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What We Do at Invigorate

Invigorate Physical Therapy & Wellness is a cash-based, mobile out-patient practice in Austin, Texas that is 100% specialized in Parkinson’s Disease.  

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We are passionate Parkinson’s PTs who empower people diagnosed with Parkinson’s with the education, resources, and support they need - lovingly referred to as their “Personalized Parkinson’s Plan of Attack” - to re-define their diagnosis and live a life full of meaning, energy, and vitality. 

We insist on thinking outside the box and innovating the way we provide healthcare and have seen the powerful impact this approach can make for our Parkinson’s tribe. 

We’re here to shift the status quo for Parkinson’s treatment to patient-centered and patient-empowered care because we believe the human body can flourish given the right tools.

We love on our team as much as we love on our clients and value building a strong, supportive company culture.

About the Founder

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Hi, I’m Sarah King.

I have a bold mission to completely shift the way we define health and provide healthcare. I believe our healthcare system should help people uncover the most vibrant and fulfilling version of themselves. 

Why does it matter? 

You’ll hear my philosophy on that soon, but in the meantime, let me introduce myself. 

Before I started my practice, I had no connection to the Parkinson’s world, just fell in love with my first client with a PD diagnosis (we don’t say “patient” around here, just FYI). 

She was falling constantly, complained of daily back and shoulder pain, and was terrified to go on the nightly walks with her husband that she had always loved. She had given up hope that she’d ever feel well again and was devastated when her physician told her she’d be in a wheelchair in 5 years. 

I asked her to give me 30 days to prove to her that her future could be different. She was reluctant to get her hopes up, but she agreed. 

Since you know what it’s like to work with someone diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I don’t have to explain to you how much she excelled over the next 4 weeks. You’ve seen it with your clients and it’s the reason you do what you do, too.

When she “graduated” from PT - sans back or shoulder pain, walking a mile every night with her husband, and now doing every household chore she could because she wasn’t falling anymore - she looked at me and said:

“You gave me my life back.” 

Yeah… Heart explosion. I was hooked. 

At the same time, I was battling my own health issues.

You see, in my mid-20s I was diagnosed with PCOS. Similar to Parkinson’s, it’s a general “collection of symptoms” that doesn’t have a black and white presentation. I was also told there was nothing to do but take medication and hope for the best.

Not satisfied with the option I was given, I began researching the impact of lifestyle - notably exercise, food, stress, and toxins - on our body and brain. I learned how to use food as medicine and as I implemented basic self-care strategies, I saw amazing results.

As I healed myself, I also learned about the Gut-Brain Axis and its critical influence on the development of degenerative neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and (yep, you guessed it!) Parkinson’s Disease. 

I’ve always been passionate about preventative medicine and dreamed of going out on my own one day, and suddenly it all fit together into Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness: A cash-based physical therapy practice that helps people diagnosed with Parkinson’s create their own individualized Parkinson’s Plan of Attack that ensures they can live the most vibrant and active life possible.

I’ve spent the last 3 years growing my practice, implementing systems, fine-tuning strategies, and - most importantly - helping the people in Invigorate’s tribe regain a sense of hope. 

I love what I do.

I love the team I’ve created and the practice I’ve built, so let me share a little more about it with you...

Invigorate's Philosophy

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We’re here to innovate Parkinson’s treatment and give thousands (if not millions) of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s hope for a vibrant and active future, despite their diagnosis. 

Why is it so important? 

Your body is a vessel that takes you through this incredible life experience. 

It’s the gateway between your consciousness and the world around you. 

When your body is weighed down by pain and suffering, you can’t fully experience the beauty of this world or fulfill your highest purpose for this lifetime. 

The goal is not to always be in perfect health, instead to see illness simply as a messenger and identify what you body, mind, and spirit are asking for. 

This is the way I believe we need to look at Parkinson’s disease. The body is in a space of dis-ease - what is it asking for? 

By setting an example within my practice (and the practices I help others build) of what effective healthcare can look like, my hope is that it begins to (re)shape the system as a whole. 

“The 3 E’s” are the pillars I believe our healthcare system should be (re)built around.

(pssst… I’d love to hear what you think about the 3 E’s if you decide to submit a video with your application…hint hint!) 

Empathy - Healthcare providers are accessible, compassionate and listen attentively in order to build a patient-centered plan of care. 

Empowerment - The system is build to educate patients on their choices and provide access to vital resources and services required to achieve true, meaningful health.

Encouragement - Supportive spaces (on and offline) are created to provide a sense of community, ongoing support, and minimize fear and isolation. 

I know that Invigorate’s mission changes lives and that its power is only amplified by the team that drives it forward.

Which is why I'm excited to hire our next stellar dream team member.

Why Join Our Team?

Here are just a few great reasons why we love Invigorate (and why we think you will too): 

  • Opportunity to be at the forefront of a shifting Parkinson’s paradigm where you get to treat the whole person (instead of simply their system) and actually feel like you’re making a real difference for them in the long-run.
  • You don’t have to mess with insurance. Instead, you can focus on what the patient actually needs. Crazy, right?
  • Spend 45-60 minutes 1-on-1 with clients. 
  • You are compensated for “non-productive” time (like writing notes, calling MDs to coordinate care, and so forth) because we know its true value for the patient.
  • We’re in Austin, Texas which is an amazing place to work, play, and explore.
  • We support Fun Pants Fridays.

NOTE: Because of the small nature of our practice, I’m not able to provide health insurance benefits. However, I believe in compensating well with a variety of other benefits (like opportunities for profit-sharing on new services) and am deeply invested in your personal and professional development. 

Job Description:

Passionate Parkinson's PT

Who We Need

A licensed Physical Therapist who is passionate about serving the Parkinson’s population at large.

They must be certified in PWR! Program and/or LSVT BIG and have experience working with Parkinson’s clientele. 


What You'll be Doing

  • Part-time (building up to full-time) Parkinson’s physical therapy or personal training.
  • Seeing clients 1-on-1 in their home, office, or gym. 
  • Fielding new client inquiries.
  • Coordinating new client consultation calls (don’t worry, I have a system in place to help you ease right in).
  • Classifying clients according to rehabilitation needs: skilled restorative, skilled maintenance, or personal training (again, I have a system so you’re set up for success).
  • Collecting payments via check or PayPal and issuing receipts.
  • Taking the lead on building new services like workshops, classes, and/or retreats.
  • Community education and events with local PD non-profits.
  • Collecting data for case studies / internal tracking.

Past Experience that Would Help You Thrive

  • Patient education via workshops, retreats, speaking engagements
  • Planning, researching, marketing, and executing new products or services (wellness classes, retreats, workshops, etc.)
  • Execution of direct and in-direct marketing strategies 
  • Creating business proposals for new services (classes, workshops, retreats, etc.)
  • Familiarity with WebPT or other EMR system
  • Familiarity with e-mail management systems (Aweber, MailChimp, etc.)
  • Participation in research studies and publication process
  • Familiarity with cash-based PT and Medicare implications

This IS for the Physical Therapist Who...

  • Believes in a holistic approach to health.
  • Is knowledgeable about how exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep management affect the brain and is up to date on the recent research that pertains to Parkinson’s disease treatment and prevention. 
  • Enjoys variability and is able to comfortably go with the flow should the need arise.
  • Likes to be challenged, problem-solve, and learn new skills (PT and non-PT related).
  • Takes initiative and likes autonomy.
  • Collaborates well with others. 
  • Wants to do more than patient-care, including coordinating and executing workshops, research, events, and/or exercise classes.
  • Balances an empathetic nature with an encouraging and motivating attitude.
  • Has a passion for innovation and thinking outside the box to creatively and effectively serve Invigorate’s clients, grow the practice, and change healthcare as a whole.

This is NOT for Someone Who is... 

  • Looking for a part-time job, occasional hours, or a temporary gig between ventures. 
  • Intending to work the typical 9-5 and not be invested in the growth and well-being of the company at large.
  • Wanting to “just see patients” and collect a paycheck.
  • Uncomfortable talking with clients about topics outside of the “PT Normal”, like nutrition, stress-management, sleep routines, sexual and urinary dysfunction, depression, or anxiety. 
  • Uncomfortable setting their own schedule
  • Uncomfortable directly calling physicians to coordinate patient care, referral requests, etc. 
 

Why This Team Member is so Important:

You will be a representation of Invigorate - in the local community and online.

You will be working with Sarah directly to expand Invigorate’s reach at the local, national, and global level.

 

Is this resonating with you? If so, I'd love to hear from you!

High vibes,