Rugby: Footbionics are used by many of the NZ players in the Super Rugby and NPC competitions. Previous Super Rugby Champions “The Chiefs” with ex Captain Craig Clarke, Tim Nani-Williams, and Sonny Bill Williams being users of our orthotics.
We've supported many of our local Canterbury Rugby players feet as well with Ryan Crotty, Keiran Read, Wyatt Crockett, Codie Taylor, Sam Whitelock, George Whitelock, Luke Whitelock, Luke Romano, Owen Franks, Dominic Bird, Mitch Hunt, Tim Perry, Ben Funnell, Mitch Drummond having all being prescribed Footbionics.
Cycling: Anton Cooper, World Junior Mountain Biking Campion 2012. Josh Atkins Le Race and Tour of Southland winner 2011. Josh now lives in Canberra and races for the USA based Bontrager Livestrong Cycling Team. Alison Shanks needs no introduction She placed 5th in the London Olympics team pursuit event having come off a fantastic Individual Pursuit 2012 build up placing 1st and 2nd in World Cup races in England and Columbia and being crowned World Champ in April 2012.
New Zealand Cricket: Footbionics are used by many of our top cricketers including Adam Milne, Ish Sodi, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Grant Elliot, Jettan Patel, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Tom Latham, Michael Mason, Hamish Bennett. Several members of the womens White Ferns team also are supported by Footbionics - Amy Satterswaite, Lea Tahuhu, Lucy Doolan, Morna Nielsen, Kelly Anderson, and Sophie Devine.
Netball: We are proud to support the feet of several silver ferns, Tactix, and Canterbury NPC netball players including Jane Watson, Anna Thompson, Maree Bowden, Ellen Halpenny, Gemma Hazeldine, Charlotte Kight, Phillipa Finch, Angela Mitchell, Finau Pulu, Kahurangi Waititi and Anna Galvan.
New Zealand and Australian Podiatry Schools: Footbionics are used in the podiatry clinics of Auckland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Charles Sturt University and the University of Western Sydney. Students utilise orthotic therapy in their clinical treatment of patients. Here students can also evaluate the benefits first hand of the product itself. Needless to say many podiatry students also wear Footbionics in their own shoes.
Railcorp Australia: Our collaboration with “Feet First Podiatry Services” in Sydney has seen Footbionics fitted into the footwear of over 700 Railcorp workers. The “Feet First” podiatry team performed orthotic fittings over several weeks at the recommendation of Railcorp’s health and safety officer. This initiative is an exciting step forward in helping to both prevent and treat many common foot complaints these workers suffer.
Snowsports New Zealand: Footbionics are proud to be involved with New Zealand’s Winter Performance programme. This is an exciting new venture which sees Footbionics as being the orthotic of choice for our top skiers and snowboarders. Top Snowboarders Bex Sinclair, Stefi Luxton, Possum Torr, Christy Prior, Byron Raubenheimer, Carl Murphy; Skiers Jossi Wells, Byron Wells, Jackson Wells, Janina Kuzma, Rose Battersby; and Skeleton rider Katherine Eustace all use Footbionics.
Dalye Shackel – New Zealand Cricket Physiotherapist. "As a privileged non podiatrist user of Footbionics I always take a selection of these when travelling with the Blackcaps.Cricketers are particularly hard on their footwear as you can imagine and they often need an orthotic replacement when we are on tour. Foreign countries are not a place to have to obtain orthotic devices yet alone see a podiatrist. I know that the players will immediately tolerate Footbionics and that I can issue these with confidence. They are comfortable and there is no wear in period which is great for the players".
Alistair Hunt – ex New Zealand Davis Cup Tennis player, Professional Tennis coach. "The professional tennis circuit is fairly demanding on your feet. I have always relied on orthotic devices to ensure maximum foot comfort and support so that I can perform at the highest level. I find Footbionics to be the best orthoses that I have used and certainly have tried many different types over the years.
"They have helped protect my feet and legs from the stresses of either playing or coaching on some pretty unyielding surfaces. I’d recommend Footbionics to anyone".
Paul Tinley – Associate Professor and Clinical Director of Podiatry, Charles Sturt University: "I’ve tried many different types of orthoses in the past and really struggled to find anything that lasted. It would be fair to say that Footbionics are the most durable and comfortable orthoses I have ever used".