Fast Track your Graduate for Private Practice

  • Getting started

    Physiomentor is about providing structured mentoring and training systems for graduate physiotherapists that are stepping into a career in private practice. We provide your graduate with the necessary business and clinical skills to hit the ground running in a fast-paced, physiotherapy business environment.

  • What you can expect

    The structured online curriculum will maximise their development in clinical and business streams for private practice. The focus of the program is to up-skill your graduate in a short period of time to thrive and provide high-quality patient-focused care in a private practice setting and deliver the business skills to be a profitable addition to your business. The online program allows your graduate to learn on the job and remain working in the business. We have done all the work for you with proven strategies for success!

About Your Mentor

Mellissa Salmond

Mellissa is an experienced, musculoskeletal, generalist physiotherapist. Her generalist skills are acquired from working in the public hospital and aged care system, internationally, in the mining sector and for the last 9 years as a private practice business owner.

Whilst Mellissa is a business owner herself she found providing training, development and mentoring to graduates in private practice very time consuming and this was reflected in the business revenue, due to her having to step away from her own patient load to dedicate the time to the graduates.

She went searching for some type of program or ability to outsource this role to help with training graduates in a private practice setting but was unsuccessful on her search. There are many exceptional self directed, online resources to access, however none of them were specifically targeting graduates in private practice with a focus on business and clinical development. 

She decided to create a solution to her own problem and developed Physiomentor, a business designed for private practice business owners wanting and needing to outsource the training of new graduates in private practice to be profitable in business and clinically exceptional for private practice.

Mellissa will work with your graduate to fast track their development in your business and create a clinician your clients will be lining up to see.

Mellissa is a keen APA member and is part of the APA Focus Group that currently discusses 'Graduate Readiness in Private Practice'.


Strong Musculoskeletal background

Dry Needling

Clinical Pilates


Jobfit Evaluator

WorkHab Evaluator

Integrative Acupuncture

Lymphoedema Qualified Therapist

Mulligan Technique

Manual Therapy

Kinesio Taping

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Step by Step Guidance

Business Skills

Clinical Knowledge

Unlimited Email Access 24/7

Exclusive Access to the Graduate Learning Portal Resources

Members Only Access to Physiomentor Community

Graduate Accountability in Business

Access Graduate Specific Resources for Physiotherapy Private Practice

  • Rehabilitation Protocols - for common post - op conditions and conservative management of musculoskeletal conditions.

  • Business Principles for Private Practice - including dealing with Work Cover and Insurance Companies, How to Create a Recurrent Clientele, How to Sell stock etc. The essentials for a business environment that are not taught in the university curriculum.

  • Exercise Sheets - for common conditions and injuries. We have done all the work for your graduate. Consider these programs like sheet music to follow until they find their feet and develop their clinical complex reasoning.

  • Video Demonstrations - taping/ strapping, clinical techniques, unique selling points as well as role playing private practice scenarios.

  • Podcasts & Audio Files

  • Relevant Electronic Journal Articles - get the most up-to-date, relevant knowledge for graduates in private practice.

  • Performance Appraisal & Key Performance Indicator- monitoring templates for graduates.

  • Strategy Emails - to keep your graduate on track and motivated to perform.

  • Exclusive access to graduate community network


The following prices are for bundles including the number of mentoring sessions: No phone mentoring ($962.50), 2x Phone Sessions ($1265), 3x Phone Sessions ($1430), 4x Phone Sessions ($1595) or 5x Phone Sessions ($1760). All prices include GST.