Strive & Thrive in Private Practice Program
For students & recent graduates: Avoid overwhelm & confusion. Learn essential non-clinical skills, increasing professional effectiveness AND client satisfactionEnroll in Course
Avoid Overwhelm. Learn How.
University undergraduate courses for health professionals have their clinical practice component steeped in a hospital tradition. Fair enough, that was where most graduates headed to after completion of their degree. Well, they did 20+ years ago. Not so in recent time. A much larger number of graduates are heading directly into private practice and the expectations and skill sets required are significantly different. What happens? Stress, overwhelm, confusion and dissatisfaction.
Quotes from mates & the areas they struggled with:
"I'm finding it hard to be able to manage a crazy/busy caseload of on average 45 hours a week, and be able to also balance life outside of my working hours. I find I have no time for anything - friends, family, exercise, social etc.. and this really makes me unhappy and anxious at times."
"Marketing. This was something we never learnt at uni."
"Self doubt! I know I know a lot of stuff, but pulling it out of the brain at the right time, with confidence, and making it all make sense for a patient on the spot is a huge challenge - especially when, as a student, we always had time to step out of the room, process, chat and discuss things with a supervisor, and then re-enter the room."
"When I first started I found it difficult to combine a meaningful assessment, whilst thinking to myself the direction I was going to take with the treatment and then being able to effectively communicate with the patient without seeming like I wasn't confident. I guess it was all pretty overwhelming"
If this resonates with you, this course is for YOU!
I totally get where these people are coming from. Transition into private practice is tough. I know it, I felt it and there is a better way than jumping off the deep end and seeing if your a sinker or a floater. To solve this problem we created this blueprint course with 8 steps, to take you from struggle and overwhelmed, to being a confident clinician, understanding the how and why of managing a successful caseload.
The Strive & Thrive in Private Practice online course, is the first program in Australasia specifically for new and recent graduates. This course will provide all the necessary non-clinical skills so you can enjoy, feel competent and succeed in private practice, without lead weights around your ankles!
On completion, download your certificate to qualify you for 30 hours towards your annual AHPRA professional development requirements.
"I’ve just completed your course and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much for creating such an inspiring course, which has so many useful tools and strategies to directly apply to our work. Having worked mostly for NSW Health since I graduated I have found transitioning to private practice in Sydney over the last few years quite different. Your course has definitely been what I have been looking for to better understand private practice but also better market what I do and how to best look after my patients."
- Laura Worthing Chair of APA NSW WMPH Committee, Titled APA Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist
"On Module 4: Effective Communication
An excellent exploration of patient centered care, through the lens of listening to understand. A very useful clinical summary of 'effective questioning'. I especially love the 'zoom in zoom out' concept. I've found this really valuable for staying focused and on track (with respect to both time and my clinical reasoning ....where to next with this assessment/treatment?) This has helped to lessen the anxiety that can creep in during a more challenging clinical session."
- Kim Tyson, Physiotherapist
"I have just finished your course and absolutely loved it! It was incredibly thought provoking and insightful. I really appreciated how it delved down into how we need to look into our personal values and beliefs for longevity and happiness in our careers. As a final year physio student, I really appreciated how the course highlighted some really important areas of focus which were not covered as part of the uni curriculum, such as practical strategies for growing and maintain your client base and how to make the most of your time during treatment sessions.
Two of my goals when commencing the Strive & Thrive in Private Practice course, were to avoid over prescribing of exercises and to gain better structure within my treatment sessions. The course resources allowed me to achieve this. I learnt a structured way to reflect on my current time efficiency and allocation of energy during sessions, as well as a way to plan ahead to gain more time within treatment sessions."
- Georgina, new graduate Physiotherapist
Doug has been a clinician since 1987 and worked in a wide variety of private and hospital based environments, both in Australia and overseas. During this time he has been fortunate to work with many very experienced practitioners, absorbing the good and bad aspects, before setting up a private practice with his partner. He has been in private practice since 1989.
Along the way, he recognised the critical link between ongoing professional development and professional enjoyment. He completed a post graduate diploma in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, post graduate diploma in clinical acupuncture and specialisation in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Doug recently completed his PhD at Curtin University.
To simultaneously assist others develop a career in education and facilitative access to professional development, Doug created AAP Education, which provides high quality PD to aspiring health professionals, that want to make a difference to their clients and ensure their professionally longevity.