THE GRAD PROJECT

THE GRAD PROJECT

PRIMAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

We work to ensure all our clinician’s potential is achieved through professional development and coaching. We have invested in a state-of-the-art training facility to deliver education seminars and workshops to all allied health professionals, establishing us as leaders in our industry.

Lisa Tran

Lisa Tran

Director and Clinical Educator

“After a few years in the industry, I was unimpressed, demotivated and the outlook for quality healthcare looked bleak. Instead of being a part of that, I wanted to change the way we approached healthcare and not leave anyone behind – everyone deserves excellent healthcare. We opened Primal ® with the vision to revolutionise healthcare and put our client’s health at the forefront of our business. I am passionate about our industry and I am committed to making a difference in our client’s lives. We do not just treat an injury, we treat the person and in turn, change their lives.” – Lisa Tran.

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Empowering Your Potential

At Primal®, our mission is centered around empowering you, the clinician, to unlock your fullest potential. We understand that your career is more than just a job – it’s a personal journey that deserves to be nurtured and elevated to extraordinary heights. That’s why we have devoted ourselves to creating an environment where you can thrive and excel.

Step into any Primal® clinic, and you’ll experience a timeless design that embodies warmth and comfort. Our intimate treatment rooms and open-plan gym are thoughtfully crafted to empower both you and your clients. We believe in fostering self-management and empowering individuals to take control of their well-being, resulting in lasting and transformative outcomes.

But our commitment to your success goes beyond the physical space. We place a strong emphasis on your education and professional growth because we believe continuous learning is the key to becoming an exceptional clinician. That’s why we have established a state-of-the-art training facility at Primal® Headquarters in Camberwell, Victoria. Here, you’ll receive rigorous training and have access to cutting-edge seminars and workshops led by industry experts. Our founder and clinical educator, Lisa Tran, brings her invaluable experience as a successful practice owner to guide and mentor you on your journey towards excellence. Learn more about the GPO →

High-End Healthcare

When you choose Primal®, you gain access to a world of personalised, high-end healthcare that surpasses expectations. We equip you with advanced treatment techniques, the latest research, and innovative tools to elevate your clinical practice to new heights. Our goal is to shape you into a clinician of unparalleled excellence, armed with a comprehensive toolkit and unwavering support.

We firmly believe in the power of collaboration and the strength of a united team. Alongside Lisa, a group of highly motivated and accomplished healthcare providers join forces to deliver top-notch education and practical insights. This collaborative approach ensures that you stay at the forefront of the industry, constantly expanding your knowledge and refining your skills.

Stay connected with us by following @thegradprojectofficial, where we share upcoming events, workshops, and educational opportunities. Join us on this transformative journey as we reshape the future of healthcare education and propel your career towards extraordinary success. At Primal®, your potential knows no limits.

AN UNRIVALLED DESIGN

Purpose built traiing facility the industry has never seen before

Step into the future of rehabilitation at PRIMAL® and experience our unrivaled clinics that are at the forefront of the industry. Guided by our mission to lead the way towards a stronger future with extraordinary outcomes, we embrace innovation and purpose in every aspect. Each PRIMAL® clinic is thoughtfully designed to cater to the holistic nature of healthcare, with a focus on achieving lifelong results. Our timeless clinic design creates a welcoming and comfortable environment, providing clients with the perfect setting to regain their health and well-being. Featuring separate treatment rooms and an open-plan gym, our clinics foster intimacy and empower clients to take control of their conditions through self-management. At PRIMAL®, we are shaping the future of rehabilitation and paving the way for unprecedented results.

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HAMSTRING ASSESSMENT RESULTS 🏃🏻‍♀️ Well the results are in! I must say this client presented VERY well despite what the scan says. In fact, the day before he came to me, he had ran 5kms with minimal issues. Based on the assessment, the location of pain did indicate that the tear would likely be in the musculotendinous junction, although the extent of the tear did not reflect his function. He was able to run, single leg bridge and also jump!You will come across many clients where they scan does not reflect their pain or dysfunction - so treat what you see and how your client presents! #physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

HAMSTRING ASSESSMENT RESULTS 🏃🏻‍♀️ Well the results are in! I must say this client presented VERY well despite what the scan says. In fact, the day before he came to me, he had ran 5kms with minimal issues. Based on the assessment, the location of pain did indicate that the tear would likely be in the musculotendinous junction, although the extent of the tear did not reflect his function. He was able to run, single leg bridge and also jump! You will come across many clients where they scan does not reflect their pain or dysfunction - so treat what you see and how your client presents! #physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

🌟 IT'S HIRING SEASON! Ready to Ace Your Job Interview? 🌟Hey future therapists! If you're gearing up for job interviews, here are some essential tips to help you shine! I've interviewed many candidates in my role and there are certain things I look for in candidates - I am sure that the clinics you apply for are looking for the same things!1️⃣ Understand the Clinic's & Team's Values 🏥Before your interview, dive deep into the clinic's mission, values, and treatment approach. Show how your own values align with theirs. It's all about finding that perfect fit for not just yourself, but for the clinic too.2️⃣ Get to Know Your Future Team👩‍⚕️Research the therapists and support staff you'll be working alongside. Knowing their backgrounds and specialties will demonstrate your genuine interest in becoming a part of the team. 🤝3️⃣ Understand Your Demographic🧐Identify the clinic's demographics is often underrated. Show how you can connect with and serve the specific needs of these clients📊4️⃣ Solutions-Oriented Mindset💡During your interview, don't just highlight problems; provide solutions! Discuss how you can contribute to the clinic and help clients to achieve their goals. 🙌Remember, confidence and a genuine passion for helping others are your secret weapons. More tips coming!#physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

🌟 IT'S HIRING SEASON! Ready to Ace Your Job Interview? 🌟 Hey future therapists! If you're gearing up for job interviews, here are some essential tips to help you shine! I've interviewed many candidates in my role and there are certain things I look for in candidates - I am sure that the clinics you apply for are looking for the same things! 1️⃣ Understand the Clinic's & Team's Values 🏥 Before your interview, dive deep into the clinic's mission, values, and treatment approach. Show how your own values align with theirs. It's all about finding that perfect fit for not just yourself, but for the clinic too. 2️⃣ Get to Know Your Future Team👩‍⚕️ Research the therapists and support staff you'll be working alongside. Knowing their backgrounds and specialties will demonstrate your genuine interest in becoming a part of the team. 🤝 3️⃣ Understand Your Demographic🧐 Identify the clinic's demographics is often underrated. Show how you can connect with and serve the specific needs of these clients📊 4️⃣ Solutions-Oriented Mindset💡 During your interview, don't just highlight problems; provide solutions! Discuss how you can contribute to the clinic and help clients to achieve their goals. 🙌 Remember, confidence and a genuine passion for helping others are your secret weapons. More tips coming! #physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

👀 HAMSTRING ASSESSMENT 💥 Today, let’s dive into the world of basic hamstring assessment! 🤔 WHY HAMSTRINGS MATTER:Our hamstrings play a vital role in everyday movements and sports performance. They help with knee flexion, hip extension, and very important as our running increases in speed. Although picking up a hamstring strain can be quite easy with a subjective and objective assessment, the EXTENT can be much harder to pinpoint. Between a grade 1 vs 3, can be a difference of a few weeks for return to sport, whilst a tear involving the musculotendinous junction can also add in more time. It’s important to gauge the level so that we can play a return to sport. If I’m unsure, I will usually allow one week to past by to see how quickly a client has improved and do my re-assessments - this can give a great indication as to how severe a tear can be too!#physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

👀 HAMSTRING ASSESSMENT 💥 Today, let’s dive into the world of basic hamstring assessment! 🤔 WHY HAMSTRINGS MATTER: Our hamstrings play a vital role in everyday movements and sports performance. They help with knee flexion, hip extension, and very important as our running increases in speed. Although picking up a hamstring strain can be quite easy with a subjective and objective assessment, the EXTENT can be much harder to pinpoint. Between a grade 1 vs 3, can be a difference of a few weeks for return to sport, whilst a tear involving the musculotendinous junction can also add in more time. It’s important to gauge the level so that we can play a return to sport. If I’m unsure, I will usually allow one week to past by to see how quickly a client has improved and do my re-assessments - this can give a great indication as to how severe a tear can be too! #physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

KNEE CASE STUDY - Did you get the diagnosis right? A few questions I was asked about this case study: 1. Body positioning for anterior draw test: yes, I always put my knee on the foot instead of sitting on it. I feel I can get a much better grip and aren’t getting in the way of myself. 2. McMurrays grip and how I handle longer limbs: practice makes perfect!! I usually grab the whole lower leg and tuck it under my arm and use my body rather than holding it solely with my hands - some people have big legs! Learn to see what works well for your own body! 3. Can clients really relax when you do special knee tests: Absolutely not 🤣 Combine your tests with other subjective information such as tenderness, instability and gait patterns (knee giving way etc). It’s the main reason why I use both McMurrays and Thessalys. 4. How do you determine grades? Laxity is very subjective - I usually compare to the other side. You can also take into account other clinic signs such as swelling, impaired weight bearing as well as pain levels through ROM and special tests! Happy assessing! #physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

KNEE CASE STUDY - Did you get the diagnosis right? A few questions I was asked about this case study: 1. Body positioning for anterior draw test: yes, I always put my knee on the foot instead of sitting on it. I feel I can get a much better grip and aren’t getting in the way of myself. 2. McMurrays grip and how I handle longer limbs: practice makes perfect!! I usually grab the whole lower leg and tuck it under my arm and use my body rather than holding it solely with my hands - some people have big legs! Learn to see what works well for your own body! 3. Can clients really relax when you do special knee tests: Absolutely not 🤣 Combine your tests with other subjective information such as tenderness, instability and gait patterns (knee giving way etc). It’s the main reason why I use both McMurrays and Thessalys. 4. How do you determine grades? Laxity is very subjective - I usually compare to the other side. You can also take into account other clinic signs such as swelling, impaired weight bearing as well as pain levels through ROM and special tests! Happy assessing! #physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

SAY IT LOUD, SAY IT PROUD AND ALL OVER AGAIN. Weight-training 👏 can 👏 be 👏 for 👏 everyone! 👏 This is just a small snippet of clients that are not athletes, they don’t usually go to the gym and have never touched a weight beforehand, yet have fully embraced weight training for the management and improvement of their conditions ❤️ It takes a lot of trust between the client and therapist to establish this kind of relationship so take your time. Don’t rush into it and allow your client to BE READY. Private practices also need to make sure that they can offer clients the basic facilities to introduce them to strength training. When I was a new grad, I thought working in sports and with athletes was the only thing I would want to do. Now that I am almost 10 years into the industry, the most fulfilling part of my job is introducing weight training and strength rehab into my clients journey. I love and enjoy the interactions I have and the changes I can make to peoples lives ❤️ This is the BEST job in the world and I am glad to be able to share my passion with my clients, my colleagues and students in the industry. Don’t be scared to introduce your clients to strength training 🏋🏻‍♀️#physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

SAY IT LOUD, SAY IT PROUD AND ALL OVER AGAIN. Weight-training 👏 can 👏 be 👏 for 👏 everyone! 👏 This is just a small snippet of clients that are not athletes, they don’t usually go to the gym and have never touched a weight beforehand, yet have fully embraced weight training for the management and improvement of their conditions ❤️ It takes a lot of trust between the client and therapist to establish this kind of relationship so take your time. Don’t rush into it and allow your client to BE READY. Private practices also need to make sure that they can offer clients the basic facilities to introduce them to strength training. When I was a new grad, I thought working in sports and with athletes was the only thing I would want to do. Now that I am almost 10 years into the industry, the most fulfilling part of my job is introducing weight training and strength rehab into my clients journey. I love and enjoy the interactions I have and the changes I can make to peoples lives ❤️ This is the BEST job in the world and I am glad to be able to share my passion with my clients, my colleagues and students in the industry. Don’t be scared to introduce your clients to strength training 🏋🏻‍♀️ #physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

Unraveling the Mystery: What’s Going on with this client? 🧐I am a big fan of taking a detailed subjective and allowing that to guide my physical assessments. If you find the right information, you will be able to confidently choose the tests that matter most. In private practice, we only have a limited time to assess, treat and reassess, whilst also creating a plan for the clients rehab - so becoming efficient in this process is vital!Pay close attention to the movements, tests, and observations in this video – can you guess what might be the diagnosis? 🕵️‍♀️📚#physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt

Unraveling the Mystery: What’s Going on with this client? 🧐 I am a big fan of taking a detailed subjective and allowing that to guide my physical assessments. If you find the right information, you will be able to confidently choose the tests that matter most. In private practice, we only have a limited time to assess, treat and reassess, whilst also creating a plan for the clients rehab - so becoming efficient in this process is vital! Pay close attention to the movements, tests, and observations in this video – can you guess what might be the diagnosis? 🕵️‍♀️📚 #physio #physiostudent #dpt #osteo #myo #osteostudent #chiro #university #physiotherapy #uom #degree #doctorofphysiotherapy #physicaltherapy #pt