Between 150 and 200 people attended the opening of JQ Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation’s new centre at Stockland Wetherill Park on Thursday, helping the company reach out to Smithfield, Hoxton Park, Edensor Park, Fairfield, Liverpool and Wetherill Park.
At the opening were Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone, local police, teachers and school staff and current clients.
Director Jamil Qutami, the son of Jordanian migrants, grew up in Wetherill Park and attended Fairfield Patrician Brothers, where he loved health science. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011 and began his career at Fairfield Hospital.
He expanded to Stockland Wetherill Park in 2012 where he offered patients holistic care then he worked at Mount Pritchard, with a focus on helping sports players, hydrotherapy, falls-prevention programs and working with musculoskeletal problems.
The last year, he began to plan for the local rehabilitation centre at Stockland Wetherill Park.
Jamil is an academic tutor at the University of Technology, Sydney where he provides ongoing support for students and also offers work experience.
Let's face it, everyone has someone who's a pain in the neck and Jamil is the guy to fix it.Frank Carbone, Fairfield mayor
At the opening Mr Carbone said: “It’s an important moment for the city where 98 per cent of all businesses are small-business people. People who get up early in the morning and finish late at night. They don’t have any holiday pay. They don’t have any holidays.
“They work extremely hard and it takes a lot of dedication and passion and a willingness to invest money and have a go. It takes someone who believes in what he’s doing.
“Ever since people have come from overseas, they come with a dream about having a home and working hard. Jamil is the son of migrants and no doubt the whole family is extremely proud.
“Let’s face it, everyone has someone who’s a pain in the neck – and Jamil is the guy to fix it.”
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