We had the good fortune of connecting with Foli Riegle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Foli, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought processs behind starting Inspire Wellness and Pelvic Health is seeing a need in the community and pairing that need with what I envision quality health care should look like. To me, this means access to a knowledgeable provider who provides a safe space, listens to your concerns and what outcomes you are looking for and takes this time to work through the process with you. I wanted to be able to be the provider I would want to see. The clients I see usually come to me with things they have been struggling with that are sensitive issues that can also sometimes be paired with trauma. I wanted to be a provider who can not only use therapeutic strategies hands on in the clinic but also pair that with modifications and strategies to your current routine and set up in your life. I strive to empower my clients through education as well. I believe once someone has concluded my services they should have information to carry you from that point on. Ive been in health care just short of 10 years which has given me some great insights but has also allowed me to realize what I dont want for my clients. This is why I started Inspire, to provide healthcare in as client centered of a way as possible.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am the Owner of Inspire Wellness and Pelvic Health which provides Women’s Health services for the pelvic floor and core. I treat a variety of diagnoses and the majority of my practice is providing services to pregnant and postpartum women. In going into private practice, I love that I can really dedicate the time each patients’ needs to address their concerns and also provide them the education and strategies that they can carry on in their care in their daily lives. Getting to where I am currently has been fulfilling but also a challenge, specifically since I planned to open my doors and COVID hit which made things challenging but I decided to move forward anyway. I’ve been learning to celebrate my successes because the challenges are part of the story but they don’t have to be THE story. I also put this into practice with my clients as well and my door is a safe space to work through so you can take back control of your health so you can do the things in your life that are meaningful to you. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about reaching out for pelvic floor therapy to seek out the help because it is so worth it!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love all that outdoors in the Valley has to offer. I would definitely hop over to some of the trails in the city or we would probably do a day trip to Sedona to check out the sites. I run multiple times a week, so we would also hit up a run, I love Tortoise and Hare running store over in Glendale and they hold a variety of community events. Some places we would hit up for a meal would be Arrowhead Grill for a dinner, Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles for a lunch, and Daily Drip Cafe for one of their lemonades or coffee. For a low key project night I would do Pinspiration Peoria. We would pick some new places I havent had a chance to check out, my life keeps me pretty busy so nights out are rare.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My journey wouldn’t even be possible without family and friends who have encouraged me and have been a great support as a business owner. Through this journey it’s been so invaluable to be able to share some of the joys, struggles and pain points that entrepreneurship brings to those who have been through it. Of those who have gone through the process it’s always nice to know that these ups and downs are normal and come with the territory. I can’t pinpoint one specific person at this juncture because it has been different parts of a collective.