Podiatry

our team of podiatrists are passionate about providing first-class treatment to help get you back on your feet – pain-free and fully recovered, as soon as possible
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We have your feet covered

How we can Help

Our team specializes in diagnosing, educating, and providing treatment for foot, ankle, and lower limb conditions. We are here to help.

 What conditions do we treat?

  • Heel pain

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Ankle sprain

  • Shin splints

  • Forefoot pain/metatarsalgia

  • Sever's Disease

  • Calf sprain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Ingrown toenails

Sports clinic's Podiatrists

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, 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 collaborative 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 organizations. He is currently the podiatrist for New Zealand Cricket, podiatrist for the Canterbury NPC and Super 15 teams as well as a podiatrist for the Winter Olympic athletes.

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Adele Coberger

Adele completed her Diploma in Podiatry in 1993 and her Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) in 1995.
Adele is a skilled podiatrist with 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 strong and healthy feet 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. In her spare time, Adele enjoys skiing, yoga, mountain biking, running, music and spending time with family and friends.

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Susie Kostelijk

Susie joined our Podiatry team after graduating from Auckland University of Technology in 2019 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry). 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 strongly believes that the best approach in caring for a patient is to have a multi-disciplinary approach, which is one of the many reasons she loves working at Sports Clinic. Susie likes to work with anyone in need of help – young, old, athlete or weekend warrior – she’d love to see you and get you back to doing what you love.

Susie is originally from Auckland, but moved to the South Island after graduating, and has spent time living in Blenheim before coming to Christchurch. In her free time, Susie loves to hike and experience the untouched outdoors. As well as this, Susie enjoys watching rugby, attending a boxing gym and looking after her house plants.

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Our difference

Why choose sports clinic

See Us When You Need To Kick Foot Pain

The feet are the foundation of the body and, as such, it is vital they are functioning well for us to continue our day-to-day activities, as well as exploring new hobbies.
Each foot has 26 bones, 23 muscles, and over 30 ligaments so if something goes wrong, you will want our experts caring for you and getting you back on track. Our podiatry team has a focus on injury rehabilitation and vast experience in diagnosing and treating biomechanical injuries.

What to expect at your appointment

  • Discussion: We will have a chat to build a case history by learning more about you, your injury and your lifestyle.

  • Physical Examination: We will then perform the appropriate tests to identify where and what your injury is, and why it has occurred. This may include strength testing, joint mobility, gait analysis and other testing specific to the injury. 

  • Treatment Plan: Together we will then discuss and decide on the best course of treatment for you. 

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