New arena for phys­io­ther­apy work

Joondalup Times - - OPINION -

HBF Arena in Joon­dalup has un­der­gone sig­nif­i­cant changes in the past 12 months.

As well as a new home for the Joon­dalup Wolves bas­ket­ball club and new fa­cil­i­ties for West Perth Foot­ball Club, long-time ten­ant Arena Joon­dalup Phys­io­ther­apy has also ben­e­fit­ted.

It is now within the foot­ball fa­cil­i­ties in a new 103sq m lo­ca­tion.

Since open­ing in 1999, the clinic has been in a space that was orig­i­nally de­signed as a store­room on the side of the pool.

What be­gan as a sin­gle clinic has now grown to a prac­tice that em­ploys seven phys­io­ther­a­pists and three re­cep­tion­ists.

Prin­ci­pal phys­io­ther­a­pist and man­ag­ing part­ner Gavin Ker­ruish joined Arena Joon­dalup Phys­io­ther­apy in 2002 and has over­seen the growth in the busi­ness.

He said the clinic was “burst­ing at the seams” for years and the op­por­tu­ni­ties that came with the re­de­vel­op­ment were timely.

The new clinic has more than dou­ble the space of the old one and has four treat­ment rooms, toi­lets, kitchen and re­cep­tion and wait­ing area.

One of the treat­ment rooms is also now home to Wood­vale Po­di­a­try, while the old clinic is be­ing used for clin­i­cal pi­lates, with plans to re­design the old rooms to also of­fer pi­lates re­former classes.

Mr Ker­ruish said the new clinic would en­sure Arena Joon­dalup Phys­io­ther­apy could con­tinue to grow.

Prin­ci­pal phys­io­ther­a­pist and man­ag­ing part­ner Gavin Ker­ruish

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