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I am due to graduate January 2020 with a First from one of England’s most established and evidence-based physiotherapy training programmes at Sheffield Hallam University. I have undertaken modules in exercise prescription, health promotion, advanced complex case management, and advanced clinical reasoning. This course also included over 1000 hours of clinical placements in which I gained knowledge of, and experience treating a multitude of musculo-skeletal conditions; I find it stimulating to learn about the conditions and their impact on patients’ lives, it is particularly fulfilling when my knowledge and skills improve a patient’s quality of life.
I was fortunate to secure my final and elective placement in America, at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness in the state of Massachusetts. This is a well established, evidence-based private practice that employs some of the country’s finest physiotherapists from which I had the opportunity to learn from. The practice is also frequented by elite athletes from the many surrounding educational institutions which gave me the opportunity to independently treat sporting injuries and develop return to sport rehabilitation programmes for post-surgical patients as well as upper and lower limb tendinopathies. I managed my own caseload at this practice and gained valuable experience treating osteoarthritis and non-specific lower back pain. My educators were essential in teaching me the intricacies of optimal loading concepts for different musculoskeletal conditions, as well as creative methods of exercise prescription. I was also able to hone my hands-on skills in this placement, and develop an understanding for the significance of hands-on treatment in an evidence-based context.
I have also completed an advanced placement at King’s Mill Mill Hospital in Mansfield at Sherwood Forest NHS Hospitals Trust, in the MSK outpatients unit. I began independently managing my own caseload within a week of commencing the placement, quickly learning how to prioritise, organise and delegate tasks to ensure the effective management of my caseload and appropriate progression of my patients treatment. I demonstrated a broad range of skills, including my ability to use my initiative and work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT), including a team of occupational therapists. I was fortunate enough to game some experience shadowing them and participated in occupational training development courses while on this placement. Treating a variety of post-operative and urgent referral patients also gave me perspective on how pain impacts each patient differently, further emphasising the importance of patient-centred care.
In addition to my student placement experience, I have gained further experience of musculoskeletal physiotherapy through my previous work as a pitchside sports therapist for a university rugby team, as well as a semi-professional lacrosse team in Canada. I was responsible for treating, managing or referring all acute injuries during matches and training sessions, as well as for developing concussion protocols. This gave me the opportunity to further develop my musculoskeletal assessment, treatment, and clinical reasoning skills. I am highly motivated to continue this development in professional practice.
My outgoing and enthusiastic personality and my willingness to meet and interact with people and my excellent communication skills are my best assets. I find it easy to build a rapport with and relate to patients and carers, this provides a big advantage when performing patient assessments and inspiring patients confidence in effective treatment.
From a personal perspective, I have a passion for sport, exercise and healthy living; I enjoy weightlifting, volleyball, and when my academic commitments allow I play lacrosse; my fitness means I am able to cope with the physical demands of working as a physiotherapist.
I look forward to hearing from potential employers.