I decided to open up my own, very small (just me!) physical therapy private practice at the beginning of 2018 after working for 9 years in other private clinics in the Santa Cruz area. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, but after I did I couldn’t help but wonder “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” I now get to treat patients one-on-one (no aides, no assistants) for AS LONG as I want. It truly is a dream come true, and I could not be happier. 😀.
I started out at Santa Cruz Strength in January 2018, with a small treatment office (picture below on the right) and I love it there. Santa Cruz Strength provides a great environment for anyone to join and get going on their strength/fitness/health journey, which complements my treatment approach 100% : Get moving! Movement is medicine. 🏋️♂️
A few months after that I embarked on another business adventure with my husband, Raul Quintero 🥋 to open up Jiu Jitsu Therapy (picture on the bottom left), and to have another space for a second physical therapy office! We decided to do this in Watsonville because there is not a lot of options/access to physical therapy there. Also being that there are lot of monolingual Spanish speakers in Watsonville, and I speak Spanish, well it just made sense :) The Watsonville location is a work in progress, but we are hoping to be up and running by September 2018. What a year! Did I mention we also got married in the middle of all this? Guess where we spent our Honeymoon?! 😂