Caring for older feet is our passion.
We are the only podiatry service dedicated to aged foot care across the Bay Of Plenty & Waikato.
We're your Bay Of Plenty locals.
We are based in Tauranga, and care for facilities as far as Waihi and Rotorua. If you're in the Bay of Plenty or Waikato, we invite you to get in touch.
We come to you.
Our valued clients are primarily rest homes, retirement villages, aged care facilities & hospitals, including dementia care. We're here for you.
Quality foot care is vital for your residents' health.
With age comes the tendency for our bodies to not work quite like they used to - and after decades of walking, running and living, our feet are no exception. This makes excellent foot care critical for your residents - and an important part of maintaining their mobility, independence, and well-being. We understand that for many, travelling to professional clinics often poses a barrier to receiving quality care - which is why we bring world-class care right to your doorstep.
Why invite us to your facility?
For our team, delivering excellent podiatry care to every resident is just the beginning. We are on a mission for better health, one pair of feet at a time. We take the time to make every interaction a meaningful one, delivered and received with kindness, genuine care, and a warm smile. Knowledge is power, which is why we take the time to answer questions, educate and go beyond what is expected.
We love our facilities, too.
Alongside improving the lives of the residents we treat, it’s important to us to build strong relationships with our facilities - and to make your podiatry days easier - not confounded by additional hassle. We see ourselves as a team that is founded on respect, reliability and always going the extra mile to do the right thing.
Meet your podiatrist, Lisa Kearney.
Lisa is an NZ-registered podiatrist and member of Podiatry NZ. It was Lisa’s passion for exceptional service with a smile that founded Vital Feet Podiatry in 2017. With extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of podiatry, Lisa quickly noticed that her favourite days were those where she’d care for residents of aged care facilities, building genuine relationships and providing care that could make a real impact on the comfort and well-being of those under her care.
Benefits & guarantees
Service with a smile.
Every treatment is performed using the highest level safety, sterility & hygiene protocols. We’re first aid trained, highly experienced in aged care & mobile treatment provision, and continue to upskill every year to be the best we can. Every resident’s unique foot concerns are always addressed using evidence-based care. More than this, we’re reliable, fiercely loyal to our facilities, prioritise excellent communication, and measure a key aspect of our success against the relationships we foster with your team and the meaningful interactions with your residents.
Benefits of our six-weekly podiatry care.
At every appointment, we assess, diagnose and treat any new problems that may arise. This means we are often the ones to make early and timely diagnoses of problems that may otherwise go unnoticed or be overlooked - because seeing or reaching the feet can be hard enough! Care is provided in the comfort and safety of your facility and by the same podiatrist every visit, providing the opportunity to build genuine relationships.
For you, it means minimising your time in transporting residents to and from their appointments. By proactively managing their foot health, your residents are able to stay mobile for longer, positively impacting their physical & mental well-being. You can rely on your podiatrist arriving when they say they will, keeping residents happy, and you can promote our comprehensive podiatry services as part of your offerings and benefits.
We offer a comprehensive and inclusive foot care service for every resident. We are fully equipped with everything required to provide the same high-quality care you’d expect from a clinic, right here at your village or care facility. This includes:
✔️ Foot health maintenance at every appointment: corn removal, callus debridement, elongated nail reduction, thinning of thickened toenails, ingrown toenail management, diabetic foot health status checks, wound care, deformities and circulation & sensation management
✔️ Orthotics & footwear
✔️ Falls prevention management
✔️ A podiatry care plan for every resident for their file, with consideration to their holistic health & wellbeing
✔️ Knowledge shared at each appointment with a focus on educating the resident on how to best look after their feet and prevent future complications
✔️ Verbal and written handover reports so you have the full picture of your residents’ foot health and any concerns at every visit
✔️ Bookings for emergency podiatry sessions available to manage any urgent or unexpected events
✔️ Care for patients with dementia, those that are wheelchair-bound, or are affected by a variety of other medical conditions
Our six-weekly care program.
We find that a six-week rotation is the perfect time between visits to keep any problems under control, especially before they have the chance to get to a level where they can cause discomfort or harm. This includes:
Generally, we’ll start by 8:30 am and finish when all of the scheduled residents have been cared for. Often, we’ll use a treatment room to provide our services but this isn’t a necessity as we don’t believe that accessibility should be a barrier to receiving healthcare. In one session, we can see anywhere from 10 to 50 residents. We keep a flexible schedule to ensure we work in best with your operations, team and residents. Let us know what works best for you and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate.
Pricing & Booking
We tailor your pricing to meet your needs, and are priced competitively to help prevent cost from being a barrier to excellent healthcare. Contact us via phone or email for a confidential chat regarding our prices, scheduling and payment options. We’ll happily come to you for a meet and greet, facility tour and an in-person chat about the best ways to make our services work for your facility.
Don't just take our word for it!
“Lisa has been attending to the Podiatry Services of Fergusson Rest Home Rotorua since 2017. Lisa has a lovely caring nature and interacts very well with all our Residents. She keeps meticulous documentation and does, when required, discuss any concerns she has regarding the Resident's podiatry with our Registered Nurses on-site. Residents and staff are delighted to have Lisa attend Fergusson Home, she has such a bright enthusiastic personality and the Residents respond very well to her.”
Christine Allen, Nurse Manager at the Fergusson Retirement Village, Rotorua.
Meet some of our valued clients.
Have any questions about our services, the way we work or how we can help your residents with their foot health? Do you want us to give you a call to see how we can help you?
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