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UniSports Sports Medicine

Private Service Orthopaedics



Welcome to UniSports Sports Medicine, a multi-disciplinary medical treatment and research facility specialising in sports injuries and rehabilitation. In January 2008 UniSports was recognised by FIFA as a Medical Centre of Excellence.

The clinic accommodates over 20 sports health professionals including Sports & Exercise Physicians, Sports Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Physiotherapists and Podiatrists, all working collaboratively for the benefit of our athletic population.

This team approach means you have easy access to the appropriate professionals and that all aspects of your injury may be treated, from diagnosis through to full rehabilitation.

While we look after professional, Olympic and High Performance Sport New Zealand athletes, our aim is to offer the same standard of care to all people who are involved in recreational exercise, dance or sport.

At all times, your Sports Medicine concerns are our concerns. Please contact us if you feel we can help you.

Our team

Axis Sports & Exercise Physicians

Axis Sports Medicine Registrars

  • Dr Noah Whitehead
  • Dr Steve Kara
  • Dr Simon Kim

UniSports Orthopaedic Consultants

UniSports Physiotherapists

Research Coordinator - Emanuela Crua

Podiatrist - James Baxter and Brian Koh

Hand Therapists - Angela Toemen and Moana Cameron



Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Please contact us during these hours to discuss your condition and arrange appointments.

Referral Expectations

We typically accept referrals from your GP or Physio, however we also welcome self referrals to our Physiotherapists.

Instructions on what to expect and how to prepare for your appointment will be discussed with you when you arrange your appointment.


  • Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine is the medical specialty that includes the study of human movement, sport- and exercise-related injury prevention, the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal overuse injury and trauma and the prescription of exercise programmes.… More

  • Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders caused by injury, illness and disability.… More

  • Orthopaedics

    Orthopaedics is an area that deals with conditions of the musculoskeletal system (bones and joints of the limbs and spine).… More

  • Podiatry

    Podiatry involves the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg.… More

  • Research and Education

    Read more about research and education at Unisports Sports Medicine here. More

  • Patient Information

    This section contains many of the rehabilitation exercises and protocols we use to treat our patients and manage their injuries following surgery.  We are currently adding new exercises and protocols regularly.  Check back soon if you do not find what you need.… More


For information about patient fees please click on the links:

Travel Directions

As you enter the sports park at Gate 5 from Merton Road, there are two main buildings on your left. The first is the Unisports Training Centre and the second is where Axis & UniSports Sports Medicine is located. The entrance to the Sports Medicine clinic is on the left hand side of the building. You will need to take the stairs or the lift to the first floor reception area.

Please click on the link for directions to the clinic using any of the major routes.

Public Transport

Use the Auckland Transport website for detailed public transport options or click here for bus routes and here for train routes.


There is plenty of free off-street parking available outside the clinic.

Contact Details

Or contact us using our online form

UniSports Sports Medicine is situated in the heart of the Colin Maiden Park

71 Merton Road
Saint Johns
Auckland 1072

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Street Address

71 Merton Road
Saint Johns
Auckland 1072

Postal Address

DX CP34501

This page was last updated at 3:26PM on November 20, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by UniSports Sports Medicine.