Fuel Aotearoa is a purely educational website. We do not offer services in diagnosis or treatment; this is not our area of expertise. We strongly recommend any reader with specific concerns to contact a health professional to gain the necessary advice, treatment or support.
Unfortunately, many of the women and families we talk to describe spending many frustrating months trying to find a health professional with specific knowledge and interest on this subject. To help readers avoid a (sometimes quite expensive) ‘wild goose chase’ for a health professional that understands their concerns, we offer the following database of New Zealand-based health professionals.
The health professionals listed on this page have expressed an interest in working with girls and women who present with, are at-risk for developing, or have concerns related to, low energy availability and the Female Athlete Triad. Many of these health professionals are also accredited providers for High Performance Sport New Zealand. While Fuel Aotearoa appreciates the ongoing work of these professionals, we can not accept any responsibility for the actions of listed organizations or practitioners. We strongly encourage readers to do their own ‘homework’ to find the health professional most suited for their individual needs.
Please note, this list below is not exhaustive. There are other health professionals with an interest and expertise on this subject in New Zealand and internationally. We welcome communication from health professionals with an interest in being added to this database, and/or any recommendations from women or families who have found excellent support from a health professional not listed here.
Mail: christel.dunesha-mooij [at] hpsnz.org.nz
Phone: 027 327 8867
Performance Nutrition Services Limited
Phone: 021 737 317
Claire Turnbull & Colleagues
University of Otago
Phone: 03 479 7518
Mail: sara.macdonald [at] otago.ac.nz
Level 4, 326 Lambton Quay
Phone: 04 499 9961
Mail: kath [at] food4fuel.co.nz
Ien Hellemans, Msc, NZRD
Senior Nutritionist for Triathlon New Zealand
Phone: 0274 386910
Emily Hope, Msc (Human Nutrition)
Hope Nutrition, Marlborough
Phone: 027 282 1940
Mail: pdennan [at] hotmail.com
Leena St Martin
Clinical Psychologist, Auckland District Health Board, Greenlane Clinical Centre, and Ponsonby Psychology
Phone: 021 627 336
Mail: LeenaSM [at] adhb.govt.nz or leenasm [at] clear.net.nz
Phone: 021 473 346
Mail: Juliet.Ireland [at] xtra.co.nz
Phone: 021 122 4221
Grace Sports Medicine
335 Cheyne Road
Phone: 04 543 1862
Dr Kate Taylor
High Performance Health
Based at: Cambridge Family Health, 2 Oliver Street, Cambridge
Phone: 021 445 188
We are aware that some of our readers may be interested in considering alternative approaches, and thus we are committed to including contact details to an array of health care providers. It is important to reiterate that by listing organizations on this website, we are not endorsing any particular practitioner or form of health care over others, but merely providing our readers with various options that they might follow-up themselves.
Dr Vitalis Acupuncture
North Shore Medical and Health Centre
4/326 Sunset Rd,
Website: http://vitalis.co.nzPhone: 09 4865111
Dr Holly Thorpe and Maria Bentley welcome invitations to organize educational seminars with groups of female athletes, exercising women, coaches, teachers or parents. Please contact us to get further information on the services we offer, and/or discuss possible dates for an educational seminar. As well as covering costs of travel, we also ask organisations to consider offering an honorarium in acknowledgement for our time, effort and knowledge.