Motus Lincoln


What type of Podiatry services do you offer? What type of things can you help  treat?

At Motus Lincoln we provide a comprehensive range of podiatry services. Our area of expertise is in musculoskeletal podiatry where we treat many type of foot and lower limb pain.

Conditions such as heel pain, Achilles tendon, shin splints, runners knee pain, or any overuse conditions of the foot and lower limb are routine for us.

We also provide basic foot care for patients including managing various callus and nail conditions.

We have also expertise in the treatment of children's foot and lower limb conditions many of which are fobbed off as growing pains.

What happens in a Podiatry appointment?

Depending upon the type of condition you present with we will generally perform a thorough examination of your site of pain.

  1. We will often assess your foot and lower limb bio mechanics to see if your gait pattern may be a predisposing factor in the condition you have.
  2. We will review you walking or running and use video equipment to analyse this more thoroughly.
  3. If we identify an anomaly we will often recommend the fitting of an orthotic into your shoe as well as providing you with a management plan that frequently includes exercises.
  4. For basic foot care we can immediately treat superficial skin and nail conditions. We can even perform minor surgery for more troublesome nail problems.

Who is the Podiatrist?


Charani Katrgadda is a qualified podiatrist and dancer. Charani has danced in a variety of forms before becoming a podiatrist. She has recently returned from Adelaide where she her interest developed in pre-pointe assessments.
She has worked closely with physiotherapists who were involved in the Australian Royal Ballet, and is keen to do the same back here in New Zealand. Her interest is in biomechanics and movement related dance injuries.
In addition to her interest in pointe assessments, she also has experience in dance related injuries and management of pain associated with dance and sports. Trained and Managing patients with a range of treatment options like orthotics, footwear prescription, Shock wave therapy and dry needling. 

Throughout her own experiences she has learnt that as a medical professional it is so important to not only treat an injury but to also treat the person as a whole and develop a holistic approach alongside a team of experts if needed.

What days can I book an Podiatry Appointment.

Appointments are available at Lincoln on a Wednesday from 9.00am – 5.30pm.

How long will the appointment be?

Each appointment is 30 minutes in duration.

Can I claim ACC?

If you sustain an injury or have a current ACC claim for an injury you want treated then yes you can claim ACC for this.

Is there any paperwork I need to fill in?

If you have a new injury you have not yet registered for ACC then you would need to complete an ACC form at the time of treatment.

What Podiatry products do you sell?

At Motus Lincoln we provide a range of podiatry products that includes Gel cushioning, Protective toe sleeves and Heel raises. All of these can be purchased over the counter.

 Pre-Pointe Assessments

A pre-pointe assessment is a physical assessment by the podiatrist to determine your readiness to start pointe work. Dancing en pointe places huge physical demands of a dancer's body and so injuries can easily and quickly develop if the body does not have sufficient strength, joint flexibility and technique. 

What do pre-pointe assessments involve?

A pre-pointe assessment involves a physical evaluation, functional assessment as well as collecting both dance and injury history. We follow international guidelines to ensure your assessment is relevant and thorough.

Physical evaluation addresses your joint range of motion and strength which identify your suitability for pointe work and risk of injury.

The functional assessment is comprised of dance specific movements and tests that challenge your entire body. All of the information we gather gives us good insight as to your coordination, balance, strength and control. These are all fundamental for you to remain on the small base that a pointe shoe provides.

By the end of your assessment you will have a detailed understanding of what is required to begin pointe work and importantly whether you are ready.

How do I book and appointment?

To make an appointment simply call 3252039. If you want to email us with an enquiry then email

What hours are you open?

Motus Lincoln is open:
Monday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Book now

Our podiatrist is here to provide you with the most up to date treatment to ensure that you recover from your injury or condition in the shortest possible time frame. We are more than happy to talk to you if you have any questions about your foot or lower limb pain. Alternately to book an appointment now simply call 3252039