Pair step up to the mark with new business

Robert Stringer and Steve Hannant who have set up Bay Podiatry in Whitley Bay. Picture by Ian McClelland.
Robert Stringer and Steve Hannant who have set up Bay Podiatry in Whitley Bay. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Two podiatrists have put their best feet forward to launch a new practice in Whitley Bay.

Robert Stringer and Steve Hannant, who have 32 years’ experience between them, have leapt into self-employment to set up Bay Podiatry at Whitley Lodge Shopping Centre.

The duo, who both live in Whitley Bay, are aiming to provide patients with quicker and easier access to a wide range of specialist podiatry services and foot care treatments.

Steve, who has worked alongside Robert for the past 15 years, said: “Podiatry is now well recognised across the medical profession for its role in helping to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet.

“However, we recognise that there is still some way to go to help the general public understand exactly what a podiatrist can offer.

“Whilst we most certainly alleviate day to day foot care problems such as ingrown toe nails, fungal infections and verrucae, a podiatrist can offer so much more and we are hoping that our new visible shop front will help to increase people’s awareness and understanding of podiatry.

“Often the problems and pains that we can treat are the pains that once upon a time people felt they had no other option but to simply put up with. We can offer complete bio mechanical assessments to establish the root cause of pain and therefore treat the cause and not only the symptom, often freeing people from years of ongoing pain and discomfort.”

Robert and Stephen are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

Robert added: “If anyone is unsure if podiatry can help them, we would urge them to simply give us a call or pop in and ask; no question is a silly question and if we can’t help we will no doubt be able to suggest an alternative professional who can.”

Bay Podiatry is located at 5 Claremont Crescent, Whitley Lodge.

For more information visit www.baypodiatry.co.uk/ or call (0191) 252 4441.