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Nick Heywood-Smith completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in November 1998 at the age of 21. Since completing his degree he has worked in a variety of health care settings around the world including five different countries. His work overseas has included working for the National Health Service (NHS) throughout Great Britain in both inpatient and outpatient settings; owning and operating a private massage and rehabilitation business in Kitzbuhel,

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consultancy physiotherapy work in public and private facilities in Vancouver and Banff, Canada, and private physiotherapy services provided to Ed Homer, a double below knee amputee, during a summit attempt of Mt Everest in 2001 in Tibet. Following five years overseas, Nick and his wife Nikki started Wellness & Lifestyles Australia from the 2nd bedroom of a unit they were living in in Glenelg North. It began with a single physiotherapist (Nick) providing mobile allied health services to aged care facilities and a part-time marketing consultant (Nikki). It has now grown to a company with over 160 therapists and staff with the full scope of allied health services including physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, and educational training. W&L is a market leader in the provision of mobile allied health services to facilities in throughout Australia and service over 13,000 aged care beds. Its current clients consist of aged care facilities, the intellectually and physically disabled, community health services, day therapy centres, home care package providers, public and regional hospitals and private clients in their homes. It is W&L’s vision to become the benchmark for aged care therapy services and education in Australia, supplying ‘best in class’ services that surpass need. W&L is an accredited provider of allied health services to the Southern Adelaide Health Service, the Transition Care Program and Disability SA. They have been finalists in the Telstra Business Awards in 2008 and 2009, in InBusiness Magazine’s Fast Movers for 2007, 2008 and 2009 and recently achieved the BRW’s Fastest 100 list for 2009. Nick was also awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Young category for the central region, Australia. Nick sits on the Young Variety Group (Variety Children’s Charity) as a committee member and is passionate about helping people thru healthcare and education. Nick’s interests include water and mountain sports, travel and his daughters Mia, Indie and Sage.

If your aged care dietitian is not providing services in this way, then contact W&L to make a booking on 8331 3000.


Nick Heywood-Smith: A Very Astounding Individual Nick Heywood-Smith is a professional physiotherapist as well as the CEO of one of the fastest growing company in the country. This person has completed his bachelor degree back in 1998. At the age of twenty-one he was determined to use the knowledge that he has gathered over the years and provide assistance to those who are in need. He has been practicing his profession since 1999 and is still providing services until today. He has visited and used his skill in over five countries and is known to be a great physiotherapist. Practicing his profession for many years has made him realize about its importance. A lot of people need this type of assistance. He saw that this is not only limited to those who live in populated areas. He knows that there are some individuals who find it hard to go to hospitals and other health facilities to be treated because of the distance as well as because of their situation. His desire to help others who are incapable of travelling for long distances because of their sickness is what drove him to put up a company that offers mobile allied health services.

He put up the W&L otherwise known as Wellness and Lifestyle together with his wife because of the growing need of individuals with regard to acquiring allied health services. When the opportunity presented itself, he immediately grabbed it. Because of this ingenious act, he was able to put up one of the most sought out company with regard to providing fast, reliable, and economical assistance. It began with him providing mobile services to people in both remote and populated areas all around the area while his wife Nikki worked as part-time marketing consultant. Together, they were able to put up one of the most successful businesses in the country and the best part is that it still keeps on growing. The company has over 160 employees working under it providing services that fit the needs of many individuals. The assistance given includes occupational therapy, physiotherapy, educational training, speech pathology, dietetics, and others. Determination is what drove him to put up a company and because of this, he became very successful. If he did not want to impart his knowledge and skill to the others and only wanted to satisfy his own interests, then he may not have reached the point where he is today. Nick Heywood-Smith is truly an

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astounding individual and that says a lot about the company he put up.

The Profession of Nick Heywood-Smith and His Business Every person has his or her own aspiration in life and to be able to reach that inspiration, people need to strive hard and have a determination. To succeed in the journey of life, you need to be physically and mentally strong in facing challenges that come along your way. You need to keep motivated to reach your goals. Nick Heywood-Smith is a professional and registered and physiotherapist and a CEO and a director of a healthcare organization which is known as W&L or Wellness & Lifestyles. Because of his determination and dedication, he has been awarded as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year last 2010 in Australia. His works in managing W&L have reaped many rewards and most of all, the recognition. Being a physiotherapist, he definitely understands the needs of disabled and sick aged patients. He feels the patients’ burden because of their sickness and disabilities. That’s why he created a solution that will somehow ease the patients’ problems.

Establishing the W&L institution was not easy for him to do but because of his eagerness to provide proper medical and funding assistance to senior citizens, he never ceased to find ways to successfully put up a business that many aged persons can benefit from it. The ACFI or Aged Care Funding Instrument was created by the government to provide the elderly with financial assistance and aged care facility as well. This is a helpful program that aims to evaluate every resident to find out if there are senior members living there who are sick or physically disabled. The W&L is the allied healthcare sector of the government that promotes wellness and gives assistance in terms of financial and medical aspects. Nick wants to expand his business to other countries that’s why he often travels in various countries to render healthcare and funding services to thousands of aged patients. His main organization is located in Australia. He has groups of professional staff who work as one in other nations. Since he is passionate enough to share his skills and knowledge to other people, he often opens up opportunities to those who are capable and determined to work to give the right assistance and utmost care to the elderly. He also deals with clients who want to be his associates

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to develop more programs that are helpful for senior citizens. In the successive five years, Nick Heywood-Smith together with his ever-supporting wife Nikki plan to expand their business not only in their country but in foreign countries as well. Their mission is to bring mobile allied health services to those who badly need them. These include physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech pathology, and educational assessment and training.

Nick Heywood-Smith: The Means of Achieving Success Success can only be achieved by people who work hard to achieve his goal. It’s something that cannot be reached by those who wait on the sides. One must strive hard and grab every opportunity that comes as such will not happen again once it passes. A person like Nick Heywood-Smith couldn’t have reached the success that he has acquired today if he did not dedicate his time and effort in making his job more effective. Who is this guy you say? Nick is a registered physiotherapist and also the owner of one of the fastest growing company in the country today. Together with his wife Nikki, they have established a

successful allied health company and still continue to provide the support that many people in the country needs. Nick has completed his studies in November of 1998. He has worked in a variety of allied health facilities in different countries. He has worked for the NHS or the National Health Service all throughout Great Britain. He has also experienced working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. For those who are not familiar, outpatient means a health care service provided in the home to an individual. This type of service is rendered to individuals who do not needs therapy, and special outpatient and nursing services. Inpatient means assistance provided to a patient confined in a hospital. Long-term care is provided and the person needs to be skilled giving such service. Starting at the age of twenty-one, he has achieved a feat that many people yearn for. Because of his dedication to his job, he learned that not many people are able to acquire outpatient services. One of the reasons is perhaps the insufficient number of professionals. Because of this, he thought of an ingenious idea to put up a company that offers mobile allied health services. He started from scratch with his wife Nikki. He worked as a freelance mobile service

If your aged care dietitian is not providing services in this way, then contact W&L to make a booking on 8331 3000.


provider and his wife worked as a part-time marketing consultant. They started something that turned into one of the most sought-out allied health company in the country. The assistance their company offers includes educational training, speech pathology, physiotherapy, dietetics, podiatry, as well as occupational therapy. In addition, many will be relieved that they have employed over a hundred and sixty therapists and staff. The firm that Nick Heywood-Smith and his wife have established can provide a variety of assistance that many individuals need. Dedication and support from his lovely wife have helped him reach the goal that he has always wanted.

If your aged care dietitian is not providing services in this way, then contact W&L to make a booking on 8331 3000.

Business and Success of Nick Heywood-Smith  

Nick Heywood-Smith is a registered physiotherapist and CEO of Wellness & Lifestyles Australia (W&L), a business that he developed with his w...

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