Action Potential of Glen Mills Fulfilling Its Potential as Specialized Rehab

Kathy Dixon, left, and Kristen Wilson, own Action Potential. Photo courtesy of the Daily Local News.

It didn’t take long after first meeting each other as physical therapists at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital for Kathy Dixon and Kristen Wilson to realize how well they work well together.

With the help of SCORE of Chester and Delaware Counties, an organization dedicated to helping those thinking of starting a business or those who already have and need help, Dixon and Wilson soon opened Action Potential to offer patients specialized physical therapy.

In 2012, their first full year in business, they treated 93 clients, writes Sarah Moran for the Daily Times. In 2015, they worked with 2,300.

For its success, Action Potential is one of five local winners of SCORE’s 2016 Small Business Award.

Dixon and Wilson specialize in treating such conditions as amputation, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia/Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury, neuropathy/diabetes complications, vertigo/dizziness, chronic pain, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other progressive neurological maladies.

According to Moran, they also offer functional, personal, and sports performance training to athletes and “weekend warriors” – a growing segment of their business.

“All kinds of people sign up for SCORE classes,” said Richard Westerman, the SCORE counselor who mentored Dixon and Wilson. “Kristen and Kathy were great. They were the best-prepared entrepreneurs I’d ever seen. They came in with a plan and only needed confirmation that they should go ahead and form their new small business.”

Click here to read more about Action Potential from the Daily Times.

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