About Us

Our Story

Putting patients first in everything we do.

Principal Podiatrist and founder Steven Burton established SGB Podiatry in 2010, bringing 20 years of podiatry experience to Australia after an extensive career in the UK.  SGB Podiatry began in Kelmscott and as Steven’s reputation as a warm, experienced and thorough podiatrist quickly spread, demand grew. By 2011, SGB Podiatry expanded into Baldivis and today Steven runs 3 successful clinics providing services to clients from the Perth Hills to the southern suburbs.


Built on the foundations of excellent customer service, listening to clients and understanding their concerns, SGB Podiatry continues to grow. Now the Baldivis clinic is located in new modern rooms and continues to provide cutting-edge treatments to families, seniors and sports enthusiast.


The team is made up of eight dedicated practitioners and support staff who are committed to alleviating pain and discomfort, and removing the barriers that prevent clients from living their fullest life potential.

Our mission


We truly believe that ensuring the well being of your feet can transform your life.


Our mission is to provide the very latest podiatry services that actually work to alleviate pain, manage symptoms and improve your life. And we do this in an environment that is friendly, warm and inviting, because it takes more than cutting-edge technology to take care of you.

Our values


To deliver the highest possible standard of care to clients we:


Are dedicated to professional development: We invest in our team and all our podiatrists are trained in the latest techniques in current podiatric developments.


Educate our clients: To help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes; treatments don’t stop in the treatment rooms. We provide support, education and advice for clients to prevent further issues and manage their pain and symptoms at home.


Strive for excellence: From customer service to cutting-edge technology, we are committed to continuously improving our services.


Respect our clients: We are respectful of our client’s individual concerns and needs, and we work with them to find solutions that work.


Respect each other: Respecting the unique skills and experiences that each of the SGB team brings means we work together to build a fun and friendly team environment.


Have integrity in all that we do: We are open, honest and always work to achieve the best outcomes for clients.

Meet the Team

Steven Burton

Founder and Principal Podiatrist BSc Hons, MChS, MFPM, RCPS Glasgow

Steven graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 1998, and began his career in podiatric surgery in the UK. He migrated to Western Australia in 2009 and has worked as a locum in regional and metropolitan areas right across the state before establishing SGB Podiatry’s two clinics.

Steven is a Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, and in 2017 was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Conveniently for clients, Steven is qualified to administer schedule 2,3,4,8 medicines and is one of a small number of podiatrists in the state endorsed to prescribe these medicines.

Passionate about helping people achieve excellent therapeutic outcomes, Steven’s ambition is to build SGB Podiatry’s reputation as a first-class podiatry service that puts clients first.

Heidi Schlesniak

Podiatrist BSc Grad Dip. DPM

Heidi is an ambitious, driven and sports mad podiatrist who has worked with the SGB team since 2016. Trained as an exercise physiologist, Heidi has a keen interest in treating sporting injuries and biomechanics. She plays for the South Fremantle Women’s Football Club, and as athlete Heidi understands what it takes to help clients perform at their best. She is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (UWA) and holds a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.


She won the Dean’s prize at UWA and also achieved the Podiatrists Registration Board of WA prize, Podiatry WA prize, and the William T Woodhead prize in recognition of her achievements as a high-performing student of podiatric medicine.

Louise Law

Podiatrist BSc

Bringing 20 years’ experience as a practicing podiatrist, Louise is capable, caring and has a strong focus on holistic health and patient wellbeing. She qualified as a podiatrist with the Salford School of Podiatry in the North of England in the early nineties.


Louise worked as a podiatrist in a range of roles in the UK spanning the National Health Service and private sector, as well as working as an on board Podiatrist on cruise liners. She emigrated to Melbourne in 2011, before finally settling in Perth to soak up the warm WA climate and gorgeous beaches.

Donna North

Business Manager

Fun loving, hard working and super organised, Donna joined the SGB team in 2015 bringing with her a wealth of administrative and clinical experience. Ensuring SGB Podiatry runs like a well-oiled machine, Donna oversees business operations for all 3 clinics.


She has a passion for efficiency and business development, recognising the value and importance of building and maintaining relationships with clients and other Health Professionals.

Jill Gillow

Practice Administrator

Helpful, friendly and just a little bit bossy, Jill is Practice Administrator at the Kelmscott clinic. With a background in customer services, her bubbly sense of humour means she’s a well loved member of the SGB team who’s always cheerful and believes in going the extra mile to help clients and support the SGB team.

Beverley Sunnucks

Practice Administrator

Beverley is a generous and loyal worker who brings a wealth of experience in administration to her role as Practice Administrator for SGB Podiatry. She joined the team after experiencing the excellent SGB customer service first-hand as a client and hasn’t looked back.


Beverley is efficient, funny and enjoys developing relationships with clients. And just like the rest of the SGB team, Beverley is committed to delivering the best customer service to SGB Podiatry’s clients.

Mandy Hewes

Practice Administrator

Creative and energetic are a couple of words to describe Mandy.  Mandy has a wealth of experience in the commercial and medical sectors, having worked as a Personal Banker for 18 years and  given admin support to other Allied Health Providers prior to starting with us at SGB Podiatry. In her spare time Mandy loves to explore the Kelmscott Hills with her horse Laylah and is an accomplished novelty cake maker. Her artist flair has recently taken a new direction, creating resin artworks.

Navid Wali


Navid joins our team after gaining previous experience with other podiatry clinics in Perth.


Covering all aspects of foot health, Navid has developed a focus on diabetic screening and education, biomechanical implication on foot function and ingrown toenail procedures.


In his spare time, Navid enjoys spending quality time with family and has a love for the outdoors, especially when it comes to hiking. He also loves his sports and enjoys futsal.


Kyria Katavatis


Kyria is the latest member of the SGB Team. Having graduated from the University of Western Australia (UWA) with a Bachelor of Science, Kyria proceeded to study for a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and takes clinics at all 3 SGB clinic locations.


Covering all aspects of Podiatry, her interests include Paediatrics, lower extremity problems related to pregnancy and diabetic foot care and education. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and volunteering with St John Ambulance Health Events Service.

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