Women of The West: Body Co.
We chatted with Melanie Stevens Sutherland, Clinic Director at Body Co. in The Junction…
Why did you decide to start your own business?
I’ve been a physiotherapist for 18 years and starting my own business was always part of my long term plan. It wasn’t until I got pregnant however that opening my own clinical practice became a reality. I absolutely love my work and thoroughly enjoy spending time daily with my clients but as a new mom I also didn’t want to compromise on motherhood. I firmly believed that I could ambitiously pursue my career and be devoted to my daughter and family, on my terms, at the same time. Unfortunately my industry at the time didn’t support that goal, either in my existing position or in the job market for my level of expertise. Frustrated by my options I decided to create a better one for myself and Body Co was born.