Do You Need Podiatry or Physio? We Do Both

Physio on the North Shore is more multifaceted than you might have thought. People are often surprised to learn we have a podiatry team but when you think about our aims as a physiotherapy clinic, it should come as no shock at all. At Physio Connect, we want you to live without pain, and be able to enjoy all the activities you love. Feet or lower limb injuries often limit what you can do, so having a specialist team who can treat that part of your body fits in with our mission to help you enjoy a better quality of life. Our podiatrists have a real passion for sports medicine and biomechanics, so they’re a natural fit with what we’re trying to achieve.

By having physiotherapy and podiatry teams, we can offer you treatment for foot or lower limb injuries regardless of the cause. For example, you might have sustained an ankle injury on the sports field. That’s probably something our team of physios can deal with. On the other hand, that sore ankle might have been troubling you for some months, so a podiatrist could be the best person to see. Of course, there are always grey areas and the cause of that pain might be unclear. By offering both physio and podiatry treatments, the team at Physio Connect can make sure you’re in the right hands regardless.

In many cases, podiatrists and physiotherapists often work together. As an example, a physiotherapist might treat someone who has rolled their ankle. But if the patient commonly sprains their ankle, the physio might consult with a podiatrist and ask them to look at how the foot is working or any other factors that might be contributing to the frequency of ankle sprains. On the other hand, a podiatrist will ask a physio for their advice if they believe the cause of ongoing heel or ankle problems is something higher up in the body. It’s a collaborative approach that merely underlines why having a podiatry team as part of a physiotherapy clinic just makes sense.

So if you think that physio on the North Shore is a traditional and one-dimensional service, think again. Contact Physio Connect for an all-inclusive approach that best reflects our mission to make you feel good all over. We’re proud to have teams in our Auckland physio clinics who boast specialist skills in many areas, and we’re sure we can treat whatever ails you from head to toe.


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Here at Physio Connect, everything that we do is built off the belief that all New Zealanders should have equal access to expert, specialised musculoskeletal services that utilise the latest clinical evidence and treatment protocols.


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