On the heels of a major $20m investment in the Indigo Clinic, the company is hoping to raise another $20 million to boost its operations and attract new clients.
The Indigo Clinic has been operating for almost four years, but the first phase of the plan is set to see it expand its operations to include other centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
Indigo Clinic founder Dr Andrew Brown said the company was focused on growing its business to meet demand from more patients.
“Indigo is a small team with a very passionate team,” he said.
“We want to continue to invest in the development of our business, while making it more accessible to the general public.”
The Indigo Clinics website states its primary focus was to “re-imagine the treatment of all conditions”.
“We’re a team of physiotherapists who love what we do, and that’s why we’ve been so successful over the years,” it says.
“At Indigo we believe that if you can achieve the right results for your body, then your life is in good hands.”
The site says the Indigo clinic also provides physiotherapy for those who want to pursue other types of treatment options.
“The most important thing is to stay active, and we work to help you achieve your goal,” the site says.
Dr Brown said Indigo Clinic had been running since 2011, but he hoped to expand to other parts of the country, like the Gold Coast, Sydney, Perth and Canberra in the future.
He said his main focus was on “rehabilitation” and “treatment for the individual”.
“The best way to manage any medical condition is to get the right treatment,” he told ABC Radio Sydney.
“I want people to understand that when they go to our clinic, it’s really not about being a doctor, it is about the quality of treatment, it was about getting the right result, and it’s about how well you can manage the condition.”
Dr Brown, who has a degree in biochemistry, has worked at a number of health clinics, including the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Western Sydney University Hospital and the Queensland Medical Research Institute.
He was also involved in the medical research at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Michael Worsley, from the Centre for Biomedical Research at the Queensland Institute of Health and Welfare, said the Indigo clinics success was partly due to its “big and bold approach”.
He said while it was important to have a good medical practice, it also depended on the people involved.
“A lot of the problems associated with the care of the elderly and people with disabilities are largely caused by poor quality medical practice,” he added.
“So I think it’s important to look at ways of addressing those issues, as well as improving the health and wellbeing of the community.”
Mr Worsly said the key for improving the quality and accessibility of medical care was to ensure the treatment was consistent with the needs of the patient, and not to focus on one area of medicine over another.
“There’s a lot of very good research being done on the efficacy of various types of medical interventions and treatments,” he explained.
“But a lot more needs to be done, particularly in the area of rehabilitation.”