Tenants and Services

The University of Waikato

The University's 265 m2 of tenancy space includes a purpose-built laboratory, within which can be found a state-of-the-art environmental chamber. The laboratory is used for the purpose of sports science and research as well as athletic performance testing. The hi-tech environmental chamber's capabilities include the ability to control specific heat and humidity requirements. It can also simulate a high altitude environment. The University's leading-edge space is staffed by academic professionals specialising in sports science and human performance, with that group including both Masters and PhD students carrying out research.

BOP Rugby

With the advent of The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance, The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union has what it refers to as a "world class environment to train in, with some of the best facilities in New Zealand" at its disposal". The centre's location also works well for the squad. Blake Park's sporting fields and courts are on the doorstep. Plus, proximity to the beach, Mauao (Mt Maunganui's iconic mountain) and the Mount Hot Salt Water Pools is also hugely beneficial due to the number of options these places provide for both training and recovery.

New Zealand Rugby sevens

The New Zealand Rugby sevens teams are top performers on the international seven's stage - and they now have a world-class facility to train in. New Zealand Rugby sees The University of Waikato Adams Centre of High Performance as a great help to the many sevens athletes based in the Bay of Plenty – as well as to the New Zealand Women's sevens and All Blacks sevens teams who regularly train in Tauranga. The centre plays a pivotal role in helping young players step up to the next level, and prepare the teams for the challenges of performing to the highest level in tournaments around the world.

Body in Motion Physiotherapy

Some of the Bay of Plenty's finest Sports Physiotherapists can be found at Body in Motion's High Performance Sport clinic. The company operates a sports medicine clinic at the centre, with a focus on providing high quality sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, second to none in New Zealand.

Body in Motion has a long-standing relationship as the preferred physiotherapy provider to the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and its flagship team the Bay of Plenty Steamers. This is an enduring relationship based on clinical excellence and professionalism.

Experienced Tauranga-based remedial massage therapist Pip Charlton works with the Body In Motion team. She is the High Performance Sport NZ massage advisor and approved massage provider in the Bay of Plenty. She specialises in several types of massage therapy, including relaxation massage, sports massage and remedial massage to help with injuries. She has many years' experience working with elite and competitive athletes.

In providing sports health services, Body in Motion Physiotherapy also taps into the talents offered by Foot Mechanics. Foot Mechanics Podiatry are experienced in dealing with elite sportspeople and use leading technology to help diagnose and treat foot, ankle, shin, knee, hip and lower back pains.

Our Sports Therapists

Pip Charlton is an experienced, Tauranga based massage and lymphatic therapist.

She is a Remedial Massage Therapist (Massage New Zealand), holds a Bachelor degree in Physical Education (Otago) and is the High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ) massage advisor and approved massage provider in the Bay of Plenty. She works from two Tauranga locations – Otumoetai and Blake Park, Mount Maunganui.

Pip specialises in several types of massage therapy, including relaxation massage, sports massage and remedial massage therapy to help with injuries. She has a special interest in, plus experience and success with, providing massage therapy to chronic pain sufferers, people with sedentary lifestyles and poor posture. Pip also offers lymphatic enhancement technology (LET), an approach to lymphatic drainage that incorporates both traditional manual techniques and new age technology. This can be used to help treat a wide range of health conditions including sinusitis, neuralgia, acute sports injuries and digestive issues.

Pip has more than 20 years experience working with elite, competitive and social athletes from a variety of sports, including the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and the Beijing Olympic games as a massage therapist with the NZ team. Pip welcomes clients from all walks of life: young to not so young, active to inactive and is a strong advocate for everybody to use a proactive approach to health and well-being.

Contact Pip at pip.charlton@xtra.co.nz.