Meet our team.

James Barnes

James Barnes – Podiatrist

BHSc (Pod), PGDip SEM

James graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2005. He then relocated to Melbourne, gaining experience working in a busy private practice, before returning to New Zealand in 2009 to establish Lakes Podiatry. James also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Otago University. James has an interest in all areas of podiatry, however holds a particular interest in musculo-skeletal pain of the lower limb and running related injuries. He also has a great interest in current research surrounding running footwear and running technique. James attends regular conferences and seminars in the field of podiatry and sports medicine. Away from podiatry, James is a keen runner, and is always kept busy and active with his young family.

Abbie Barnes

Abbie Barnes – Clinic Manager

BCom (Marketing), BA (Design Studies)

Abbie has been involved with Lakes Podiatry to some degree since it was established in 2009. Abbie now manages all aspects of the practice, from bookings and client administration to finance and accounting. While her background and expertise is in the fields of design and marketing, she loves the challenge of business management and has played a key role in the growth and development of Lakes Podiatry. With three young children, Abbie spends most of her time trying to master the art of multi-tasking and continues to work toward creating the ultimate work/life balance.