Sue Aufleger believes in a holistic and preventative approach to healthcare, and has been in practice since 2007.
Sue uses all of her expertise to treat the root causes of dysfunction and alleviate her clients’ symptoms. She is passionate about helping her clients understand the underlying causes of their symptoms and providing ways to improve mobility and function in order to achieve a better quality of life.
Osteopathic treatments for a variety of conditions including but not limited to, back/neck pain, sciatica, migraines, pregnancy, concussion, digestive, carpal tunnel syndrome, jaw pain, strains/sprains, post surgery. Treatment for adults and children.
Sue Aufleger has a Bachelor of Education (Phys. Ed.) from McGill University and was a yoga and fitness instructor, personal trainer and co-owner of a yoga/wellness centre. She obtained her Canadian Diploma in Osteopathy Manual Practice from the first Canadian Osteopathic College (College D’Etudes Osteopathiques in Montreal).
You can find Sue at GoodLife Wellness Centre on Otter Point Rd. Many extended health plans cover osteopathy, check with your insurance company. For Sue’s contact details, see below.
When did you first know that you wanted to be self employed?
Being self employed supported me through my many years of school, while I tried to decide what I wanted to do with my life. I have been self employed since 1985, working as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, owner of a yoga/wellness centre and now as an osteopathic practitioner. Presently, It allows me to schedule so I can spend the amount of time needed with each client.
What support systems did you have in place when you started?
My parents were always supportive no matter what I was doing. There were also many teachers along the way at university and at the Canadian College of Osteopathy who were who inspired me with their passion and knowledge.
What advice would you offer other potential entrepreneurs?
I think you have to love what you are doing. That will always keep you motivated to make it happen, no matter what the obstacle. you shouldn’t give up in the face of difficulties. Seek out someone who is doing what you are. People are always happy to help.
What keeps you motivated?
Teaching people how to move, breathe and feel better has always motivated me. And once I started, I realized that I learned new things in the process. feel better is what sustained me. Now as an osteopathic practitioner, I meet wonderful people and in the process, ease pain and help them to enjoy life a bit more. When I treat someone, I always receive more than I give.
Looking back, knowing what you now know, what would you have done differently?
I couldn’t have done it any differently. The path has led me here, to Sooke, a most amazing place! I would definitely do it again, although I might learn to speak French before enrolling in the osteopathy program in Montreal. But, I am glad I learned a second language.
At what point should an entrepreneur take the “leap of faith” and start up their business?
I think it depends on the type of business. Sometimes it is a gradual progression that leads you into something, which is probably easier. Otherwise I think you have to be as prepared as possible before and hopefully have supportive people around you.
Any financial management advice or tips you’d like to offer?
Don’t spend what you don’t have. Small amounts add up. Decide what you really need and be willing to set aside some ‘wants’ until you have a stable income.
Sue Aufleger Osteopathy
- GoodLife Wellness Centre, 2113 Otter Point Rd
- Email me here!
- Phone: 778-922-3471
- On Facebook at Sue Aufleger Osteopathy
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