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Exploring Life & Business with Paul Roh of SoCal Elite Physical Therapy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Paul Roh.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My story is definitely all over the place, but it got exciting once I moved to California from Hawaii. Being raised by a single mother with two kids (older sister), we definitely struggled financially. At 14 and a freshman in high school, we were not able to afford the basketball spirit pack or any of the other items that were asked of us, but luckily a non-profit organization called SoCal Elite Sports was around, which gave players opportunities to volunteer to help with basketball drills and scorekeeping. They were gracious enough to pay for my basketball spirit pack in return by donating in my name. From there, I continued to work for the company because I believed in their mission and I always wanted to give back to the kids since I felt like I was giving back to my younger self. I continued to work for them throughout high school, and then undergrad, and even through both my graduate degrees (that is a long story for a different day). Fast forward to my graduate school days, I interned at a company named RISE Physical Therapy in San Diego, and they were pretty spot on with the values that I wanted to exemplify for my own future Physical and Occupational Therapy company. I then partnered with the owner to open up SoCal Elite Physical Therapy in Orange County.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has not been a smooth road at all and there have been many struggles along the way. The hardest parts have been the transitions from one thing to another. Going from high school to undergrad, undergrad to grad school, and then grad school to business owner and not to mention a pandemic. Each transition brought new obstacles and required more skills of communication, time management, and maturity. I had to learn quickly that I could not do things on my own and that it was better to utilize the support system around me. Being in a pandemic before I reached the first year of my business definitely came at a surprise but after about a month of regrouping, we started to grow base off of our unique Physical and Occupational Therapy model of One-on-One with no aides or assistants.

We’ve been impressed with SoCal Elite Physical Therapy, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
SoCal Elite Physical Therapy is a One-on-One Physical and Occupational Therapy company that does not use aides or assistants, only providers and residents. We are known for our high-quality hour-long treatments for all patients. What sets us apart is that we are not run like a mill with more than one patient per therapist per hour and we take a good amount of insurances or try to have affordable pricing for self-pay rates. I am most proud of the quality we give to our patients and the community, putting their needs before ours. We are an outpatient orthopedic clinic and we treat a variety of patients from babies to geriatrics and weekend warriors to pro athletes.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
A few surprising things about me that most people might not know is that I was born in Oahu, a big Taylor Swift fan, love to yo-yo and that drive a minivan even though I don’t have any kids…yet.

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