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Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:10 pm | Updated: 5:31 pm, Thu Jan 2, 2020.

In December of 1999 Andreas Schenk took a leap of faith and opened his own physical therapy clinic, Results Rehabilitation Inc., on Tenth Street. This month Schenk celebrated the 20th anniversary of his business and reflected on the years gone by.

Before opening Results, Schenk had worked as a physical therapist for a company called Resource Rehabilitation. He was asked to open a clinic in Coronado, which he did. When the company eventually closed, Schenk took over the space and opened his own physical therapy clinic. Schenk wanted to have a smaller area for his new business, the landlord agreed but Schenk had to find someone who would rent the extra space. He accomplished that and opened the new clinic. It was difficult at first and he had a handful of former clients who continued to be his clients.

“For the first six months I worked 16 hour days, I did everything by myself, phone calls, faxes, documentation, marketing. The first person I hired to do my billing didn’t do a good job and I didn’t get paid for a very long time. I was constantly putting money into the business,” he recalled.

It took two years before he found a biller that was able to collect the money he was owed. Those were hard times, but Schenk kept moving forward. “What saved me was my commitment to my family. I kept pushing forward and never selling out on quality,” he said.

Over the years he rebranded with his Results Treatment Method (RTM), which he developed, and has given his company a new image.

Of course he is not the only therapist working at the clinic anymore. Of the staff he said, “They are extremely well trained and represent the culture of my business, which has to do with the quality of service we provide, the enthusiasm they show and they don’t mind working hard. They enjoy what they do. They work in an environment where they don’t see a patient every 15 minutes and the rest of the time the patient is seen by an aide.”

For the past few years Schenk has held workshops to help educate clients and teach how pain can be managed with a good physical approach. “There is hope for people. They don’t have to reach for painkillers all the time or even have surgery. I guide people to make the right choices, invest in their health,” he said.

Schenk’s future goal is to create a government approved continuing education course for physical therapists and has been filming his Results Treatment Method (RTM) based therapeutic exercises. His six physical therapists and one physical therapy assistant are all trained in the RTM system. RTM focuses on specific hands-on treatment to assist the body’s own biomechanics, and the ability to correct and strengthen areas that have suffered an injury, are weak or undergone surgery.

What makes his clinic different than others? “The connections the people make with [our physical therapists]. They feel they’re being taken care of,” he explained.

Two years ago Schenk invested in a small clinic in Solana Beach called Holistic Physical Therapy and Yoga Healing. He has part-ownership and acts as an advisor.

“I’m still incredibly excited about physical therapy and what I want to accomplish. I still learn from my own body,” said Schenk who also suffers from pain and injuries. He explained that his own body is a mecca of healing inspiration.

Schenk grew up in Switzerland and understands his patients’ pain. He was a badminton player in the Swiss national team and played with the best teams in the country. Schenk was also a junior badminton champion at 17 years old and the youngest player that ever competed in the Open Swiss Championship. “I had many injuries, setbacks and long term injuries. The last injury was a fracture in the right leg that caused me to be in a cast for a two year period (on and off). I had to learn to run and walk again,” he said.

While Schenk was already studying physical therapy he became interested in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. He applied to study acupuncture in China but because of the student revolution that erupted at the time he decided against going. In the meantime while going to school, he worked as a ski instructor and one of his students was a man from Del Mar, who offered to host him while he looked for a place to live in the area. Schenk accepted, moved to the U.S. and soon he got a license and started working in a nursing home as a physical therapist.

Over the years Schenk has treated many patients in Coronado and they have spread the word about their results at the clinic. Some of the patients now come from as far as North County.

Schenk says there are times when patients want to see only him, but he is confident the other physical therapists know RTM very well, and are just as capable to treat patients the same way he does. “The team at the clinic is very good. Everybody functions at the same level. They are all certified and trained in the RTM,” he said.

Results Rehabilitation Inc., 1224 Tenth Street, Suite 204. call 619-437-6450 or log on at: www.resultsrehab.com

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