Tidewater Physical Therapy

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Name of person featured: Kevin Schrack, PT, OCS

Name of business: Tidewater Physical Therapy

Address: 1580 Armory Drive, Franklin

Phone number of business: 562-0990

Operating hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday

E-mail address: kschrack@tpti.com

Nature of Business: Outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy

Owner: Kevin Schrack, regional director, Western Tidewater

Year Founded: I founded Southside Physical Therapy in 1992 and joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in October.

Number of employees: Eleven full- and part-time

How’s business going: We have done well through these hard economic times

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: The office started with me, a secretary and a supportive family. We even did the laundry at home for the first two years.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Experience and expertise. We have achieved qualifications that no other therapy clinics in the area can offer.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Talk to as many others as possible, who are involved in the business you’re trying to start, and talk to them as much as possible. And don’t forget them when you become successful.

Your first job: Summer maintenance work at an industrial laundry facility while home from college

Your role model (in business or in life generally) and why: My father. He passed way too early, but his influence stays with me every day.

The key to a successful business is: Never forget those who were the key to your success.