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In what ways has mentorship been beneficial to your professional development as a physical therapist?

Mentorship has been hugely beneficial to my professional development by providing opportunities and passing on knowledge. It has allowed me to grow in my profession and be confident in taking on challenges that may have been outside of my reach before.
 
Transcript: "In what ways has mentorship and beneficial to your professional development. As a physical therapist mentorship has been probably the most influential piece to my profession and my professional development and has led me to be doing exactly what I'm doing today. I was really fortunate to have an extremely. Good Mentor who helped Place me in situations that would allow me to grow and gave me a lot of opportunities to succeed. I believe a good Mentor will help create opportunities. Teas and a good PT. Someone that's very confident in themselves will be ready to accept those opportunities and will be paired even when it might feel a little scary, or a little daunting, or maybe even a little Out Of Reach. A good Mentor is also very confident in themselves in that. It doesn't really scare them to present an amazing opportunity to someone else. They don't really feel threatened. And I feel very lucky to have been Guided by someone who wanted to pass on the torch to the Next Generation. Duration. And I truly believe that we learn from each other and part of the process of growing professionally as a whole is then to be able to pass on our knowledge, to the next generation of the scope are physical therapist, so they can hopefully be even better and then help make the next generation of therapists better on top of that."
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Colleen Little, PT, DPT, OCS

PT/Strength Coach Bowerman Track Club
In what ways has mentorship and beneficial to your professional development. As a physical therapist mentorship has been probably the most influential piece to my profession and my professional development and has led me to be doing exactly what I'm doing today. I was really fortunate to have an extremely. Good Mentor who helped Place me in situations that would allow me to grow and gave me a lot of opportunities to succeed. I believe a good Mentor will help create opportunities. Teas and a good PT. Someone that's very confident in themselves will be ready to accept those opportunities and will be paired even when it might feel a little scary, or a little daunting, or maybe even a little Out Of Reach. A good Mentor is also very confident in themselves in that. It doesn't really scare them to present an amazing opportunity to someone else. They don't really feel threatened. And I feel very lucky to have been Guided by someone who wanted to pass on the torch to the Next Generation. Duration. And I truly believe that we learn from each other and part of the process of growing professionally as a whole is then to be able to pass on our knowledge, to the next generation of the scope are physical therapist, so they can hopefully be even better and then help make the next generation of therapists better on top of that.
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Dr. Kari Martin, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist and Swim Coach
In what ways has mentorship been beneficial to your professional development as a physical therapist? I think that having a mentor is profoundly important. So when I was a new clinician, granted, it was about 10 years ago. Now, you come out of PT school. And, you know, just spent all this time and money and getting an advanced degree and you get into your first job despite, you know, of whole year of internships and residencies Maybe My clinical rotations, prayer, and all of a sudden you're on your own with this person who has pain and is trusting you with your care and you feel like you don't know anything at all. So starting out in a clinic or in a setting where there is lots of more senior clinicians around. So you can bounce ideas off of and learn from is really really super valuable. There are a lot of times when you look across the gym at an exercise that a PT was leading a different patient through and you're immediately, like, you know, that is going to be Part of your next routine for the next person because they approached something slightly different than what you did and everybody comes from different backgrounds and has different biases. So being able to work together with, you know, other people that come from different areas than you is super super valuable and just learn from the folks around you is is another part of why this profession and field is so awesome.
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Dr. Brian Cunningham

🇺🇸 Olympic Swim Team Physiotherapist
And what ways has mentorship been beneficial to your professional development as a physical therapist greatly? But only in the latter part of my career in the early part of my career mentorship really wasn't available. I'll give you an example. I worked at a clinic and I really wanted guidance and ask for guidance on a regular basis from the managers asking them, you know, with my skills and what you see, and you've seen Seen other physical therapists grow and move through this Clinic. What do you think are my strengths and weaknesses? Mm, what kind of courses, do you think you should do? And that type of thing and they were not forthcoming and So eventually I actually had to leave there and I feel that it's important to get mentorship. So I went to different classes and different organizations and got mentorship there. But you have to be willing to Ask for it and I think what some of the other ladies have mentioned that yeah when you go to a fellowship there you're paying for a mentorship but I have found that not many people are willing to just give mentorship and time freely that's just my personal experience.
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Lisa Pataky, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Head Physical Therapist, Overtime Elite
In what ways has mentorship been beneficial to your professional development as a physical therapist? I think it's been invaluable, that's probably made me the physical therapist that I am today. I've been really lucky my whole career to have kind of official and unofficial mentors. You know, when I was in residency I had a lot of mentors that were just inherent Through The Residency program and then all of my jobs after I tried to find people more senior than myself to Mentor me. Not Just within Physical Therapy. But in other disciplines athletic trainers that mentored me Sports dietitians that mentored me Sports Medicine, Physicians, that mentored me excetera. And I've been very lucky that people have been really gracious with their knowledge and their time to help me and even continue to help me to this day. Even when I've been practicing for ten years, I still have a lot of people that I'll reach out to. If I have questions about a difficult case, something that I haven't seen before that. I'm not as familiar with. So I think it's really helped shape the way that I practice the way that I interact with athletes and just basically everything about my professional development.
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Phil Page

Sports Physical Therapy & Researcher
This question is about mentorship and how it's been beneficial to my professional development as a PT. And I also include my development as an athletic trainer some dual certified my mentorship. I keenly remember the particular, the head athletic trainers that I've worked with that, have really influenced me. Not just from an educational standpoint on what to do, or what not to do, but how to interact with people and every one of those mentors that I've had teaches me something different, if it's about how to interact with an athlete or the coaches or in general how to run things like a clinic or a training room. Those are the things I've really taken away from my mentorship and then of course, it's my profession has kind of evolved into education. I go back and think about individuals who had taught me and how to emulate. What I had seen. Seen whether they were really mentors or not, they weren't at the time, obviously, because I didn't know I'd end up in Academia, but being able to Mentor people as a really important thing in our professions. And it's something I really enjoy doing and I'm very happy to continue mentoring individuals and I'm very blessed to be able to do that.
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Kate Stalker

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Leading Physiotherapist
I love to Mentor, young physios old videos and just brainstorm stuff. I love to chat about different ways in which you can treat things. That always think there's many ways to skin a cat. So I think it's really exciting when you can sit down with somebody and someone who's younger than you and they challenge your ideas or you challenge. There's I think, you know, is the dunning-kruger effect way when you, you know, a little, you think, you know, A lot and I know a lot and I think I know how little I know, well I've been a 40 long time, so the more, you know, the more you realize you don't know so much. So it's really nice to good. Like, some biotic relationship, I find with mentorship.