My impressions of Nottingham.
As some of you may know, I recently visited Nottingham in order to attend the Physio First conference for private practitioners in the UK. I had a wonderful trip. I spent the better part of a day visiting one of Nottingham’s great clinics, Advance Physiotherapy. It was highly gratifying to see that Canadian and UK private practices operate in essentially the same way. This of course is key to me, because it means that we will be releasing our Simplify, Empower and Grow packages to the UK much sooner than I had scheduled.
I travelled with Wendy Coombs who is one of Canada’s leading therapists when it comes to business and private practice. As I am sure she will say herself, clinics in the province of Alberta faced similar challenges to UK clinics with respect to public funding cuts. In Canada this happened 15 years ago.
Wendy has a great deal of insight in terms of what clinics did to survive, thrive and in other cases die. We had interesting dialog with a wide variety of clinics and clinicians about the changes which are taking place in the UK, and we made many new friends. We plan on being in Liverpool in October for the CSP congress where I will be speaking with Professor Diana Hopkins-Rosseel on the topic of data collection and how the results of data mining can guide clinical and business decision making. Hope to see you there!
I found out some interesting things about Nottingham. Everyone knows ( or should know) that it is the home of the famous Robin Hood. But I found the real story to be something other. It turns out than in its early days, a great deal of what went on in Nottingham, went on underground. Nottingham is literally riddled with caves which were used to live in and even operate businesses in. I visited the famous pub “Trip to Jerusalem”, touted to be the oldest pub in Britian. As an aside, I doubt that is true for the reason that I cannot imagine a time in history or prehistory when the inhabitants of Nottinghamshire, or it’s Neanderthal past did not drink. In any case, the Trip to Jerusalem preserves the demi-cave ambiance which is unique to Nottingham. I also discovered why the early settlers lived in caves. Apparently their umbrellas were no better than modern ones.
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