As 2019 comes to a close, it is important as a business owner to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of our company. It is also important to look at community needs and research how to differentiate New Stride Physical Therapy from competitors. In the past, I have personally reflected on the prior year and made resolutions for the upcoming year. Resolutions are firm decisions to do or not do something. In my opinion the term resolution has negative connotations; and that the changes I need to make will address a problem. Because of the negativity I associate with resolutions; I prefer to use the term intentions. Intentions are things intended; an aim or plan. Intention to me implies growth, development, and enhancement. Intentions are the things that we internalize and that we attempt to embody. We plant our intentions and they take root and we become those intentions. New Stride Physical Therapy will be making some very positive intentions to grow and to focus on community needs.
Journey of Growth
The decision to start a private practice has been a journey of continuous growth. I opened New Stride Physical Therapy in 2004 from my home office. I was realizing my dream. New Stride has survived and thrived in a competitive and precarious industry. We have thrived by bringing thirty years of Physical Therapy experience to our patients. We have differentiated by providing client based Pilates Programs to our community. Merging a patient spine rehabilitation program with Pilates Wellness Classes to reinforce healthy lifestyle changes for our customers. In 2018 Fairchild Occupational Therapy joined New Stride Physical Therapy to expand our services to include hand, wrist and elbow specialty care.
We have clinicians certified in vestibular rehabilitation, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Christy Gorman, CPI (Certified Pilates Instructor), and Brooke Thorpe, MSPT work closely with Texas A & M University and Del Mar Colleges as adjunct professors and guest lecturers respectively. New Stride Physical Therapy is actively involved in student internship programs with both universities. We support our community through Junior League of Corpus Christi, PIBA (Padre Island Business Association), parishes and local charities.
Deep Community Roots
The intangible assets we possess include kindness, understanding, and a feeling of family. New Stride Physical Therapy has deep roots in Corpus Christi. With each new year we renew our intentions for excellence, consistency, and continued professional and personal growth. Our 2020 vision is continued growth and to expand our services the following ways.
Convenient and Comprehensive Care
Beginning January 2, 2020 our Island location will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Fridays. Our Alameda location will be open Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and 9:00 to 1:00 PM on Fridays. We will continue to offer programs such as Vestibular Rehabilitation/Fall Risk Prevention, Total Joint Care, Osteoporosis Bone Building, Lymphedema Management, Jump Program for Athletes, Pilates/Spine Care, and Massage Therapy. We will expand our services to include Hypervolt Trigger Point Release. We are positioned to evaluate and treat new patients without a referral from a physician. Texas has now adopted direct access to Physical Therapy with minor constraints. We will also focus on manual therapy and compression garments for post mastectomy and cancer patients. We provide services to those populations that are underserved.
The Journey Continues
It is important to compliment ourselves and reflect on the positive as we move into the New Year. It is our vision for 2020 that our patients, clients, and customers realize any journey of a thousand miles begins with a single NEW STRIDE.