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Royal Oak: 09 625 9785
Botany: 09 272 3632

Our Team

Our team are a friendly and knowledgable group of people. They work at FootSense because they want to help you feel as comfortable as possible. When you walk into one of our clinics, you'll feel welcomed and by the time you leave, you'll feel part of the team. Get to know us below...

HEIDI BARTON (nee STACEVICIUS)

DIRECTOR / SENIOR PODIATRIST


Heidiwebsite2.jpgI'm Heidi, Director and Podiatrist at FootSense Podiatry. I purchased the Royal Oak practice at the start of 2012. Since then I have been the full-time podiatrist and director. In 2014 I was given the opportunity to teach in the AUT Podiatry Clinic, which I enjoyed thoroughly and continued until the end of 2016.

Before purchasing FootSense, I worked in the public sector, seeing diabetic patients, and giving them footcare advice in Auckland and Wellington. Wound and skin care is still an interest of mine, but I've been enjoying seeing a huge variety of biomechanical and general cases since joining FootSense.

My mission for FootSense (and the podiatry industry) is to make it an important part of mainstream healthcare. To do this I believe podiatrists need to advertise themselves better and engage with the public more. We have so much to offer! This is where the concept for our Botany Town Centre branch came about. It is estimated we have 4million visitors to the centre annually - that is a lot of potentially sore feet walking past our front door!

I love nothing more than to have a laugh with people, but I take the wellbeing of my patients very seriously. In my spare time I love to get out exploring with my husband and our labrador - Christa. I also love to read as a form of escaping the realities of daily life.

I look forward to meeting you, and to helping you with all of your foot care needs.

CLICK HERE to book with me now. (Please note I am not currently accepting new patients. One of our other SUPER STAR podiatrists will take care of you!)

KUMESH NAIDU

FULL TIME PODIATRIST

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Hi, I'm Kumesh. A new addition to the team at FootSense Podiatry, and I'm excited to be here!  

Since graduating from The Auckland University of Technology, my career as a podiatrist began in beautiful Tasmania where I enjoyed working for a private clinic. It was through a varied caseload and the experience of Trans-Tasman migration, I was able to challenge myself and learn along the way. After two years of working abroad, I have returned to Auckland and eagerly anticipate meeting and treating patients at our Royal Oak and Botany clinics. Preceding my career in health, I have a background in Environmental and Geographical Sciences. 

I enjoy all aspects of podiatry; however, I have a particular interest in ingrown toenail surgery and dry needling. I find being a podiatrist to be a rewarding career, with opportunities to meet new people and build a strong rapport with patients. 

I'm a self-declared foodie and a musical enthusiast. I love travelling and in my spare time I am usually out and about with my border collie, or spending time with family and friends.

I look forward to being a part the team at FootSense.

CLICK HERE to book with me at either Royal Oak or Botany.

RYAN KENNEDY

PODIATRIST


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My name is Ryan Kennedy, I am the newest member to join the FootSense Podiatry team. My role is to provide both podiatry treatment and massage therapy for the lower limb, back and shoulders.

I studied Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry at AUT University for 3 years and have done a course in sports massage and rehabilitation. 

As a podiatrist I have developed an interest in diversity of treatment plans and individualising these plans to my patient for better health care outcomes. Especially when it comes to our legs and feet which can take a lot of our load throughout the day. My interests in podiatry relate to biomechanics and how reducing pain during gait can lead to a healthier lifestyle, as well as diabetic foot care, providing preventative methods and treatment plans for people with diabetes.

In my spare time I am heavily involved in sport (rugby & softball) where I play both at a premier and representative level. I also have a keen interest in fishing and the outdoors. 

I look forward to joining the team at FootSense and getting to meet you all!

Please call the Royal Oak Clinic to book a home visit with me - 09 625 9785

ANGIE JOYCE

ADMINISTRATOR

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Hello, my name is Angie. I am the Administrator/Receptionist at Footsense Botany.

 

I am originally from South Africa but have been living in New Zealand for 9 years.

 

I have an Executive Secretarial Diploma, which has helped me map my path into the various different career journeys I have travelled.

 

I worked in the Radiology field for 3 years and have gained valuable customer and systems experience throughout my journey.

 

I am a Mum of two girls and am engaged to an amazing man.

 

I enjoy cooking and baking, however, I am no Nigella!

 

I have a passion for events, travel and marketing, especially Wedding Planning, which I did for a short time while living in South Africa, this taught me organisational and conversational skills, that are invaluable to me.

 

I enjoy anything to do with being creative, I also enjoy seeing new sights and learning new cultures and languages.

 

I am extremely excited to be part of a company that treats their patients like family, this is what drew me to the practise, as well as the opportunity to learn about Podiatry.

 

I look forward to forming relationships with patients and podiatrists alike.

TANYA GATLAND

PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR

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My name is Tanya Gatland, and I am the part time administrator for Footsense Royal Oak.

I am orginally from South Africa, my family and I arrived in the beautiful country on the 1st January 2017.

I am a qualified Executive Secretary and have worked as a Personal Assistant and Office administrator/CSR in the FMCG and printing industry.

I enjoy expanding my knowledge and learning new ways of doing things, I am versatile and adapt well to changes.

I am a Mum to two gorgous little boys.

Family time is something my Husband and I value most.

We enjoy bike rides, going for walks along the beach and taking our boys to all the beautiful parks in and around Auckland.

I am really looking forward to being a part of the Footsense Team and getting to know all the patients.

How Can We Help?

If you've got questions, our team are here to help. Call us now:

Royal Oak: 09 625 9785

Botany: 09 272 3632 

Or book online