Wed, 11 March 2015
Julie Entwistle is an Occupational Therapist who is a partner at EntwistlePower Occupational Therapy. She has grown her practice rather organically which has made it strong and successful. Julie's practice sees somewhere around 500 clients currently.
Julie, like most private practice owners, felt a disconnect when she was "working for the man" in big industry therapy. She says the company she as working for seemed to be working for the insurance companies and not those clients they were treating.
After maternity leave (Julie has 4 children) friends began to ask her when she was going to go into business for herself. They told her "What do you have to lose." It was a question she took seriously.
Julie realized she had nothing to lose and much to gain by going into private practice. She didn't even have to let some of her referral sources know about her thoughts, they asked her when they could refer clients.
Her solid reputation and hard "get it done" work ethic preceded her to the point that referral sources sought her out to treat their clients.
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