Get your foot in the door

Central Leader - - HEALTH& WELL-BEING -

Ki­wis gen­er­ally lead very busy, ac­tive life­styles, and this can put enor­mous strain on lower limbs and feet.

More and more peo­ple are now re­al­is­ing that feet are a del­i­cate ar­range­ment of joints, lig­a­ments and mus­cles that de­serve the care and at­ten­tion of an ex­pe­ri­enced pro­fes­sional.

Po­di­a­trist Lisa Hinch­cliff and her two as­so­ci­ates at Green­lane Po­di­a­try Clinic – Gill Green and David Lynch – have over 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence and are ready to help with all foot and leg pain and prob­lems.

They also per­form mi­nor surg­eries, as­sist with arthri­tis, and treat skin prob­lems such as corns and cal­luses.

Friendly of­fice man­ager Ma­ree Ni­colle says the team and clients have loved the new premises at 626 Great South Rd since their move in Au­gust.

The mod­ern clinic, which they share with TBI Phys­io­ther­apy group, has easy park­ing and ac­cess, a com­fort­able wait­ing area and spa­cious gym fa­cil­ity for biome­chan­ics.

Lisa says the rea­son Green­lane Po­di­a­try has so many reg­u­lar clients is be­cause of their de­vo­tion to on­go­ing care and sup­port. ‘‘We get to the root of the prob­lem, come up with a unique treat­ment plan and then pro­vide cru­cial ad­vice to stop fur­ther is­sues from de­vel­op­ing.’’

They will dis­cuss pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures, which could be any­thing from the cor­rect way to cut a toe nail to find­ing more ap­pro­pri­ate, sup­port­ive footwear such as or­thotic jan­dals.

Many peo­ple try to ig­nore prob­lems as they fear treat­ment will be even more painful or em­bar­rass­ing. How­ever, Lisa says her clients are al­ways pleas­antly sur­prised with how at ease they are dur­ing the process.

‘‘I ab­so­lutely love what I do be­cause pa­tients come to us in pain and leave with a big smile on their face and a new lease on life – that is im­mensely sat­is­fy­ing to see,’’ she says.

Fancy foot­work: At Green­lane Po­di­a­try’s new 626 Great South Rd clinic, Lisa Hinch­cliff will help you walk and run again in com­fort.

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