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My name is Benjamin Garratt, and I have been working in a Private Practice in Bundaberg, Australia for the past two years. I graduated from the University of Otago School of Physiotherapy in 2015. As a practicing physiotherapist and overall sporting enthusiast, my main areas of interest are musculoskeletal injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and sports injuries and managing rehabilitation for athletes. Ideally, I would like to continue my education and experience in these areas, building on my passion for patient centred care, collaborative teamwork, and sports physiotherapy. I prefer to treat each patient as an individual, rather than only an injury. Looking to my future development and goals, I would like to be in the position to become a team leader, to be able to pass on my knowledge to new graduates, and even run my own practice one day. I would love to work with you and your physiotherapy team.
I have enclosed my CV to support my application. It shows that I would bring important skills to the position, including:
• Great communication skills
• Private practice experience
• Time management skills
• Ability to work in a team
• Eagerness to learn
• Professional development
• Community engagement
For the past two years I have worked full time at Barolin Physiotherapy Services in Bundaberg. As a under graduate I also did three six week placements through Lower Hutt hospital in New Zealand. Since graduating, I have prided myself on my ability to maintain a high level of professionalism no matter the clinical scenario, and I have proven that I can function not only as a core member of a team, but as a self-motivated, independent learner. One example of this occurred when the other full time physiotherapist at Barolin Physiotherapy Services took a holiday for six weeks, and felt comfortable leaving, knowing that I was the only other physiotherapist working at the practice (despite having only worked for a year at Barolin). This pushed me to develop my critical thinking skills, as if I was unsure about something with a patient I would have to think on my feet and come up with a solution, as there was no other physiotherapist to ask. Over this same period, my time management skills developed as I was fully booked every day and had to keep up with my notes and letters back to doctors. I have also found that taking time to talk with patients truly helps with their compliance and adherence to their treatment regime, leading to faster recoveries and better overall satisfaction with the Physiotherapy services provided.