Sara Chandler of Lansing, Michigan is the newest owner of a Foreman Therapy Services (FTS) Franchise. Her company, Chandler Therapy Services, will have access to all the tools and talent that made FTS the success it is today. Sara tells us below about why she chose FTS and how her company is progressing with the support provided to FTS Franchise owners.
About Sara Chandler:
"I grew up in DeWitt, Michigan, with my parents and two older brothers. After graduating high school, I moved to Arizona where I earned an undergraduate degree in Physiology from the University of Arizona. I continued my education at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where I received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I started my professional career in Nashville, Tennessee in an outpatient orthopedic clinic. After about two years, I moved to Dallas, Texas with my husband. I never thought I wanted to work in the home health environment. However, after learning more about FTS, it seemed like a perfect fit. I continued to work for FTS for about three years, before deciding to move back home to Michigan to live closer to family. Thankfully, I have this amazing opportunity to continue working with FTS through opening my own FTS branch, Chandler Therapy Services."
How long have you been in the therapy profession?
"I have been a physical therapist for 5 years. I worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics for a little over 2 years and with FTS home health for 3 years."
Why did you decide to franchise with Foreman Therapy Services?
"I knew I wanted to start my own therapy services business when I moved back home to Michigan, but I was a little nervous about taking on the business management side of healthcare without having any experience. Initially, I met with Nate to pick his brain about the pros and cons of starting your own business and to learn from his experiences. However, during that meeting Nate also brought up the idea of opening a FTS franchise in Michigan. After a lot of thought and consideration, I realized the experience and support Nate brought to the table was invaluable. I also think having access to the FTS app/portal is a unique opportunity and an instrumental way to streamline business, especially for someone with no business experience."
What about FTS got your attention?
"FTS is different from any other company I have ever worked with before. Nate has developed a relaxed work environment with a hard working team of people who support and encourage one another. I also think FTS is a very innovative and progressive company. Through the development of the FTS app, I believe they are pioneering the way technology will be used to streamline the home health industry, which I am grateful to be a part of."
What are your goals with your FTS Franchise?
"My goal is to bring the same innovative, progressive business model to home health therapy in Michigan, that FTS has brought to Texas."
How is your FTS Franchise progressing since you started?
"Chandler Therapy Services is only about a week old. However, that being said, I have been pleasantly surprised at how quickly things have progressed in that short amount of time and what a positive response we have received."
What advice would you give someone considering Franchising with FTS?
"Do it! The amount of support and encouragement you receive from Nate and the staff is invaluable. Also, the use of the FTS app is irreplaceable because it is so instrumental in streamlining your business."