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Our highly skilled podiatry team offers a range of management strategies for foot, ankle, and leg problems affecting people of all ages.

About Podiatry

At Foot Foundation, our Podiatrists are highly skilled in being able to assess, diagnose and manage foot and lower leg conditions. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Sporting injuries

  • Tendinopathies

  • Heel pain

  • Foot osteoarthritis

  • Bunions

Our experienced team can develop treatment plans and help you meet your goals using modalities such as exercise programs, strapping, hand on techniques (including dry needling and mobilisation), and orthotics. Along with ongoing advice and education, we are also able to provide general foot care, including routine skin and nail management, as well as diabetes assessments and education.

We work closely with orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and exercise physiologists to provide an all-around approach to management and keep our patients moving forward. 

Heel Pain

Pain in the heel is commonly caused by overuse and can affect patients’ ability to complete day-to-day activities. Most people are familiar with the most common forms of heel pain such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy, however, there are a number of less-known conditions and reasons people may develop symptoms of heel pain

Rearfoot Pain

Ankle injuries include, but are not limited to ‘ankle sprains’. A ‘sprained’ ankle can mask damage to other structures such as a subtle fracture around the ankle joint, talus fractures, or dislocations as well as peroneal tendon ruptures. In addition, patients may complain of ankle pain that is not related to an acute injury but more an ‘overuse injury’.

Midfoot Pain

The midfoot consists of the three cuneiform bones, the cuboid, and the navicular bones as well as the surrounding soft tissue. The most common cause of midfoot pain is mid-tarsal joint sprains after an ankle injury, but the most important cause of midfoot pain is a stress fracture of the navicular bone. Tendinopathy of the extensor tendons is another common cause of midfoot pain.

Forefoot Pain

Forefoot problems that can severely compromise athletes and active patients include stress fractures and soft tissue injuries such as a plantar plate tear. Common problems that are far more significant in the ‘weekend warrior’ include corns, calluses, and nail problems.


Across our multiple locations in New Zealand, our team provides the following prevention initiatives: 

  • Individual assessments developed and implemented for balance and strength development

  • Footwear assessment

  • Gait/Running assessments assessments

  • General foot care education

  • Condition-specific foot care education

  • Dance Assessments

  • Vascular and neurological assessments of the feet and lower limbs.


With a wealth of experience and knowledge coupled with the latest innovations in patient technology, our podiatrists provide the most appropriate and comprehensive treatment options available for foot and ankle conditions.

  • Treatment plans suited specifically to the individual patient

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Active people of all ages

  • Dancers

  • Promotion and facilitation of active aging

  • Skin and nail conditions such as ingrown nails, blisters, and callus management

  • Foot and Ankle Clinic for patients with complex foot and ankle conditions to have their case reviewed and appropriately treated by a multidisciplinary team.


Our foot and ankle podiatry team use a comprehensive range of rehabilitation equipment to improve the patient rehabilitation process.

  • Manage early foot and ankle post-operative wound and dressing requirements

  • The strong relationships with our local multi-disciplinary team will allow clearer and more efficient communication between surgeons and podiatrists

  • Using the latest advancements in mobility devices, orthotics, and braces – both customised and generic – to allow an efficient and evidence-based return to normal function.

Contact us to find out how we can help with your heel pain.