About Us

We are a busy clinic in the rapidly growing Auckland suburb of Hobsonville. Our clinic rooms are within a bustling, well established Physiotherapy practice and right next to the local GP. Within the clinic space, we have a custom built workroom where we modify orthotics on site.

Our goal is to provide a place of healing that empowers people to engage in their lives more fully. We aim to provide our clients with honest advice and recommendations in order to achieve overall health through the mechanism of their feet. Our philosophy is to treat everyone as individuals and shape their treatment appropriately. We work closely with other allied medical professionals to ensure the best treatment possible.

Lauren Wannenburg (nee Peet)

Lauren is the clinic owner and team leader. She has a passion for feet and loves working with people to help them function pain free and get back doing the things they love.

Lauren graduated from AUT in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Podiatry. Since then she has completed a postgraduate Diploma at AUT on the MindBody aspect of health and wellbeing. She is aware of the benefits of addressing health holistically and aims to treat all her patients in this manner. Lauren has a strong belief that treatment is centred around patient education & empowerment, self-management and future prevention.

In her spare time Lauren enjoys reading, gardening, walking and (occasionally) surfing. These activities help balance the busy-ness of life as a business owner!

Lauren is in clinic Monday to Friday with limited hours.

Steph Pingyin

Steph has been a part of the Hobsonville Podiatry team for just under 2 years. She is passionate about Podiatry and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. Steph has a strong belief that every person is unique and therefore utilises a wide-range of treatments to help patients get back on their feet. Among these is orthotic prescription, hands on foot mobilising, acupuncture & exercise prescription.

Steph is originally from Zimbabwe, she grew up in Christchurch and spent two years in America studying Health Science and playing college level volleyball. This where she found her passion for lower limb biomechanical injury and rehabilitation. Upon returning home, she decided to further her knowledge in the lower-limb by studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry. Steph understands the Podiatric profession is constantly evolving and she is driven to stay up to date with the latest research.

During the weekend, you will find Steph down at the volleyball courts or enjoying the sun at her local beach.

Steph is in the clinic Monday – Friday

TaeHyun Kim

Kim is the newest member to our team at Hobsonville Podiatry & he brings with him an enthusiasm for helping people. He graduated from AUT University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Podiatry.

Kim was born in South Korea and came to New Zealand in 2013. During his high school years he attended Sacred Heart Collage; his time there allowed him to develop a keen interest in sports. Through his involvement in rugby Kim required 2 major knee surgeries and his experience as a patient led to his interest in lower limb injury and rehabilitation.

Kim has diverse interest in different aspects of Podiatry and he believes listening to patients’ needs is essential in order to establish tailor-made management plan.

He spends most of his spare time at the gym and he is very passionate about weightlifting and bodybuilding.

Kim is bilingual; he speaks fluent English and Korean.

Kim is in the clinic Monday – Friday.

Opening Hours

Monday 7am – 6:30pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 7pm
Thursday 7am – 6:30pm
Friday 7am – 6pm
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