Be Well Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre is celebrating its ninth year in business this month.
Owner and practitioner, Dr. Leann Ng is from Pembroke, Ontario. Growing up, she always had a fascination with health and wellness. After losing someone very close to her, she said she always knew she wanted to work in the health profession, and eventually decided to go to school to become a chiropractor.
In 2010, she and her husband moved to Bradford for its small town charm, where she opened up her own chiropractic business.
“The small town feel definitely drew me in here,” she said.
She knew she wanted to start her own business, and found the perfect location in the West Park plaza, close to the new developments in town.
“You have to be really passionate about what you do. For me the biggest part is definitely helping people,” she explained about opening her own practice.
Over the past nine years, Ng has planted roots with her family and business in town and says Bradford is a great place to live and work.
She enjoys the work environment and nature of the job, as everyday is different, she says.
“I get a lot of variety. I treat a lot of families, pregnant women, babies, athletes, there is a large range of people that are in here, so it’s never boring,” she said.
Ng herself offers her services of chiropractic care and acupuncture and has a team of massage therapists, naturopathic doctors and physiotherapists who also provide services at the centre.
The biggest challenge of running her own business says is balancing her time. With a young family, including two children ages five and eight, she says it is sometimes difficult to manage both family and business.
“It’s getting busier that’s for sure,” she said of her business and Bradford’s growth over the past nine years.
She values her patients and their loyalty. She says the best part of her job is getting to make a difference in people’s lives, by either helping them with their pain or discomfort and enabling their bodies to function better.
“What we do is try to make people function better, whether it’s with pain or lack of mobility, there’s always a way to make it better,” she said.
“Some people think that pain is a way of life or a sign of aging, but it’s not, so chiropractic care tries to increase your overall wellness and mobility.”
Ng says she likes to stay connected within the community by participating in town events and sponsoring local sports teams.
Her centre also participates in the local high school co-op placement program where she will have students come in and receive valuable knowledge about working in a clinical setting.
She is also a member of the Successful Women Always Networking (SWAN) group in town which helps support other local women in business and local charities.
To learn more about the centre, visit their website here.