HAPPY FEET: Mary-Ellen Redmayne and Cherry Powell from The Foot Stop work on clients at Pottsville.
HAPPY FEET: Mary-Ellen Redmayne and Cherry Powell from The Foot Stop work on clients at Pottsville. Scott Powick

Tweed business footing the load

A TWEED business is helping people to get back on their feet in the comfort of their own homes.

Foot Stop Mobile Podiatry Services caters to clients from the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers, and specialises in community and home-based podiatry, perfect for those with transport difficulties, the elderly and professionals.

The small family business was launched after owners Mary-Ellen and James Redmayne identified a specific need for the Tweed community to be able to access the home-based, convenient podiatry services.

Mrs Redmayne (principal podiatrist) and Cherry Powell both have experience in a range of podiatry settings and enjoy the personal care involved in home-visit services and the mobile nature of the business.

What inspired you to create The Foot Stop? There are so many people who, for whatever reason, have difficulty getting to a podiatry practice when they have trouble with their feet. We knew we could provide them with the help in their own homes and save painful or difficult trips to the clinic.

What do you most enjoy? Every day we see first-hand the difference our care can make. You don’t realise how important your feet are until they are out of action and it’s so rewarding to see someone get back into the things they enjoy after their foot problem has been solved. We love running a small business because we can really build a good relationship with our patients – that quickly become part of The Foot Stop family.

What’s the biggest challenge? The biggest challenge as a new business in Tweed has been letting people know who we are and how we can help. We have worked with some great local GPs and Home Care providers who have been so helpful in spreading the word about our services, but we’re still trying to increase awareness.

What’s the biggest advantage? The Tweed region is wonderful as we often get to start our day next to the beach and end up driving through beautiful rainforest in the shadow of Mt Warning. It really is a beautiful part of the world. There is also a really diverse range of people and we get to help retirees, FIFO workers and busy mums. This combination is what makes us love working in Tweed.

What are your future plans? We want to stick to what we are good at, so our future for The Foot Stop really just involves helping more people and building great relationships with the doctors, care providers and people of the region.

Visit Foot Stop online at www.thefootstop.com.au or call 0755204395



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