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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...



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!

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 am currently on maternity leave since having my daughter, Quinn, in November 2018.




My name is Ryan Kennedy, I am the podiatrist at Royal Oak. 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 getting to meet you all!

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




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 

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