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PHYSIOTHERAPY Michael Hegarty MISCP MCSP BSc Chartered Physiotherapist PgDip Sports & Exercise Medicine.

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1 PHYSIOTHERAPY Michael Hegarty MISCP MCSP BSc Chartered Physiotherapist PgDip Sports & Exercise Medicine

2 WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY: Healthcare profession – science foundation Work with people to promote their health Helps to restore movement and function post injury

3 What Physiotherapists Do: Improve physical problems using their knowledge and skills TREAT: 1. Neuromuscular 2. Musculoskeletal 3. Cardio-respiratory

4 3 CORE AREAS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY: Respiratory (Heart & lungs): (Chest – asthma, COPD, emphysema) Clear secretions / airways Pulmonary Rehab (Exercise)

5 3 CORE AREAS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY: Neurology (Brain & Nerves): (MS, Stroke, head injury) Retrain walking / movements Help patients get life back together

6 3 CORE AREAS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY: Musculoskeletal: Injury rehab Any joint / bone / muscle / nerve /ligament /cartilage

7 How I became a Physiotherapist: A-Levels: (Recommend Science based) BSc Hons Coventry University Junior Rotations

8 My employment progression: Head Physiotherapist: Football / Gaelic Private Clinic CPD – MSc

9 My Daily Routine: (A) CLINIC: minute sessions patients daily Wide range of injuries Assessment / treatment / rehabilitation

10 My Daily Routine: Notes and Paperwork Liaise with GP, Podiatrist, Consultant, Surgeon, Family

11 Treatment: Manual Therapy Electrotherapy / machinery Massage Stretching / Strength Exercise

12 Match Day Routine: Prepare equipment needed – ice/strapping's/tape … All strapping ’ s 1 st – mainly ankles/wrist/shoulder Pre-game massage Help with warm-up

13 Match Day Routine: Pitch-side cover – emergency equipment Half-time – ice/stretch/massage Full-time – injury assessments/initial treatments Liaise with manager and club Doctor. Warm-down

14 What makes a good Physio: Hard Working Patience and understanding of people Sympathetic approach towards the patients, A keen desire to help people live their normal lives Level headed to deal with emergencies in work Team spirit, Good observation power Ability to instil confidence and courage in patients

15 Progression and development as a Physiotherapist: NHS – Band / Grade system Private Clinic – Sport / women's health / pediatrics / occupational health..

16 Usual Salaries in Physiotherapy: Initial physiotherapist salary The National Health Service (NHS) is £ 19,683 - £ 25,424. The National Health Service (NHS) This can rise to £ 23,458 - £ 31,779 for specialist physiotherapists Physiotherapist team managers £ 28,313 - £ 37,326 Principal physiotherapists (consultants) earn between £ 36,112 and £ 62,402 Professional sport – ( £ 50,000 - £ 200,000)

17 QUESTIONS ?

18 Further Information: ropportunities.cfm ropportunities.cfm


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