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Iris Tumai

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Iris Tumai BHSc Podiatry

I have recently moved to Tauranga to start my journey with Foot Mechanics. Coming from a small town community, I commuted all around the Hauraki and Piako districts providing Podiatry care to mostly farmers and town folks. I am now covering a number of clinics around the Western Bay of Plenty region.

At a young age I developed a fascination with feet and the roles they play. I have a strong passion to increase the awareness of Diabetic Podiatry within my Maori culture and hope to see them take charge of their health and foot care. As a team member of Foot Mechanics, it is important to make sure the community is aware of what we can offer and how we can help them. I specialise in Diabetes foot care but my day usually consists of appointments ranging from diabetic education and treatment, skin and nail care and nail surgery right through to sport and injury assessment, management and treatment.

I love New Zealand as our country has so much to offer. As a bush lover, I enjoy a good walk through our lush forests and listening to the beautiful melody from our native birds. I have a creative mind and put it to good use through singing and playing the guitar and banjo. 

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.