Our Team

Bruce Baxter – Podiatrist & Director

Bruce is the Founder and Clinical Director of PodiatryMed. He has been a Podiatrist for over 25 years. Bruce is an active runner, cyclist and triathlete. Bruce knows many of his athlete patients frequently develop “overuse injuries” – with his understanding and experience in both medicine and sport, he can investigate the true cause of these problems and the right way to treat them. Read More

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Kate Spence - Feb16

Kate Spence (nee Apperley) –  Podiatrist

Kate has worked for 15 years in Christchurch and the UK at private multidisciplinary Sports and Orthopaedic practice, having an extensive knowledge of various foot and lower limb injuries, and of orthotic and footwear prescription. Kate has a particular interest in child development/biomechanics and treating paediatric foot problems. Read More

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Elaine's bio

Elaine Hughes (nee Schou) – Physiotherapist

Elaine graduated as a Physiotherapist from Otago University and has practised in a number of sports and musculoskeletal private practices both in New Zealand and the UK. Elaine has an interest in the holistic treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Management. Read More

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Cathe Grater –  Full-time Receptionist

Cathe is our Full-time Receptionist. With a degree in Sports and Exercise Science, Cathe is passionate with injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Cathe is also a swim coach and loves all multidisciplinary sports. Cathe has chosen to be in health care administration due to her comprehensive understanding of the patient process and her commitment to offering the best service for each individual.

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 Mikayla Field – Part-time Receptionist