Phone: 09 489 7573

Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 12pm

Step Forward Podiatry


What is a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists are university-educated foot health professionals. They diagnose and treat specific foot and lower limb conditions. At Step Forward Podiatry we provide a range of services, for the diagnosis, treatment and management of all foot and lower limb conditions. As humans, our feet are our main mode of transport, however in research it is shown that people are more likely to have their car serviced than have their feet checked by a podiatrist. Our feet are very complex, with bones, joints and ligaments all in such a small part of the body. Feet can not be replaced, you get one set, so lets keep them healthy, and keep you comfortably on your feet.



Lauren Earl - Podiatrist (Director)

Lauren completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Podiatry from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2007. After finishing her degree she moved to Hervey Bay, Australia where she worked for two years in a general practice, before moving to Sydney and completing another two years work, this time as part of a Sports practice. Lauren’s most recent experience has been in various podiatry practices in London, United Kingdom. She currently works at AUT School of Podiatry as a clinical educator, and has recently used her wealth of international experience to found Step Forward Podiatry here in Takapuna.


Podiatrists specialise in the feet & lower leg. Come and see our friendly, professional Podiatrist Lauren  at Step Forward Podiatry. They are ACC accredited and there is no need for a referral from your doctor or specialist.

Step Forward Podiatry is located within Shore Physiotherapy at our Fred Thomas Clinic. They are open Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

Step Forward Podiatry services:

  • Foot Pain & Injury
  • Sports Podiatry
  • Gait Analysis
  • Footwear Assessment
  • Orthotics
  • General Podiatry- Nails & Callus/Corn
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Fungal Nails/Skin


2 Fred Thomas Drive,


Phone: 09 280-4358



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