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Benefits of a Physical Therapy Mentor

Benefits of a Physical Therapy Mentor

Sports physical therapists often feel like they have to do everything alone . . . understand diagnoses, differentiate between different positions and sports, proper progression, new surgical techniques. And those are just some of the clinical responsibilities. Now, couple those tasks with documentation, productivity, education. It’s a lot.

Having a mentor can make it feel like someone has your back.

What is a Physical Therapy Mentor?

What is a Physical Therapy Mentor?

A sports physical therapy mentor is a trusted advisor you turn to for help and guidance. Different types of mentors serve different needs; this makes sense . . . after all, you wouldn’t ask a business expert for help with your continuing education options or turn to a pediatric PT for guidance on your choice of residency.

Physical Therapy Mentorship Series

Physical Therapy Mentorship Series

Finding a physical therapy mentor is important, more important than you may realize at first. Far too many PTs delay finding a mentor, telling themselves it’s not a priority with so many other things to see, do, and learn. But as a former new grad myself, I also know the value of ensuring that you have a mentor.

Injury Prevention Project

Injury Prevention Project

For many years, I have focused much of my professional life on reducing athletes' risk of injury. I have trained athletes both in-person and virtually. But I have also provided lectures and have started writing a book with Erik Meira entitled Injury Prevention...

Took some work, but pretty cool to see our #ACL Injury Prevention chapter in The Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament textbook finished! Co-authors Greg Myer and Terry Grindstaff were great to work with as were the models (my daughters) we used for exercise...

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