Podiatry

Our team of passionate Christchurch podiatrists are all about providing first class treatment to help get you back on your feet – pain free and fully recovered just as soon as possible. Trust Christchurch Podiatry.
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We have your feet covered

Treatment description

Three Christchurch Podiatrist specializing in diagnosing and providing treatment for your foot and lower limb related conditions. No matter what your foot problem – whether it’s pain, discomfort or something aesthetic – we are here to help.

 What can this service help you with?

  • We help with  orthotic devices

  • finding the right shoe and footwear prescription

  • strapping, kinesiotaping

  • shockwave therapy

  • nail surgery

  • strengthening and stretching

  • bike set up & cycle analysis

  • running techniques

Sports clinic's Podiatrists

Meet the podiatrists at Sports Clinic.

Greg Woolman
Greg Woolman

Greg has always had an interest in sports. He has played senior rugby for 10 years and more recently has been involved in competitive tennis. After gaining his podiatry qualification he went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, and then completed a Masters degree through Otago University – being one of only a few New Zealand podiatrists with these qualifications. He has previously taught sports podiatry at the Auckland University of Technology.

Research has also been an interest for Greg particularly in the field of biomechanics and human movement. He has performed many original studies and has presented these internationally in several different countries. He recently wrote a chapter for the prestigious biomechanical text “Biomechanics and Human Movement Science”.

Greg’s experience has seen him involved in collaborating research with several major athletic footwear companies including Asics, Nike, Salomon, and Sole Technology. Greg has always been involved with many elite athletes, sports teams, and organisations. He is currently the podiatrist for New Zealand Cricket, podiatrist for the Canterbury NPC and Super 15 teams as well as podiatrist for the Winter Olympic athletes.

Adele Coberger
Adele Coberger

Adele completed her Diploma in Podiatry in 1993 and her Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) in 1995.
Adele is a skilled podiatrist of significant experience which she has gained working closely with many of Christchurch’s leading sports physicians and physiotherapists. She has a wide base of knowledge of various foot and lower limb injuries, and of orthotic and footwear prescription.

Previously a national representative in skiing, Adele has experience as an athlete and understands the importance of maintaining healthy feet and foot function to reduce injury risk and achieve optimum performance. As a mother, Adele has first-hand experience of growing feet and a special interest in treating children’s foot problems. In her spare time Adele enjoys skiing, yoga, mountain biking and of course her young family.

Susie Kostelijk
Susie Kostelijk

Susie is the newest addition to our podiatry team having graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2019. A born and bred Kiwi, she has a keen interest in hiking our beautiful country and, of course, watching rugby. Her interest in podiatry was sparked from her own history of injury – having suffered from ankle instability and sprains her whole life. While studying, Susie spent time working in the technical footwear industry which has evoked a particular interest in the treatment of running injuries. Susie likes to work with anyone who has pain – young, old, athlete or weekend warrior – she’d love to see you and get you back to doing what you love.

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Our difference

Why choose sports clinic

See Us When You Need To Kick Foot Pain

It is amazing how such a small surface area of 26 bones along with joints, ligaments and tendons supports our whole body weight for most of the day – along with the extra stress of running and playing sport. Healthy Feet are the foundation for your body so it is important to kick foot pain and find a solution so you can support the best possible version of yourself.

Podiatry with ACC is Available: If your injury was an accident ACC will usually pay a portion of each podiatry consultation fee for most accident-related injuries.

What to expect at your appointment

  • Discovery: First we take a case history to learn more about you, your injury and your lifestyle.

  • Physical Examination: Then a thorough injury examination to find the route cause of your symptoms to determine the best treatment course. This will include any necessary strength and specific functional tests e.g. hopping and gait analysis. We then provide you with a diagnosis and discuss the best personal treatment plan.

  • Treatment Plan: Then in consultation with you, we decide on the best course of treatment and what type of care is going to be the best course of action. Your treatment plan may include recommendations such as new footwear, taping, exercises, fitting orthotic devices, or modifying your running technique.

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