A physiotherapist is going for growth within East Durham’s business community as he looks to make the transition from part to full time self-employment.
With over 15 years’ experience within the health and wellbeing sector, Andy Atkinson launched his business, Atkinson Physiotherapy, with the aim of offering the same level of service that throughout his career he had provided to people like elite athletes and military personnel.
Based from his home in Easington Village, Andy’s clients benefit from a range of services including physiotherapy, sports massages, running and gait analysis, shockwave therapy and pilates.
Now, after a successful spell working part time for himself and part-time for an employer, Andy is ready to make self-employment permanent.
Andy, who has previously worked for Sunderland Football Club, as well as working overseas for the British Military in Germany and the Netherlands, said: “My client portfolio has increased steadily since I started my business but now I am ready to start stepping things up to the next level.
“I am keen to engage with employers in the East Durham Business Network area who offer occupational health support to their staff, as I see this as the ideal way for me to build up my portfolio to the point where I can work entirely for myself and the business.
“I have received excellent feedback from my existing clients so know with the right opportunity I could provide employers with a service which will not benefit their staff but the business as a whole.
“Health and wellbeing has never been more important and I am excited about making the transition from part-time self-employment to running my business full time and helping even more people with their physical health, focussed around their individual personal goals.”