I set up Masterton Foot Clinic in 2003 as a 23 year old. Since completing my training 1999, I gained my early experience in Shepparton- country Victoria, Australia. My interests in podiatry include biomechanics (study of human movement), children’s growing feet and minor surgery.
I spend a fair amount of time professionally with people with arthritis and common problems such as heel pain. Working closely with my Orthopedic surgeon colleagues, I manufacture orthoses, modify shoes and offer advise to help rehabilitate or improve the quality of life for my patients.
Tracy McMenamin has been a practicing podiatrist since the mid 1980’s. She trained in NZ and worked in public hospitals from 1988-94. In recent years she has been living in Tasmania working in private practise, raising a family. Her passion is with caring for the elderly.
Nina trained as a podiatrist in Wellington in the late 1990’s and has since travelled and worked in Australia and NZ.
With over 16 years experience under her belt, Nina is more than capable of helping you with any foot complaint that you may have- be it an ingrown toenail (OUCH!) or a painful achilles when running.
Nina currently works on Tuesdays in Masterton and Pahiatua on Fridays.
Author of ‘The Functional Foot Orthosis’ (Churchill Livingstone 1995) and London trained Podiatrist, Jim immigrated to NZ to teach at the School of Podiatry. This was a role he had for 13 years, until going into private practice in the early 1990’s. Since 1995 Jim has been working almost exclusively manufacturing foot orthoses.
Jim has a non clinical role at Philps Podiatry, offering advise, as well as assistance in the manufacture of orthoses.
Katy heads up our footwear and online sales division. Her passion is getting the perfect fit and believes that a comfortable shoe doesn’t mean it has to be unattractive. Katy is also trained to do biomechanical pressure analysis of your feet. This helps the podiatry team diagnose any issues you may have.
Dale is our wonderful office manager. She works full time, so there’s a strong chance she’ll be the one answering your call when you next phone in!
Dale is also our trained Arcopedico shoe fitter. She’ll see to it that the shoes you buy are the most comfortable you’ve every worn. If you need a shoe stretched, she even arrange that too.
Heather is our fabulous Foot Care Assistant (FCA). Apart from supporting our podiatry team with sterilizing tools and fitting shoes, she offers a gentle and affordable nail cutting service for clients not needing the full podiatry treatment. Heather’s background has been to work as an optometry assistant, she also manages her own gardening business.