"To make the best orthotic system using the latest science and materials"
We are dedicated to delivering a quality product and aim to set the benchmark for prefabricated orthotic design and function.
The FDI directors share the following common ideology:
We are committed to assisting health professionals in the management of lower limb injury prevention and the rehabilitation of their patients.
Improved Patient Outcome
We are committed to improving patient outcomes by offering our professional colleagues an innovative orthotic system designed and engineered for higher
levels of support, comfort and durability, without compromising natural foot function.
We are committed to improving and developing our product range in keeping with the latest biomechanical theory and principles.
Dip Pod, B.Sc (hons)
Roger graduated from the Central Institute of Technology (Wellington) with a diploma in podiatry and was awarded top student at the completion of his final year.
He undertook post graduate studies in the mid 1990’s and graduated with a first class Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Brighton University (UK).
Roger has been guest speaker at various local and national conferences over the years and has served on a number of advisory committees within his professional body and other diabetes/educational organisations.
In 2007 Roger obtained a certificate in Advanced Wound Care and is actively involved in assisting with seminars and workshops to practice nurses, district nurses and diabetes nurse specialists on diabetic foot disease and foot ulcer management. He has recently accepted a new role of expert advisor to the New Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner and continues to provide ongoing education and mentoring to new graduates and podiatry students.
In 2012 Roger was the recipient of the Inaugural Podiatry New Zealand Award for his contribution to the Podiatry profession in New Zealand and delivered the inaugural lecture at the national podiatry conference held in Auckland.
He is passionate about his profession and has a special interest in wound care and diabetic foot disease with 27 years of experience in this field. He also works in private practice and enjoys the balance of providing general podiatry services, including minor surgery, biomechanics, orthotics, sports/musculoskeletal medicine and podopaediatrics.
B.Sc (Pod), B.Ed, Dip Tch
Anthony graduated originally with a Bachelor of Education at the University of Auckland, but his passion was always running. This led him to restudy and graduate with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Podiatry.
After graduating, Anthony set up his orthotic business where he specialised in designing and manufacturing custom orthoses. He is also contracted to Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) at the Diabetic Foot Ulcer and Rheumatoid Clinic as well as a popular sports shoe retailer where he is the specialist biomechanical podiatrist.
Since the establishment of FDI, Anthony is now focusing his efforts on the research and development of advanced prefabricated orthotics.
In his spare time he is usually out running. Anthony achieved a 3rd place at the NZ National Ultra Distance (100km) Championship in 2009. More recently he ran the length of the South Island of New Zealand to fundraise for the CMDHB foot clinic.
He continues to pursue extreme running adventures to test the limits of his body and the FDI orthotic range. At the same time, he also provides feedback on prototype running shoes for one of the most respected international shoe manufactures in the world.