A NEW Ardrossan business is hoping to step its way to success after opening in the town.

June Smith was a children’s nurse with the NHS for more than 25 years, but decided to go back into education to complete a four-year honours course in podiatry, later opening her own foot clinics.

Her first clinic was in Rothesay, where she still works two days a week. Though her latest venture has brought her right here to Ardrossan on Princes Street.

June told the Herald: “My vision is to provide good quality podiatry services at an affordable price to communities out with the larger towns and cities, and the clinic at Princes Street in Ardrossan is an ideal location with on street parking, bus stops and a train station all within metres of the clinic.”

Appointments at the clinic are by appointment only, and June says foot healthcare is something everyone should be aware of.

She said: “In current times of an ageing population, increase in diabetes and auto immune diseases. It is important to have regular checks even if that is just an annual foot MOT.

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“Podiatrists are trained to detect health conditions, and have immeasurable skills in practical thinking, problem solving and working towards finding the right solutions for individual patients.”

June says she is looking forward to building in Ardrossan, and providing a service which can be beneficial to all.

She commented: “My hopes are to continue building a local high-quality podiatry service at an affordable price for all who may require my services.

“To have patients come to clinic in pain and then walk out pain-free after an initial consultation is an amazing skill.

“I am passionate about my work and feel privileged to be doing something that I love.”

The Ardrossan Foot Clinic is located at 63 Princes street and can be contacted on ardrossanfootclinic@gmail.com or by calling 07943 826387.