The primary aim of Auckland Sports Podiatry is simple – ensure accurate and intelligent use of the body’s significant joints and structures, in a logical and safe manner, achieving the most consistent, biomechanically ideal and practical function of your body.

Historically, the role of the podiatrist in sports medicine context has been to prescribe corrective orthotics, which are inserts for an individual’s shoes to control the motion of the foot. A common example is an orthotic which angles the rear foot outwards (inverts the heel bone) to control any excess pronation movement during walking and running.
Rear foot motion problems, particularly over-pronation, have been linked with many common injuries such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and anterior knee pain. The research available into the effectiveness of orthotic devices suggests that they can help solve injury problems, with a success rate of around 70-80%.

The enormous success of orthotics has led many podiatrists into specialising in sports medicine, where they can examine the individual and prescribe an orthotic to correct any foot biomechanical problems. Cameron Palmer (Principal Sports Medicine Podiatrist at Auckland Sports Podiatry) who holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatric Medicine) and Post Graduate in Sports Medicine (Otago) is one such sports podiatry specialist; however, his belief is that podiatry can go beyond simply giving orthotics to each client and should incorporate more active rehabilitation methods to help tackle the causes of the biomechanical problems. He believes that podiatry should look at many ways to improve a patient's foot mechanics, and not just focus on orthotics.