Brad Dixon

  • Biographical Profile
  • Professional Information

    Job Title :
    Sports Physiotherapist, Endurance Coach

    Areas of Treatment :
    Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation, Chronic pain, Coaching.

    Specialties :

    Practice Name :
    Global Fitness Club Gym

    Location :
    Tauranga, 3116 New Zealand

    Practice Website :

    Years in Practice :

    Description of Practice :

    I graduated from Otago University in 1997 and started my physio career working through the various specialties at Wanganui hospital. After returning from my two year O.E working in the U.K (based in community centres in Glasgow and Newcastle)  I started work at the Rehab Physio Centre in 2002.  I have a real return to function focus and relish returning clients back to work and life activities. I have sporting interests outside of work with past competition at an international age group level in triathlon (including the Hawaiian Ironman), endurance coaching athletes, and taking Les Mills RPM classes. I enjoy working with physiotherapy clients ranging from the sporting elite to the chronic pain sufferer who has difficulty walking to the letter box. Many complementary treatment strategies exist between these two diverse groups. My aim is to focus on building a relationship which allows me to better understand the client’s context/background, and encourage progress in such a way that the client achieves insight and becomes the motivating force for change.
    Endurance Coaching Profile
    I started competing in triathlons in the late 1980's at highschool. I was part of Dr. John Helleman's triathlon acadamy based in Christchurch in the early 1990's and had the pleasure to train with some world class athletes. At my final year at highschool I placed 10th in the triathlon secondary school national champs and 4th at the duathlon champs. In 1995 I won my age group (15-19yrs) at the Motorola Powerman Duathlon. During university studing physiotherapy I trained and competed at the World long distance champs (half IM) placing 6th in my age group. My greatest triathlon buzz was competing at the Hawaiian Ironman in 1999.
    I've also competed in several half ironmans (PB 4hrs 11min - Tauranga half 2000), half marathons (PB 1hr 17min - Mt. half 2005, 1hr 18min 53sec - Hamilton 2014), and marathons (PB 2hrs 47min - Hastings 1999, 2hrs 56min - Queenstown 2014).
    I started coaching some mates in 2005 and loved helping them reach their goals. I have since gained my level 2 accreditation with Tri NZ. Life is exciting balancing my training, sports physiotherapy, and coaching career with the ultimate team coaching role - bringing up my two beautiful daughters Eva and Stella (6 and 4 years old) alongside my wife Coral.
    I'm a big believer in walking my talk! I eat a predominantly whole food plant based diet, complete functional strength work daily, while blending my swimming, cycling, and running with my physiotherapy, and family life. Keeping the balance is crucial to maintaining the joy in life. 
    In September 2014 I started ENDURObeet, distributing beetroot powder for it's health and performance benefits. Please visit for more information or get in touch with me. 
    am available for triathlon and running coaching consults, physiotherapy appointments, and run ENDURO camp's with Chris Willet targeting people from all levels who want to learn functional movement patterns to get stronger, more efficient, and faster. I'm also a Les Mills RPM instructor taking a Friday 6am class at Flex Fitness + a 4pm class at Aspire Gym.
    • Triathlon and Running Coaching
    • Physiotherapy - Sports injuries, return to work, and managing chronic pain
    • ENDURO 6 week fitness camps ( 2 sessions x week) - Spring and Winter (next one has started Oct 12 2015)
    • Owner/operator of ENDURObeet - endurance enhancing beetroot powder

    Areas of Expertise :
    Rehabilitation, and wellness.

    Education/Degree :
    Bachelor Degree at the University of Otago, Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine

    Year Graduated :

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?

    I enjoy walking my talk. I believe very strongly in role modelling behaviour you want to see in the world. My ultimate goal is to change the world by getting society to move more and make better food choices on a daily basis.

    Professional Society Memberships :
    Physiotherapy New Zealand, Triathlon NZ.

    Articles/Publications :

    I have written several articles on training for triathlon, marathons, and trail running in the NZ Triathlon, and KIWI trail runner magazine. You can access these on my website under the articles tab.

    Attributes Success To:

    Having great role models, and striving to be the best I can be on a daily basis.

    Place of Birth :
    New Zealand.

    Gender :

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    Journal of Physiotherapy (Sports)

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Marathons, trail running, MTBing, cycling,triathlons, open water swimming, growing vegetables, cooking, reading, and spending time with my family and inspiring people.

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