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.

Physio Development first aims to help physios consider the following four aspects before diving into other areas of professional development:



What is your ‘why?’ and what would you like to achieve with your career?


What is your map to achieving your goals?


Who do you need to connect with to achieve your goals?


What would you like to contribute to the profession to help others and the development of the profession worldwide?

These areas can take time to discover for each physio and that's OK.

Knowing that there is no single pathway for every physio can help in discovering your own unique path.

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

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

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  • Systematic reviews
  • Clinical research papers (full-text articles and abstracts)
  • Podcasts
  • Other articles relevant to physiotherapy continuing education


Latest Articles

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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If you'd like to chat about whether Physio Development is a good fit for helping you or your physio colleagues feel free to email: