Physio Development is an online support program for recent graduate physiotherapists (1-3 years), as well as more experienced clinicians seeking support in their clinical practice and continued professional development.
Our aim is to provide a structured and methodical approach to professional development and building confidence in your role as a physiotherapist in the broader medical community.
Starting Your Career
The first stages of entering sports and musculoskeletal clinical settings is daunting for all of us. We've all been there!
Physio Development wants to create a relaxed and confident environment to help our patients with often complex musculoskeletal presentations.
This includes a sharing of clinical experience and expertise, access to freely available clinical literature and resources, and to build relationships with clinicians around the world for the betterment of our patients.
In doing so, we hope to also minimise exposure to unnecessary imaging, surgery and injection therapies in cases where conservative management is supported by clinical research.
Our program currently includes the following three options, with more being developed in the near future.
Meetings to discuss any clinical topics, or to talk through current patient presentations. These are 30 or 60 minutes in duration.
Online Case Studies
Work through a secure, private online case study of a current patient using our clinical reasoning framework. This takes place over the course of one month, working at your own pace.
Arrange a presentation to your staff on pre-arranged clinical topics. These are highly practical and clinically applicable. Sessions range from 1-hour to larger workshops.
Physio Development can work with you through most clinical presentations and help determine whether physiotherapy is indicated in each case.
Areas of particular clinical interest include:
- Acute and chronic low back and neck pain (non-specific and specific pathologies)
- Shoulder injuries (Rotator cuff tears, impingement/sub-acromial pain, shoulder instability, labral tears).
- Athletic groin pain (adductor tendinopathy, adductor muscle/tendon tears, hip joint pathology, pubic-related, abdominal-related).
- Knee pain (meniscal tears, degenerative knee pain, ligament injuries (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL), patellofemoral pain.
- Tendinopathies (achilles, patellar, rotator cuff, hamstring, adductor).
- Sports-specific exercise rehabilitation (Australian Rules Football, basketball, tennis, swimming and more).