Local to Legend
Local to Legend
Oct 12, 2021
35 - Putting Patients First With Mike Burggraaf from Core Physical Therapy
Play • 28 min

In this week’s episode, Emily chats with Mike Burggraaf, one of the owners of Core Physical Therapy. With two clinics in Iowa (West Des Moines & Adel), Core is on a mission to partner with every one of their patients on their journey back to their best self. Mike’s early connections in the healthcare industry led him to becoming a co-owner of Core Physical Therapy.

Core isn’t your average physical therapy clinic. Each patient has 1:1 time with their therapist in a private treatment room. The physical therapists are always looking to get to the root cause of someone’s pain. Core is also passionate about giving their clients a space to heal. Mike shares about the body’s ability to hold emotions and how that can often affect people physically. He also shares about Core’s specialty, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, two things that have had drastic impact on patient outcomes and differentiate the team from other clinics in the area.

Mike also chats about what it’s like to manage people and how he and the rest of the leadership team have worked to help each one of their employees find their own interests within physical therapy. Tune in to this episode if you’ve ever been curious about physical therapy or what it’s like to own a local business in the healthcare industry!

Tune in for topics like:

  • How Mike became interested in being a PT
  • The journey to owning a private practice
  • What sets Core apart from other clinics
  • Core’s specialties and how they’ve been able to help patients
  • How our body holds emotions
  • Why Core helps staff to find their passions within physical therapy
  • What the future holds for Core

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