About half-way through last year we sent out a patient survey asking you, our past and present patients, what additional services we could provide at Personal Best.  The overwhelming response was that we should find a Remedial Massage Therapist to join our team and so for at least a month (maybe two) this was at the forefront of my mind.  Then, in a pattern many of you would be familiar with, I got busy doing a number of other things — seeing patients, running workshops, visiting doctors, installing new computers, completing payroll… the list goes on!

The idea of finding a remedial massage therapist got pushed down my list, even when patients reminded me about it! Until November, when an interesting thing happened . . .

One of the most rewarding aspects of running a small business is experiencing the cliché of  “What goes around, comes around” play out in real life.   In November I received an email from a massage therapist who read an article on our website that we were looking for someone.  When I asked how she got to our website she replied “You came down and gave a talk to our class last year” and at the time of writing this we are very close to having a massage therapist join our team.

This means I have to turn my attention to understanding how massage therapy can work alongside physiotherapy in a way that complements both disciplines.  I have some ideas about how this might work but until the rubber meets the road those ideas are purely academic!  Taking on a massage therapist is a change for our practice and with any change comes an interesting mix of both promise and uncertainty.  However, I learnt recently (and I wish I knew this earlier in life) that the best decision is the one you make – a decision is better than no decision so sometimes you just have to jump in!

I am looking forward to expanding the services we offer at Personal Best and I will keep you posted on this important development!