Lessons from selling a clinic – insights to grow your business now and get the best sale price when you retire

The following is the opening of an article by Stephen Small you can download:

If you own or plan to own a clinic, the time will come in the future when you will no longer be working in it. This could be because you choose to retire, you get a desire to do something else or, in a worst case scenario, something happens which means that you can no longer work and you are forced to sell.

I am known primarily for my work developing IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression. I work with clinics to get the best from IDD treatment and also to help them grow their business. I was also a clinic owner for eight years.

In October 2022 I sold the clinic which I had co-owned since 2014. This clinic was in London and I am quite proud to say, it was the UK’s first ‘Disc’ clinic ….

The article is a pdf which you can open, probably best to print it and read it. It also includes an appendix for clinicians considering ways to grow their clinic.

Spinal Decompression Podcast – The interview which will change spine care in the UK.

In this episode, Steve Small is joined by Rob Shanks. Rob is co-founder and director of Spine Plus Clinics in Essex.
He’s an Osteopath, been in practice for 20 years and was an early adopter of IDD Therapy spinal decompression in the UK.

Listen On Spotify HERE

He also co-founded Go2Imaging.com, the invaluable or rather essential training platform for practitioners to learn the essentials of MRI. Links below.

Here Rob talks about his early use of traction, lessons from historical figures and his interest and passion for IDD Therapy for unresolved spinal pathologies.

With his passion for spine care, Rob, with his colleague Darren Chandler, has come to be a leader in MRI training for practitioners and sees it as an under-taught but essential skill for practitioners.

As Rob reveals, each year he sees three patients with serious spinal pathology, including cancer, which has not been detailed from an MRI report.

He is also the author of a book suitable for both patients and practitioners – Back Pain Decoded

The headline may sound bold, but the content of the discussion with Steve will cement IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression as the most significant step forward this century in the way practitioners can help patients with unresolved back and neck pain.

For more details about the invaluable MRI training course:

To contact Rob go to the Chigwell clinic page of the Spine Plus website:

To buy Back Pain Decoded:

For clinicians wanting details about IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression and to become a provider: https://iddtherapy.co.uk/become-a-provider/

Walsall – Back2Fitness Physiotherapy IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression

West Midlands physio Jay Patel gets his wish. Committed to clinical excellence, Jay has been expanding his practice.

Realising he could do more to help spinal patients avoid injections and surgery, Jay has installed an Accu SPINA at his clinic in Walsall.

With IDD Therapy spinal decompression, Jay is now helping patients with conditions such as herniated discs and sciatica get out of pain and on with their lives.

We welcome to Jay and Back 2 Fitness Physiotherapy to the leading network conservative spine care providers.

For more details:

Tel: 01922 324150