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After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a First Class Honours degree, I began a successful career working within the NHS.
I have completed 6 month rotations in MSK, respiratory and stroke and 3 month rotations in Rheumatology Outpatient department including hydrotherapy and emergency medicine which has allowed my development as a physiotherapist to flourish and my confidence in my own ability to grow. I am keen to continue to develop my knowledge in more complex and multi-patholgy conditions particularly in the Outpatient setting.
I believe that my experience will enable to me to bring initiative, people management skills from supporting assistants and a highly responsible approach to my work. I will bring enthusiasm and energy, which will enable me to motivate other members of the team to increase the efficiency of the workforce.
Throughout my rotations I have gained a wide range of experience in various clinical settings, supplemented by my experiences gained as a student. I have been exposed to a wide range of conditions and situations including simple and complex MSK conditions, complex multi-pathology ITU patients, lone-working on-call scenarios, paediatric patients, complex multi-factorial discharges and multiple MDT meetings, rehab meetings and patient strategy meetings. Treating patients such as these requires complete confidentiality, appropriate escalation and support from more senior team members, keeping up to date with current evidence based practice, the ability to manage a varied and full caseload and an awareness of potential contraindications, health and safety hazards which may arise during treatment in accordance with the Codes of Professional Conduct as laid out by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. My experience in these areas and with these conditions has allowed me to develop my assessment and treatment skills within the MSK, respiratory and neurological specialities giving me a wide range of treatment techniques for a wide range of conditions and am looking to continue to develop these skills.
In addition to my post graduate experience I am also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, where I have utilised these skills within my MSK and Rheumatology rotations. Furthermore, I have volunteered at the London Marathon as a Sports Massage Therapist and I am currently working in Switzerland as a Sports Massage Therapist to further hone my soft tissue skills.
I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council. I have been approved registration with the New Zealand board of Physiotherapists and intend to apply for my Annual Practising Certificate for the year 2019/2020.
Throughout my rotations and degree I have maintained and updated my continual professional development (CPD) folder, including information governance, in-service training supplemented this with articles and further reading, attending evening lectures by Midlands Orthopaedic and the CSP branch and completing and keeping up to date with mandatory training. I will continue to update my CPD folder, not only as a requirement which fulfils the Standards of Conduct of the Health and Care Professions Council but also as a result of my desire to learn and continually improve my practice.