End of physio placement 2

For the past 6 weeks I have been on my Neurophysiotherapy placement in Tameside General Hospital. Neuro is not a discipline that I found particularly easy or natural to learn, and the placement held a few fears for me. To be honest, before I did it, I had visions of not learning all that much and finding myself out of my depth in terms of communication and background knowledge. However, my preconceptions were completely changed by my Clinical Educator and the general team over in Tameside General. I know that Tameside hasn’t really got the greatest of reputations, and also, … Continue reading

University – the 2nd year continues

My degree in Physiotherapy continues on apace. The first semester of year 2 was very crowded with a lot of specific learning on the Spine, Cardio-Respiratory and Neurological physiotherapy, with only 3, 4 and 4 weeks worth of teaching time given over to each. All that cumulated in exams and a written assignment, which all collided in the first couple of weeks of January. I even missed a race as I thought it was probably a better idea to stay at home and revise the day before one of the exams, rather than batter my way across 22 miles of … Continue reading


Having to commute to and from a city in the dark was something I thought I had left behind when we became self-employed and left London for the somewhat greener climes of Glossop. Lately, however, that has changed as I am off into Salford for a few days a week to continue my Physiotherapy degree. We have finished all the physiology of movement now, which I found pretty straightforward, having covered virtually all of it as a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist, and now we are onto much more pathological things. Neurological and Cardio-respiratory physiotherapy. These are a long way … Continue reading