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The value of a physical therapy mentorship program

The value of a physical therapy mentorship program
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A mentor can be a valuable resource for any physical therapy clinic. Mentorship programs can help shape a new physical therapy graduate who has recently started working at your practice. They are instrumental in helping sharpen your team’s workplace skills and expertise. 

If you’re a physical therapy clinic owner considering implementing a mentorship program at your physical therapy practice, here’s why it would likely be a fantastic investment for your business.

Why is it valuable to have a physical therapy mentorship program in place?

  • Improved teamwork skills — Providing your therapists with a mentor is a good way to build on teamwork skills. It leverages them into a position of shared responsibility. It also allows your therapists to improve their interpersonal leadership abilities.
  • Faster and more concentrated transfer of knowledge — Another benefit of implementing a mentorship program into your physical therapy practice is that it can promote the transfer of knowledge. Your physical therapists have gone to school for the necessary amount of time, but they may not have the experience under their belt yet. You can enrich the transfer of knowledge to your therapists that might otherwise have come with time and experience. Your therapists have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others and build on that wisdom. 
  • Ability to solve unique patient problems — Mentors can train your physical therapists to improve their creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the workplace. They can guide your therapists through intentional learning and give constructive feedback that is relevant for future experiences.

Mentorship programs can improve the quality of care your physical therapists provide to patients and can boost employee engagement. If you’ve been considering this route for your practice, the results would likely be advantageous for you.

Alliance PTP wants to help you understand the value of mentorship programs

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners firmly believes that partnership means creating something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Alliance PTP is proud to bring together physical therapy clinics around the nation to help people get the kind of treatment they’re looking for and then exceed their expectations. Want to learn more about joining Alliance PTP’s growing list of partners? You can read more on our page for practice owners here.

Contact our team today for more information about how we can help your practice or to find out how you can join our partnership in care.