Whenever you are looking for a foot specialist, it is important to find a practice with the experience and knowledge to provide you with a one-stop shop to help you maintain healthy feet. In the world of podiatry, Feet First Podiatry is that practice.
Established in 1983 by Charlotte Russell, it has since grown, with four podiatrists serving the Upper Riccarton area and satellite clinics in Redcliffs, Marshlands, Darfield and now Oxford.
The practice has also expanded to include the Shoe Room with fashionable and functional footwear and quality retail items such as Gewhol foot creams and Spirularin anti-fungal treatments.
Feet First Podiatry provides general care for all ages, children to the elderly. Services range from common issues such as corns, calluses and ingrown toenails, to specialty services for those who require custom made orthotics or those with diabetic or health related issues, as well as treatments for fungal nails issues.
This family practice can be your one-stop shop for foot health so put your best foot forward. See what Feet First Podiatry is all about at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo during the weekend of 29 September where you can view the footwear and speak with a podiatrist.
Visit 37 Main South Road Upper Riccarton,
or phone 03-348 7910 for further information.
It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim the majority of us take our feet for granted, not putting them first in our health and wellbeing regimen. Charlotte Russell of Feet First Podiatry says that treating feet is not a luxury, but rather a necessity.
A podiatrist for more than 30 years, Charlotte knows what she is talking about and the clinic she established where four podiatrists now practise, has been on its prominent Upper Riccarton site for 23 years.
“Take the first step to healthier feet with us,” she says.
“We provide specialist footcare advice for everyone – children with foot problems, the elderly with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, sports enthusiasts and people seeking relief from corns and calluses, heel pain or ingrown toenails. It’s often only when our feet start to give us pain that we realise we only have one pair and we need to look after them.”
Charlotte emphasises how important it is for diabetic patients to have regular podiatry visits. “Poorly controlled diabetes may lead to nerve damage which impairs sensation. Preventative treatment is key to avoid ulcers or gangrene.”
Prevention and management are two words you will hear constantly from podiatry specialists. “Many foot issues can be managed through physical stretching or the use of orthotics – shoe inserts designed to support, align or improve the function of the foot. We custom make these and have a great range of quality, stylish podiatric shoes in our retail Shoe Room.”
You can find Feet First Podiatry at 37 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton. Phone 03-348 7910.