We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Gotschall and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amanda, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?

Finding balance in work and life requires boundaries and the ability to say “no.” Early on building my physical therapy practice, I would say “yes” to every single patient and request to help someone in pain. But always saying “yes” meant losing self-care or time with my family. I was treating patients at nights, on the weekend, and during my sacred work out time. It was great to build my business, but it was hard for a while. Now, the stability of the practice allows me to focus on spending more time with my husband three kids. I am learning to balance my work, home, and childcare responsibilities by asking for help and say “no”– two things that were very difficult for me to do early on. I’m learning to let go and trust others. I sought help caring for my children, hired physical therapists, and gently reduced the number after-hours appointments I accepted (some exceptions are still allowed). These boundaries have brought more happiness and joy to my life, and I am now able to balance running a physical therapy practice, maintaining our household, and spending time with my family. All things I love!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a mother of three, I know the importance of physical therapy before and after birth. Unfortunately, the quality of care available is often limited by the way insurance companies operate. They place limitations on the time, treatment, and quality of care patients receive. After 5 years working for insurance-based clinics I knew I could do better for the people I was serving, but a cash-pay practice is uncommon in the physical therapy world.

Insurance dominates the market and I wasn’t sure if people would be willing to deviate from in-network insurance providers. I decided to try. I found coaches and mentors, started out of my home to avoid overhead, and started marketing myself. Over the years, I’ve grown enough to expand the practice beyond myself.
Anewu Physical Therapy is a premier pelvic health and orthopedic practice that focuses on chronic pain and pregnancy and postpartum issues. Our visits are 55-minutes, and our great team of physical therapists provides the highest quality service and care available.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
-Breakfast at the Buff -Hike up Sanitas or Chatauqua
-Bike to the farmers market
-Downtown Boulder to stroll Pearl Street Mall
-Afternoon at Avery Brewing
-Dinner at Avanti
-Head to Red Rocks for a concert

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to recognize my husband and business partner, Matt Gotschall. He encourages me to push myself toward dreams and goals I never thought I was capable of. My mom is also an integral part of my business growth. She moved in with our family and took care of our household while I focused on growing my business.I am grateful for the sacrifice she made for our family.

Website: www.anewupt.com

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