Why Mentorship Matters in PT

Why does mentorship matter so much in our physical therapy profession? And why do we keep harping on this? Here goes.

A mentor is an enlightened person that can see solutions without getting bogged down in the problem. They incite exponential growth and can inspire a person to be greater than they ever imagined. A mentor will demonstrate great care and compassion for you, always wanting to see you succeed. They will help you love what you do by demonstrating the pure joy that comes through the work. A true mentor will aspire to have you exceed them, and will find joy in seeing this growth.


A mentor’s gift is effortless. A mentor is at peace with the abilities they possess. We all can be mentors if we recognize our own gifts and talents.

Benefits of working with a mentor:

You can continue your didactic education where it counts – in the clinic. At The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, we want to allow you, as the student, to have the greatest educational experience you have ever had in your life. Mentorship will open doors for you when you feel hopeless or lost in the clinic. We want to see you succeed and are willing to provide all avenues to help you achieve your goals. Knowing that there is someone that cares about your success as much as you do is comforting and inspiring. As a mentor we have access to experts in the field that will continue to support your educational excellence. Our success is your success.


  1. Managing difficult diagnoses
  2. Test selection
  3. Differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning
  4. Communication with employer, staff and other co-workers.
  5. Management of patient schedules
  6. Innovative thought of becoming an asset to your clinic
  7. Communication with the physician
  8. Strategies to help you get the most out of your NAIOMT education

One last note, NAIOMT is currently accepting applications for its next OMPT Fellowship Program–where experts are produced through one-on-one mentorship! Deadline to submit your application is December 1, 2015. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

-Rajesh Khemraj

Clinical Fellowship Instructor

The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

About the Author

Rajesh is a Physical Therapist, who is passionate about health and wellness. He is interested in all aspects of general well being including fitness, nutrition and mindfulness. He continues to learn and grow from the profession he loves.

If this article is helpful to you or you would like to get more information, please do not hesitate to contact him at superflypt@gmail.com

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