About Physio Development
The understanding and management of musculoskeletal pain is an evolving process.
It is important for us as physiotherapists to keep up to date with recommended best practice, but it’s often challenging to access this information as well as know which information is trustworthy.
Physio Development has two goals:
- To help translate evolving knowledge into clinical practice, and
- To teach systems and habits to physiotherapists for a successful, ethical, and enjoyable career providing high-value care.
I believe physiotherapy is a rewarding, exciting and noble profession that is of huge benefit to the community.
With the right support and guidance, I believe those that have a passion for physiotherapy can create a long and successful career that is meaningful to them.
Physio Development aims to help physiotherapists by curating the best freely available research papers, articles, and podcasts in one monthly newsletter. We also provide online education to help develop the systems and habits for a successful physiotherapy career.
About Luke McManus
- Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) at Curtin University (2005)
- Master of Manual Therapy at The University of Western Australia (2012)
- Titled Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist)
- Registered physiotherapist with The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
- LinkedIn profile
Hi, I’m Luke McManus, and I’m an Australian physiotherapist living in Toronto, Canada.
Physio Development was borne out of gratitude for the incredible help I’ve received in building a meaningful and fulfilling physiotherapy career.
I graduated from Curtin University, Perth, in 2005 and have since been working in private practice.
My clinical experience has been in various musculoskeletal clinical settings, including private practice and also previously in a multidisciplinary pain management clinic.
I’ve worked as an undergraduate clinical tutor at The University of Notre Dame and have also been part of a clinical committee creating a development program for recent graduates at Life Ready Physio in Perth. I’ve particularly enjoyed mentoring new and recent graduate physiotherapists to help them navigate through the challenging early years of their careers.
My passion for physiotherapy has continued to grow over time and is in large part due to the mentoring and guidance I’ve been lucky to receive over these years.
I really believe physiotherapy is a social and team-oriented career, even if we ultimately work as individual clinicians.
The more we can connect with others, share our experience and humbly remember that working as a health professional is a life-long learning process, the more I believe the profession will continue to grow and continue to provide great benefit to the community.