Physiotherapy Insight Placement

PAHT - The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
Pathway Allied Health
Minimum Age 16+
Duration 1-2 Days

PLACEMENT INFORMATION:
Physiotherapy deals with human movement and function. It aims to maximise patient potential and return to normal function following ill health, trauma or disability for other reasons.

PLACEMENT DETAILS:
Whilst on placement individuals will have the opportunity to observe the work of qualified physiotherapy staff across a range of clinical areas in wards and outpatient clinics, including

Individuals will be encouraged to gather evidence of what you have done and observed.

Individuals will assist and observe department staff with a range of Physiotherapy tasks which may include:
Shadowing Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy assistants
Observing patient assessments and patient treatments
Observing team meetings, or ward patient discussions such as ‘red to green’ meetings

Whilst on placement individuals will have an overview of the therapy service in an acute hospital, and profession specific information on Physiotherapy and the unique contribution to patient care.

Individuals will have the opportunity to observe how our patients are identified as needing Physiotherapy, routine Physiotherapy assessments and interventions to enable the patient to achieve their own individual goals for discharge. There will be some discussion on other services in the community who we refer to.

Individuals will assist and observe Physiotherapy and assistants in a range of tasks.
Teams are based in a range of clinical areas in wards and outpatient services, including General medicine, A&E and frailty, Surgery, Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal outpatients.

Individuals will be encouraged to ask questions and link their observations to their learning at school. Individuals are encouraged to gather evidence of what they have done and observed, and reflect on their learning as this can be used for their CV / personal statement if applying to UCAS or employment.

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