We have started our Te Kauwaha podiatry clinic and it was a great success! We weren't expecting such a busy day! This clinic will be running once every 3 weeks on a Tuesday. Both our podiatrists Jessica Tennant and Jessica Glengarry will be attending these. All of our podiatry services will be offered at the Te Kauwahta clinic including: Ingrown toenail surgery Verrucae/Warts Heel Pain Custom Insoles Sports Injuries Foot pain Corns and Callus Nail care Fungal Infections Our c
Our Waiuku Podiatry Clinic is extending their hours! Due to high demand, we are now opening a second day at Waiuku Health Plus. This clinic is fully equipped for all types of foot problems, and currently our podiatrist Jessica is the prinicpal podiatrist there. If you would like to make an appointment there, please phone us on 0800 111 224. We are located upstairs, but if you get lost please ask reception to guide you in the right direction. And remember we have free treatmen
We are going to be updating our personal information here on our blog, so who better to start with than Jessica! As many of you know, Jessica is the owner of Step Up Podiatry and has transformed the clinic into 4 busy clinics in just over a year. She currently has a 10 month old, and is a visiting consultant in all of our clinics. Jessica has worked in sports clinics, and in diabetes care for a long time but a little known fact about Jessica is that she is very passionate abo
Footwear and Heel Pain! “I have these really cushioned shoes” she says with pride!" “The guy in the shop says they will be the best thing they are just so comfortable” “I bought the best ones they had” “They worked for a while but now it has come back and it feels just as bad if not worse than it did before” “I am so frustrated I have tried everything” This is generally how the conversation with many of our patients who first visit us tends to sound like. Why does it sound li
Hi guys, as there are many walks and marathons coming up, in preparation for this here is some info on how you should care for your feet well in advance! :)
By now you should have:
- Been professionally fitted in the most appropriate shoe for your foot type and shape. You will have ideally done several long training walks of 25+Km in your chosen shoes.
- Purchased a good pair of socks that wick moisture away and have padding around the back of the heel.
- Know your f
Morton's Neuroma What is it? Morton's neuroma is the common name given to the nerve irritation that is found in the ball of the foot that may or may not be accompanied by an inter-metatarsal bursae (a bursa-neuromal complex). It is often associated with inflammation or degeneration and often occurs with constant pressure or irritation of the nerve from the surrounding bony structures or local bursas (fluid filled sacs). Morton's Neuroma can cause symptoms such as a sharp pai
Improving Your Golf Game With Orthotics Golf is a demanding game that can place strain on the feet and legs. Balance and stability are essential to ensure that you are playing to the best of your ability. The leg and foot movements involved in golfing are comparable to dance steps. The weight is placed on the balls of the feet, and is then shifted towards the heel of the foot before moving forward again during the course of a typical golf swing. It stands to reason that probl
To all our loyal clients, We have begun to do $15 treatment sessions for children under 16. These spots are very limited and all the slots were taken up for the 2nd of August before we could even get this post up and running! We will be doing a few of these sessions each year, and the best way to keep informed is to "like" our facebook page and any promotions we have you will be notified quickly to get your appointment. Thank you all for an amazing start to the year! Jessica
The winter season has arrived and we see many injuries as a result of skiing and snow boarding accidents. Below is a link to a great article discussing the two sports and which one is safer. What do you think? Skiing vs Snowboarding - which is safer #podiatry #achilles #anklesprain #archpain #foot #footpain #podiatrist #pukekohe
View this article we found in the New Zealand Herald this morning about how a barefoot running shoe company has been sued for false claims about the health benefits of barefoot running. We are not surprised! You can view it here #podiatry #pukekohe #barefoot #running #injury #foot #podiatrist