Jessie graduated a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Podiatry from AUT University in 2013. She practised podiatry in Tasmania (AU) before her return to Auckland in 2017.
She believes that each individual is different and unique, therefore it is critical to treat patients in such manner and tailor the care and approach accordingly. She enjoys all areas of podiatry with particular interest in general podiatry and sports-related conditions and injuries.
Jessie was born in South Korea and migrated to New Zealand at the age of 12. She is fluent in English and Korean. Outside of work she enjoys photography, video editing and travelling.
General Podiatry is the management and assessment of problems such as Corns, Calluses, Warts, Blisters, Long/Thickened/Fungal Toenails, Skin Infections, and Ingrown Toenails.
A Biomechanical assessment involves looking at the structure, alignment and function of the foot and lower limb. This process helps to identify any obvious deficiencies or problems which may need to be addressed. An assessment may include looking at your gait and footwear.
Generally speaking a biomechanical assessment will be required in order to prescribe a pair of orthotics.
Commonly Treated Sports Injuries: Shin Splints. Plantar fasciitis/Heel Pain, Arch pain, Achilles Tendonitis, Knee pain, Numbness/Burning and Tendonitis.
Podiatry is vital in the management of diabetic foot health & prevention of complications. Diabetes Assessments are performed to detect any issues that could put suffers of diabetes at risk. Simple foot problems like those below can put your feet at risk of complications such as ulceration and amputation.
This is a minor procedure used for treating ingrown toenails which do not respond to conservative treatment. It is performed under Local Anaesthetic in our rooms.
Verruca and Wart Dry Needling/Surgery
Treatments for verrucae vary from conservative treatment using acid-based or silver nitrate solutions to dry needling and surgical excision. Your podiatrist will discuss the best treatment option for you.
Dry needling is a surgical procedure, which involves the use of a fine needle to puncture the verrucae multiple times. Our immune system is more active in the deeper layers of our skin (dermis). Thus, the goal with dry needling is to implant the infected cells into the dermis, thereby stimulating an immune response and destruction of the virus.