Physiotherapist celebrating his first month in business
HERVEY Bay's Body In Motion Physiotherapy owner Blair Middlemiss spent years as a physiotherapist hoping to open his own practice.
His new business is now celebrating its first month since opening its doors.
"It had always been in the back of my mind," Mr Middlemiss said.
"I started seriously thinking about it at the start of last year."
The new practice is based in Liuzzi St, an area fast becoming a medical care hub with an orthopaedic surgeon and dentist also based there.
Mr Middlemiss said it had only taken about three months to get from concept to opening date, including two weeks of painting and building.
He said business had been growing over the first four weeks as new and old clients learnt of his new location.
"Before Christmas was obviously a fairly tough time," he said.
Mr Middlemiss said he hoped to begin employing a second physiotherapist within the next year.
The business focuses on hands-on manual therapy.
The region's combination of elderly retirees and young families involved in sport meant a constant demand for physiotherapists, he said.
Mr Middlemiss has been a physiotherapist for the past decade and has spent the past three years in Hervey Bay.
And his advice for other potential business owners?
"Just do it," he said.
"Don't dwell on it too long
"You could put it off for years."