Physio clinic now at former Parker’s Shoe

THE former Parker’s Shoe store has had new life breathed into it with the launch of new business PhysioInq Panania, a family owned and managed physiotherapy and allied health clinic.

Former shoe store owner Ron Parker visited the new business last week and congratulated owners Matt Tindall and Alison Dawes on the extensive renovation that has taken place to transform the old shoe store into a modern clinic, providing physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to local residents.
Ron shared stories around his family’s experience of running the shoe store in Panania for so many years, including the joy of fitting school shoes for children who grew up and then brought their own children to be fitted for school shoes a generation later.
Ron took over the store in 1982, along with brother Max who passed away in 2012, after their father Gordon took time out of the shoe business to become Mayor of Bankstown. Sadly, Gordon passed away during his Mayoralship, leaving Ron and Max to carry on the family legacy.
Ron closed the store in 2022, along with their second store in Revesby, to focus on retirement and the next phase of life with his wife Karen.
Matt and Alison are keen to continue the Parker’s legacy, by providing family focussed allied health services to the local community.
Matt is the former manager of the physiotherapy department at Bankstown Hospital and has provided services to the local community for over 20 years.
Alison grew up in the area and has worked in the local community sector for many years, witnessing up close the kinds of issues locals deal with when accessing health services.
To make an appointment or find out more, call 9129 0707 or drop into 70 Anderson Avenue, Panania.