Mindfulness physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation

Online Clinical Mentoring with Carolyn McManus

Most clinicians agree that patients who have a slower and more complex recovery process, or fail to recover, are often stressed and anxious. This observation inspired my career-long interest in how the body’s stress reaction influences a patient’s recovery. This inquiry led to my study and practice of mindfulness meditation and ultimately blossomed into a professional specialty that I pursued throughout my over 35-year career. Through online clinical mentoring, I now share my expertise and experience with colleagues to help them integrate mindfulness into physical and occupational therapy practice, improve outcomes with stressed and complex patients and enhance their own well-being.

Online clinical mentoring has been shown to be an effective strategy to help therapists achieve self-selected clinical goals, promote confidence and critical-thinking skills and improve clinical decision making. I offer both individual and small group mentoring formats that specifically target the integration of mindfulness principles and practices into your patient care and daily life. I’ll share with you the science and art of mindfulness in therapy practice. You’ll gain the knowledge base and practical skills to help your patients relax, heal, manage chronic symptoms and increase function while also reducing your own stress and increasing your happiness.

This mentoring program meets continuing education requirements for physical therapists practicing in Washington State. For clinicians practicing in other states, please contact your individual state board to determine your state’s online continuing education guidelines.

For additional information on online clinical mentoring opportunities, please contact me at carolyn@carolynmcmanus.com.


The online clinical mentoring with Carolyn has been fantastic. She effectively conveys the methods and science for incorporating mindfulness in the clinical setting. I have already successfully shared these techniques with patients. Mindful awareness instruction is one of the missing links in treating the whole person and promoting self-efficacy. I have truly loved this training, both personally and professionally. I feel so fortunate to benefit from Carolyn’s tremendous experience in the field. “
– Lisa Moore, DPT, Tacoma, WA