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Sports and General Podiatry
 

 

Our Team

Waitakere Foot was established to provide high standards and affordable podiatry services for people in West Auckland. Established in Te Atatu Peninsula in 2009, we now have affiliated clinics in Henderson and New Lynn and see patients from all over the Auckland region. We are patient, focused and demonstrate excellence in foot care.


Kiseon Hong
Kiseon Hong – Principal Podiatrist

BHSc Podiatry, PG.Dip Sport & Exercise Medicine

Kiseon is very enthusiastic about providing quality podiatry care to his patients. He has worked as a podiatrist for over 10 years, completing his degree in 2006 from AUT University and his postgraduate diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine from Otago University in 2011.

Kiseon is a highly skilled podiatrist who has consulted for a wide range of sporting athletes. Kiseon places emphasis on the continuing education and professional development of all members of his podiatry team. He is the principle podiatrist at Waitakere Foot and his vision is to provide the best quality podiatry service in the Waitakere region and New Zealand.

He has a special interest in surgery, orthotic therapy, exercise prescriptions and sports injuries. He is considered one of the most 'well mannered’ and ‘gentle’ podiatrists around.

Kiseon is married with 2 kids. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, soccer and golf.

 


Natasha Langridge
Natasha Langridge - BHSc Podiatry, MPNZ, Beauty Therapy College of NZ Aesthetician Certificate

NZQA, Beauty Therapy College of NZ Diploma in Deep Tissue Massage

Natasha has been at Waitakere Foot Podiatry for over 2years. She graduated from AUT in 2014 after working as a beauty therapist for 6years. She has a passion for general podiatry combining her beauty and podiatry skills to offer a therapeutic podiatry service.

You will find Natasha at the New Lynn and Te Atatu Clinic.

Natasha is currently on maternity leave with her first child.

 


Jiansi Amy Wu
Jiansi (Amy) Wu - BHSc Podiatry

Jiansi (Amy) graduated from AUT University in 2010 and joined the Waitakere Foot Team shortly after. Amy has worked in a variety of diabetic and general clinics, also serving a range of aged care facilities. She is the Rest home specialist here at Waitakere Foot with interests in the field of diabetes foot management, geriatric and general podiatric care.

Born in China, Amy migrated to New Zealand at the age of 11. She is fluent in English, Chinese Mandarin and Chinese Cantonese.

She enjoys reading, loves tasting different cultural foods and sharing them with family.

You will find Amy at Henderson and Te Atatu clinics.

 


Kirsty Wannan
Kirsty Wannan - BHSc Podiatry

Kirsty Wannan graduated in 2013 from AUT University and has since been working at Waitakere Foot. Over the past few years, she has gained valuable experience in all aspect of podiatry.

Kirstyhas spcecial interest in biomechanical analysis and musculoskeletal injuries. She is very popular among our clients and is our lead podiatrist at New Lynn Branch.

Podiatry is not Kirsty's only passion, her love for sports, whether it be competing or supporting is a key part in furthering my knowledge in sports Podiatry. She is a member of Piha Surf Lifesaving Club and compete in surf sports all over NZ and Internationally.

You will find Kirsty at New Lynn Clinic.

 


Carmen Whittaker
Carmen Whittaker - BHSc Podiatry

Carmen left the Royal New Zealand Air Force after a long and distinguished military career and it was during her travels whilst serving overseas that she developed a special interest in the health and well-being of people and their feet. Carmen completed her Health Science Degree in 2013 and as a Podiatrist has worked in clinics from Silverdale to West Auckland, and Auckland City. She currently works throughout the Auckland area servicing the foot-care needs of those at home and large rest-home & retirement villages. Carmen has a particular affinity with those older folk and thoroughly enjoys spending time listening to their “war” stories.

As a technical shoes sales representative, Carmen has worked in Albany and overseas in the Republic of Ireland, which, coupled with her biomechanical training means she can give sound advice on the correct footwear for you.

Outside of the clinic, Carmen enjoys swimming and jogging and balances her work with being a busy Mum managing her sons T-Ball and Athletics team.

Carmen is currently our specialist homecare consultant/home visit and enjoys visiting you at your house.

 


Linus Jeon
Linus Jeon - BHSc Podiatry

Linus is one of the new additions to the Waitakere Foot team. Having completed his training Auckland University of Technology in 2015, Linus did his final placement with us at Waitakere Foot and he was so impressive we hired him.

Linus is usually out and about in the Rest Homes, as he specialises in Aged Care. But he also has special interest in Sports Podiatry, Orthotic Treatment and Surgery.

In his free time, Linus loves to make use of his own feet trekking in the outdoors. He also likes to play the piano and is a very talented singer.

You will find Linus at New Lynn Clinic.

 


Wyllowe Poata
Wyllowe Poata

Wyllowe has been part of the Waitakere Foot team for over 5 years now. You will find her smiley face on reception at our Peninsula or New Lynn Clinics. As Administration Manager, she is responsible for making sure all our clinics are running smoothly and on time.

Currently completing her Business Degree at AUT, she fills her spare time coaching her 13th Grade Girls Football Team. She also captains the Metro Women’s Football Team who are defending their 2015 title.

 


Shelly Anderson
Shelly Anderson

Shelly is the newest to the Waitakere Foot team. She has a vast experience in Administration. You will see her smiling face on the front desk at either our Te Atatu or New Lynn clinics.

Prior to joining our team, she was a stay at home mum to her now 15 month old daughter and her 8 year old step son. In her spare time; both her and her husband get involved in various running events, including The Auckland Marathon, as it is a great platform to raise money for a charity dear to their hearts; Starship Hospital.

Starship is very important to her as her daughter was diagnosed with a large brain tumour at 3 months of age. Resulting in a lengthy stay in hospital.

 


 

Involvements

We are linked closely to the Podiatry School at AUT in Auckland. Third year students spend 4 week block placements with our podiatrists and staff to gain experience and education.

Our podiatrists work closely with Waitakere DHB and primary health organisations to assess people with diabetes and prevent foot complications. Our Principle podiatrist Kiseon, often gives educational talks to diabetes groups, local GP/nurses and physiotherapists.

We are proud to support the Te Atatu Bowling Club, Members of Podiatry New Zealand, Australasian Podiatry Conferences, Red Wood Park Golf Club, Waitakere Golf Club, Waitakere Athletics.