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Duncan Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton BHc (Hons) Podiatry

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I moved to New Zealand from Edinburgh, Scotland in March 2012 to join the team at Foot Mechanics Taupo. Previous to this, I worked in Perth and Kinross working in a wide range of Podiatry clinics covering a large patient demographic. I also spent time working alongside physiotherapists at the Edinburgh Sports Injury Clinic. I was drawn to podiatry as I wanted my work to be interesting, challenging and contribute to improving people’s health. I have always enjoyed playing sport and thought podiatry was well placed to improve the health of those involved in leading an active lifestyle. Since working as a Podiatrist, I appreciate the importance of looking after your feet to the benefit of your whole wellbeing. I have a particular interest in biomechanics and enjoy the challenges that come with treating sports injuries. My Sporting background is historically Rugby and I enjoy playing football regularly. Attempting to improve my snowboarding skills is something I look forward to in the winter months. One of my happiest sporting achievements was completing a 25 mile charity fell run known as “The Great Wilderness Challange” in the Highlands of Scotland.

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Welcome

Thank you for choosing to see a Foot Mechanics Podiatrist. We have prepared this information to make you feel welcome at our clinic. Firstly we want you to know that your feet are in good hands. Podiatrists are registered health professionals and are the experts in lower limb health. You should feel free to ask questions at any stage during your visit to see us, we are here to help you.

A consultation with a Foot Mechanics Podiatrist will always start with a discussion with you. In medical terms we call this history taking and this helps them understand the background and context to the problem you want help with. Once they understand what you want help with, the Podiatrist will do an assessment. The assessment enables the Podiatrist to understand the medical background to your problem. The Podiatrist will then explain the findings to you, and you are welcome to ask any questions so that you understand.

The Podiatrist will explain the treatment plan to you and in most cases, treatment can start today. Again, ask any question you may have. Thanks again, and we look forward to helping you.