New Graduate Mentorship

It is our goal that Aquacare Physical Therapy provides an environment for our clinicians to achieve long-term professional and clinical success.   We strive to provide opportunities for our team members to build on the foundation of their education.  Our mentorship program is designed to transition a new or novice clinician to a highly competent and well-rounded professional It is our desire that our clinicians will be part of Aquacare Physical Therapy for many years to come! All new graduate physical therapists will receive the following:

Mentor– All new graduates are provided with a personal mentor during their first 6 months of employment.   Mentors are available to offer clinical and professional guidance through scheduled meetings and on an as-needed basis.  Clinical skill development will consist of body-part specific, diagnosis-specific, acquiring skills in new treatment techniques and co-treatment opportunities.

Scheduled Weekly/Biweekly Meetings– New graduates and mentors meet initially one time weekly for the first 8 weeks and then twice a month for 16 weeks to assist them in developing their clinical reasoning and skills.

Opportunities For Specialization – At Aquacare Physical Therapy, practices are built on providing specialized services to meet the needs of our community, such as aquatic therapy, balance/vestibular, and women’s health. For those parties interested in pursuing specialty training, we provide for the mentoring and continuing education opportunities needed for this specialty program.

Continuing Education – $750 per year for clinical education courses.  For those interested in lymphedema, a full certification course will be covered at the Academy of Lymphatic Studies.  For those clinicians, interested in pelvic floor therapy- opportunities for taking two pelvic floor courses during your first year from either Herman and Wallace or APTA Pelvic Health.