Our Team

Our team are a friendly and knowledgable group of people. They work at FootSense because they want to help you feel as comfortable as possible. When you walk into one of our clinics, you’ll feel welcomed and by the time you leave, you’ll feel part of the team. Get to know us below…

Shannon Durey


Hi, I’m Shannon, your local Podiatrist, a little bit a bout how I got here. My great grandfather was one of the first homesteaders the shore. He established an apple orchard in Browns Bay in the1800s and it was there (though greatly changed) I grew up. My childhood was divided between Auckland and the far north where my father owned a diving and fishing charters business going from Leigh to the Three Kings. These two environments gave me a love of the ocean, travel, and adventure.
Since I was young, I have always had an affinity with mature, wiser humans. My first job at age 11 to 16 was helping my neighbour Mavis,who was a 70-year-old kiwi classic. She had polio as a child which meant she wore calipers or was in a wheelchair. I would go after school and help with all manner of chores. Mavis was a domestic goddess, and upon reflection, I’m not sure who was helping who. I learned so much from Mavis,establishing a hard work ethic,how to cook, clean and make a pavlova.
At age 18 I left New Zealand for a three-month holiday,but that love of travel and adventure kicked in. I did not come home for 14 years dedicating myself to seeing and experiencing as much of this amazing planet as I could. At 19, I discovered yoga, which has become the love of my life and my daily ritual. At 21, I earned a certification in remedial massage therapy, which impassioned love for health, fitness and the human body.While evolveing a hands-on approach to healing.
I have also experienced my fair share of foot and ankle troubles. Playing netball at school gave me a number of ankle sprains. From running bursitis. Then my love of heels shortened my calves, causing heel pain (historically called plantar fasciitis).
Through improper nail cutting technique, I have given my self an ingrown nail. and those heels also gave me a corn.Experiencing these injuries and common complaints has enabled me to aid and understand my patients needs. These events are perhaps why, upon returning to New Zealand for good, I knew I wanted a career in healthcare.
I enrolled and excelled at AUT graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science with distinction. I was awarded the most promising year two student for outstanding commitment and bestowed the honour of giving the graduation speech. After graduation, I continued to enhance my capabilities in podiatry by working with a number of experienced podiatrist. Love how multifaceted podiatry is, in one day I can treat people for general care (skin and nails) to bio mechanics (walking assessments and orthotics). Assisting children with a range of challenges and most of all caring for our older, wiser, humans, I aspire to be here caring for this
community for years to come.
I was given the opportunity to purchase Foot Sense and truly give back to the community I have grown to love. So much so that I have brought an apartment close by so I am now your neighbour too. I look forward to seeing in the clinic

Maree Howcroft


I’m Maree, the administrator at FootSense Royal Oak. You’ll see me on the front desk Monday to Thursday mornings.

I have worked as an Office Administrator and Personal Assistant both in New Zealand and in London and enjoy the variety of the role.

My husband and I have a busy household with three boys, two cats and four birds. We all enjoy camping, beaches and the outdoors. Weekends are spent enjoying the many sports activities the boys do - road cycling, mountain biking, basketball, soccer and running.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you when you come in to see our podiatrists.

Join the team

Are you looking to join a podiatry team passionate about our industry? Are you sick of podiatrist’s being hidden in the back of GP’s rooms? We are a long standing podiatry clinic in Royal Oak. Our mission is to increase the visibility and demand for podiatry care in New Zealand. If you’re passionate about our industry, you need to join our team.

Our clinic sees a diverse range of both general and musculoskeletal conditions including low risk diabetes patients, biomechanical, surgical and palliative patients. No two days are the same.

We believe in attractive renumeration and training to be the best we can be. We are happy to bring new grads on board and will mentor you throughout the beginning of your career. Those with experience will also thrive in this environment. We don’t want this to be “just a job”, we want you to become part of the company.

If you would like to be considered for any future positions, please email your CV to reception@footsense.co.nz to find out more and apply. In your email, tell us what you love about our industry.