Homegrown physio claims Vic Park top business award

Archer Street physio staff Ned Prendergast, Lisa Waterworth and Patrick Renner celebrate their win. Picture: David Baylis
Archer Street physio staff Ned Prendergast, Lisa Waterworth and Patrick Renner celebrate their win. Picture: David Baylis

PATRICK Renner reckons he’s as Vic Park as they come, so he was understandably elated when Archer Street Physiotherapy Centre was named the Town of Victoria Park’s business of the year.

Mr Renner was born, raised and schooled in the area and still lives locally, as well as running his physio operation in Carlisle and Victoria Park.

“To me, Lathlain and Carlisle is just my stomping ground and I just always wanted to give back to them,” he said.

That ethos by Mr Renner and his colleagues was a key reason for the physio’s success at the awards, where they netted the community connection award before winning overall business of the year.

They provided physio services at Lifeline WA’s tackling suicide celebrity and community footy match, which was played at Lathlain Park, were a main driver of the Summer’s Eve on Archer market and are an official Safety House for school children.

“We do so much locally, we are in all these community groups and we know everyone,” Mr Renner said.

It’s the first major awards the centre has won since Mr Renner opened 12 years ago at the Archer Street cottage he renovated and for a while, resided in.

Next month they will host a free community health talk about back pain.

Interested people can register for the event on May 15 via their Facebook page.