It is with great pride that I reflect on all that has been established within our clinics over the years, and all that lies ahead! January 2019 marks the Glebe Chiropractic Clinic + Massage Therapy Centre’s 25th anniversary. What started as a small practice that included myself and one chiropractic health assistant, has grown into two clinic locations in Ottawa that employ a multi-disciplinary healthcare team of 30 employees including chiropractors, registered massage therapists, clinical health assistants, a director of operations and a director of professional development and recruitment.
It has been a privilege to be part of the Ottawa community and to provide healthcare services in the Glebe for the past 25 years. Our Glebe clinic has been in our current location at Fifth Avenue Court for this whole period of time. However, Minto Development, the owner of the building, will be redeveloping the building into condominiums and we have been asked to vacate the premises within the coming year. We are sorry to depart from our wonderful premise that has served us and our patients so well over the past 25 years. However, this change has opened up new and exciting opportunities for us that will benefit our patients!
We are in the process of finalizing the purchase of a new clinic space on Third Avenue in the Glebe, just down the street from our current location. Our new space is much larger at 5,000 square feet and, with the help of an award-winning and renowned architect, we have designed a modern, comfortable, state-of-the-art clinic. Our new clinic space will enable us to continue to provide the excellence in service and healthcare to our patients that we have become respected for, while also expanding the scope of services we are able to offer! We are excited to be adding physiotherapy services within our clinics. These services will commence at our Byward location on March 1, 2019, and at our new Glebe location on July 2, 2019. In the meantime, it will continue to be business as usual at our present Glebe location!
In addition to our clinic relocation, I have further exciting news to share about the continued growth and development of our clinics and healthcare team. As of February 1, 2019, we will be operating under a new brand name. We will be known collectively as CURAVITA Health at our two locations. This collective brand continues to be under my ownership and nothing will change with respect to the service levels we provide. As noted above, it will continue to be business as usual, but with more value to our patients!
Thank you for allowing us to grow and immerse ourselves as part of the Ottawa community as valued healthcare providers, and for the 25 wonderful years we have provided healthcare services in the Glebe. We are looking forward to all that lies ahead, the Glebe clinic relocation, the addition of physiotherapy services and our new brand name CURAVITA that will tie it all together! We are here to answer any questions you may have over this transition period and look forward to continuing to be of service to you!
Dr. Ken Brough is the clinic director and owner of Glebe Chiropractic Clinic + Massage Therapy Centre.