Merivale Podiatry is led by Sophie Walls, whose dream is to educate and support every patient, so they feel confident and able to achieve their goals. We are a small, devoted team who have worked to build a clinic you can trust. We listen. We understand your challenges. We are passionate about diagnosing, treating, managing, and preventing foot problems, no matter how big or small.

We care about your complete health, beyond just your feet, so we work with other professionals you know and trust, such as local physiotherapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors to treat your health issues completely.

SOPHIE WALLS – Lead Podiatrist

I vividly remember visiting my local podiatrist when I was seven years old, and ever since I’ve only ever had eyes for podiatry. I love what I do, helping people manage their lower limb and foot problems. I love helping people get the most out of their lives through better foot health.

I am a passionate advocate of podiatry. Stop for a moment and think about what your feet allow you to do. They are amazing, and yet we often only think about them when they’re in pain. I am a firm believer that we should all see a podiatrist once a year. Whether it’s for some TLC, footwear advice, a foot health check-up, or to treat an issue, I’m sure you’ll be surprised with the difference it can make to your everyday life.

I have been fortunate to have had many opportunities that led me to where I am today. I’ve worked within busy metropolitan podiatry practices in Australia, established a Rural and Remote Podiatry Service in regional NSW, and then come back to my hometown, Christchurch, to run Merivale Podiatry.

I am so glad to be a part of the Merivale Community. The community spirit here is incredible and the support I’ve received has meant so much to me. I am lucky to also have the support of my husband, Nick, and the extended Merivale Podiatry team, who make this all possible.

MELANIE FRASER - Receptionist

Melanie is the friendly face you’ll first see when you step in Merivale Podiatry at the reception desk. She’s there to help answer any questions you have and ensure you get the most from your visit.

WE ARE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE RESONANCE PODIATRY GROUP

It’s not just our small team who are here to help you—a host of Podiatrists from throughout New Zealand are at our fingertips. As a member of the Resonance Podiatry Group, our Podiatrists can discuss cases and challenges with specialist colleagues, evaluating treatment options and utilising colleagues’ expertise and knowledge to provide you with the best treatment. We also have access to the latest educational resources and medical research, ensuring we stay at the forefront of modern Podiatry, and we get access to state-of-the-art technology. Merivale Podiatry is the only clinic in Christchurch that is a part of this group.

Merivale Podiatry is also proud to partner with the following businesses associations:

We know feet. We want you to walk out of our clinic feeling confident in your feet. We’d love to help, so get in touch and book an appointment with one of our expert Podiatrists.

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