AFTER 13 years of operating from a small house clinic on Walter Road, a Maylands podiatry pair hopes to stay at their new clinic located in the Morley CBD.
Galleria Podiatry owners Nic and Rachel Lange officially opened their purpose-built clinic at 213 Walter Road West last month, after being over-capacity at their old clinic on 295 Walter Road.
The new clinic has five rooms and seven podiatrists who help about 300 patients a week.
It also provides services to the City of Bayswater’s Morley Senior Citizens Centre.
Mr Lange, who became a podiatrist after experiencing knee pain as a young footballer, said the old clinic became uncomfortable for patients and staff, as the space was overcapacity.
“Everyone was sitting over the top of each other and walking over each other so it was definitely well-overdue,” he said.
“This has been the dream for the last 14 years for us.
“We never wanted to have three or four satellite practices around Perth – we always just wanted to have one big consolidated practice, which is now what we have got.”
Mr Lange said his goal was to continue to sponsor and support community clubs, including the Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Club and the Bedford Bowls Club.
Ms Lange said she was inspired to become a podiatrist due to her sister’s severe foot deformity.
“When I was at uni, I also had some work experience as a receptionist for a podiatrist – that exposes you more to what it is all about,” she said.
She said common issues for kids included flat feet, pigeon toes, in-toeing, sports injuries, toenails and warts, while adults often had problems with diabetes, plantar fasciitis (heel pain), nails and calluses.
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