Looking for a Podiatrist in Christchurch or Rangiora? Are you experiencing problems with your legs, ankles or feet? Heel pain, aching arches or sore legs become the new normal? It shouldn’t be!
Active Health has a team of experienced Podiatrists to help get you back to an active life.
Podiatrists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team at Active Health. They use their in-depth knowledge of the lower limb to give insight and intervention strategies for a wide variety leg, ankle and foot complaints. This may range from common corn, callous and nail care difficulties to gait analysis, footwear recommendations, diabetic foot health, orthotic therapy, exercise prescription and specialised injury management.
Any age group may require podiatry services, and all abilities are welcome. From those setting their first goal to get up off the couch, to elite athletes. Odd aches, pains and anything that at times complains, the podiatry team at Active Health have a breadth of experience and strategies to attend to your individual concern.
You do not need a referral to see one of our Podiatrists and we can generate ACC information if applicable. We work collaboratively with all health professionals but do have a range of in-house services and practitioners we work closely with. This allows us to get you your desired outcome faster and more conveniently by providing back-to-back and joint consultations if and when required.
Act now and get back to your best with the Podiatry team at Active Health.
Why choose us?
- Our team of podiatrists specialise in the feet and ankles.
- For our gait analysis we use high definition video on an unobstructed 30 metre runway. No altered treadmill running. No unscientific filming outside.
- We customise an individual treatment regime for you.
- We can also help you look after everyday foot complaints such as ingrown toenails, corns and callouses.
During your session we evaluate, diagnose and help alleviate lower leg aches and pains. Whether it be an intermittent discomfort, sports injury, arthritis or diabetic foot concerns, we understand that everyone has different needs and goals. We can also provide the following specialist services. To learn more or book an appointment today: Phone (03) 383 6290.
The Podiatry team use high tech video and computer technology to provide an analysis of your gait and/or running technique. This analysis can identify factors contributing to an injury or affecting your performance. The contributing factors can then be addressed and can then be addressed and interventions set in place to rectify the problems identified.
Shoe Prescription/Orthotic Design
For problems with your feet and lower legs your choice of footwear is a vital component. Sometimes aches and pains can be something as simple as the wrong type of footwear for your chosen activity. There are many and varied options with footwear on the market these days, particularly in the sports and active shoe area. If your condition requires more than a footwear change our podiatrists will design and fit an appropriate orthotic. Our podiatry department are the experts on footwear and orthotic requirements.
Laser Nail Treatment
Fungal nail infections are complex to treat. The Pin Pointe Nail Laser provides an alternative to prescribed topical or oral antifungal medication which may need to be used for many months and in some individuals may cause serious side effects. The Pin Pointe Laser is targeted locally on the fungal infection, killing the fungus throughout the nail, allowing the nail time to grow back naturally.
Our podiatry team, have also developed an OA management plan based on current evidence. Studies show increased joint loading increases the risk of osteoarthritis progression, but this is amenable to change. Orthotics, insoles and footwear offer great potential, as simple, inexpensive treatment strategies to improve pain levels in knee osteoarthritis. The earlier the intervention the better the results.