Before I even opened the doors to Precision, I knew I wanted to create something different.
I was not impressed with the direction health care was going in. I continually heard the frustrations of my clients about not being heard by their health care practitioners and feeling like they were getting lost in the system. This is not how healthcare should be. I wanted patients to expect and receive more than the status quo.
I was disheartened by many of the struggles we face as physical therapists. My colleagues were overworked, underpaid and under-appreciated. There is so much competition and perfectionism in our profession. Rather than collaborating with each other, we so often cut each other down. I asked myself, "What would it be like if we advocated for each other and built each other up? How can we provide exceptional care to our clients if we are not taking care of ourselves and helping each other to elevate our entire profession?" I set out to change this.
Creating change is hard work. Nobody likes change at first. Many days it feels as if I am running as fast as I can and pushing forward quickly- but then at the end of the day it seems I have only taken one or two steps forward. I often have to remind myself that I have moved in the right direction, and that is progress. I also have to remind myself that even though I know I am moving forward, everyone else would not necessarily recognize it or understand it. And that’s okay.
Like many entrepreneurs, I have felt failure. It can be heartbreaking. I have made several mistakes along this journey, but I have learned so much from each and every one. It is so easy to give up. To tell yourself that it wasn’t meant to be and your vision is just a dream. Barriers and obstacles are all around you. What’s hard is to keep going, to move forward and persevere through the difficult times. Over the next few months there will be some changes at Precision - it's only going to get better from here.
I want to share my vision with you so that you understand why Precision exists. I can tell myself day in and day out what I believe and what I envision, but what does it matter if you don't know? We love and appreciate each one of our clients because without them we could not continue to move forward and push the envelope. Thank you. I appreciate and admire each of the team members I have worked with for all that they have put into this dream so far - even if they are no longer here. If you are not already part of our Precision family now we want you to be!
We believe that patients have the right to choose how they want their health care experience to be. Our clients' care is not dictated by insurance companies but is driven by what they actually need and deserve. We will continue to innovate and reason through how we can meet the needs of our clients as we grow and develop. We believe that our clients' story is just as important as the body part they injured. Education for our community, our clients and us is of the utmost importance to improve the care we provide and create positive change and advancement in our profession. We believe in creating community and long lasting relationships that encourage collaboration and change within ourselves and with each other, our clients and other health care practitioners. Taking care of ourselves and being compassionate toward ourselves, clients and each other is essential so that we can show up every day as the best version of ourselves.
This is what we believe inspires the excellence we demand at Precision. This is why we exist. Everything we do and how we do it comes back to this vision. Thank you for being part of our journey.