Southern Podiatry was established in 2007 in Waiuku by Treena Harris. In addition to the custom designed Podiatry Clinic in Waiuku, Southern Podiatry has South Auckland satellite clinics running in Pukekohe and Tuakau. Both clinics are based within medical centres (Pukekohe Family Health Care and Tuakau Health Centre) and work alongside these fantastic health teams to provide the best foot care for you and your loved ones.
Diploma Comprehensive. Nurs
BHSc. in Nursing
BHSc. in Podiatry
Ngāti Rangi, Ranginui
Treena’s medical career began with her enrolment at Auckland Technical Institute of Technology in the Diploma for Comprehensive Nursing program. After graduating, Treena returned to study a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing from Auckland University of Technology.
An interest in emergency and paediatrics meant that she spent time at both Auckland Hospital and Starship Children’s Hospital.
Treena took her skills abroad to such places as the UK, mainland Europe, and Australia. These experiences provided a great opportunity to interact with other cultures and traditions.
In Australia, she was lead to work in nursing in the remote outback of Australia, which Treena described as “a fascinating environment where you had to have quick responses and confidence in your ability”.
Specialisation in Podiatry
Treena’s interest and focus in podiatry lead her to return once more to post-graduate study. Treena decided to return to Auckland, where she completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry at AUT University. AUT enabled her to utilise her comprehensive background in nursing to benefit her interest in podiatry.
Passionate About Your Wellbeing
With a history of diabetes in the family, Treena has seen first hand the damage that can be done if diabetes is not well controlled.
“My late grandfather would have been the first one to state that his diabetes was okay… until an incident that saw his trousers melting to the back of his legs whilst standing in front of the heater. He was completely unaware of the damage. It was only when everyone noted the burning smell that we became aware of what had happened.
“As podiatry is a relatively new health profession within New Zealand, it is my duty to inform people of the role we play in keeping them active and mobile. All foot issues are relevant to us”.
Podiatrist – Barbara Powell
Allow me to introduce myself, I came to the world of podiatry as a mature student; having spent most of my working life within the health care setting of the operating theatre. My UK qualification, as an Operating Department Practitioner, brought me to New Zealand in 2011; and I have worked in both public and private operating theatres in Auckland in the role of Anaesthetic Technician Having spent a considerable amount of time working in the operating theatres I now aspire to be part of the services that prevents patients from going to theatre.
My podiatry interests are quite broad and varied, at this point in time, and if you have any lower limb issues small or large, I believe that creating a patient centred treatment plan for each individual is paramount to maintaining good foot health. I have a genuine desire to help people with their individual health needs in whatever way I can and will do my utmost to keep you pain free and mobile.
My passion is music; I have quite a wide and varied taste in genres, in particular live performances. As my life is now in New Zealand I am becoming more familiar with the New Zealand music scene and have very much enjoyed open air performances; something that is not so enjoyable in the UK climate!
My New Zealand born partner has introduced me to tramping and when the opportunity arises we will take off for the day, our aim is to tackle some of the great walks; to date we have enjoyed the Tongariro Crossing, the others are just waiting to be done.
Our Administration support team is made up of Dawn McKay (Shareholder), Sarah Price, Catherine Crispe and Karlie Good.
Our team is a combined job share/ part time role. If you regularly attend a particular day of the week, you may only discover some of our team- not all of them. No matter who you encounter, our team is there to assist you in your foot cares.
Handling everything from front desk and telephone inquiries to processing all the Podiatry instruments and equipment, they are all invaluable members of the team. If there is anything they can help you with, please just ask.