Five Hidden Gems In Lane Cove

Lane Cove has an amazing array of businesses.  Some of them are hidden away (not near the village green) or in some of the smaller shopping precincts.  We thought we would highlight some of them for you.  If you know of a hidden gem that you would feel comfortable recommending to ITC please email us at [email protected]

Go Vita

Go Vita is Australia’s largest health food cooperative. Go Vita began as a small group of passionate retailers in the early eighties has now grown and developed into a successful distribution and retail business.  A centralised distribution centre in Sydney services 150+ Go Vita Retail health shops across Australia. All independently owned and operated, Go Vita health shops bring together the unique talents, skills and passion of the individual owners and their staff to ensure a personal approach to their customers’ health, wellness and vitality needs.

Each Go Vita store has its own unique style, and plays a vital role in their local community, providing  health and wellness advice and an extensive range of natural health products. When you walk into your local Go Vita store you are dealing with the owners. That’s why you receive the personal touch and are treated like part of the family. In every store Go Vita health specialists treat each person as an individual and work with you to find the best whole health solution for your lifelong wellness. Wherever you are on the path of good health from novice to enthusiast you will be treated with care, respect and honesty.

Address: 15a Burns Bay Rd Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia (just across from Snowberry)
Phone: (02) 9427 4420
Website:  Go Vita
Facebook:  Go Vita Lane Cove


Spices of Asia

When we featured Spices of Asia as a Fab Find Friday we were inundated with comments from our Facebook Fans. Apparently Spices of Asia is the place for Roti, Naan Bread, Samosas, Home Made Curries and Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Sauce.  They are located on Longueville Road near Tres Jolie.

Address:  139 Longueville Road Lane Cove
Phone: 9418 8684

11217565_819772164784936_956205097107454467_nFurever Pets and Adoptions

Furever Pets is tucked away at the back of The Village shopping mall (the mall across the road from Coles).  They are next to the swanky new Yoga, Pilates and Spin studio

Furever Pets is a pet shop and grooming service.  They also do some holiday care and adventure days for small dogs.  They also offer an adoption service.  They have been able to find homes for some of Sydney’s lost and abandoned animals with the help of some lovely Lane Cove residents who have opened their homes and taken in an adopted pet.

Address: The Village Shop 8 ; 43 – 45 Burns Bay Road
Phone: 0402639160
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Furever Pets


The other day ITC was at a Social Media seminar on the Gold Coast (what a shame we do not have a convention centre in Lane Cove) and the taxi driver taking me to the hotel, told me that the last week the hotel had a huge podiatry conference. He told me there were “100’s of them”.  He was amazed as he had never heard of a podiatrist before.  Guess what, there are at least two podiatrists in Lane Cove.

Lane Cove Podiatry

Lane Cove Podiatry –  has a dedicated  team that are there to help identify your pain, diagnose and treat your foot problems.
Whether you have little feet or growing feet; or you suffer from chronic foot pain, diabetic foot or sporting injuries requiring soft tissue management or rehabilitation, they would love to treat those feet.  They also believe that being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and it can be achieved by something as simple as walking.  Keep checking their Facebook site for some guided walks.

Stephanie Vidler

Stephanie joined Lane Cove Podiatry in 2012 and is now Principal Podiatrist, after running a successful practice in Umina on the Central Coast for 20 years. Stephanie specialises in General and Sports Podiatry. Education is important to Stephanie who has been involved in mentoring students from UWS, Newcastle and Charles Sturt University for several years. Stephanie loves public speaking and sharing the foot health education message with community groups. She is a valued speaker at Probus and Rotary Functions. Being a keen competitive rower and skier, Stephanie enjoys all aspects of sport. She has a strong interest in sports podiatry and the prevention of sporting injuries as well as the challenges of general podiatry care and choosing the right footwear for all your needs. Stephanie resides in Riverview where she lives with her family. Being close to work is a bonus and Stephanie is looking forward to being proactive in the local community. Stephanie is joined by podiatrists Lisa Mayo and Susie Wales.

Lane Cove Podiatry is excited to announce that their practice now has a visiting Pedorthotist. Lorraine Hanna from Happy Walking Mobile Pedorthics is a certified Pedorthotist with over 10 years experience in prescription and provision of extra depth and orthopaedic footwear. Lorraine is available by appointment at their rooms and a Podiatrist will also be in house if required during your consultation.

Dates for our walking group.... Walk goes

Address: 57 Tambourine Bay Road Riverview NSW (next to Riverview Deli)
Phone:  9420 4673
Email: [email protected]


The Foot Group

Podiatry is the medical science that focuses on the care of the foot and ankle, and the relationship between the function of the foot and lower limb and the postural alignment of the rest of the body.

At The Foot Group, they support the expertise, experience, qualifications and passion of our podiatrists with the latest innovative technology and techniques. Our podiatrists are all university-qualified, have over 40 years of combined experience and are members of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia and Diabetes Australia.

The Foot Group comprises:

Andrew Scown


Andrew studied podiatry in New Zealand, graduating in 1992, and received an Award for Excellence in diagnosis, orthotic design and manufacture. He has worked in numerous multi-discipline clinics and sports medicine centres both in Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew established Lane Cove Foot Clinic in 2000 which, following the establishment of The Foot Group in Brookvale in 2010, is now the Lane Cove clinic of The Foot Group.

Andrew is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia.

Mike Curtin


Mike’s first degree was a Bachelor of Education majoring in human movement and health education at the University of Sydney. After a number of years of teaching and coaching rowing professionally, Mike returned to study a Bachelor of Applied Science in Podiatry at the University of Western Sydney.

After working in a variety of clinical settings throughout New South Wales, Mike joined Lane Cove Foot Clinic, now The Foot Group Lane Cove, in January 2008.

Apparently these balls that look like a medieval torture instrument are good for you feet. These massage balls  help alleviate plantar fasciitis and plantar heel pain. You can get yours in any colour as long as it is red, green, blue or yellow. Did you know that plantar heel pain is one of the most common conditions they see at The Foot Group and is easily treated? Read up on how they manage this painful injury in  podiatrist Wendy Pretswell’s article here –


Address: Level 1, 90 Longueville Road Lane Cove NSW 2066.
Phone: 94283000
Facebook:  The Foot Group
Email: [email protected]

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