what is it like being a physiotherapist?

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  1. Swimmingpotato

    Swimmingpotato Member

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    Hi,
    From my current study situation, I find that I am able to get into both medicine and physiotherapy but I am not quite sure which career pathways are more suitable for me.

    I have a few questions relating to physiotherapy so any advice would be appreciated :)
    • Do you actually enjoy the content of your physiotherapy lectures/degree?
    • What is your study AND like?
    • What do you do as a physiotherapist?
    • What are advantages and disadvantages of your job?
    • What is the salary?

    It would be really helpful if you can list as many details as possible.

    I'm a cheerful person and love talking as well as making friends with people. Love to smile and love to do a job that you can move around. Love to see people happy and help other people. I think physiotherapy maybe a suitable job for me but I haven't heard many people talking about physiotherapist job so unsure.

    Thanks for any advice ahead!
     
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  2. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer (UNDS MBBS) Administrar

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    Medicine and physiotherapy lend themselves to a lot of similar patient contact as well as anatomy and physiology.

    Mind you, although I have no personal experience studying physiotherapy, don't assume that it's a walk in the park.
     
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  3. Swimmingpotato

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    Hi,

    Yes, I'm really awared of the heavy workload from the course. I'm doing Health Science First Year from Otago now. Since there are not a lot of posts about physiotherapy, I just want to figure which options match my personailty more.
     
  4. Kat92

    Kat92 Student (BDemCare, BBeSt). Hopeful for JMP 2020

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    I worked as an assistant to physiotherapists on one of my AHA placements and I can tell you the physio's put in enormous hours, planned lots of programs i.e. hydrotherapy, group exercises, saw rehab patients, went to client's homes, attended morning roundings, created their own custom CAM boots and were involved in a lot of the mechanisms of physiology and some anatomy.
     
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