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    (Original post by rugby_gal)
    That sounds very similar to my practical exam!It's a nightmare to revise for when you could get absolutely anything!!!!
    and you always get the one thing you never thought of lol
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    I had my last exam today!!

    6 exams (3 written and 3 practicals) and 2 assignments later and term 1 is officially finished!! Thought I'd never get here!! :rolleyes:

    the bad news is term 2 looks ever worse.....! oh well, it's worth it - 12 weeks of placements starting in June, very scary! :eek:
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    (Original post by SamJL)
    I had my last exam today!!

    6 exams (3 written and 3 practicals) and 2 assignments later and term 1 is officially finished!! Thought I'd never get here!! :rolleyes:

    the bad news is term 2 looks ever worse.....! oh well, it's worth it - 12 weeks of placements starting in June, very scary! :eek:
    congrats - term 2 is bad here too! Musculoskeletal is alright - neuro is ghastly and I ca't hear a thing through my stethoscope in respiraotry!
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    (Original post by SamJL)
    I had my last exam today!!

    6 exams (3 written and 3 practicals) and 2 assignments later and term 1 is officially finished!! Thought I'd never get here!! :rolleyes:

    the bad news is term 2 looks ever worse.....! oh well, it's worth it - 12 weeks of placements starting in June, very scary! :eek:
    Good luck! You'll have our support all the way
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    (Original post by danni_bella83)
    Good luck! You'll have our support all the way
    hey do any of you guys know much about backward chaining? I had a half day placement today and have to give a presentation ona patient I saw. The physio I was with is planning to do backward chaining with her patient (79yr old, hx of falls) - she basically said that what happens is you put the patient on the floor and teach them how to get up...............is it really as simple as that? Surely backward chaining isn't really beneficial in the reduction of falls as the patients have to have fallen to used the procedure............
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    In backward chaining you get the patient to go in stages from standing to lying and back up again. The theory is that if they can get themselves down, they can get themselves back up again. So you start by getting the patient to go from sitting to kneeling and then back to sitting, then sitting to kneeling to sitting on the floor and back again, the sitting to kneeling to sitting on the floor to lying and back.

    What you need to do is try and get hold of a sheet which explains it better than I can really. I've not seen it in practice (tho we did learn a little about it in a prac session once) but I started a neuro placement today and they teach backward chaining in falls class which I'll hopefully get to see. Any new info about it and I'll post it on here.

    Meanwhile, anyone know much about "positive support reactions" saw a guy with one today, apparently they are quite rare really. Is it as simple as them getting their foot "stuck" to the floor and being unable to unlock their knee??
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    (Original post by JackieS)
    hey do any of you guys know much about backward chaining? I had a half day placement today and have to give a presentation ona patient I saw. The physio I was with is planning to do backward chaining with her patient (79yr old, hx of falls) - she basically said that what happens is you put the patient on the floor and teach them how to get up...............is it really as simple as that? Surely backward chaining isn't really beneficial in the reduction of falls as the patients have to have fallen to used the procedure............
    I think it is definitely a beneficial technique. I have *heard* it being mentioned before, but I didn't go as far as to find out what the term meant exactly Perhaps we use a different phrase in Australia, hmm... I imagine it wouldn't be very hard, just the usual use of applied skill and strength. How did you go with the presentation over all? I bet you did great
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    (Original post by danni_bella83)
    I think it is definitely a beneficial technique. I have *heard* it being mentioned before, but I didn't go as far as to find out what the term meant exactly Perhaps we use a different phrase in Australia, hmm... I imagine it wouldn't be very hard, just the usual use of applied skill and strength. How did you go with the presentation over all? I bet you did great
    haven't doe it yet - its in 3 weeks - i HAVEN't finsihed eyt though and its already too long!
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    (Original post by rugby_gal)
    In backward chaining you get the patient to go in stages from standing to lying and back up again. The theory is that if they can get themselves down, they can get themselves back up again. So you start by getting the patient to go from sitting to kneeling and then back to sitting, then sitting to kneeling to sitting on the floor and back again, the sitting to kneeling to sitting on the floor to lying and back.

    What you need to do is try and get hold of a sheet which explains it better than I can really. I've not seen it in practice (tho we did learn a little about it in a prac session once) but I started a neuro placement today and they teach backward chaining in falls class which I'll hopefully get to see. Any new info about it and I'll post it on here.

    Meanwhile, anyone know much about "positive support reactions" saw a guy with one today, apparently they are quite rare really. Is it as simple as them getting their foot "stuck" to the floor and being unable to unlock their knee??
    ok - I think I get it! So basically it doesn't work to reduce the actual risk of falling. Its more to reduce the rfear of falling and increase their confidence that they will be able to get up again?
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    Heh all - can I join?
    I feel I am more eligible now as I now know I am starting my physio training at UWE in Sept 2006! I am made up - I am on a 4 yr course with the first yr just science based but I am 39 and changing from marketing to healthcare. Been a student nurse and always wanted to be the physio as I loved it working with them - now its gonna happen! Its 4 years of poverty and lots of driving but I know it will be worth it.
    So can I join the Physio Society?
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    (Original post by oldwanabephysio)
    Heh all - can I join?
    I feel I am more eligible now as I now know I am starting my physio training at UWE in Sept 2006! I am made up - I am on a 4 yr course with the first yr just science based but I am 39 and changing from marketing to healthcare. Been a student nurse and always wanted to be the physio as I loved it working with them - now its gonna happen! Its 4 years of poverty and lots of driving but I know it will be worth it.
    So can I join the Physio Society?
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    Quick up date re: society - due to the new software upgrade we can finally make ourself an official society (YAY!). I've submitted the request for the society so just have to wait for it to be approved and then we can all have cool piccies! Yay! lol
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    right guys - pig has finally granted us our society Yay! So you need to join it! Click on socs at the top of the page and scroll down until you see the TSR Physio Student Society, then clickc join! Pretty pictures all around

    LJ - thanks for the logo! It was the most popular in the vote! I had to rescale it so it isn't amazingly cleap but we all know what it says! But the picture of the actual physio works very well!
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    (Original post by JackieS)
    right guys - pig has finally granted us our society Yay! So you need to join it! Click on socs at the top of the page and scroll down until you see the TSR Physio Student Society, then clickc join! Pretty pictures all around

    LJ - thanks for the logo! It was the most popular in the vote! I had to rescale it so it isn't amazingly cleap but we all know what it says! But the picture of the actual physio works very well!
    Woohoo!! Go us, we rock, pig rocks, hugs all 'round! :hugs:
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    hey dont know if this is the right thread to post this on but i got a conditional from cov!! and i have just been given an interview from st georges on the 22nd of march:eek:. are you on the panel that day jackie?
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    (Original post by Fynn)
    hey dont know if this is the right thread to post this on but i got a conditional from cov!! and i have just been given an interview from st georges on the 22nd of march:eek:. are you on the panel that day jackie?
    ooohhhh congrats! I am indeed on the panel that day! Make sure you come and say hi!
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    (Original post by JackieS)
    ooohhhh congrats! I am indeed on the panel that day! Make sure you come and say hi!
    Yea i will! are you in on the main interview or do we come up and ask questions?
    and will i have an individual interview and a group discussion?:confused:
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    (Original post by Fynn)
    Yea i will! are you in on the main interview or do we come up and ask questions?
    and will i have an individual interview and a group discussion?:confused:
    you'll just have a single interview - no group discussion. the interview panel will be made up of usually one lecturer and one practicing physio (usually a clinical specialist)..................... ..we students just sit with you in the room whilst you're waiting before and after to be called and we just sit and waffle about what a good place georges is blah blah! And ou get to ask us questions about the course
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    (Original post by JackieS)
    you'll just have a single interview - no group discussion. the interview panel will be made up of usually one lecturer and one practicing physio (usually a clinical specialist)..................... ..we students just sit with you in the room whilst you're waiting before and after to be called and we just sit and waffle about what a good place georges is blah blah! And ou get to ask us questions about the course
    Wicked! so you get a barrage of questions for a lengthy time then?! sounds good, cant wait till the interview! thanks for the info!
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    (Original post by Fynn)
    Wicked! so you get a barrage of questions for a lengthy time then?! sounds good, cant wait till the interview! thanks for the info!
    well thats what is supposed to happen but everyone this year has been dead quie and barely asked anything so we've just been waffling for hours! lol so make sure you have a question or 2 for us!

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