Keen on sport and the cadets when at school, Sarah thought a career in the RAF was for her. Plans changed when she met her husband and she followed a route into nursing. At the start of her medical career Sarah hadn't even heard of the role of Physiotherapy Technical Instructor but 6 years in, and with a promotion under her belt, she has even considered a degree in physiotherapy.
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DescriptionPhysiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.
QualificationsEntry is most common with GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades followed by up to four years training on an approved degree scheme necessary for state registration as a physiotherapist. Some science and other graduates are eligible for accelerated two-year pre-registration MSc degree programmes in Physiotherapy or Rehabilitation Science. Candidates must pass a medical examination.
- Examines medical reports and assesses patient to determine the condition of muscles, nerves or joints in need of treatment;
- Writes up patients’ case notes and reports, maintains their records and manages caseload;
- Plans and undertakes therapy to improve circulation, restore joint mobility, strengthen muscles and reduce pain;
- Explains treatment to and instructs patient in posture and other exercises and adapts treatment as necessary;
- Offers advice and education on how to avoid injury and promote patient’s future health and well-being;
- Supervises physiotherapy assistants;
- Monitors patient’s progress and liaises with others concerned with the treatment and rehabilitation of patient, and refers patients requiring other specific medical attention.
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