13th Jul 2017

Spear Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic run a successful mentorship programme, where new-to-trade or recent graduates get access to the clinic’s online resources and team of qualified physiotherapists. The SPEAR high performance environment is an exciting and dynamic place to be and there is only blue sky in our clinic!

Ideal candidates have the drive and enthusiasm to work in a musculoskeletal and sporting environment, with a fire in their belly to work in a private practise with a large emphasis on sport. Newly qualified physiotherapists need to be prepared to ride a steep learning curve and draw on the knowledge of our dynamic and skilled team.

Building on the success of the last round of applicants in the mentorship programme, SPEAR have a gold standard teaching programme to develop and support the right person’s skills in this area.

We spoke to two of our physiotherapists who recently went through the SPEAR mentorship programme, Yasmin and Isla both joined the team after their graduation in 2016.

Isla says: “… it has been a great mentorship programme which fully supported myself as a newly qualified physiotherapist to now, a year in, and further still! It has allowed me to work confidently within private practice knowing I have the support in continued learning and development and has been personally led between myself and Yasmin; giving us the option to develop our learning where we wanted.”

Yasmin also shared her experience on the programme: “the mentorship programme at SPEAR has provided me with the support to increase my confidence and expand my knowledge base whilst making the transition from university to working in private practice”

If you are interested and want to find out more about the SPEAR mentorship programme or our clinic then you can contact us or come to our open CPD event on Wednesday, 2nd August at 6.30pm at the Aberdeen Sports Village clinic. A number of our team are attending a shoulder course in July, where we will be exploring the shoulder, what we currently know, new concepts in assessment and treatment; and current research in this field.

At the open CPD evening there will be a presentation covering anatomy, current concepts in assessment and treatment; and current research in this area and what this means for current practise. An interactive discussion on the “Sporting Shoulder” will relate to clinical practise and what tests, manual therapy or exercise therapy we find works or doesn’t work. There will be a chance to find out more about the SPEAR mentorship programme and the evening will finish with an interactive discussion and a “poolside chat” with the chance to ask questions and share knowledge.

Please email us in advance if you would like to come along to our open CPD evening.

Closing dates for all graduate physiotherapists for the SPEAR mentorship programme is Monday 7th August, please email your CV to info@spearphysiotherapy.co.uk