About Us


Southern Sports Podiatry’s three clinics specialise in the assessment and management of foot and leg pain alongside general foot treatments and fungal nail laser therapy.


Established in Queenstown in 2009 Southern Sports Podiatry has a part time weekly in Invercargill servicing the surrounding Southland District.


We pride ourselves in utilising the most up to date treatments learnt through ongoing education and training, including some successful treatments not yet used by many Podiatrists in New Zealand.


We work closely with Mr Chris Birks a Foot and Ankle Specialist in Dunedin seeing a number his Central Otago and Southland patients.


We are the first clinic in the South Island to have the use of the Lunula cold laser which is providing the most effective treatment for fungal nails available internationally.


The clinic revolves around the mantra of strengthen, lengthen and support when it is offering its treatments for foot and leg pain.


If you have any queries about your problem or whether a Podiatry assessment is right for you please call or email.


Principal Podiatrist

Gareth Milne

Since graduating in 2004 from AUT in Auckland Gareth worked under top Sports Podiatrists and Sports Physicians at Sportsmed in his hometown of Christchurch, going on to work in Melbourne in similar surroundings with Lifecare Sports Medicine before coming back home to open the clinic in Queenstown in 2009.


Ongoing education has been a big part of Gareth’s career, gaining additional training in:


Dry needling
Foot mobilisation
Extra corporeal Shockwave Therapy
Ski boot fitting and custom medical footbed manufacture
Tendon injury management



Gareth enjoys competing in endurance sport having completed a number of half ironman, half marathon and mountain marathon events and recently the famous Ironman NZ in Taupo in 2016. He understands about sporting injuries, training loads and how an athlete thinks which is showing to be an advantage in helping his patients realise their potential.




Patti Barnes

Coming from a background of ski instructing and ski boot fitting, Patti has now followed her interest in human movement & sport into the field of Podiatry. She loves helping people achieve their goals, whether that be recovering from an injury or training for an event, and will go the extra mile to get her patients over the finish line.



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