rehabMarch 2018 - Grass Valley, CA

A few months ago, our AFWD Grass Valley Business Service Representative attended a ribbon cutting ceremony of a newly opened business in Grass Valley - Radius Physical + Sports Rehab.

Alyson Dorfman and Dr. Eric Dickerson are the founders of the clinic. Dr. Dickerson was the Clinic Director of a premier Sports Rehab Consortium, managing a team of doctors, and ranked Top Doctor by Seattle Met Magazine. Alyson, who was born and raised here in Nevada County, supported corporate partners, such as Nordstrom and Costco, in reducing health care spending and keeping employees pain free and operating at their best. Dr. Dickerson believes that the same care that professional athletes receive should be available to the masses, and health care should work for patients first. Radius follows the latest peer reviewed research to deliver cutting edge, yet non-invasive care. You can visit them at

Soon after opening they were ready to expand their team. Thanks to the connection established via the ribbon cutting ceremony along with a recommendation of the Business and Career Network’s services provided to Alyson by another local business, a relationship formed. Radius Clinic staff had questions regarding their growth and HR, which our Business Service Rep was happy to assist with. Among other things, they learned about the On-the-Job training program and with the help of Business and Career Network they hired a local job seeker for a position of a Rehab Specialist. The job seeker was unemployed and had no previous experience nor formal education in the field, but lots of interest in the industry. The program was a perfect fit for the situation.

A training plan was developed and the new employee is being trained by Dr. Dickerson and is doing well in his new position. Both the clinic founders and the new employee are happy with the way things turned out.

Here is what Alyson had to say about the Business and Career Network:

Malwina and the OJT program have been integral to our business growth. As a new business, a lot of our revenue gets reinvested into the business immediately. With an OJT's support, we were able to bring on a new team member and spend the time to train him thoroughly to, ultimately, grow faster and add more jobs to the community sooner.

The establishment of an OJT at Radius Clinic alongside the additional assistance that was provided is a great example of how Alliance for Workforce Development, and the Business and Career Network can help businesses in various ways towards success.