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Southern Podiatry

Time to head to Middlemore

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Yes- you heard right. Me, myself and I- Miss Treena Harris- is headed to Middlemore Hospital. I haven’t been able to confirm it until now as my placement was very late notice but joyfully accepted. But remember this- it is only a loan. I will be coming back to Southern Podiatry.



Well- it is time. You may recall that I am a Registered Nurse as well as a Podiatrist. In order to keep our qualifications and receive an annual license to work within our profession of choice (also known as practicing certificates), you need to complete time in each profession.

What else do I need to let you know? Well…….. Read More

Your toes hurt. Get them sorted with toe props.

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Toe Props:

– just look how many types there are! They can be made from Silicon, or felt, or various materials.

Group toe Props

You may feel like you are swimming in an ocean of silicon, felt and ribbed sleeves when it comes to toe prop varieties.

We are often asked which devices would suit a particular foot type. It is important for our Podiatrists to assess the foot to determine which one to choose.  Read More

What are your fitness goals? A foot health check may be needed first.

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As I welcome May this year, I reflect on the last four months and my goals. The peaks I’ve climbed, the fish I’ve caught, and of course the people I’ve met. It’s been a great opportunity commencing work at Southern Podiatry and exploring the local country side of the Franklin region.

Easter have come and gone and we are now in May. It is a great time of the year to make goals and start a new routine. A foot health check may be required to help you achieve these goals.

  • What fitness goals would you like to achieve?
  • Do you have foot or leg pain that you wish to resolve?
  • Do you have an old injury that is still playing up?

If you’ve never been to a Podiatrist and you are unsure what to expect please read on… Read More

Ingrown Toenail surgery

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Ouch- Are you suffering in silence with ingrown toenails?

Did you know that Podiatrists perform surgery for Ingrown Toenails and Verrucae procedures? And we love it!

Ingrown toenails are common in the podiatry clinic. Our preferred option initially is always to treat it conservatively and minimise pain but surgery is another treatment plan routinely offered. Conservative measures include; Read More

Look at our new team members

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Jason Bruce and Catherine Crispe. Welcome to Southern Podiatry!

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Jason comes on board as our new Podiatrist. Feel free to pop on in and say hello. Keep an eye out for his staff bio next week.

Catherine is joining us part time on Wednesday and Thursday. Some of you may have already seen her in Balance Chiropractic- where she also works part time. Catherine will be seen on our front desk in reception at our Waiuku clinic.


Seeking Receptionist/ Podiatry Technician

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It is with a fond farewell that we say goodbye to Pam Allington. Pam has been with us here at Southern Podiatry for four years, but has been enticed back to the her previous employer- NZ Steel.

We say farewell to Pam

Luckily for us, her feet have been trained to expect a certain level of foot care during her time with us. He he. Both Tania and I will happily schedule Pam for her foot care needs, if only for the catch up.

In the meantime, we are on the lookout for a new Receptionist/ Podiatry Technician for 2015.

Could this be you? Contact us for more details- 09 235 2060

Have you heard the news?

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It is time for Kimberly Scott to explore the world!

Well- it starts first with a trip around the South Island. And then its the world.

Kimberly has been a part of Southern Podiatry for many years. It will be extremely strange to not see this face peering at us throughout the week. How can we forget these expressions? Read More

The Southern Podiatry team learn to cook.

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It was with bittersweet sadness that we held our Christmas function last week.

We celebrated our wonderful team with an exciting cooking class, and in the same breathe bid farewell to Kimberly Scott- one of our Podiatrists.

For the cooking class, we chose the Vietnamese Summer Rolls, followed by 5 Spice Duck with Orange Sauce and for the dessert- it was a beautiful tart. The pictures show the story in more detail than I can possibly write.

The Team of Southern Podiatry 2014- Louise, Tania, Treena, Pam and Kimberly.

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And the winners are…….

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The Franklin Positive Ageing Expo has come and gone, but not without some awesome giveaways from Southern Podiatry.

There were two gift packs for people to choose from – a Sports pack and a Foot Care pack. Both packs were popular among all the entrants, but there could only be one winner of each.

  • The Foot Care Pack was won by S Reeves (Papakura)
  • The Sports Pack was won by S Robinson (Pukekohe)

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And in support of all the people who gave their time and energy, we also had a separate draw for the Exhibitors.This prize was a pair of Orthoheel shoes/ sandels – won by Mr Gibbons (Waiuku) from the Lions Club – Waiuku branch.

Congratulations to the winners.

Thanks to our supporters and sponsors- those that we have listed here and so many more that we can’t list due to the number of wonderful people and companies. Please accept our acknowledgment of your time and effort to help this day continue to provide for the community. We couldn’t have done it without your help.

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And big thanks to the team on the floor on the day- Siliva Havili, Sherri Ball, Crystal Tang, Rewi Manahi, Kimberly Scott, Treena Harris and Annie Soikham. There was no foot that we didn’t want to see- we could have talked feet all day long.


Franklin Positive Ageing Expo- come and meet us all.

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We are happy to support this great event once again. It is a free, yes FREE event that is available to all to attend.

There will be advice, help, and information available across a great many topics of relevance and importance to older people. This includes advice on residential care options and alternatives, resources and equipment for everyday living with a range of impairments or disabilities, information on volunteering, support to and for carers, and even professionals providing health screening and advice on healthy lifestyles.

On the fun side, there will be a range of activities, hobbies, crafts, sports, and a variety of exercises to help keep you happier and healthier, and yes even belly dancers will be there.


Franklin Positive Ageing Expo

Date: Friday, 10th October 2014

 Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Where: Pukekohe Indian Association Centre, Ward Street, Pukekohe
Entry: Free

The event is being held in the school holidays & children are welcome, there may even be some special surprises just for them! Ageing positively involves the whole Family

As with last year, admission will be totally free and there will be free refreshments available throughout the day courtesy of those wonderful RSA ladies. There will even be free draws for prizes and surprise gifts.

Over 65 and want to come but don’t have access to transport? Dial Driving Miss Daisy on 239 1377 to discuss free transport

For more information please contact Jacqui Church on 021 86 99 76 or jacqui.church@xtra.co.nz