We spoke to Dr John Infante from JR Chiropractic to hear his business story:
What is your name and role at JR Chiropractic?
Dr John Infante (Chiropractor). I’m the principal Chiropractor and owner at JR Chiropractic. Above all that, I put in place the Creation of Tailored Plans
What is your business story? How did you come to start this business?
I first saw the effectiveness of chiropractic when my father was under care for low back pain. I had accompanied my father to several doctor’s offices, trying everything possible to find relief, including three failed surgeries. My father was suffering and I thought that there must be a better way. Going to the chiropractor was the only thing that helped my father feel better though he still lives with pain today.
It wasn’t until later in life, however, that I decided to become a chiropractor. Working in operations management for over a decade, spending a lot of time in the office and coming home feeling exhausted, made me realise I didn’t want to continue along the same path for another 30 years. This made me start thinking about chiropractic again and I knew I wanted a life where I felt fulfilled, helping other people and making changes in their lives.
What type of services do you offer?
We offer the standard services including: physical therapy, dry needling, massage therapy, nutrition and lifestyle advice, taping, foot leveler orthotics, and Sleep Made to Measure pillows. There are also 3 services that differentiates us from other practices including mobile chiropractic (workplace and home visits), insurance claims plus lifestyle workshops and workplace presentations. Find out more.
What do you love most about having a business in Marrickville?
I grew up in Marrickville and also went to school there (Casmir College). I have a lot of close friends in the area, so Marrickville is close to my heart. I have seen a lot of changes in Marrickville in recent years, with young families moving into the area. I want to contribute to this beautiful niche community by guiding them into making better lifestyle choices, which will move them towards better health and maintained wellness.
What is the most rewarding aspect of managing your own business?
Managing my own time and creating the lifestyle that I prefer.
Are there any local businesses in the area that you love?
Our practice in Marrickville is our second location and reasonably new. We work closely with Holistic U, we are in the same premises in fact. Holistic U provide excellent SPA treatment, with a friendly and relaxing environment. Their professional therapist offer one on one service or couples room. They also sell beautiful botanical/organic products.