Are you a PT looking for mentorship and hands-on experience in orthopedic care?
By Lily Beltran
At Luna, we’re on a mission to reimagine the physical therapy experience. Part of that reimagining means making care easy, convenient, and accessible for patients. It also means creating a magical experience for therapists providing the care. To make it happen, we regularly speak with therapists to learn more about their hopes, dreams, and the challenges they are facing. For many therapists, especially those who are early in their careers, a lack of experience in certain practice areas hinders their ability to pursue opportunities.
We knew early on that we were going to do things a little differently. We wanted to elevate the profession and make it as easy as possible for highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and driven therapists to gain access to personal and professional development opportunities. From this place, the Luna Growth Program was born.
Wondering whether the Luna Growth Program is right for you? Here’s everything you need to know!
Who might be a good fit for the Luna Growth Program?
The program is ideal for talented physical therapists who don’t have sufficient hands-on experience in orthopedic outpatient care and are looking to advance their practical knowledge through mentorship and collaboration. Because we provide care to patients in their homes, the program is centered towards clinical reasoning and independent decision making to return our patients back to their active prior level of function. Growth PTs will have the opportunity to work through real clinical scenarios to build skills and confidence.
So, whether you work at a clinic and are ready to learn something new through mentorship, want a broader work experience, or have worked in acute care or home health for years and are finding avenues to gain experience in outpatient care, the Luna Growth Program could be perfect for you.
What can Growth PTs expect from the program?
As a Growth PT, you’ll work closely with the Luna team to create a growth plan tailored specifically for you. You’ll receive ongoing feedback and access to our entire technology platform, including the Luna app, EMR, and Concierge messaging. We’ll match you with patient appointments only during the times that you are available, and one of our expert therapists will be by your side throughout the program to provide guidance and mentorship.
All Growth PTs are responsible for scheduling and participating in weekly one-on-ones during the first four weeks of treating patients. During these sessions, you’ll discuss specific cases, patient participation, and ways to improve your patient outcomes. After the first month in the program, you’ll move to monthly check-ins with your mentor until you graduate from the program. These sessions are designed to help you focus on patient outcomes and your overall efficiency and independence as a therapist.
Have specific learning preferences? Our expert therapists will match your preferred method of learning to help you get the very most out of the program. You’ll leave the program confident in your assessment, PT diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment progression skills. You’ll also be qualified to work as a Luna therapist.
How long does the program last?
Depending on your specific needs, the program can last anywhere from three to twelve months. Participating in outside continuing education? Let your mentor know! This could bump up your graduation date.
Is the program paid?
Yes! Just like a Luna therapist, we pay Growth PTs on a per visit basis. They also receive one-on-one mentorship, feedback and guidance on furthering clinical success and real work experience with the outpatient patient population to allow self-driven learning process at no cost. While continuing education is a great way to improve evidence based knowledge and learn different skillsets, Luna provides a platform to gain experience and develop those skills while having your own personal guide along the way! We want to help therapists expand their practice, gain access to valuable resources, and evolve. We’re here to support PTs like you wholeheartedly—no fees.