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.

Chathuri Welgama

Podiatrist, DPM

Chathuri joins the team after working in Bunbury and the South West region for the past few years. She completed her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the University of Western Australia, after finishing her undergraduate degree in Physiology/Pathology.

She enjoys working in all aspects of podiatry with special interests in biomechanics, custom orthotic therapy, aged care and paediatrics. She hopes to raise more awareness in the community about what podiatrists can offer. Chathuri always provides a high standard of treatment to her patients with a gentle touch and friendly smile.

In her spare time, Chathuri enjoys travel, hiking and recreational running. She spends time being active in her local community as a member of Rotaract clubs over the years. She also enjoys spending time with her gracefully ageing canine Rosie.

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.

Michele Maunder

Practice Administrator

Bringing a background in Medical Specialist practices and passion for people, Michele enjoys making a valued contribution to SGB team.

 

Michele also has a passion for travel and has been lucky to experience many far flung and exotic countries, her favourite of all being India.  These experiences have been enhanced with volunteering activities providing support to the local communities she has visited and she has even taught English to Tibetan Monks!

When at home, Michele loves nothing more than to set herself up for the day with a 6am dip in the ocean, being in nature or enjoying a dance festival.

Julie Ivan

Practice Administrator

Julie puts her customer service skills to the forefront in her role with us at SGB Podiatry.  Building on a retail background, Julie is more than prepared to go the extra mile to help our clients.

Julie enjoys developing relationships with clients and is committed to delivering the best customer service to SGB Podiatry’s clients.

Spending time with family is important to Julie and in her spare time can be found at the beach snorkelling and having fun.

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

Podiatrist, DPM

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.

Sruti Panda

Podiatrist, DPM
Sruti graduated from UWA in 2017 with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, after completing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and Anatomy. She cares for all her patients and strives to provide the best possible care and treatment. She has a broad range of skills with special interests in shockwave treatment, custom orthotics, ingrown toenail surgery and paediatrics.

 

Sruti also worked in the Wheatbelt region, for a few years. She visited the rural towns of Moora, Goomalling and Toodyay to provide Podiatry services to rural communities that had a shortage of healthcare access.

 

Outside of Podiatry she loves to travel and immerse herself in different cultures. She loves to volunteer and is active in her local church. She also enjoys spending lots of time with her lovable Cavoodle, Mowgli”

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