Dr. Josh attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for his bachelors degree in Exercise Sport Science with a nutrition minor and psychology emphasis, and continued on to receive his doctorate degree in physical therapy. During the doctorate program, students have 12 months of “in-clinic” rotations. During this time is when his life changed and his passion ignited!
Clinicals are the most critical time for students to “practice” and develop their hands-on skills. Students get the opportunity to practice under some renowned clinicians around the country and learn from some of the best in the world. Unfortunately, if a student has a clinical instructor who views the relationship as hierarchical and tells the student they can’t talk about nutrition, can’t implement positive psychology techniques into their plan of care, and can’t try implementing the most recent research into their practice because the clinician is not up-to-date on it, this can significantly limit ones growth. It was this very situation that made Dr. Josh lose a lot of sleep, feel like he was doing a disservice to his clients, and made him not excited to become a physical therapist.
Dr. Josh had the opportunity to meet a successful business owner and mentor by the name of Dr. Steve Young. Within TEN MINUTES of meeting Dr. Young, he posed Josh with two questions that would forever change his life:
1. What are you going to do to impact the world?
2. What are you willing to sacrifice to make this impact happen?
Dr. Josh started laughing as he was just a “student” and had no way to conceptualize such a concept. He immediately said “I CAN’T DO THAT”… What Dr. Young said next was the golden ticket… If you ever say that word again, you will not succeed at anything you do in life!
By the end of the weekend, Dr. Young had ignited a fire. That fire was fueled daily as Josh was constantly thinking about those two questions and started to attack everything by saying “I CAN”!
This is where Body Rejuvenation began. Everyone said you “CAN’T” open a private practice right out of school. You don’t know business, you are not an experienced clinician, and therefore you will fail. Josh knew he had two things that very few people could compete with… He has the physical and mental capacity to work harder and longer then most and that he has a heart / passion that will not let him fail!
Body Rejuvenation is a growing success story that shows people you CAN do it, even when others doubt you. You CAN change the traditional model, even when others say it is impossible. You CAN make an impact on those around you with a big heart, strong passion, and smiles, even though others try to deter you!