Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Startup group

TG Physiotherapy Care in the Making

Explain your business in under 50 words.

I assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of aches, pains and other physical ailments. I specialise in neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This means that I am qualified to treat neurological conditions as well as most nerve, joint and muscle problems. I have two main categories of clients: Private and Medicolegal.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business on the 3rd July 2009, the day after I was made redundant by one of the Private Physiotherapy Practices I was a sub-contractor for.

What makes you different from your competitors?

I’m different to my competitors because:

  •  I empower my patients not to become dependent upon me.
  • My reputation is built upon my patients’ trust in my skills, competencies and values.
  • I believe that optimal results are best achieved through client participation in decision-making and genuine collaboration with my referral sources.
  • I was one of the 1% of all UK physiotherapists that made the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Gamesmaker Medical Team.

What has been the biggest challenge so far?

The biggest challenge I have faced since starting my own business is managing my own health and well-being. Taking time away from your business can feel like lost or wasted time. However, I have learnt that regular ‘time-out’ sessions have given me the perspective and clarity of thought necessary for me to make the right business decisions.

What is the one thing you wish you had known when you started?

The one thing I wished I knew before I started my business is that it takes a lot of time, energy and consistent focused effort to design and implement a solid business foundation and structure. And never to make knee-jerk/emotive decisions!

Is their one thing you wish you had not done?

I wished I refined my marketing strategy much sooner, rather than having gone down conventional routes which did not work for me or my business.

Pick a tool, service or resource essential to your success?

My business mentors! My success is an accumulation of many people’s efforts for which I am truly grateful.

Where do you see your business in 10 years?

In 10 years’ time I would like to have seen my business grow to an international level. By then I hope to be heading a well-oiled machine run by committed, like-minded Physiotherapists, with strong professional alliances from various Health Care disciplines.

What top tip would you give to someone thinking of starting their own business?

 

  • Make sure that this is a venture that you really have the time, effort and energy to commit to, for it will take over your life in the short-term.
  • Do your research and get yourself a business mentor, someone you respect and trust and who can ‘hold your hand’ during the Start-up Phase.
  • Have vision: set both short and long term goals and consciously work on them.
  • Work smart. As tempting as it may be, don’t do everything yourself. Outsource tasks within the limit of your budget, and know your finances like the back of your hand.
  • Take time off! You always function better when you work on yourself more than on your business.
  • Ask for help from friends and family and develop a strong support network, because you will need it.

As Sam put it:

“Find other people who are self employed – it’s wonderful to have the company and support of others going through the same things as you and to help them too.”

Good luck and keep up the great work everyone!

1 response to TG Physiotherapy Care in the Making

  1. For a start-up business diagnosing those aches and pains as you get you business running can be a full time job. For physiotherapists Tripti Gyan it is a vocation.

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