Dr Alison Young of Innate Chiropractic in Gladstone has been nominated for the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards. The awards are presented by the AusMumpreneur Network, recognising the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family. The awards celebrate Australian Mums in business who are achieving outstanding success.  

Alison is a local Chiropractor with a passion for helping the local community. She has opened her practice to help mothers’ throughout their pregnancy and post-partum journey into family life. Alison explained that she has an interest in paediatrics and supporting children in sport. “We have a focus on supporting kids in sport, especially ensuring that their development and brain function is connecting well as the progress through their school and sporting years,” Alison said.  

“In July we have a focus on providing that middle of the year check-up for kids,” she continued. Alison added that a mid-year check-up is especially important as local children are about to launch into finals seasons for winter sports and prepare for summer sports activities.  

Alison said there are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood.  “By working for myself, I am able to set work hours that support my community and my family. I also feel lucky that I get to support other mums through their journey of motherhood, at what can be a stressful time.” 

Adding to her already busy schedule, Alison sits on the national College of Chiropractic Paediatrics and is a mentor to emerging chiropractors throughout Australia, UK and Canada. 

While being a successful businesswoman alongside raising a family can prove challenging, Alison said that with a great support network success is achievable. “Ensure that you have a great support network around you when striving to open your own business, and preferably a business that you are passionate about, as this will make the balance of work/mum/life a little easier to maintain,” she added.