This week, we present you New Member Angela Rogerson, from Keep Moving Physiotherapy Inc.
Member Since: February 2022
Business Name: Keep Moving Physiotherapy Inc.
What kind of work did you do in the past and what inspired you to start your own business?
I have worked as a physiotherapist for the past 27 years. In 2016, my employer passed away suddenly and I was left with a decision to make. How would I spend the second half of my career? That was when I decided to ‘ jump off the cliff’ and open my own physiotherapy clinic.
My father was a huge inspiration for me. He also was a health professional who had owned his own business and I felt I was ready to take on a challenge and change things up a bit. However, this wasn’t just going to affect me, this was a family decision and I needed their support. They believed in me and supported the decision empowering me even more. I opened my business in the fall of 2016.
Leading up to the 2016 opening, I was scared and had a lot of sleepless nights constantly wondering if I was doing the right thing. One day I was driving through town when I saw a sign that said “you are capable of more than you think”. That was a pivotal moment for me!
What have your challenges been? How did you overcome them? What have your successes been?
One of the biggest challenges I faced was learning how to operate a business. Educated as a health professional, I had no skill set to call upon for running a business. I knew nothing but quickly realized there are people and resources out there that can help you as long as you are willing to learn and embrace the challenge.
I was very blessed to have the community support me and within 5 months of opening, I was busy enough to hire a therapist to work two nights a week with me. Before I knew it, we were busy enough to have two full time therapists and currently, we have grown to have 2.5 physiotherapists.
What services does your business provide?
The clinic provides physiotherapy services for acute injuries (including sport-related injuries), chronic pain, post surgical rehabilitation, sprains and strains. We are proud to offer the internationally based hip and knee arthritis program GLA:D as well as other specialized services such as acupuncture, dry needling, TMJ treatment and functional movement assessments.
Our goal is to provide a calm, relaxed environment with one on one care by a physiotherapist. We take a very active approach to therapy and believe in getting to the root of the problem. It is important to us that our clients understand what is happening and empower them to play a role in their recovery. We also provide a professional, collaborative approach to wellness with easy access to many services. We also want to play a key role in supporting the community and promoting health and wellness.
What sets you apart from your competition?
We offer before and after work appointments (7am-7pm) to be able to accommodate busy lives and will go the extra mile to assist you in getting back to the level of function you deserve. This spring, we will be relocating and opening Cornwall’s first multidisciplinary wellness centre. Joining us will be PEI PELVIC AND BREAST HEALTH INC owned by Paige Martin as well as Caley McDonald, Registered massage therapist. We will have space to include other health care disciplines such as councilors, speech pathologists etc.
How can people contact you?