Clinical Mentoring and Development
Each clinical PT, OT, and PTA participates in a mandatory 3 to 6 month mentoring program at Athletico Physical Therapy. This program is specifically designed to support the transition from student to functioning therapist and also to support a fully seasoned therapist to the Athletico organization. All clinical staff is assigned a clinical mentor who is established directly in their location. Through regular real-time feedback and one-on-one weekly meetings, each new clinician is supported by discussion of specific clinical topics such as direct patient cases, clinical reasoning, as well as operational details.
The mentoring program includes a specific 3 to 6 month outline that is followed in detail to ensure that each new clinician at Athletico begins their career with an easy and fulfilling transition. Flexibility is also built into the mentorship model to allow focus on individual needs throughout the program. By engaging fully with the mentoring program, both the mentor and the mentee are able to establish a long-term relationship that allows mentoring to continue well past the initial program.