Who we work with
  • Golf Omanu
  • Foot mechanics
  • Aquaferns
  • Surf life saving
  • NZ Wasps
  • Otumoetai Eels Rugby League Club
  • MDK
  • Impact gymsport academy
  • Smiths sportshoes
  • Inside running academy
  • Aspire Health and Sports
  • Ben Williams - Cricket Coaching
  • Active mums
  • Mount Joggers & Walkers