Today we’d like to introduce you to Sharon Hepburn.
Hi Sharon, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I graduated physical therapy school in 1992 and was disillusioned with the hospital and outpatient clinic model within a couple of years. I enjoyed treating people and seeing them get better. My clients didn’t like being dictated to by the insurance company about how long they could receive therapy or whether or not their goals were met. In 1999, I opened The Inner Connection which is Hands-On manual physical therapy. We decided to eliminate the insurance company and services are fee for service. Each client gets an hour or more of individual Hands-On treatment consisting of cranial sacral, myofascial release, muscle energy technique, and much more. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know my clients quite well and together, we have attained optimum health for them.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Obstacles and challenges are just means to get creative and think outside the box. The biggest challenge, initially, was phasing out insurance company payments, there is a certain clientele that do not want to receive services unless their insurance company is paying for it. Very quickly, my reputation as a therapist, as a listener, and as a problem solver became well known in the area and my calendar has been booked with clients since.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about The Inner Connection?
The Inner Connection, Inc opened in 1999. Its mission is to help people help themselves. We specialize in manual physical therapy, meditation, and listening to internal guidance in the journey of healing chronic physical and emotional pain.
Every person has a specific story and the staff and myself listen empathetically and unwind all the contributing factors to better health. Treatment time is set aside just for you. All of us at The Inner Connection have deep intuitive skills that go beyond a surface answer to address the long standing issues to chronic emotional and physical pain.
Not sure where to go? Been going to multiple doctors and still have no answer? Feel there is more to your issue than what meets the eye? The Inner Connection can help you heal.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
Risk-Taking is inherent in owning your own business. Putting yourself out there and defining who you are and are not. There will always be someone out there that doesn’t like what you are doing.
Not accepting insurance was a huge risk because traditional doctors won’t refer if you don’t take insurance but it paid off. Expanding and putting money into training was a big risk but that too paid off.
One of the biggest risks I took was agreeing to be a motivational speaker because it was outside of my wheelhouse of physical therapy. However, connecting at a heart level with a room full of people and showing them how to live a more fulfilled life proved to be engaging, fun, lucrative and inline with my mission of helping people help themselves!
- $105 per hour session
- $105 zoom call
- $1500 day seminar in stress reduction
- $3000 weekend seminar in stress reduction/sell help
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.theinnerconnection.net