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Who Is Nick Heywood-Smith?

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Nick Heywood-Smith is a registered physiotherapist and CEO of Wellness & Lifestyles Australia (W&L), a business that he developed with his wife Nikki that specialises in aged care and provides mobile allied health services to clients and facilities across Australia.

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Who Is Nick Heywood-Smith?

  1. 1. Nick Heywood-Smith completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in November 1998 at the age of 21. Since completing his degree he has worked in a variety of health care settings around the world including five different countries. His work overseas has included working for the National Health Service (NHS) throughout Great Britain in both inpatient and outpatient settings; owning and operating a private massage and rehabilitation business in Kitzbuhel, Austria over two winter ski seasons;consultancy physiotherapy work in public and private facilities in Vancouver and Banff, Canada, and privatephysiotherapy services provided to Ed Homer, a double below knee amputee, during a summit attempt of Mt Everestin 2001 in Tibet.Following five years overseas, Nick and his wife Nikki started Wellness & Lifestyles Australia from the 2nd bedroomof a unit they were living in in Glenelg North. It began with a single physiotherapist (Nick) providing mobile alliedhealth services to aged care facilities and a part-time marketing consultant (Nikki). It has now grown to a companywith over 160 therapists and staff with the full scope of allied health services including physiotherapy, podiatry,speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, and educational training.W&L is a market leader in the provision of mobile allied health services to facilities in throughout Australia andservice over 13,000 aged care beds. Its current clients consist of aged care facilities, the intellectually andphysically disabled, community health services, day therapy centres, home care package providers, public andregional hospitals and private clients in their homes. It is W&L’s vision to become the benchmark for aged caretherapy services and education in Australia, supplying ‘best in class’ services that surpass need.W&L is an accredited provider of allied health services to the Southern Adelaide Health Service, the TransitionCare Program and Disability SA. They have been finalists in the Telstra Business Awards in 2008 and 2009, inInBusiness Magazine’s Fast Movers for 2007, 2008 and 2009 and recently achieved the BRW’s Fastest 100 list for2009. Nick was also awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Young category for the centralregion, Australia.Nick sits on the Young Variety Group (Variety Children’s Charity) as a committee member and is passionate abouthelping people thru healthcare and education.Nick’s interests include water and mountain sports, travel and his daughters Mia, Indie and Sage. If your aged care dietitian is not providing services in this way, then contact W&L to make a booking on 8331 3000.
  2. 2. Get To Know Nick were just starting they did not hire anyone. He was the only Heywood-Smith physiotherapist who provides allied health services to different agedBuilding your own business is a tough facilities in their locality. Nikki on thejob. It will only be busy if you have to other hand, serves as their company’shelp you with it. Wellness & Lifestyles marketing consultant. It is heror W&L is the business of Nick responsibility to promote and seekHeywood-Smith and his wife Nikki. It clients who will be willing to hirespecializes in providing allied health them. After years of existence andservices to individual clients and hard work, the firm has grown to oneother health facilities in the country. one-hundred sixty therapists andNick was a dedicated student who employees who do service forfinished his Bachelor’s Degree for podiatry, dietetics, speech pathology,Applied Science in Physiotherapy in educational training, andthe year 1998. He went around the occupational therapy.world to explore his options and W&L is now the market’s leading careworked in different sites in five provider for all over the countrycountries. He rendered his service particularly to more than tenwith the NHS or the National Health thousand aged patients. Their clientsService before he finally owned and are mostly physically and mentallyrun some rehabilitation centers. He challenged aged individuals,works as a consultant for hospitals, private clients, communityphysiotherapy work in both public and rural services, and specializedand private facilities. One perk of his therapy clinics.job is he got to work with the famous One of the goals of the company is toEd Homer who was a double knee be the best in education andamputee who tried to climb the therapeutic services supplier. Therehighest peak in the world in the year are different facilities that employ2001. workers that are inefficient when itAfter five years of working in various comes to documentation, assistingcountries, he had acquired skills and residents to move, painknowledge to build his own empire. management, and rehabilitativeTogether with his lovely wife Nikki, procedures. The company that theythey started their business venture should get should be like W&L. Thiswhich is W&L in one of the rooms of firm is committed in supplyingtheir very own residence. When they workers that are well trained and If your aged care dietitian is not providing services in this way, then contact W&L to make a booking on 8331 3000.
  3. 3. efficient with the job that will be allied health services to the qualifiedassigned to them. beneficiaries. Their organization isIf you want to rise in the competitive known as W&L or Wellness andworld of wellness, Nick Heywood- Lifestyle that supports senior citizensSmith and W&L can help you by to bring their good health back and toproviding physiotherapist and other help them live a normal and a happyhealth assistants who will aid you to life.reach your goals for your patients To give you a background of Nick, heand to maximize your budget to be finished his Bachelor’s Degree forable to provide the best service to Applied Science in Physiotherapy inindividuals who depend on you. 1998. He loves to travel around the world and do charity works most especially to the aged individuals whoNick Heywood-Smith and are lack of medical attention and His Rewarding Job financial assistance. He is very generous not only to his family andTaking care of aged people is a very friends but as well to the people whochallenging job. Determination, skills, need help. He worked first in the NHSand passion are the things you need or the National Health Service priorin order to fulfill your duty. Assisting to running his own healthcaresenior citizens in their health and organization.financial problems is such a He has a big contribution in the fieldrewarding job to do. ACFI, or also of healthcare because of theknown as Aged Care Funding programs such ACFI that he created.Instrument, is a system created by He is currently practicing his coursethe government wherein the as a physiotherapist as a consultantobjective is to help sick and old both in public and private sectors. Acitizens by providing them financial lot of people have known him for hisassistance. Wellness and Lifestyle excellence, dedication, and passion inAustralia, a business owned by Nick rendering rewarding services to thoseHeywood-Smith is also geared to help who need healthcare assistance andpromote the wellbeing of the elderly financial support. He managesas well as younger people. funding program that helps agedThey put up this business to help patients in dealing with theirpeople in terms of financial and expenses for the medications andhealthcare services. They offer other necessary needs.programs that focus on providing If your aged care dietitian is not providing services in this way, then contact W&L to make a booking on 8331 3000.
  4. 4. Nick worked for almost five years in in the country and is striving hard tovarious countries providing services provide superb services to clients.which are related to his profession. Practicing this profession has madeHe never ceases to look for bigger him realize the importance of whatopportunities that would enable him he does. He knows that not everyoneto help more aged individuals that’s has the time or the capability to go towhy he often travel in different hospitals and other health facilities tocountries to practice his profession, be treated. This is the reason whyshow his concern, and to inspire when the opportunity presentedpatients regardless of their race. He itself, Nick made an ingenious movespends most of his life traveling and to start a company that offers mobiledoing rewarding jobs with hard work, allied services that aims to helpdedication, professionalism. individuals who cannot go toNick Heywood-Smith is not just a hospitals. His company intends topure businessman who is after for give assistance to people located inprofits. He is considered as an expert secluded areas and the ones who findentrepreneur with a big heart. He it hard to move because of theiralso provides work for nursing situation.graduates and other healthcare Nick’s company is known as the W&Lrelated courses to help not only otherwise known as Wellness andpatients but skilled and dedicated Lifestyle. This all started with a singleworkers as well. physiotherapist and since then, it has grown into a renowned company inNick Heywood-Smith: The the country. The company he runs Drive That Started It All offers various services including educational training, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, as well asNick Heywood-Smith is a professional speech pathology. Indeed, a lot ofPhysiotherapist and has devoted people have been provided with fast,himself in helping people through his efficient, and reliable assistance allprofession. This man has completed because of Nick’s ingenious idea tohis profession at the age of twenty- provide mobile allied health services.one and since then used his expertise The company has helped over 13,000in helping individuals by working in a individuals from different countriesvariety of health care facilities in five and is continuing to provide hugedifferent countries. He’s the CEO of assistance until today.one of the fastest growing companies If your aged care dietitian is not providing services in this way, then contact W&L to make a booking on 8331 3000.
  5. 5. Skill alone doesn’t help a personbecome successful. Determination isthe root which blooms severalimportant qualities vital to success inbusiness. His determination to lendhelp to people is the cornerstone tohis success. Nick’s endeavors wouldhave been in vain if not for hisfortitude to lend trustworthyservices.The company he started has gained alot of recognition not only in hishome country but in other places aswell. He doesn’t just help people tosatisfy his personal interests. He findssatisfaction in helping others and thatis what makes him a great individual.He has been featured in severaltelevision stations and newspapers.He has also started a charitablefoundation which ensures that all themoney and goods donated headsstraight to the poor. Nick Heywood-Smith is truly an admirable personand that says a lot about thecompany he started. If your aged care dietitian is not providing services in this way, then contact W&L to make a booking on 8331 3000.