New Grad Education Program


First of all, congratulations on finishing your degree. It’s a very difficult course and a huge achievement to get to the end of it. I hope you think of that as the first step in the learning process required to become a great clinician.

Now the fun really starts – Using your skills and knowledge on real patients. They will challenge you, confuse you and confound you and the learning curve is very steep, especially in your first few years of practice.

That is why it is critical to have a structured program in place to assist your development as a therapist.

At the WA Physio Group, we understand this. It helps the clinicians develop, it gets the best result for our patients, improves our reputation and just makes good business sense. Sadly, when many physios start in private practice physiotherapy, these systems aren’t in place and the new therapist is left to flounder.

Why our program?

At the WA Physio Group, our New Grad Training Program covers what we call the Key Clinical Competencies to become a great private practice physio. These may have been touched on at University, but need fine tuning, or may be completely new topics that you haven’t yet considered.

These sessions are in addition to the very comprehensive program that is available to all of our physiotherapists, which includes two two-hour sessions every month with outstanding presenters. For more information on the education program available to all of our clinicians, not just recent graduates, click here.

The topics for new grad physios are covered over a revolving two-year period, so it is recommended that you stay in the program for that time to get all topics covered. If you need something more urgently, we do have some flexibility in the program, and can do ad-hoc sessions as required as well.

You are more than welcome to continue attending the sessions after the two-year period is up, and can cherry-pick whichever sessions you would find valuable.

When are sessions run?

These sessions are done on a Monday from 1:30 to 2:30pm at Midland.


Here is the list of topics that we cover over the two-year period.

  • Shoulder Assessment and Treatment Techniques
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Assessment and Treatment Techniques
  • Wrist and Hand Assessment and Treatment Techniques
  • Hip/ Groin Assessment and Treatment Techniques
  • Knee Assessment and Treatment Techniques
  • Knee Surgery
  • ACL Rehab
  • Shin Pain Assessment and Treatment
  • Ankle Assessment and Treatment Techniques
  • Peripheral Taping – Upper and Lower Limb
  • Spinal Surgery – Procedures and Rehab
  • Spinal Imaging
  • SIJ Disorders
  • Combined Movement Assessment for the Spine
  • Mulligan’s NAG’s and SNAG’s
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Upper Limb Neurological Assessment
  • Upper Limb NTPT’s
  • Lower Limb Neurological Assessment
  • Lower Limb NTPT’s
  • Cervical Mobilisation and Manipulation
  • VBI Assessment
  • Upper Cervical Instability Testing
  • Upper Cervical Assessment and Treatment
  • Thoracic Manipulation
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Lumbar Mobilisation and Manipulation
  • Lumbar Disc Assessment and Treatment
  • Communication with Patients – Language to use
  • The Habits of a Successful Physio
  • FAQ’s at the Front Desk
  • Relationship Building
  • Subjective History Taking
  • Presenting Yourself as an Expert
  • Patient Retention
  • Customer Service
  • Helping Your Patient to Overcome Ambivalence

We look forward to helping you develop into a fantastic private practice physio.

If you have any further questions about this program, feel free to contact me on 0413 485 892

We look forward to helping you develop into a fantastic private practice physio.

If you have any further questions about this program, feel free to contact me on 0413 485 892

Sean Fuller
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Practice Principal
Education Coordinator