Physio Inq appoints new COO to lead franchise division

Physio Inq, the Australian allied health provider, has appointed Elizabeth Pearson to chief operating officer.

In her new role, Pearson will lead and oversee both the Physio Inq Mobile Community Services as well as the franchise arm of the company.

Pearson joined the company as state manager for the Mobile & Community Services arm in 2019. She brings 23 years of experience as a clinical physiotherapist as well as management roles in allied health.

Jonathan Moody, founder of Physio Inq, said “Since starting with Physio Inq, Liz has been an invaluable member of our team who is championing our values across every level of the business. Having assisted my cofounder, Irene Georgakopoulos to develop the Mobile & Community teams in Western Australia, Queensland, and South Australia, Liz has a detailed understanding of allied health services, and her commitment to clinical excellence makes her a fantastic role model for our team.

“Her ability to take initiative and see the bigger picture combined with her strong contributions to the leadership team will undoubtedly push Physio Inq to meet our objective of becoming Australia’s leading provider of allied health,” he said.

Pearson said she is thrilled with the promotion.

Physio Inq appoints new COO Elizabeth Pearson | Inside Franchise Business Executive

Physio Inq appoints new COO Elizabeth Pearson | Inside Franchise Business Executive

“Physio Inq is at the forefront of innovation in allied health with a focus on person-centred care and I’m looking forward to being part of the leadership team that’s driving this new model.”

Moody hopes the role will streamline operations and processes across Physio Inq which will be essential as the company continues to scale to meet the demand of their services across Australia.

During the pandemic the mobile and community division has experienced 30 per cent growth and this services arm will soon be launching in Tasmania.

Earlier this year the business slashed 85 per cent off the upfront franchise fee to make the model more appealing to new franchisees.