Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Heather Valinsky, owner of Nurture Family Chiropractic, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Dr. Heather Valinsky, the owner of Nurture Family Chiropractic, specializes in pregnancy, pediatrics, & overall family health and established the company to provide support, pain relief & comfort to pregnant women who are not only experiencing discomfort and pregnancy pain but who also want to enjoy an easier pregnancy and birth process.
She provides pediatric care to help infants and children with acid reflux, torticollis, plagiocephaly(Flat Head), colic, ADD & many others. Lastly, she specializes in personal injury auto accidents on lien and consistently helps accident victims recover from their injuries by incorporating myofascial release and muscle work into her treatment. Dr. Valinsky specializes in those areas but provides care to the whole family to ensure everyone from newborns to grandparents is pain-free and healthy.
Tell us about yourself
Dr. Heather Valinsky always knew she was meant to help people in need but wasn't sure where that help lay. Her journey to becoming a chiropractor started with a car accident in which she lost the use of her right arm. Frustrated by the pain and unable to take medication, she went to see her family chiropractor. He sat her down and explained in detail how the trauma caused inflammation to her muscles, the relationship between her nerves and muscles, and how over time, with chiropractic care, she would regain full use of her arm. Shortly after, she chose to pursue chiropractic as a career.
She attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles and received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctorate in Chiropractic. She learned that chiropractic is so much more than just getting someone out of pain. It's about helping the body function at optimum levels by removing interferences in the nervous system and allowing the body to heal itself naturally. It improves motor, immune system, brain, and overall body health.
Dr. Heather Valinsky uses a very hands-on approach to Chiropractic Care, using machines and equipment only when absolutely necessary. She listens to the patients' needs and concerns and tailors a specific care plan to address each patient's injury/pain. She offers the latest technology and techniques to improve her patients' health and works closely with pediatricians, OBGYNs, many types of birthing specialists, neurologists, orthopedists, and imaging centers to provide the best team available for quick informative results for her patients' care.
Dr. Valinsky specializes in pregnancy, pediatrics, family health, personal injury, pain management, and rehabilitation. Her expertise in these areas ensures that each patient receives the best and most current care. Dr. Valinsky cares deeply for her patients and strives to provide the best overall experience to them when choosing care with Nurture Family Chiropractic.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Dr. Heather Valinsky, along with her business partner Tyler Cross, have cultivated a relaxing atmosphere by making sure not only the care they receive is the best in California, but also took time to make sure both the Los Angeles and Simi Valley offices were welcoming, designed not only aesthetics but for comfort and relaxation during treatments. Having the 2 locations is not only a great accomplishment, but it also allows them to reach more people in need of care, serving Los Angeles and surrounding areas, as well as Simi Valley and its surrounding areas.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things when opening a business besides getting it up and running is finding the balance between business and personal life. Caring about patients as much as we do sometimes takes over, and you forget to also take time for yourself.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Find something that you are passionate about. If you don't love the business you are building; it will be very difficult to want to put in the time required to make it successful.
- Build a great website that is user-friendly and really shows your customers what your company is about, along with a great SEO company to help build your website visibility.
- Just jump in and put your whole effort into it. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing something you started to grow and help you become financially independent.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
As of 2022, Dr. Heather Valinsky has received even more education and training beyond her seven years of education to provide fertility services to patients experiencing infertility issues. Patients following this specific care are seeing high success rates and much lower costs than other types of treatments.
Where can people find you and your business?
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