By Lance Henderson
Skyline Physical Therapy
Owner: Jane Richardson
Address: 1504 Iowa St. (inside Gold’s Gym)
Square footage: 26,000 (size of Gold’s Gym)
We’ve all heard that the hip bone is connected to the leg bone, but sometimes, unbeknownst to us or through an injury, the body can make some unhealthy connections that can lead to painful joint movement. But don’t worry, a new local business can help.
Jane Richardson is now taking patients for her new business: Skyline Physical Therapy, where she employs a unique, hands-on approach to working with clients to promote flexibility and pain-free movement.
Richardson said movement patterns can lead to chronic pain and she works with patients to develop core stabilization and trains them to control movements into a new, healthy pattern.
“It can be easy or difficult depending on the patient,” she said.
Richardson has been a practicing physical therapist for 10 years doing mostly out-patient orthopedic clinical care and has certifications in manual therapy, a technique that helps restore motion in the joints, spine and extremities. She recently finished her terminal professional degree in the Doctorate of Science program at Texas Tech University through a distance learning program. Now that she has lots of practical experience and an advanced degree, Richardson said it was time to start her own business.
“Essentially, I am spreading my wings and going out on my own,” she said. “I now have the tools, resources and knowledge to start my own business.”
While Richardson is an expert in physical therapy, starting her own business has her learning tons of new business skills.
“The fact that I am now an administrator and manager is really different from what I was doing. Now I am learning all the ins and outs of running a business, such as accounting, how to bill and all the other functions of a business,” Richardson said. “It’s a challenge, but it is a happy challenge.”
Richardson said she can help patients with spinal issues, sports injuries, post-surgical issues, chronic pain, dizziness, vertigo and post-vehicle accident rehabilitation.
“I am looking forward to promoting wellness in whatever form and fashion the individual needs,” Richardson said.