Becoming a Physiotherapist Is Physiotherapy Really the Career for You?

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-07-01
  • Publisher: Bpp Learning Media Ltd (Medical)

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According to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, “Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability”. This book provides a practi-cal approach for those considering physiotherapy as a career. Dispelling the myths about physio-therapy, Chris McKenna, Cath Wright and experienced physiotherapists explore current practice and introduce the reader to a range of innovations in modern physiotherapy training and practice.

The reader is taken on a journey from their initial enquiry about this essential profession, to the point at which they consider the direction of their first graduate post. Information is provided to en-able a prospective student to access a suitable course and negotiate the application process. They are presented with advice from experienced educators on how to get the most from their ac-ademic and practice placement opportunities. This text culminates in the consideration of the vari-ety of career opportunities available for the successful graduates.

Author Biography

Chris McKenna is a programme leader in the School of Health & Social Care at Teesside University and has interviewed potential students for over 10 years. Chris has taught interpro-fessionally for over 20 years. Current areas of interest are sensory profiling with children who have additional study needs.

Cath Wright is a senior lecturer and admissions tutor at Teesside University. She has had experience in a wide variety of practice areas and had responsibility for a range of inter-professional teams. Her interests lie within leadership and service development and her current research is in the area of co-dependence.

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