What to expect: Sports injury treatment

February 5, 2017

Often people ask what do podiatrists do? And often we are not the first practitioner people see when they have a sports injury. So here are a few handy tips to share with you what your podiatrist is able to do:


If you require imaging for an injury like an X-ray or Ultrasound podiatrists are able to refer you for these.

If you need to fill out an ACC claim, you do not need to visit your GP first.

In a typical appointment, the following can be used in our clinics:

Myofacsial release

Sports massage

Exercise prescription

Sports taping

Moon boot fitting


Extra-corpeal shockwave treatment

Kinesio taping

Footwear advice and modficiations

Biomechanical assessment to check for any factors pre-disposing you to injury

Referral to other health providers such as a sports physician, orthopedics, physiotherapy, acupuncture etc


Two important things that your podiatrist is not able to do is prescribe you with anti-inflammatories (we can only advise you speak with a pharmacist) and refer for MRI scans.


Our clinics also have a 60 minute initial assessment to ensure a thorough assessment and full treatment session, utilizing as many skills our sports podiatrists have acquired at university and post-graduate studies.



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Reception Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm

Clinic Opening Hours

Our clinic hours reflect our podiatrist's appointment schedules and therefore are subject to change

Pukekohe: 13B Hall Street

​Monday - 8am-6pm

Tuesday - 8am-6pm

Wednesday - 8am-7pm

Thursday - 8am-6pm

Friday - 7am-2pm 

Saturday - 8am- 3pm

Sundays - Closed

Otahuhu (inside Otahuhu Physiotherapy) 15/23 Station Rd, Otahuhu

Monday - 9am-5:45pm

Waiuku: 30 Constable Road

Tuesday - 8am-4pm

Te Kawhata: 12 Main Road

Every 3rd Thursday of the month (Please call to confirm dates). Every 2nd Wednesday from 7 August

Possum Bourne Retirement Village  5 Lisle Farm Dr, Pukekohe

Every 3rd Thursday of the month (Please call to confirm)

Mangere 6 Waddon Place, Mangere

Every 2nd Friday of the month (Please call to confirm dates)

Otahuhu (Otahuhu Physiotherapy)
Te Kauwhata
Ryman (Possum Bourne)