New high street clinic has a pain free diagnosis

A podiatrist and fellow health professionals have gained a foothold in a Borders town centre after setting up a private clinic.

By Paul Kelly
Friday, 30th October 2020, 4:36 pm
Health professionals Laura Bonini, Jane Johnston, Alex Davies and Kathryn Watt. Photograph: Bill McBurnie.
Health professionals Laura Bonini, Jane Johnston, Alex Davies and Kathryn Watt. Photograph: Bill McBurnie.

Sports and musculoskeletal podiatrist Jane Johnston has moved the private healthcare clinic, Professionals For Health, into the former Frank Knight office on Market Place in Lauder.

Mother-of-two Jane, 41, and nine other healthcare therapists were previously based at the town’s Factors Park for six years.

They offer a wide range of services, including various specialisms in physiotherapy, women’s health physio, pre and post-natal, neurological physiotherapy, pilates, yoga, baby massage, hypnotherapy sports massage and western herbal medicine.

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Jane said: “We were on a back street and weren’t visible to the general public but we are a much more visible presence now in the town. I own the building which is sort of a hot desk for healthcare.

“All the therapists are self employed and the clinic provides them with a nice space to work from, without the need to own or hire whole premises for themselves. It also allows us all as self employed healthcare therapists to work with a wider team, giving a one stop shop to the patient and us scope for onward referral in house.

“We’re always looking to expand the team too to offer wider services to keep the local population healthy and pain free.”

Appointments are by booking-only, Jane adding: “We feel really bad that we can’t just open the doors and let people wander round but unfortunately we can’t do that at the moment.”

The clinic is not running classes but can offer sessions on a one-to-one basis.