Our Story and the Decision to Rebrand.

Sep 2022
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Abby Raddon 

This blog captures the history of AR Sports Therapy and the transition into ReBalance Injury Clinic.

AR Sports Therapy was formed in 2015 by Abby Raddon. After finishing her master’s degree in Sports Therapy, Abby returned to Exeter, seeking her next steps in the industry but without any plans to start her own business.

An offer to work with Honiton Rugby Club was quickly followed by the availability of a treatment room at ‘The Barn’, an independent gym on the outskirts of Topsham, with a little deliberation and lots of learning in business start-up, AR Sports Therapy was born.

In the early days, Abby balanced lecturing at Exeter College with the business. For the next 3 years AR Sports Therapy continued to grow and Abby honed her therapy-based knowledge and skills.

In 2018 it was time for a refresh, to align the premises with the size of the business. The decision was made to move AR Sports Therapy to the current, and more professional location in Pinhoe, while also expanding the business to open the clinic in Honiton within B! Health and Fitness.

Pinhoe Clinic
Pinhoe Clinic

In early 2019, client numbers had developed significantly which had allowed Abby to leave her lecturing post and expand the AR Sports Therapy team. Chloe was the first to join, who Abby taught and mentored through her degree course and at Honiton Rugby Club, so Abby was confident that Chloe was going to make an excellent therapist.

As with many businesses the next challenge was Covid-19. The business had to adapt quickly and took the sports therapy process online to continue to be able to support those clients in need. Face to face appointments ebbed and flowed in line with government guidance with a robust testing protocol and PPE required, something we have only just moved away from.

Managing to get through the ups and downs of the pandemic and returning to relatively normal clinic routine was a success and relief, thanks to many loyal clients we work with today. Returning to normal, the AR Sports Therapy team grew further initially with Isla before she headed back to university, and Jake took her place and has impressed with his knowledge and experience.

 In early 2022, after a lot of thought and reflection it was decided that the AR Sports Therapy brand did not reflect the growing team and clinic environment that we operate today. Therefore, the decision to rebrand was made and ReBalance Injury Clinic was launched.

ReBalance Injury Clinic has the same fantastic ethos, focused on supporting clients in achieving their goals, getting to the root cause of their pain to ensure they remain symptom free.

We love the new brand, and hope you do to! Under ReBalance we have lots of exciting plans and aspirations to expand our services and offering to clients.

We look forward to welcoming and supporting you as ReBalance!