TPC has launched a new podcast by community physios, for community physios.
Called The Confident Physio, the podcast is for Australian physiotherapists in the earlier stages of their professional journey. Part behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a community physiotherapist working with seniors, part education and self-improvement on how you can become the best physio you can be so you can get the most out of your career.
We’ve published three episodes thus far; please see below for more details. You can listen to each episode and check out the show notes.
If you like what you hear, why not subscribe to The Confident Physio on Spotify and never miss an episode!
EPISODE 1 – How The Physio Co has evolved: Interview with Shilpa Parekh
In this, the first episode of The Confident Physio podcast, founder and CEO of The Physio Co, Tristan White, chats with Shilpa Parekh about her physio journey and how her role has changed over the years.
Shilpa has been a member of The Physio Co family since 2005. She is a member of our Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for leading and growing The Physio Co’s team of physios in Victoria.
Tristan and Shilpa also discuss the evolution of TPC as a company, from its early years, right through its specialisation in aged care, and up to now where it is a fully-fledged community practice.
EPISODE 2 – What does a typical day at The Physio Co looks like? Interview with physiotherapist, Esther Ram
In episode 2 of the podcast, physiotherapist Esther Ram discusses the ins and outs what it’s like for physios working at The Physio Co (TPC).
She explains how TPC team members manage to stay connected despite the company being a mobile business operating in the community across various parts of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Geelong.
Esther takes us through her physio journey to date, and explains what it’s like working solely with older clients. She tells the story of an 85-year-old client whose goal it was to continue to go skydiving, and how they worked together to make that happen!
EPISODE 3 – Working as a community physiotherapist with seniors: Interview with TPC physios Maddy Low + Katie Jenkins
Episode 3 of The Confident Physio features two TPC physios, Maddy Low and Katie Jenkins, who discuss openly about what it’s like to be a community physiotherapist working day-to-day with Australia’s senior population.
Maddy is based in Adelaide while Katie is in Sydney.
Making a difference in people’s lives is a big part of what TPC physios do. That’s the external part: working with clients, helping them make small changes which can have a positive impact on their life. Communicating with the families of clients is also an integral part of the role.
Maddy and Katie each share their reflections and thoughts on what it’s like working with seniors specifically, as well as the community-based working environment more generally.
But there’s also an internal side to working as a community physio. Being a mobile-only practice, TPC places great emphasis on culture and connection and support for one another.
The latter takes in emotional support: being there for each other, checking in to see how colleagues are going day to day.
Then there is professional support. This can take the form of chatting about client challenges and issues with peers, plus coaching sessions with senior members of the TPC team.
The Confident Physio is produced by The Physio Co (TPC), one of Australia’s leading mobile physiotherapy practices. TPC specialises in keeping Australia’s seniors mobile, safe and happy.