Hey, it's Mitch de Mestre here - Founder and CEO of Be Mobile Physiotherapy. Thanks for stopping by!
I often get asked how we started? Why we do what we do?
Well, it all began with a client named Keith…
Back in 2012 I was working as a private practice physiotherapist. I had a particular client named Keith whose main goal was to stay strong and mobile so he could keep living independently in his own home for as long as possible.
The standard physiotherapy clinic model in a small room just simply didn’t suit what Keith really needed. He required supervised exercise to work on his strength and balance. He needed someone to motivate him and to push him. He also wanted someone with the specialised knowledge to upgrade and adapt his program around his particular health conditions.
Above all though, he wanted to be able to get up and down off the ground, keep up with his great grandkids, have the endurance to keep up on family holidays, and remain confident and independent to live a full and happy life.
So I took the gym to Keith’s home and together we worked hard. It was amazing to see the changes to Keith’s physical and mental state. Not only did he move more confidently and freely, he was also more alert and happy. Keith loved it, his family loved it and I loved it. All this is what planted the seed for Be Mobile Physiotherapy.
In July 2014 things were made official and Be Mobile Physiotherapy was born. It started as a one-man (me!) mobile service, delivering in-home strength, balance and fitness programs, and has expanded to currently a staff of 14, all passionate about helping over 55’s stay strong and independent.
After an amazing first 4 years on the road, we decided it was time to add a ‘bricks-and-mortar’ studio specifically set-up for the exercise and rehab needs of those 55+. This was set-up to compliment our mobile service and to also cater for the younger of our 55+ community. We had a lot of interest from those 55+ who wanted to stay fit, strong and steady on their feet, but felt like they needed more guidance and supervision than was available at a regular gym or community class.
So in 2018 we built our own studio! The Be Mobile Physiotherapy Studio has since become the hub for our inspirational community. They have shown us what is truely possible, no matter your age or prior beliefs.
I was (and still am) so inspired by the life changes of our awesome community that I felt it our obligation to spread what we were doing. I realised there were so many people out there in the world that could benefit from what we had to offer. So many people who were capable of achieving these life changing results, but just needed a little advice and direction.
So in 2020 we launched our 8 week online 'Fit & Strong' Program.
I will be honest here and say that at first I was a little apprehensive. I had seen the massive impact we could make on people's lives with our in-person services, but wasn't sure if we could have the same effect with our online program.
I knew we could make an impact... but to what degree?
Well the first 8 week program cohort certainly crushed those limiting beliefs.
The results spoke for themselves. The stories that emerged from that program were so inspiring and gave birth to our amazing online community. Be Mobile was now helping change lives all over the world.
So today the three divisions of our company all play their own little part in helping our community build strength, reduce pain and gain confidence in their bodies so they can continue to do the things that make them happy with the people they love.
Come and say g'day in person or online. We'd love to see if we can help you too!
We love our team! And they love what they do, so we always know that our clients are getting the best healthcare available (and also having the most fun!)