Kiseon is the director and principal podiatrist at Waitakere Foot. He has taken Waitakere Foot from its humble beginnings as the sole practitioner at the single Te Atatu clinic, to the busy entity it is today. Kiseon is very enthusiastic about providing quality podiatry care and is very popular with patients, who travel from all over Auckland to see him. With over 10 years’ experience, Kiseon is often complimented for his gentle and well-mannered care.
Graduating from AUT University in 2006, Kiseon places emphasis on continuing education and professional development to ensure patients get the best foot care possible. Since graduating, Kiseon has competed a postgraduate diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine from Otago University in 2011. He takes great pride in giving back to Podiatry as a profession, through clinical education for podiatry students.
He has a special interest in surgery, orthotic therapy, exercise prescription and sports injuries. Kiseon is fluent in Korean.
Outside of his busy work schedule, Kiseon spends time with his wife and three children.
Wyllowe has been a part of the Waitakere Foot team for over 5 years, initially joining Kiseon to assist with accounts. This sparked her interest in business studies, consequently completing a Business degree at AUT University in 2018. She has seen the growth of Waitakere Foot and enjoys hearing the positive feedback the community has. As Practice Manager, Wyllowe is responsible for making sure Waitakere Foot runs smoothly.
Outside of Waitakere Foot, Wyllowe is a keen footballer as both a coach and player. She enjoys travel, reading and spending time with her family.
Kirsty graduated from AUT University in 2013 and has been working at Waitakere Foot since. Over the years, she has gained valuable experience in all clinical aspects of podiatry, establishing a loyal following in the community. Kirsty is our Senior Podiatrist in New Lynn and has a special interest in biomechanical analysis and musculoskeletal injuries. She is also a specialist in the PACT Med light treatment for fungal nails, a specialist treatment only available at our New Lynn Branch. She is very popular among our patients.
Kirsty’s love for sports, whether it be competing or supporting, has played a key role in furthering her knowledge in sports podiatry. She is a member of Piha Lifesaving Club and completes competitively in surf sports.
Paula graduated from AUT University in 2015. She worked as a podiatrist in Christchurch and Waikato before joining the Waitakere Foot team in 2018. Paula takes great pride in creating individually tailored treatment plans to care for each patient needs. She has a keen eye for biomechanical analysis and sports podiatry, placing importance in understanding and exploring the different ways our bodies move, and as a result, is currently working towards a post graduate in Sports Medicine.
Paula was born and bred on her family beef farm in the Northern district and enjoys hunting, fishing and being on the farm. She is also a keen squash player and enjoys spending time with her partner and family.
Rikki graduated from AUT University in 2013. Although hailing from West Auckland Rikki spent the first 3 years of his career working down in Tauranga where he took a keen interest in biomechanics. This interest allowed him to work with and learn from some top sports physicians and physios in a new multi-disciplinary clinic. Rikki finds how the complex musculo-skeletal system works to move the human body amazing and loves to help when this system begins to malfunction.
After 3 years working in New Zealand Rikki spent the next 2 years working in various clinics across London where he encountered all sorts of interesting people and conditions. Rikki will be based in New Lynn, Henderson & Eastridge from Monday to Saturday.
Outside of work Rikki has a passion for travel and sport. Having returned after 2 years of travels Rikki is now settling down back in his home town and is keen to help get people moving pain free.
Natasha has been at Waitakere Foot since 2015. She joined the team after graduating from AUT University in 2014. Natasha is a qualified massage and beauty therapist, having swapped careers after six years in the beauty industry. She has a passion for general podiatry, combining her beauty and podiatry skills to offer a therapeutic podiatry service.
Outside of work, Natasha enjoys spending time with her husband and son, she loves 70s and 80s fashion, and is an avid WWE fan.
Ashley joined the Waitakere Foot team in 2019 after working in the Bay of Plenty. Graduating from AUT University in 2016, her passion for Podiatry came after she discovered how important the biomechanics of the foot and lower limb are in preventing secondary flow on issues in the rest of the body. This, along with her passion for sports, sparked her specialisation in Sports Podiatry and Biomechanics. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the Diabetic Foot and is often complimented on her friendliness, as she enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients.
Ashley is a keen sportswoman, playing rugby, league and touch. This passion for sports has played a significant part in furthering her knowledge in Sports Podiatry. Ashley is found at our Te Atatu Peninsula Clinic.
Alexandra joined the Waitakere Foot team in 2020 following the global COVID-19 pandemic. She graduated from AUT University in 2019 after taking a career change, deciding to branch into healthcare; something which she is very passionate about. Podiatry combined many topics that were of interest to Alex, and have allowed her to expand her knowledge in Diabetic Foot & Aged Care Podiatry – which she now specialises in. Alex is our main Rest Home Podiatrist; however you will sometimes see her in our Waitakere Foot Henderson Branch.
Alexandra was born in Auckland, however spent most of her life living abroad in England & Australia. She enjoys spending time with family & friends; especially her two daughters. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, scuba diving and reading.
Angelika, known by her patients as Ange, graduated from AUT in 2020 and joined the Waitakere Foot team shortly after finishing her studies. She has always had an interest in Medicine and chose to pursue Podiatry as she went to a Podiatrist while rehabbing ankle and knee injuries from Netball. Her interests are in Musculoskeletal Podiatry and the High-Risk Foot, which fits in nicely with the 2 clinics she is based at: New Lynn and Otahuhu. Ange enjoys getting to know her general care patients as well as utilising Orthotic Therapy for patients with any biomechanical issues. In Otahuhu Ange looks after diabetic patients, educating them on diabetes and working alongside nurses and doctors to create patient and whanau centred management plans for long term conditions.
Ange’s family migrated to New Zealand in 2003 from Fiji and she is fluent in Hindi. If you speak Hindi and find it easier to communicate this way, she is happy to look after you! Ange is a big foodie and will always be trying food from different cafes and restaurants. She also enjoys going to weekend markets, spending time with her friends and family and collecting houseplants!
After graduating from AUT in 2019, Narelle has gained knowledge in all aspects of Podiatry. In the past, she was a competitive netball player in multiple representative teams and this led her to struggle with Plantar fasciitis. This foot pain guided her curiosity to understanding the musculo-skeletal system of the foot and ankle.
Narelle’s Podiatric interests include biomechanical therapy and skin or nail conditions. She is located predominately at Waitakere Foot Te Atatu clinic and works off site regularly at our Onehunga satellite branch.
Of Maori decent, Narelle reigns from Te Rarawa and Nga Puhi tribes. Her goal is to give back to her surrounding communities which have done so much to shape who she is today. Narelle is also working on regaining her fluency in Te Reo Maori to revitalise her connection to her Whakapapa.
Narelle’s hobbies include CrossFit, surfing, classic cars and Harley Davidsons. She also enjoy spending time with her whanau and dogs on a hot kiwi summer day.
Tjiele joined the Waitakere Foot team at the end of 2020 after graduating from AUT University. Podiatry piqued Tjiele’s interest from the start, encompassing many different aspects of science and hands-on work that he finds interesting. During his study, he found a keen interest in podiatric care for diabetes and patient centred long-term interventions. Helping and educating people to become self-sufficient in their own care is important to him and a key ground for long-term care is in mechanical therapies. He works as an Orthotic Technician customizing orthotics that other podiatrists order to make them more effective in helping patients in day-to-day life.
Tjiele was born and raised in Waitakere, attending school in Te Atatu Peninsula before attending AUT on the north shore. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing tennis recreationally and relaxing at home with a good movie.
Emma joined the Waitakere Foot team in early February 2021 in the role of part-time Receptionist at our Te Atatu Clinic. She is the friendly voice on the end of the phone and is often complimented on her polite & helpful nature.
Currently studying Psychology at AUT, Emma is hoping to specialise in Sports Psychology. She became interested in healthcare as she naturally has the desire help people in need and is passionate about improving people’s health in any way she can. Her role at Waitakere Foot will help her gain a better understanding in the healthcare industry, help building confidence, and gain experience in patient interaction.
Emma plays many sports like AFL, football and touch. She also enjoys going fishing with her family and spending time with her friends & family.
Hayley moved to Auckland early 2021 and joined the Waitakere Foot team soon after. She comes from a background of design, hospitality and beauty but was previously a stay-at-home mum to her two young boys. Hayley is the friendly face behind the desk to greet you in our New Lynn Branch.
Hayley was born in England but spent most of her life living in Hawkes Bay and Palmerston North. She has a Bachelor of Art and Design and loves anything creative. In her spare time, she loves to bake, organise, and spend time with her family and friends.