Physiotherapy Work Placement #1

For the past 6 weeks I have been kept busy during the day by my uni course. Instead of spending my days slaving over books in the library, I have been out on placement. This basically means that I spent my time being a NHS physio, with a qualified supervisor looking on, to ensure I wasn’t doing anything wrong or stupid.

Tim sorting work placement papers

Tim sorting work placement papers – there’s a lot more in another folder too!

I’ve been lucky enough to have a placement on community physiotherapy, which meant treating a variety of issues on people who were unable to get to hospital for an appointment.

During this time I was fortunate to get to visit with the orthotist and the dietician. My time in this area has certainly given me new insight into how the NHS works, and the challenges and rewards of being a community physio.

My next 6 week placement will be based in a hospital, looking more specifically at neurology, an essential part of my education for HCPC standards.

So I’m keeping busy during the day, but I’m still available for Sports Massage bookings on evenings and weekends, and Lynne is holding the fort magnificently with the sessions during the week as well.

In addition to commuting by bike to work placement daily I’ve also squeezed in some running. Early April I ran at the English Champs fell race at Pendle, and at Easter I won the race in my age category at Ras-y-Moelwyn at over in Wales. More about those races over on my TestedToDestruction blog.

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