Jo - Physiotherapy
Studied BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy.
It’s not all about the bucket and sponge
People often think of a Physiotherapist as someone who runs onto a pitch to treat injured sports players. But the reality is that physiotherapy comes into so many different areas.
Physios often work in the community as well as in hospitals, hospices and day care units. And a lot of people don’t realise how important physio is in intensive care — for neurological conditions and in rehabilitation, for people who have suffered a stroke or have been in a car accident.
All of my placements have been really positive experiences. The key is to put everything into the experience: give it your all and work as hard as you can — then you’ll get the most out of it.
How the course is structured
The physiotherapy course is split into lectures and seminars. The seminars are a great opportunity for practical work: hands-on training on equipment and tools, while the lectures are a chance to get into the theory side of physiotherapy. The equipment we use is what we would use in our working days: electrical therapy equipment, plinths and anything else we might need.
I feel really lucky to go into this profession. It can be demanding and stressful at times but I love it: I get a lot out of it, and I find it so rewarding to work with patients.
"There's something for everyone with Physiotherapy, because there are so many different settings you can work in."