Masterton Foot Clinic Team


Here at Masterton Foot Clinic, we offer much more than expert, innovative foot care and a dedicated, above-and-beyond service. We give you back the enjoyment and freedom to do the things you love and surpass your goals without pain, discomfort or injury holding you back.


This is the driving force behind everything we do – helping you realise your full potential and allow you to stride towards it. Whether you want to enjoy physical activities again without pain, run a marathon, be comfortable on your feet during a long day of work or just feel steady and confident when going for a walk with your family, we’ve got you covered.


Our highly skilled and passionate podiatry team have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of others through excellence in foot care. We operate following gold-standard protocols, implement advanced technologies, tailor every treatment to your life and goals, and stay with you every step of the way. There is nothing we want more than a happy, healthy and pain-free you.

Get to know us and our values – we live and work by them.


Adam Philps – Director & Senior Podiatrist

Adam’s passion for enabling his patients to realise their full potential and continue to enjoy the activities they love is the driving force that saw Masterton Foot Clinic become a cornerstone of the local community since in 2003. The feet, Adam believes, are the foundation of good health, and it is his job to enable patients to live the healthiest lives possible.


Adam loves the opportunity to use his skills to improve the lives of others, and see the change in not only their pain or comfort, but their overall happiness and quality of life. Committed to delivering the best outcomes for his patients, he continues to learn new skills, utilise emerging advances in podiatric technology, adhere to best-practice guidelines and always put his patients and their needs and goals first.


These principles have cultivated a world-class culture at Masterton Foot Clinic, and has helped form a team that is passionate, dedicated, highly trained and that always give their all to their patients and their work. The clinic is well-equipped with everything needed to provide excellent podiatric care and Adam facilitates ongoing professional development for his team to continue to grow their skillsets.


Over the last decades, Adam has seen the success of Masterton Foot Clinic continue to grow, as well as the conception of his sub-specialty clinic, Cold Laser Nail Clinic. Outside of work, Adam enjoys tramping, fly fishing and spending time with his family.

Jess Laver – Podiatrist

It was Jessica’s passion for the health and well-being of people that sparked her career in Podiatry. When you meet Jess, you’ll very quickly realise that she is an extremely caring practitioner, with the very latest in techniques and training under her belt.  She also loves fibre craft and makes a wide range of shawls, blankets, socks and baby clothing!

Shannon Ong – Podiatrist

Shannon is our friendly, caring and professional Podiatrist. She has a great interest in health and the dynamics of the human body, which led her to find her dream career in helping people with their foot and leg health. 


Shannon believes that mobility makes up a huge part of a person’s quality of life, which is why she strives to provide the very best care for her patients by putting their needs first. Shannon hopes to see every patient walk out feeling better than when they came in.


Born in Malaysia, Shannon has been calling New Zealand home for almost a decade. Outside of work, she loves reading and walking. She also speaks Penang Hokkien (Mandarin dialect) and the Malay language.

Patrick Heo – Podiatrist

Being a sports enthusiast who enjoys regular tennis, soccer, golf and basketball, Patrick understands how important maintaining good lower limb health is – and the detrimental effects that having pain or an injury has on not just your ability to move, but enjoying that time with your teammates and loved ones.


Patrick enjoys helping his patients with all aspects of their foot and leg care, with a special interest in nail surgery, muscular injuries and sports rehab. Patrick enjoys giving back to the community, having volunteered with the police station for two years and building great life skills in the process! He has called NZ home for over 23 years, and was born in South Korea. Outside of podiatry, Patrick enjoys the outdoors – especially fishing and diving, and has previously studied marine biology.

Ali Philps – Finance & Operations

After 20+ years across the financial, banking, health and tertiary sectors both in New Zealand and overseas, Ali has a distinct passion for excel spreadsheets. She is a current, qualified member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ).

As well as being the Finance Manager and co-owner, Ali runs the Philps household and manages their three kiddies, Margot, Barnaby and Sacha. When she gets a spare minute, she really enjoys heading to a pack class at the Hubb in Masterton.

Nicky Hickling Wyeth – Supplies and Systems Manager

Nicky is our fantastic receptionist & was excelling in this role locally long before computers were around. She’ll usually be the lovely voice you hear when you give us a call! She is also a keen dog trainer, loves getting outdoors and competes in numerous dog sports.

Rachael Lewis – Marketing Manager

Originally from the UK, Rachael has been proud to call Wairarapa home for the last 27 years and counting. After completing her education in London, Rachael has worked in a variety of local businesses in administration and secretarial roles, alongside continuing to run her own business from home – meaning her time management is top notch!


Rachael loves interacting with patients here at MFC, and prides herself on being a friendly face in her position as our receptionist. And the patients love her too!


Rachael lives on a lifestyle block in Opaki with her family and enjoys running, getting to the gym and enjoying quality time together with friends.

Rose Stevens – Patients and People Manager

Rose is our brilliant receptionist and admin support. She loves working with people and delivering exceptional customer service to every patient that walks through the door. Being born and bred in the Wairarapa, this area holds a special place in her heart.


Outside of work, Rose loves spending time with her three grandsons, gardening, travelling and camping on her land at Cape Palliser.

Jo Adams – Receptionist

Jo is our cheerful receptionist, welcoming you into our clinic every morning. She is a trained Primary School Teacher and also worked as a Mental Health Coordinator of a Day Activity Centre for Southern DHB.


Before joining us, Jo was a Nanny Educator and has also been the owner-operator of a passenger service in Invercargill. 


Jo and her husband moved from Southland and settled in Masterton four years ago. She loves spending time with her two adult children and her new grandson. Jo also enjoys camping, walking, drawing and making crafts, especially for charities.

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