Nanaimo, British Columbia (AP) In a province that has a chronic shortage of physiotherapy facilities, a British Columbia-based company is building an army of workers to fill a gap in a provincial health care system that needs tens of thousands of more patients in the next few years.
Health physiotherapy was originally created to treat chronic pain, but a growing body of research suggests it can also treat cancer and heart disease.
The Nanaimos Health Physiotherapy Ltd.
says it has about 200 employees who specialize in physiotherapy and other physical therapies, as well as physiotherapy nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, occupational psychologists, occupational nurses and physical therapists.
It’s the largest health-related training program in the province.
The company’s founder, Chris Wood, says Nanaimoc is a perfect example of a startup that is making big bets on the future of health care, and has seen the market explode in recent years.
“The demand for our service is so high that we’ve been able to take the leap and expand,” Wood said.
“We have a lot of work to do and there are a lot more people in the profession.”
I think we’re really starting to see the first wave of growth in the health care industry and we’re looking forward to the next wave of success.
“Health physiotherapy is growing rapidly in Canada, particularly in the United States, where more than 2 million people now have access to a health-based professional.
In the United Kingdom, the number of physiotherapist jobs grew by 22 percent in the past three years to 1.5 million, while the number for the physical-health sector increased by 23 percent, to 1 million.
In Nanaimois, the demand for physiotherapy workers has been especially strong.”
It’s pretty well-established in Nanaimochin and I think it’s definitely going to continue to grow,” said Nanaimose University School of Nursing professor Peter Mok, who is the vice-president of the Canadian Association of Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists.”
In my view, the growth is definitely there.
Physiostats, physiotherapy-type services, are increasingly popular.
“Nanaimois Health Physiolotherapy is the brainchild of former Nanaimoke resident and health physiotherapeutic instructor, Kristin Tannock, who said she was inspired to create the company after her mother died of breast cancer.”
This was my mom and I just started thinking about what a good health professional could do for her and her family,” Tannocks said.
The health-focused Nanaimoses approach to health care is rooted in the notion that health is a gift from God and that we have a moral obligation to make it available to everyone in our community.
Tannocks and her team of physiostats have been at the forefront of a movement called Nanaimis first wave, which aims to build and support a network of physiologists across Canada who specialize and deliver physiotherapy services.
The movement, founded by Nanaimob Health Physiatry Ltd., has received national recognition in recent weeks, when the government of British Columbia announced a $7.5-million grant to help fund a pilot program to help support and connect people who want to work in the physiotherapy industry.
The move follows several other initiatives in recent months to strengthen connections between physiotherabilities, including a commitment to provide training and support to a network that includes nurses and occupational therapists.
A growing number of health-care workers are becoming self-employed, according to the Association of Health Technologists, a trade group for health-oriented workers.
The association has been working to develop a national policy to support and empower these employees and create an open and transparent system to support their careers.
In the past five years, the industry has seen growth in both sales and employee numbers, according.
That has led to more opportunities for companies to find employees and hire them for health care roles.”
The BC Centre is working to identify and recruit health-tech workers for the province’s health-centered workforce and is encouraging employers to hire more of them.””
There are a couple of reasons for that.”
The BC Centre is working to identify and recruit health-tech workers for the province’s health-centered workforce and is encouraging employers to hire more of them.
“They are finding it’s easier to find people with the right skills and the right background and the knowledge and the drive and the motivation to do the job,” Nardones co-founder and chief executive officer, John Nardrone, said.
“A lot of times, there are not enough people to fill those roles.
We need more people with that kind of drive, drive and motivation.”
Nardones company has been the beneficiary of a generous government grant to create a Nan