Twinkly Toes in Whakatū

By Jaine Cronin, Pūkenga Manaaki (Whānau Ora Navigator)

  Jaine Cronin, Pūkenga Manaaki (Whānau Ora Navigator)

One-quarter of the bones in our bodies (52 out of 206 bones), and a complex network of joints, ligaments and muscles make up our amazing feet! Preventing injury, infection, overuse and neglect of our feet is essential to maintain good health. This is particularly true for whānau managing diabetes. 

We are lucky to have the services of Justin Powell, Podiatrist, at our Podiatry Clinic, held every three months.  We also have a nurse who can help whānau with their foot care if they do not meet the specific criteria to see Justin.  If you are interested in attending or you would like more information about this clinic please contact Jaine (ph 546 9099 x 3009).

Here’s what some of our whānau have to say about attending the Podiatry Clinic:

Very well organised, I catch up with friends and whānau
Keeps me mobile and out of pain
I don’t know how I did without this service
  J  ustin Powell, NZ Dip.Pod.SR Pod Member of SMNZ (Sports Med)

Justin Powell, NZ Dip.Pod.SR Pod Member of SMNZ (Sports Med)

  Whāea Shirley Goodman shares a laugh with TPO nurse Dianne MacDonald    

Whāea Shirley Goodman shares a laugh with TPO nurse Dianne MacDonald

 

  Justin Powell taking good care of Matua Stan Wybrow

Justin Powell taking good care of Matua Stan Wybrow