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 »
BHSc (Pod), PGDipSportsMed
Simon is a vastly experienced podiatrist who provides management for all foot and ankle conditions. Simon has a long standing interest in diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, and its associated areas, including orthotic design, sports shoe prescription, running analysis and bike setups. Simon also uses strengthening and stretching regimes along with manipulation of the foot joints to help alleviate many different complaints of the foot.
Through the years, as a High Performance Sport NZ Podiatry provider Simon has been involved with the treatment and rehabilitation a number of elite athletes especially in the Olympic Sports of Cycling, Athletics and Triathlon.
Simon has worked for Mizuno NZ as their Consultant Podiatrist since 2001, being involved in shoe range selection, technical training of retail staff throughout NZ and involvement in promotional events.
Simon has also developed a range of specific protective padding for contact sports which he custom makes for professional teams and private patients, including the All Blacks, Crusaders and Highlanders. View details »