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Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Opens Second Lexington Location

September 29, 2021 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Opens  Second Lexington Location

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute has opened a second Lexington clinic at 5443 Platt Springs Road, Suite D., giving the company a dozen Columbia-area locations.

The clinic offers in-clinic and telehealth options for outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, including manual therapy, injury prevention, return to performance, total joint replacement, concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation programs. 

Get to know more about clinic director Austin Dunn and the clinic, then see how Drayer Physical Therapy can help you and your family at https://drayer.urpt.com/locations/lexington-red-bank/.

Meet Clinic Director Austin Dunn

How did you get started in this line of work?

I injured my shoulder during collegiate baseball at Lander University. While recovering in the training room, I was fascinated by the process of recovery. I started job shadowing physical therapists around the area and knew the impact that I could make as a physical therapist as a career. This started my goal to become a physical therapist so I could not only help others reach their functional goals, but also serve the community.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business or what motivates you to go to work every day?

My passion each day is to be better than the day prior by impacting the lives of others. I’m motivated by helping people reach their functional goals. My most satisfying moment was when I saw my first patient in my new clinic and watching the clinic grow each and every day.

How do you define business success or to what do you attribute your success in this position?

As a physical therapy clinic owner, I attribute my success to relationships with others. Also, I wouldn’t be anywhere without my wife, my family and my faith to lead me in the right direction.

In what key activities would you recommend business professionals invest their time?

I would recommend investing in any opportunity to grow as a person, gain trust from others and build meaningful relationships. Also, I’m a strong believer in physical wellness, which leads to mental clarity and sets an example to others the importance of exercise.

Who has been your greatest inspiration?

My parents have been my greatest inspiration, instilling positive moral values into me from a young age. They have motivated me and supported me in all endeavors through life. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for them pushing me through the hard times.

What business-related book is a must-read?

It’s Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, who was a former commander of the U.S.S. Benfold. It is a great read and showed me how to take charge of your own ship and how you lead others.

What entrepreneurial tricks have you discovered to keep yourself focused and productive?

Always start each day with a set routine. My day starts with making my bed, drinking some coffee, and getting into the gym. Also, it is important to have a daily measure of success for meeting the larger goals for your business.

What piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to become an entrepreneur?

If you have a goal in life and vision for your future, set a plan and stick to it. Just remember sometimes you must be comfortable with being uncomfortable for personal growth.

About Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Describe your business.

We have high clinical standards for excellence, which allows us to provide top-quality care and remarkable experiences for each of our patients.

Explain the mission statement or tagline of your business.

Our mission statement at Drayer Physical Therapy is to inspire and empower the lives we touch, to serve our communities, and to lead with purpose-driven passion.

Who is your typical client or customer?

We service anyone and everyone who wants At our clinic, we treat all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics. We focus primarily on sports medicine-related injuries including orthopedic, athletic and post-operative surgical injuries. We are not limited to evaluating and treating other conditions such as neuromuscular, vestibular and post-concussion patients.

What is unique about this business or what is the difference between your company and similar companies?

Drayer Physical Therapy has specialists of all types from manual therapists, vestibular specialists, orthopedic specialists, sports certified specialists and pelvic floor therapists. Also, we have a strong culture for creating remarkable experiences and helping people get better faster to get back to what they love!

What made you choose your current location?

Our current location is near a busy area of Red Bank near Publix. We thought our location was a great spot for helping an underserved area in the Columbia region for meeting all their physical therapy needs.

Where do you see your business in the next five years?

My vision is for my clinic to grow more and more each year to the point of expanding the space of my current clinic and continuing to help serve the community of Red Bank!

Want to schedule your ribbon cutting?

Contact Sondra Gettys, VP, at (803) 359-6113 ext. 104 or sondra@lexingtonsc.org.

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