Step Ahead Footcare recently celebrated it’s first anniversary in business and also the official opening of it’s revamped premises. Elaine Igoe (BSc (Hons) Pod. Med., MSCPI) Podiatrist/ Chiropodist and owner of Step Ahead Footcare, would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who attended the official opening to celebrate with her.
She was overwhelmed by the amount of good wishes she received, in person, by text, phone call, email and social media. Elaine would also like to thank all who helped with the renovations and preparations for the official opening day.
Step Ahead Footcare is a wheelchair accessible Podiatry/ Chiropody clinic located in Garden Court, Garden Street, Ballina. The clinic is ideally located in a private yet central location with ample street parking to the front (Garden Street) and Diamonds carpark to the rear. Elaine feels very fortunate to have wonderful business neighbours both in the court yard and on Garen Street. She feels that her business is a valuable asset to this area.
Elaine would also like to thank all who helped with the renovations and preparations for the official opening day. – Elaine Igoe
Elaine graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway and immediately got employment in a long established Podiatry clinic in County Galway. There she gained invaluable experience in all aspects of the business. While there she worked in many settings including private practice, medical centres, pharmacies, nursing homes and private residences in various parts of Galway City and County and also parts of County Mayo.
The idea of setting up her own Podiatry clinic, in her home town of Ballina, was planted in Elaine’s college years. It was however, while working in County Galway that she decided for sure that this was the path she wished to follow. Elaine new that it was a big risk leaving a full time job to set up a new business, however, it was a risk that she was willing to take. It involved a lot of hard work, research, planning and a few sleepless nights. Elaine was fortunate to have the support of family and friends and would like to take this opportunity to say a special thanks to James Geraghty of Molloy’s Lifestyle Pharmacies for his encouragement, advice and continued support.
Although the past year has been a challenging one, it has also been exciting and fulfilling. Elaine has enjoyed treating the patients who came to her clinic and has built up a rapport with her regulars. She is committed to providing a high standard, professional and caring service to anyone who chooses to attend her clinic. Elaine would like to thank her patients who recommended her, the businesses who display her leaflets and cards and anyone who has promoted her business. This is very important for any small business especially in the early years.
Elaine is committed to providing a high standard, professional and caring service
Step Ahead Footcare provides foot care services for all ages, including routine care, corn and callus removal, treatment of verruca, diabetic foot assessments, treatment of fungal nails, biomechanical assessments, treatment of ingrown toenails, orthotic provision, footwear advice, lower limb acupuncture, treatment of thick nails and more. Elaine uses up to date equipment and is looking forward to adding on a new service- toenail reconstruction. She is qualified in nail surgery but legislation has yet to be passed to allow this procedure to be done in private practice.
Elaine urges people not to self-diagnose or self-treat as this can lead to further problems. She advises people not to be embarrassed about their feet and recommends that anyone with concerns or worries over their lower limbs should seek the professional help of a Podiatrist. Elaine looks forward to treating her regulars and any new patients in the future. You can contact the clinic on 0876001324.
Step Ahead Footcare wishes all its patients and friends a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy new year. Nollaig Shona dhaoibh go lèir!