Celebrating two years in Goderich
Physiotherapy Alliance continues to grow after two years of business in town
Celebrating two years in business in Goderich, Physiotherapy Alliance opened in Nov. 2016 and continues to grow. Co-owner Dagny KaneHaas started with three members of staff and over the course of two years the business has expanded and grown its clientele list.
“We wanted to open a clinic that would provide a good service to the community and bring in some young professionals who will be here for a while, to serve the community,” Kane-Haas says.
In close proximity to both the Family Health Centre and AMGH, clients have provided feedback to Kane-Haas that the building is rather accessible and situated in a beneficial location. Currently the office is home to the practice of three physiotherapists (PTs), and two physiotherapy assistants (PTAs) offering their services to the community.
“The nice thing is that the girls who work here are physiotherapy assistants, so they have gone to school to be assistants. They know how to work all the machines, they know how to do exercises in the gym,” says Kane-Haas.
“They are a real asset to the team. I couldn’t survive without either one of them.” According to Kane-Haas, there are enough clients being referred to the office that she has had to bring more qualified professionals on board.
In addition, Physiotherapy Alliance often offers placements for physiotherapy students from Western University. “Physiotherapy (PT) students, when they do their placements, can come in here and do a six-week placement,” explains Kane-Haas. “We have also had PTA students come and do their placements here as well.” Physiotherapy Alliance also offers high school co-op placements. Last year they had five young students spend a semester in the office learning about PT and PTA. “For young people to be around health care professionals, it’s fabulous to build from there,” admits Kane-Haas. The students circulated through the three buildings during their semester, so every two weeks the office had a new student come through who was testing out different aspects of health care. Well-connected to the medical community in Goderich, Physiotherapy Alliance receives referrals from the Maitland Valley Family Health Team and from AMGH. According to Kane-Haas, not all clients are referrals, as many are walk-ins, dependent on their insurance coverage. Physiotherapy Alliance also offers service for orthopaedic rehabilitation, concussion rehab and vestibular rehab. In addition, the practice also offers deep needling and acupuncture for clients. Pelvic floor therapy is another needed practice for pre and post-natal clients or for bladder dysfunction in both male and female clients. This is another specialty to add to the list that will be offered to clients in the near future.
After two years of expanding their business and their reputation in the health care community of Goderich, Physiotherapy Alliance plans to build a service that will be around for a while.
“I should say thanks for the support. The community has been really supportive. Our clientele has been really fantastic and the medical community has been really supportive,” adds Kane-Haas. “So we would like to thank them.” For inquiries on Physiotherapy Alliance, visit http:// physiotherapyalliance.com or visit Facebook @PhysiotherapyAllianceGoderich.
The office located at 181 Cambria Road N. is open Mon. to Fri. from 8am until 7pm.
(Front row, L-R): Alanna Roy (Physiotherapist Resident), Drew Reinhardt (UWO Physiotherapist Student), Alex Ladd (Physiotherapist Assistant). (Back row, L-R): Dagny Kane-Haas (Physiotherapist), Aleisha Wiendels (Physiotherapist Assistant), Melayna Sager (Physiotherapist)
The staff at Physiotherapy Alliance is celebrating two years of a growing business within the health community in Goderich.KATHLEEN SMITH/GODERICHSIGNAL STAR