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Podiatry, 545 Manchester St

545 Manchester St, St Albans, Christchurch 8014

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Mr Kirwan Franke

Mr Kirwan Franke

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BHSc (Pod) Having represented Auckland in both age group Hockey and Cricket, Kirwan developed a passion for biomechanics. This interest led him to move to Christchurch and become part of the Active Health team in 2008. Experienced in treating the youngest children to the elite sports person, Kirwan tailors his treatment plans and manages activity related injuries through proficiency in orthotic design, gait analysis and shoe prescription. He is also actively involved in the development of diabetes foot care management in Christchurch and is Active Health’s principal diabetes podiatrist. Kirwan is based at Active Health’s Manchester Street clinic however provides full podiatry cover at Active Health’s satellite clinics. View details »

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Ms Julia Oppert

Ms Julia Oppert

Julia Oppert

BHSc (Pod) Julia qualified as a Podiatrist in 2017 and has recently moved to Christchurch from the North Island to join Active Health’s team. Having represented Waikato in both water-polo and netball, she has developed great interest towards the biomechanics of the lower limb and injury prevention. Julia is enthusiastic and passionate about all aspects of Podiatry ranging from footwear, sports, paediatrics, diabetes and the overall health and wellbeing of the individual. Julia is based at Active Health’s main clinic on Manchester street as well as the satellite clinic in New Brighton. View details »

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Ms Sophie Gray

Ms Sophie Gray

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BHSc (Pod) Sophie graduated as a podiatrist from AUT in 2016. After working in Auckland for the past eighteen months, she made the move back to Canterbury to join the Active Health team. Sophie has been involved in a wide range of sports over the years such as rowing, track cycling, hockey and horse riding to name a few. She first saw a podiatrist herself when she was younger to help her with her gait pattern and was intrigued by the process of making orthotics and helping people walk with comfort. Sophie has a keen interest in all areas of podiatry. View details »

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