How Physio U helped my career:
PhysioU, formally known as Clinical Practice Recognition, has been very helpful shaping my career as a PT. It became especially helpful when I was working in a private practice a few months following graduation from PT school. In this environment, I was either working alone as the only PT or with clinicians not necessarily dedicated to mentorship. Like all PTs, I was focused on getting my patients better. As a new graduate, I didn’t necessarily feel like I had a significant amount of skills or the knowledge to truly do so.
I did have access to my materials from PT school, various journal articles, and textbooks. I felt like all these resources were in a way “2 dimensional” in relation to my tendency to be a visual learner. CPR/PhysioU was a learning resource that seemed to come to life and acted like the mentor I needed while I was working my first job as a PT. I not only enjoyed watching the videos for a better understanding on how to perform various manual techniques/patient exercises. But I also would follow up on the included journal articles about the material to better understand the evidence.
I was fortunate to be exposed to CPR/PhysioU by Dr. Yung at a spinal exam/treatment course at MGH Hospital in Boston. Since my introduction to the app, I have been sure to mention it to my other PT classmates and coworkers as I make my PT career journey. Also from personal experience and those of my classmates, it can be helpful for PTs to continue learning when they are temporarily sidelined from working. Examples include: whether it’s an injury, waiting for a visa status to change, or just being between jobs. I currently continue to use it at my most recent position even though I am in a great mentoring environment. CPR/Physio U is like that teacher you always wanted! Thanks!