THREE James Cook University graduates in exercise physiology who have worked in the health sector for other employers have teamed up to open their own clinic.
Joel Newman, Jason Di Betta and Max Tink are operating Empower Health NQ.
They have leased a 250sq m tenancy in Charters Towers Rd, Hermit Park.
Mr Newman said, collectively, they had broad experience working with a range of injuries and health conditions.
“As exercise physiologists we use exercise-based rehabilitation to treat and manage muscle and joint-related injuries as well as chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke,” Mr Newman said.
“Our large open-plan floor space also allows us to offer services to local sports teams for injury prevention and management.
“Our goal is to become Townsville’s most reputable exercise physiology business.”
When searching for a location, some of the factors they considered included access to the building and parking, especially for the elderly and clients with disabilities.
The Charters Towers Rd location was also ideal for exposure to a busy road.
Mr Newman said the size of the tenancy gave them an incredible opportunity to have state of the art equipment, ample space for large group classes and the ability to grow the clinic with more services in the future.
The services they offer include hydrotherapy, falls prevention, strength and conditioning and pre and post-surgery rehabilitation.
Colliers commercial and industrial agent Shaun Mclaren said the property provided easy on-site and street parking and good exposure to Charters Towers Rd with about 19,000 vehicles passing daily.
“It’s good to see another local business operating in these times,” Mr Mclaren said.
Other tenants in the building include Tropical North Day Spa, About Town Real Estate, Hodkinson Accounting and Northern Body Corporate Management.