SHOP LOCAL: Wembley chiropractor Dr Tim Edwards benefits from new school at Murdoch University

Chiropractor Dr Tim Edwards
Chiropractor Dr Tim Edwards

EDWARDS Spine and Sport owner Dr Tim Edwards has worked as a chiropractor in Perth since 2004 and recently moved the Wembley practice he opened in 2011 to bigger premises. He chats to the Western Suburbs Weekly about his industry.

1. Why did you choose to open your practice in Wembley?

I grew up in a small country town in Victoria and Wembley has a small town feel to it with all the benefits of the city.

It was actually a patient that was seeing me at my old location who convinced me to open up in Wembley.

He owned a commercial space and gave me a great deal on it. I was almost ready to leave Perth but the opportunity was too good.

2. How has your industry changed in Perth since you started working here in 2004?

Probably the biggest change in industry here in Perth since I started in 2004 has been the opening of a chiropractic school at Murdoch University.

This has increased the availability of chiropractic to the WA community and means we no longer need to rely on people moving here from interstate.

3. How have you survived the challenges of being in small business?

Good advice, hard work and a lot of luck.

4. How did your recent move to new and bigger premises impact your business?

The move to the new office has been great.

We had a removal company come and shift us the 50m across the road.

It was funny watching them load up the truck, then literally drive across the road and park it. But there was no way I was going to try carry everything across on a dolly.

The street frontage along Urban on Cambridge has made us more visible and practicing out of a new space makes it fun to come to work.

5. What is your local coffee shop?

I’m one of those crazy people that doesn’t actually drink coffee… never actually got a taste for it.

I’ve been told there are a lot of great options within walking distance on Cambridge Street though.