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A Look Back at 2018 REFLECTING ON A YEAR OF MEANINGFUL CHANGES
Looking back on 2018, I’ve quickly realized just how packed this year really was. Between expanding the practice, adding new workshops onto the docket, the kids shifting back from part-time homeschool to full-time school, and seemingly a million other things, it’s certainly been a time of personal and professional growth. Of course, the biggest and most exciting change was our remodel of the Focus Physical Therapy space. As it always seems to be the case with any construction project, an undertaking that was supposed to take 6–8 weeks ended up clocking in at a whopping 18. I’m glad that we’re long past those days with a cold concrete slab as our floor, flip- flopping between rooms to stay out of the contractors’ way, but it’s clear that it was well worth the wait. I’m sure our patients who were in before and after the revamp would agree: The clinic is so much more spacious, aesthetically pleasing, and just plain comfortable that it’s impossible to imagine ever going back. In addition to helping us serve more patients than before, the expansion gave us the opportunity to add a few new important services. I’m happy to report that the personal training service headed up by Andrina Ramsey has been steadily growing. It’s really gratifying to see the results she gets with her clients, empowering them to transform their lives through newfound fitness techniques without risk of injury. We’ve also added new shoulder pain and rotator cuff workshops, furthering our goal to educate the community and make a difference on a larger scale.
most of the time, but now that they’re older, we knew it was time to move them back into the classroom five days a week. It’s been an adjustment for both them and my wife, but now that the dust has settled, everyone is doing great. They love getting to see their friends day after day, and my wife definitely enjoys having dozens more hours of time to herself every week. Funnily enough, she is finding herself driving them all over town from activity to activity even more so than before — but if that isn’t the classic parent’s dilemma, I don’t know what is. I’ve already gotten started on my goals for 2019 with my sights set high, as always. The main project we’ve got underway is working to partner with local businesses to help them prevent employee injury and cut down on their healthcare costs. Rather than forcing employees to shoulder more out-of-pocket costs, we’re trying to get businesses to look at it with a proactive eye, reducing cumulative musculoskeletal stress and eliminating the need for Band-Aid solutions before they ever become necessary. When you’re passionate about helping people escape the pain of injury and realize the potential that movement can bring to their lives, it seems like every year gets busier than the last. But, honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve never been one to complain, but even by my sunny standards, 2018 was a particularly positive year. So far, 2019 is shaping up to be even better.
Outside of the clinic, my son and daughter headed back to a full- time daily school schedule. In years past, they’ve been part of a curriculum that allowed them to study at home with my wife
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