Watch student Ben Rowles talk about what it’s like to study physiotherapy.
Roles and responsibilities
Physiotherapy focuses on getting people back to health and strength, reducing pain, improving flexibility and correcting posture as well as helping people to prevent future problems.
A physio may be called upon to help following surgery to treat soft tissue trauma and injury as well as helping those with conditions such as arthritis. Treatment includes massage, manipulation and exercise.
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I was left nearly unable to work as a chef following an accident. My loss of balance was severely affecting my ability in the kitchen, but Kieran’s exercises corrected this. I love my job and I was scared I wouldn’t be able to carry on, but Kieran’s help has changed my life.
In this job you can change people’s lives. To help someone like Paul get back to doing what he loves is a brilliant feeling.
As soon as I started studying the physiotherapy course at Hallam it just felt right for me. I worked on a placement in brain physio. People came to me with cognitive issues such as forgetting how to do simple tasks. A lot of people have balance issues. It takes time to get better from brain injuries, and it’s really rewarding to watch it happen.
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