We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan Wooderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ryan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My initial drive behind starting Long Run Physio was to provide a higher, more individualized degree of care than I was able to provide in the insurance-based businesses where I was working. I had patients feeling limited by the time I was able to spend with them, and frustrated by restrictions from their insurance plans. Removing these barriers to optimal healthcare has been a driving force for me.
What should our readers know about your business?
With Long Run Physio, I wanted to provide folks what I couldn’t in other places. I wanted to give them time & freedom of choice in their care. I’m very proud that as I’ve continued to grow that I can still provide those things, and that will always be central to my mission. Getting Long Run Physio started was easy, continuing in a way that I can build & eventually scale has been the hard part. If nothing else, the dogged persistence to just maintain forward motion has been the biggest challenge. If folks should know anything about Long Run Physio, they should know that I’m going to listen, over-deliver, & get them back to doing what they love as quickly & safely as possible.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It depends on the season, but since Colorado summers are my favorite, let’s go with that. If a buddy was visiting me for a week, we’d spend a few days hiking, running, taking dips in rivers, & drinking patio beers in Ouray, Silverton, & Telluride. You can’t beat the southwest corner in the summer! Back in Denver, we’d do a little more hiking/running around Golden Gate Canyon & Staunton, followed by a few more beers at Great Divide.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
A lot of my inspiration for this business has come from my friends at Revo Physio & Performance in Boulder. One of their owners, Brian, and I have been friends since we were freshmen in college, and we’ve followed very similar education & career paths.