3 Stages Of Growth - Building A Vision, Launching A Business + Having A Baby
Growth (noun): 1. the process of increasing in amount, value, or importance.
Most of you know I started my career as a PT in the outpatient orthopedic setting. My schedule was predictable: work during the day treating patients, lunch always at the same time, notes done, pick up kids, come home… all just to do it again tomorrow.
I had no real desire to dive into research, to network with other PTs, or even to attend continuing education courses. I loved my coworkers and my patients, but I never felt passionate about physical therapy. Wow… please don’t tell my former patients this!
Basically, my journey as a PT was fairly static until the last 2 years when I opened my office in Mount Pleasant with Made 2 Move PT. Cue the GROWTH. Truth be told, growth cannot begin to describe what has happened since. It was with M2M that I learned who I was as PT, healthcare provider, entrepreneur (with lots of guidance), and my place in part of a bigger community of folks who are passionate about improving the lives of others.
As someone who is normally timid when it comes to change and new endeavors, this shift probably seemed crazy to anyone who knows me! I could begin to feel the impact I was having on my clients, which only made me want to do more to help them in other aspects than just getting rid of their pain.
Growth (noun): 2. the process of developing or maturing physically, mentally, or spiritually.
When 2019 rolled around, our family gathered around the dinner table and each of us chose a word that we would focus on to define our year… yes we had our kids do this too! I decided personally and professionally my word for the year would be growth. For any of you who know me well enough, I am obsessed with Rachel Hollis and she’s helped fuel my desire to change the trajectory of my life. If you don’t know, who she is - you should! Well, here we are halfway through 2019, and I probably couldn’t have imagined the kind of growth that is about to take place!
I am thrilled to announce the opening of the Lowcountry’s first private-pay physical therapy clinic serving pre and postnatal women at every stage of their journey.
This is for all.the.moms. I feel so strongly about providing an exceptionally high level of care for my clients… real, live, physical care for moms. Not just Dr. Google in the middle of the night when you’re awake for a feeding.
If you think about how many provider visits a newborn has during the first year of life vs. their mom… I mean you can’t even compare. A baby will see the pediatrician at least 7-8x just for well visits when their mom will only see their OB 1-2x during the 1st 6 weeks after delivery.
This is absurd and needs to change in the US. There is so much physically, mentally, and emotionally that goes on in a woman’s body during pregnancy and during the 1st year postpartum that she should be able to reconnect with her body to appreciate it these changes and understand how to rehab safely and strongly.
Motherhood is not always unicorns and rainbows, and there are things we struggle with, including our bodies and why they don’t “work” the way they used to. I am here to dispel the myths about how moms have to live with peeing their pants, ongoing back pain, or symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse JUST because they’ve had kids. Let’s talk about the uncomfortable things no one wants to talk about and do something about them instead of just joke about them!
Growth (noun): 3. the process of increasing in physical size.
So while I am also growing my business and moving locations to Avondale, on July 1, 2019, I too am having to take my own advice when it comes to prenatal care. Yep… our family is growing also!
We’re expecting another baby in November! EEK! My initial thoughts were very much…”Oh lawd, I can’t do this, I already have plans to launch this new business… how am I going to juggle 3 kids... I just started to feel good in my own body… I don’t want to experience loss again…”
All the thoughts. Then I just decided, you know what, this is going to make you a better PT and will allow for growth in areas you probably didn’t even know was possible. So I’ll be right here with you, mamas - through the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of pregnancy and sharing my PT perspective on it all throughout!
My passion for women’s health PT and being able to empower women during their pregnancies and into postpartum phase of the rest of their lives has changed my life and the lives of so many of my patients. It’s time to help more moms receive the care they deserve.
You are worthy and you are worth your strongest, healthiest self, mama.
Interested in learning more about how I can help you move into motherhood? Let's talk.