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One year on and still going strong

SINCE opening its doors in December 2014, physiotherapy practice Back In Motion Rosny Park has helped more than 1,000 Eastern Shore residents get “back in motion” with its holistic approach to pain relief and better health outcomes.

A branch of the Back In Motion Health Group and partner of “sister practice” Hobart on Murray, the Rosny Park-based practice recently hosted a special one-year anniversary event to celebrate its achievements.

Practice manager Belinda Jefferies said the birthday celebration was the perfect opportunity to thank those who were involved in the practice’s first year of operation.

“The anniversary event was a great success, with more than 100 clients and referring doctors attending,” she said.

“It was the perfect time to thank all of our team members for a great year, as well as show our appreciation to our loyal clients, whose generous word-of-mouth endorsements have allowed us to grow to where we are today.”

With no physiotherapy study options currently offered in Tasmania, Ms Jefferies said the biggest obstacle the practice faced was recruiting new physiotherapists.

“Part of the reason for this is that aspiring physiotherapists are required to travel to the mainland to achieve their qualifications,” she said.

“That is why we invest in our employees, building relationships and offering pathways for personal and professional growth so that they will choose to return to Tasmania and our practice after completing their studies.

“Our practice has grown from having just one practice manager and one physiotherapist to now employing three administrative staff and five physiotherapists.

“With new staff and the capacity to treat more patients, we are looking forward to offering additional services and positions in the future.”

Hobart on Murray director Peter Eckhardt said it was “fantastic” to see the growth of the new practice.

“After being in the industry for more than 30-years, I know the difficulties that can come from starting up a new practice,” he said.

“Not only has the Rosny team helped numerous clients return to better health, it has also actively contributed to promoting local employment by offering career pathways into the allied health industry in Tasmania.

“I would like to congratulate them on all they have achieved in the past year and wish them the best for the many successes to come.”

Also among those to join the festivities was Jason Smith, founder and group director of Back In Motion Health Group, who flew in from Melbourne to congratulate the team in person.

“It is fantastic to see the new practice attracting the best and brightest physiotherapist graduates with its high quality leadership and professional development opportunities,” he said.

Ms Jefferies said the practice’s vision for the next year was to simply “get people moving again.”

In addition to its current services, Back In Motion plans to introduce several pilates classes, as well as a “Mum’s in Motion” class for pre-natal women.

The practice also plans to continue operating as the primary physiotherapy provider for the Eastern Shore-based soccer team, the Olympia FC Warriors.

Back In Motion Rosny Park is located at 17 Bligh Street, Rosny Park.

For more information, phone 6281 2499 or visit www.backinmotion.com.au