Having spent time working in and collaborating with private physiotherapy clinics outside the county, Louise Nicholettos dreamed of bringing her knowledge and expertise to Cornwall to provide a high quality and well-coordinated private physiotherapy service to clients.
With her background of working in the NHS and private clinics to support her, Louise studied a masters’ degree in Pain Science, travelling between her home in Cornwall and London to complete it, before coming to Outset Cornwall for support.
“Before Outset, I was just a clinician with lots of ideas about providing specialist, private physiotherapy treatments to people in Cornwall. My passion is running, so I wanted to specialise in that area, using the most up-to-date technologies and techniques, and put my theoretical knowledge into practice.
“I wanted to learn more about business in general, and being the creative and ambitious person I am, how I could grow and develop the new projects and ideas that I had in mind, which the Outset programme really helped me to do.”
Louise’s new business, Cornwall Physio, offers physiotherapy for common aches, pains and injuries, such as back and neck pain, sciatica and sports injuries, as well as the most comprehensive treatment services in the region for runners, including gait analysis, technique improvement programmes and educational services.
“Thanks to Outset Cornwall, I’ve been able to turn my dream into a reality and now I’m able to do exactly what I want with my business.
“The programme was excellent and the advisors have been fantastic in the support they’ve given me. It was great to meet other business owners in Cornwall too, and I’ve made some really useful contacts.
“My business has become really successful and is growing fast. I’ve got lots of opportunities and collaborations in the pipeline and a couple of major, top secret projects under development, so hopefully my business will continue to go from strength to strength.”