Active Health
Podiatry Rangiora

Are you looking for a Podiatrist in 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. To book an appointment with a Rangiora Podiatrist at Active Health you can use our online booking platform OR phone: (03) 383 6290. 

How we can help support your health?

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 of leg, ankle and foot complaints in all ages. Whether it be an intermittent discomfort, sports injury, arthritis or diabetic foot concerns, we understand that everyone has different needs and goals.

Gait and Running Analysis

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 interventions set in place to fix the problems identified.

Orthotics Design and Shoe Referral

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. For more information click here.

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Having pain along the base of your foot or pain into your heel? You may be suffering from plantar fasciitis and the Active Health podiatry team will be able to help. For more information on this condition click here

General Nail and Foot Care

Are you having trouble with your foot or nail care including the common corn, callous and nail care difficulties, or need help with your diabetic foot health. The podiatrists at Active Health can help to identify the problem and carry out appropriate treatment. This includes general nail care and extends to nail surgery to when required, our podiatrists are qualified in it all. Call us at 03 363 6290 to book. 

 Podiatry Locations

Durham Health

 

Phone: (03) 383 6290

Clinic Hours: Mon to Fri 8am-6pm.

15 Durham St, Rangiora

Rangiora Fitness Centre

Phone: (03) 383 6290

Clinic Hours: Mon to Fri 8am-6pm.

Flaxton Hub, 345 Flaxton Rd, Rangiora

MainPower Stadium

Phone: (03) 383 6290

Clinic Hours: Mon to Wed 8am- 6pm.

289 Coldstream Rd, Rangiora. 

Do I need a referral?

You do not need a referral to see one of our Podiatrists and we can generate ACC claims 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.

We can offer you ACC appointments and subsidised orthotics via ACC if your injuries meet the criteria outlined by ACC. We regularly see a wide range of lower limb injuries at various ages and stages of life. From sprains and strains to running-related injuries and post-operative care.

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Why Choose Our Team of Podiatrists?

  • We customise an individual treatment regime for you that fits your needs 
  • We use a high definition video on an unobstructed 30 metre runway for our gait analysis. No altered treadmill running. No unscientific filming outside
  • We have a collaborative approach with the ability to refer to our multi-disciplinary team members for a wider approach to your concerns

Meet Our Team

Kirwan Franke

Senior Podiatrist / Director 

BHSc (Pod), M.Sport.PodNZ (Sports Accredited)

About me

Kirwan developed a passion for biomechanics following his own personal experience with injury, surgery and rehabilitation. This led him to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Podiatry, graduating in 2008 and moving to Christchurch to be part of the Active Health team.

Based between the Active Health locations in Christchurch and Rangiora he provides a full range of Podiatry services are including gait analysis, biomechanical assessments, footwear review, exercises prescription, orthotic therapy and general care. These services can be provided for all ages and are tailored to meet your individual injury, activity level and health goals needs.

In his free time, Kirwan spends as much possible in the backcountry fly-fishing and hiking. When in Christchurch he spends his time out and about on adventures with his young family.

Sophie Gray

Podiatrist

BHSc (Pod)

About me

Sophie graduated as a podiatrist from AUT in 2016. After working in Auckland for eighteen months, she made the move back to Canterbury to join the Active Health team.

She is currently studying a post graduate diploma in sport and exercise medicine through Otago.  

Sophie has been involved in a wide range of sports over the years including rowing, cycling and hockey to name a few. She first saw a podiatrist herself when she was seven to help her with her gait pattern and was intrigued by the process of making orthotics and helping people walk with comfort.

Sophie has a keen interest in paediatrics and sports related injuries but extends her knowledge and skills to all areas of podiatry. She also has a certificate in dry needling  through PAANZ

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Make an appointment today

Find a time that suits you and book an appointment online using our booking system. If you are not sure who to see, give us a call and we can help find the best clinician for you.