Libby Soderholm is an experienced sports physiotherapist and business owner with over 25 years’ experience. She owns and manages 2 large busy practices in Western Australia; Grange Physiotherapy in Rockingham and Mandurah Physiotherapy. Grange Physiotherapy has been the recipient of a variety of small business awards in 1999 and 2012. Both clinics are involved in student placements and new graduate mentoring programs.
Libby currently consults for complex cases and is Managing Director at Grange and Mandurah physiotherapy clinics. She was a sports physiotherapist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In 2001 she was the proud recipient of the Kim Beasley “Service to the Community” Award.
Libby is currently the WA representative and vice chair on the National Physiotherapy Business Australia Committee, and is on the board at Kolbe Catholic College in a governance capacity. She works with the Australian Physiotherapy Board on the Registrations and Notifications Committee.
Libby is currently the Australian representative of IPPTA (international Private Physical Therapy Association) which is a subgroup of WCPT (World Confederation of Physical Therapy). She has been involved with mentoring, and lecturing to students, new graduates and business owners, and has an interest in new graduates being prepared for private practice.
Libby’s passion is good management in small business. She has a Diploma in Small Business Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is involved in business consulting and lecturing and has also authored national resources for both clinical and business education. She feels strongly that physiotherapy practices should be thriving entities if managed correctly and the focus is on good clinical and customer service.
Libby has 4 children and enjoys music.