CREATED BY JOELLE & JULIA, FOUNDERS OF PT MENTORS
"The mentorship program tremendously contributed to my overall practice as a new graduate.
Julia and Joelle provided in-person and virtual workshops, 1-on-1 shadowing hours, and ongoing support and advice that helped me gain a lot of confidence in my first few years practicing.
The clarity and content of the program are second to none, as are Julia and Joelle."
– GM, PT Mentors Member
THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM THAT EMPOWERS PHYSIOTHERAPISTS TO CONFIDENTLY ASSESS PATIENTS AND BUILD A STABLE PRACTICE
HOW WE TURNED OUR PHYSIO CAREERS AROUND AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU
WE'RE JULIA AND JOELLE, FOUNDERS OF PT MENTORS, AND THIS IS OUR STORY
We met in 2012 at the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program and have been practicing physiotherapy for 12+ years. When we started teaching healthcare practitioners, we quickly realized two things: (1) there is a huge gap between skills that are needed to practice effectively versus what is actually taught in school and (2) the Neurofunctional Approach taught within the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program could provide a way to break out of the “standard” approach that practitioners are taught.
We started offering tutorials to give health care practitioners the confidence, knowledge and experience they needed to use their education to maximum efficacy – and we wanted to provide graduates access to mentorship, since we had received so much value from mentors throughout our careers.
After years of honing our program, PT Mentors was created in 2017 to bridge the gap between new graduates and practitioners of physiotherapy by creating a like-minded community that supports the growth of one another, built around the neurofunctional model of physiotherapy.
Equipping new graduates and practitioners to provide impactful patient care and a purposeful practice through holistic knowledge, hands-on experience and an innovative framework.
Case discussions & group workshops
A safe space for practitioners to ask questions, adopt new ways of problem-solving and grow together as professionals - run by the founding senior physiotherapists and guest expert practitioners.
Access to senior physio mentors
Ask quick questions in a supportive environment so you can tackle any case or challenge that arises for you or your patients within 24-hours.
Clinical shadowing hours & one-on-one training
Personalized suggestions for improvement in your practice, new knowledge and skills, informative and enlightening learning from experienced physios and a holistic approach to providing better care for your patients.
Access to a network of practitioners
Ask questions, share resources, get exposure to unique ideas and skill sets, and join an accepting and approachable community to grow together as professionals.
"YES, JULIA AND JOELLE! I'M READY TO TAKE CONTROL OF MY CAREER WITH PT MENTORS!"
Create a reliable and consistent case load for your practice
Ensure patients have a positive experience and return to your care
Have confidence in addressing any patient problem
Find purpose and control of your practice and income
Confidently assess and create treatment plans for your patients
Connect with like-minded practitioners for support and community
Individual and group Zoom calls to discuss cases, review research, and present topics in an inservice-style format led by Julia & Joelle or a guest speaker.
ONLINE NETWORK & FORUM
You will have access to a private community of likeminded individuals to ask questions, share resources, discuss your practice, and grow as a practitioner.
We are accessible via telephone and email to answer questions you may have about your practice, patients or for general support.
You will gain access to a digital library of educational resources on a wide variety of patient cases and common issues to help your practice.
Some of our best learning has been from watching our mentors treat. We have direct shadowing hours in timely intervals to teach what cannot be taught in the classroom.
Following shadowing hours, we will spend an hour with you to practice skills you have learned and offering feedback.
"The mentorship has accelerated my development as a physiotherapist tremendously"
"Julia and Joelle have really helped build my confidence and skills as a practitioner and they are invaluable as a resource."
— JW, PT Mentors Student
This program is right for someone who
Is a new physiotherapy or acupuncture graduate
Feels lost or overwhelmed in their practice
Wants to do more for their patients and provide better care
Wants to have a more stable case load and consistent hours
Sick of the way physiotherapy careers are currently run
Wants more education and experience for their practice
Is an experienced practitioner looking to refine their skills and connect to the neurofunctional community
This program is not right for someone who
Has not graduated from physiotherapy schooling
Is content with the current status quo
Does not want to deepen their skill set
PT Mentors Test and Apply Method
These proven physiotherapy mentorship methods have been tested over the last 10 years with over 75+ students. They work and they’ll take you to a new level of confidence and security in your physio career, no matter how many years of experience you have now.
We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your results if you do the work. This mentorship is for action-driven physiotherapists who are committed to providing better care for their patients and becoming more skilled practitioners.
Our goal for you is to have the confidence to address any patient problem and find purpose and control of your practice and income with this mentorship. We want you to know how to ensure patients have a positive experience and return to your care, be able to confidently create treatment plans and assessments for your patients, and become a more skilled practitioner for your patients.
Why are we offering so much value for so little money?
We’re on a mission to redefine what it means to be a physiotherapist, and that means reaching as many practitioners as possible! We’re offering our mentorship program for this ridiculously low price so it’s an easy yes for you to start maximizing your business and find your purpose again!
"The mentorship was great to have in my first year of practice..."
"It helped me refine my handling skills and helped me grow more confident more quickly as a clinician. Joelle and Julia are easy to approach and are always happy to answer questions and share their knowledge as experienced clinicians which made the workshops easy to take part in and learn from."
— SS, PT Mentors Student
Got More Questions? We’ve Got Answers
How many hours of clinical training and shadowing do I receive? We recommend shadowing once per month (full or half day). Each shadowing session will have an hour built in for one on one hands on skills practice.
How do I ask questions to mentors in real-time? You can ask questions from a variety of platforms including WhatsApp, SMS text, email, and phone! You are guaranteed to receive response time within 24hrs.
Can I get help with my patients’ problems and cases? Yes! You can receive support for a specific patient case via one of the contact methods or by scheduling a Zoom call. You also have the option to bring the patient to Julia’s clinic to be seen by her while you can observe and collaborate with Julia on addressing the patient.
How do I attend the workshops and connect with the community? Workshops involving manual skills are held in person in Toronto. We also sometimes have workshops that don’t involve hands-on practice that are done over Zoom. You can connect with community via the Facebook group and website forum.
What happens at the end of the one-year program? There will be a professional yearly review to review the previous year's successes, challenges, accomplishments and goals. Members have the option to renew their subscription for a new year of mentorship.
Can I sign-up if I’m an acupuncture grad or is it just for physio grads? Yes! We welcome other healthcare practitioners - chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopathic doctors and athletic therapists.
Message from Joelle & Julia
Regardless of whether or not you decide to join our program, we encourage you to begin setting aside money to invest in your physio career and continuous learning so you feel in control and confident in your practice.
Take it from us: you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by the lack of real-world experience and mentorship in your early career.
Some of you already know this is EXACTLY what you’ve been looking for to fuel your physio practice, provide better patient care, and get more experience and education.
Don’t wait until you’ve hit a breaking point in your practice. Invest in yourself NOW to create the physio career you want and the best care for your patients.
You know what’s better than our full case loads, flexible schedules, higher salaries, and fulfilling client relationships? Having you right alongside us.
- Joelle and Julia
* For a limited time
The Online Mentorship Program allows access to mentoring anywhere and everywhere. We recognize that meeting in person is not always available for everyone. With this in mind we have created a remote learning option to keep you connected to our community.