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.“We treat the cause of your problem, not just the symptoms”.


At Longhurst Podiatry in Halswell, Christchurch, we treat all foot and lower limb problems big or small. We are a modern specialist Halswell podiatry clinic and Allied Health centre dedicated to excellence. We provide comprehensive podiatry services for all ages. Outstanding patient care and clear communication is our core focus while utilising the latest technology. We examine, diagnose and treat a variety of foot and ankle disorders that may also be causing knee, leg and back pain. We are located inside the state of the art Longhurst Health facility in Halswell. No expense has been spared in delivering the latest podiatry treatments in a comfortable setting. We work closely with onsite doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors.

Our Team

Pippa Pettigrew Lead Podiatrist BHSc. POD. PNZ 

"I was drawn to Podiatry as I wanted my work to be interesting, challenging and contribute to improving people’s health. I love helping people and seeing them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. I have over 10 years experience treating a diverse range of foot problems and enjoy all aspects of podiatry from treating painful corns, calluses and toenails to helping diabetics and children manage their foot pain. I have a particular interest in biomechanics and video gait analysis and enjoy the challenges that come with treating sports injuries".

Catherine Kelly Senior Podiatrist BHSc. POD. PGDipSEM. PNZ

My ambition to become a Podiatrist began when I was treated by a Podiatrist as an 11 year old with ongoing heel pain. I was treated by a podiatrist with orthoses to overcome this problem, but I was really interested in this profession where I would be able to work with people and help them to achieve the goals that they had too. I was aware that whilst Podiatry is a specialised profession it is also diverse in the types of treatment that Podiatrists are able to provide. I knew the relief that my Nana had from regular visits to her Podiatrist allowed her to keep walking without being hindered by corns and callus. I completed my Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry in 1999 and returned to Christchurch to begin my career. Since that time I have broadened my knowledge by completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine through Otago University. I enjoy using my practical skills and theoretical knowledge to treat each of my clients individually, customising their treatments and developing a plan which will help them achieve their goals, working alongside other health professionals when appropriate and delivering the best result in a timely manner. My aim is to get you back to your chosen activity, whether that be high level sporting endeavours or day to day life, and I am passionate about keeping people healthy and achieving their fitness goals.


We treat a wide range of both foot and foot related conditions, including:

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Ankle injuries

  • Heel pain

  • Athletic overuse injuries

  • Orthotic prescription

  • In-grown toe nails

  • Difficult to cut toe nails

  • Painful corns & calluses

  • Verrucae (warts) 

  • Heel fissures

  • Fungal infections

  • Elderly foot problems 

  • Diabetic foot care

  • Children’s foot problems

We hold contracts with:

  • ACC to supply orthotics if appropriate.

  • Pegasus Health to treat diabetic patients referred by their GP or practice nurse.


For more information, please give us a call today. 

Level 1, Longhurst Health

53 Caulfield Ave, Halswell

Christchurch, 8025

New Zealand


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