I Wanna Be a Physiotherapist · A Day In The Life Of A Physiotherapist

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Oooo. I think I need to see a physio. You know
every professional sports team has a physiotherapist and fore most they’re the first
person you run or hobble to if you’ve got an injury. That’s because they assess
and treat injuries as well as trying to prevent them from happening again. And
they don’t just treat sports muscular injuries, they treat all sorts of pain and
medical reasons. Well let’s go try find one. They can assist with neurological conditions, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries
and even chest conditions like emphysema and asthma. I think I might have just twinged my back
so I must admit my motivation for meeting and chatting to a
physiotherapist is slightly selfish. So while we’re learning with a
physiotherapist actually does, I’m hoping Renee Fish can sort my back
out. You must be Renee. I am hi Jesse how are you going? I’m good i’m chasing a physio, do you
think you can help me out? Definitely come around this way. What does a typical day for a physio
look like? There’s no typical days as a physio. Because we treat any kind of
body part, any condition as well, depending on the patient comes in with
nothing is ever the same, every patient is individual. We also work across at the hospital so
we may see people after they’ve had an operation, after they’ve had a baby or
they’ve got chest problems. Cool, so what did you want to become a
physio? I had no idea what I want to do when I graduated high
school. I was looking through the university course guides one day and I
came across the physiotherapy section how to read and thought the sounds sound
like me applied to my strength. Is there much
work out before? There’s a lot of work out there, so we’ve got hospital, you’ve
got community-based, you’ve got sports clubs and we’ve got private practices,
a huge range of the physiotherapy jobs out there. And so what is the hardest part of the
job? The hardest part of the job would be
knowing that some patients can’t be fixed, they can’t be cured. What they have is progressive so
it’s going to get worse. I do get some comfort in knowing with
those people I can in some way make their life or their quality of life at
least a little bit easier. Would that be the most rewarding part of the job
actually fixing someone? It is yeah, knowing that you’ve helped someone overcome whatever
condition they had, that’s definitely the best part is when patience thank you sincerely. So if i wanted to be a physio was one
piece of advice you would give me? I would definitely say make sure you put the effort at uni,
so make sure you study hard, it’s not an easy course but it’s definitely
extremely rewarding. What characteristics does someone need
to be a physio? Definitely have good interpersonal skills good time management skills you need to
be able to motivate people. I think the biggest ones that you need
to have good problem solving and analytical skills as well. Cool, and so from
school to today how do you get to where you are?
At school it’s best to kind of study the subjects which are the prerequisites
which is usually physics or human biology. You need to put your preferences down
for your unis, once you get accepted you can enroll and then the study
starts. And so if you could end up where you are today but do one thing
differently what would that be? Definitely be studying harder when I was at uni yep so it would make it so much easier,
less pressure on myself as well huh. Awesome well thanks so much for talking
to us today. But yeah, I’ve got a bit of a sore back and
how about a message? Sure let’s have a look.
So there you have it. If you’re physical person, like working
with people and good with your hands, maybe physio is the thing for you. For more
information and to get involved hit up studentedge.com.au

17 thoughts on “I Wanna Be a Physiotherapist · A Day In The Life Of A Physiotherapist

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    Dr. Uwe Schwiersch DPT holds degrees in Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, as well as Education from universities in Australia, Germany, and the USA. He has lived and worked as a physiotherapist in leading capacities in Australia (NSW, NT, QLD), Germany, Iceland, Switzerland, as well as in Dubai (UAE). Most recently he has spend many years supporting the Australian Defence Force as a contract health practitioner at their RAAF Base at Tindal/NT. While mostly managing the business now he still is a keen “hands on” therapist utilising a variety of therapy techniques to improve a patient’s function and well being. He has supported elite athletes over the years in areas such as Triathlon (Olympians and World Champions), Ballroom Dancing (world champions), soccer, athletics, rugby, ice hockey among others.

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  3. Hey, I am 10 std I want to become a physiotherapists . So I want to ask that what should I choose medical or nonmedical for it…… Plz. Reply

  4. Hey all,

    Building onto this really insightful video,

    I'm a first year Physiotherapy student at Southampton Uni, and have just released My first "Day in the Life of a Physiotherapy Student" video.

    If any of you have any questions or are curious about physiotherapy, then consider checking out my channel and don't hesitate to ask any questions 🙂

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