Southern Podiatry was established in 2007 in Waiuku by Treena Harris. In addition to the custom designed Podiatry Clinic in Waiuku, Southern Podiatry has a satellite clinic running in Pukekohe. The Pukekohe clinic is located within Pukekohe Family Health Care and we work alongside their 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 is currently registered in dual professions, as a Podiatrist and as a Registered Nurse.
Treena’s medical career began with a Diploma for Comprehensive Nursing program, followed by a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing. She then returned to the same education facility – Auckland University of Technology upon her return to NZ to complete her Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry.
In 2017, Treena reactivated her nursing through the CAP program run by Manukau Institute of Technology in conjunction with Counties Manukau DHB. She currently works with NZ Steel in an Occuptational Health Nurse role when required by the team.
Nursing and Podiatry working together
Treena initially worked within Starship, Auckland and North Shore hospital before she 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”. Treena’s interest and focus in podiatry lead her back to NZ to complete the career pathway change. Once completed, Treena headed back to Australia for several years to gain experience. This then created the opportunity to return to NZ to build her own clinic and client base.
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. Her passion and focus is about education- for other health professionals, and for her clients. “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”.
Our Administration support team is made up of Dawn McKay (Shareholder), Sarah Price, Catherine Crispe & Octavia Torpey.
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 with your foot care needs.
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.
Our Podiatry team are diligent with maintaining professional standards. We routinely attend Podiatry Network meetings for ongoing professional development. Working collaboratively is also an essential component with providing our clients with the most up to date, effective therapies for their foot care.
Southern Podiatry is a partner with AUT University for student placement, we love the energy of students onsite. Every client is asked to consent to their involvement – and they are allowed to say no. Your rights are respected throughout the student placement.