Business Perspective: Podium Podiatry and Footwear


Podium Podiatry and Footwear in the Bayfair Shopping Centre, Mount Maunganui has been operating for just under two years and it is all ready respected as the leading retail provider of podiatry and footwear solutions. And, in March, they have reached another milestone.

The founders of Podium, Matthew Fraser and Erin Beeler, the husband and wife team at Eastern Bay Podiatry, have rebranded and relocated their Whakatane practice to open another Podium at 164 The Strand, Whakatane – although the Opotiki and Kawerau branches still operate as Eastern Bay Podiatry, in their original locations.

Podium Podiatry and Footwear Whakatane has a vibrant shop front, inside it looks spacious, and a team of three podiatrists and footwear technicians are there, ready, to help you with all your foot and ankle needs. Podium is the only podiatry firm in New Zealand to have the latest Delcam 3D gait scanning system – which along with a thorough foot and lower leg assessment helps get the best orthotic prescription for you and your feet.

The range of shoes they offer is impressive, whether you’re looking for lifestyle, running, walking, cross fit, children’s or comfort they will have something for you. Their Footwear Technicians are trained to deliver a professional service using free video analysis to help you select the correct footwear for your foot type.

Podium is the only podiatry and footwear retailer open six days a week. You don’t need a referral to see a Podium Podiatrist for private care and they are ACC registered. You just book in and have your procedure by a foot specialist with minimum fuss. War Veterans card holders may qualify for 100% subsidised Podiatry Treatments.

Matthew Fraser, owner says, “Our mission is to make podiatry services more accessible and affordable to every New Zealand. Many people are not aware of the difference podiatry services can make to your feet and general well-being.”  Asked what the benefits of choosing Podium for your podiatry services and footwear purchases, Matthew responds, “The goal of our footwear fitting process is to minimises the risk of injury, we want people to enjoy their feet, to stay happy and healthy and be motivated to achieve there goals”.

So whether you live in Tauranga or Whakatane, Podium has you covered for all you podiatry and footwear needs.

Go visit them in the Bayfair Shopping Centre, Mount Maunganui (07) 575 2192 or 164 The Strand, Whakatane (07) 307 2271.

Will you step up…?