Professional Development and Support for Private Practice Physiotherapists

Recent Graduate Development   |   Mentoring   |   Workshops


Hi, I’m Luke McManus and I'm a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist from Perth, Western Australia.

Physio Development is a project borne out of gratitude for the incredible help I’ve received in building a meaningful and fulfilling physiotherapy career. This is my way of sharing the little I know to give back to the profession.

The purpose of this project is to help recent graduate (and more experienced) physiotherapists define and set up a successful and meaningful career.

This includes working with each clinician to develop an individualised pathway for advanced skill development and to ultimately define what long term career success means to them.

It is also equally important to understand the goals and ambitions of each private practice business owner to identify which clinicians are best suited for their business, and how everyone can work together to develop recent graduates to a high skill level for long term success in private practice.

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I aim to help physiotherapists in their clinical practice with the following services:

  • Clinical mentoring (in-clinic and remote)
  • Presentations and workshops
  • Online courses (in development)
  • Second-opinion clinical assessments

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Neural Tissue Disorders - Workshop

By Luke McManus | 28th January 2019 | Clinical Development

 The following workshop was filmed at Life Ready Physio on 15th January 2019.

This was only a 90-minute workshop so was streamlined to cover the following topics:

  • Review of the definitions of nociceptive, neuropathic and nociplastic pain
  • Simple physiotherapy assessment of neural tissue disorders (deep tendon reflexes, power, neural tissue provocation testing)
  • Two simple treatment techniques as an option for mild radiculopathy as well as peripheral nerve sensitisation

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