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    Does anyone know if you study physiotherapy as your 2nd degree if you are entitled to a 2nd maintenance loan?
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm in my first year at Sixth form college and have wanted to be a Physiotherapist for a while now. Going to start looking round uni's this summer and being situated in Manchester I want to stay close-ish to home, but still move out and enjoy the Uni life. So far my favourites are probably Liverpool, Keele, Sheffield Hallam and Nottingham.

    My biggest problem is getting work experience. So, far I've done 4 days with a local Physiotherapist and have got a day booked in with a hospital. Spent a long time writing emails to football and rugby clubs in my area today, but all the replies I've had back so far have been unsuccessful. Also, wrote to a lot of Physiotherapist surgeries in the area, but again they're not keen to take me on. I know there is a lot of competition for places and I'm desperate to make my UCAS form stand out. I'd like a lot more experience than I already have.

    So to the people who are at Uni and have qualified, what experience did you do?
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    I'm a 2nd year at Liverpool mate so any questions you have I'd be more than happy to answer them if I can. I did 2 weeks in my local hospital over 2 years (a few years apart though) and also did 1 night a week for around about 6 weeks with Cardiff City at their academy as work experience. Don't worry about experience though, you have enough already I'd say, all you need to show know with that experience is what you've learnt about the profession and how it can affect the health and well being of a patient. Most places are quite keen to distance themselves away from the sports arena due to physio being much of diverse and widespread across many specialties other than sport that you need to show a good knowledge of those. In my opinion showing a knowledge of palliative care, pediatrics and other specialist areas like burns physio will benefit you more and would make your UCAS stand out.

    What I'd really suggest now is research, research and more research into the profession so you can get to know a fair bit about it as you won't know everything because I'm still learning about the profession now and have a lot more to learn too! Good luck with it all and like I said, any questions about Liverpool give me a shout!
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    Hey everyone,
    I'm thinking of studying physiotherapy in 2013, so i've got some work experience placements next week.
    I've never done any physio work ex, so i was just wondering what kind of thing they ask you to do? Seeing as i don't have any physio experience whatsoever, i'm a little apprehensive as to what i'll be doing

    Oh, and the work ex is in a rehabilitation engineering centre.
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    (Original post by Tevez-32)
    Hi everyone,

    I'm in my first year at Sixth form college and have wanted to be a Physiotherapist for a while now. Going to start looking round uni's this summer and being situated in Manchester I want to stay close-ish to home, but still move out and enjoy the Uni life. So far my favourites are probably Liverpool, Keele, Sheffield Hallam and Nottingham.

    My biggest problem is getting work experience. So, far I've done 4 days with a local Physiotherapist and have got a day booked in with a hospital. Spent a long time writing emails to football and rugby clubs in my area today, but all the replies I've had back so far have been unsuccessful. Also, wrote to a lot of Physiotherapist surgeries in the area, but again they're not keen to take me on. I know there is a lot of competition for places and I'm desperate to make my UCAS form stand out. I'd like a lot more experience than I already have.

    So to the people who are at Uni and have qualified, what experience did you do?
    Hey, I have just finished my third year at Birmingham. I had some experience in paediatrics, elderly and palliative care and neurological specialities before I started. However, universities know how difficult it is to get experience in a hospital etc, especially at your age. If you can, then great! But I would try not to worry too much. They really want an awareness of the breadth of physiotherapy. So, as the below post suggests, research into all these different areas. There are tons of websites that tell you a little bit here and there. What unis don't want is someone primarily interested in sports. Sports physio is fantastic, but it is definitely not the only specialty (nor the most important!). Look into the other areas of the profession and work on developing your knowledge rather than practical skills. You'll do that at uni
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    Hi guys, this is probably a stupid question but what does the term state registered physiotherapist mean? Is it just a term for when you become registered with the HPC as a physio? I'm just confused by the term state registered
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    Hello everyone, im new here. And i need help, PLEASE someone do help me.
    I love physiology and i wanna do my further studies in that. So is it necessary to keep chemistry with physiology in a levels or just bio is enough? cause i'll also be taking accounts and maths.
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    I have applied to Birmingham, Kings College, UWE, Liverpool and Southampton. Any one else applied to these??

    So far I have got a reply from Birmingham only with an invitation to an individual interview on 28th November. Does any one have any tips for the interview or could tell me what your experience was like? Or an idea of things I need to take/prepare for?

    Any information would be really helpful.
    Nervous but very excited!
    Good luck everyone!
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    (Original post by JackieS)
    Thought we needed an official society thread (as the other one was only started to suggest it!) with a front post with names and stuff (hehe) so post your physio comments here but first some quick basic rules....

    1. There aren't enough of us already studying to limit this society to current students (like the meds do) only so I think those currently in the middle of applying should also be allowed to join.
    2. This thread is for anything physio related, but please try not to fill the whole thread with "are my a-level grades good enough, can you check my personal statement" etc kind of questions as there are tonnes of threads on this already......
    3. If you want to join and are NOT on the list then PM me and I'll add you if you are currently studying/currently applying

    Members
    1. Danni Bella
    2. JackieS
    3. georgie24
    4. !LJ!
    5. embrace
    6. shoiab
    7. SamJL
    8. rugbygal
    9. Felicity9
    10. ChocolatePie
    11. oldwanabephysio
    12. Fynn



    So now we just need a starter topic.......anyone care to oblige?
    I am bumping this thread as I have taken over/currently co-owner with JackieS of the Physiotherapy Society Group. You may now join the Society without request!

    Link - Official Physiotherapy Student Society
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    has anyone here done or got into physio with a lvl 3 extended diploma in applied science
    thx

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    (Original post by sufiaan saeed)
    has anyone here done or got into physio with a lvl 3 extended diploma in applied science
    thx

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    St George's, University of London accept Extended National Diploma in Science, overall grades "DDD" (distinction, distinction, distinction.)

    Brunel accept BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*DD + A-level grade B in Biology or Human Biology, so not on its own...

    It really depends on the University you apply too, as shown above... it is possible to enter with a Extended National Diploma... but to be certain please email your Universities as it will save you much headaches later on.

    Please look on the Physiotherapy Degree Information page for more details, and check the Universities offical websites too as some of these may be out dated.

    P.S I have invited you to the Physiotherapy Society Group.

    Regards,
    Shadow.
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    Hey,

    I'm nearly graduating this year and I'm very confused as to whether I should become CSP registered or not? Is it even useful? I have been a member as a student (which I regret now) but I don't feel like I should continue with the membership as my friends have said not many jobs even care whether you are CSP registered, as long as you are HPC registered.

    Any advice? please?
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    (Original post by SarahMckenzie)
    Hey,

    I'm nearly graduating this year and I'm very confused as to whether I should become CSP registered or not? Is it even useful? I have been a member as a student (which I regret now) but I don't feel like I should continue with the membership as my friends have said not many jobs even care whether you are CSP registered, as long as you are HPC registered.

    Any advice? please?
    A lot of the Private sector jobs do require CSP registration for the main purpose of "Up to £10 million of medical, professional and liability insurance through our professional and public liability insurance"... I'm not too sure about the NHS.

    Benefits of registration are here - http://www.csp.org.uk/membership/joi...mbers/benefits ... the way I see it is, CSP registration adds credibility to the practitioner, and apart from the membership fee; there is no disadvantage to having it.
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    I'm hopefully starting at Birmingham in September, after I've got my A-levels out of the way what would you say is the best way to prepare for the course? Is there even any need to?
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    (Original post by JonnyB94)
    I'm hopefully starting at Birmingham in September, after I've got my A-levels out of the way what would you say is the best way to prepare for the course? Is there even any need to?
    I would suggest getting familiar with Anatomy, whilst doing reading light Physiology. I'll be starting BSc Physiotherapy this year and I will be starting my pre-course reading shortly, to refresh my A&P knowledge, the books I have brought are:

    • The Physiotherapist's Pocketbook 2nd Edition - For placements as a quick reference not for pre-course reading.
    • Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition) - http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-A...p/0321709330#_ - Anatomy and Physiology book, best systematic book of its kind according to the medical students I know, there are differences between systematic and clinical books for Anatomy and Physiology, systematic is very generalised to the system for easy learning; whist clinical Anatomy is the application of Evidence-based medicine whilst additionally looking at Pathphysiology & treatment in a clinical setting.
    • Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine (8th Edition) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kumar-Clarks.../dp/0702044997 - Clinical Physiology and Pathphysiology
    • Clinical Sports Medicine (Brukner & Khan) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...condition=used - - Musculoskeletal book, involves a lot about Sports Physiology, Pathphysiology and Nutrition too.
    • Clinically Oriented Anatomy - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clinically-O...mm_pap_title_0 - Clinical Anatomy.


    PLEASE NOTE!!

    If you have not studied Anatomy and Physiology to at least a vocational level 4 (A Level) and have experience applying skills like palpation, basic objective and subjective assessments & muscle testing then these books are NOT for you, as they are highly complicated and highly detailed!
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    (Original post by $hadow)
    Official Physiotherapy Student Society Thread!




    Propose of this Thread

    Hey Everyone! Welcome to the Official Physiotherapy Student Society Thread!

    This thread is intended for anyone that wishes to join the Official Physiotherapy Student Society, discuss current issues within the Physiotherapy profession and ask for support regarding applications or interviews. This thread is only intended for related Physiotherapy issues, topics and subjects!

    Anything else relating to other Healthcare Professions, such as Sports Rehabilitation, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Podiatry, Nursing, Medicine or Midwifery should be posted in the correct subforum of the "Medical, Health and Life Sciences University Courses"! Any topics relating to the NHS Bursary should be posted in the "NHS Bursary Thread"! Any topics relating to individual Universities should be posted into the correct University subforum!



    Basic Rules of the Official Physiotherapy Student Society

    1. Anyone can join the Official Physiotherapy Student Society, regardless of your situation; be that if you are currently applying, currently a Physiotherapy student, currently a Qualified Physiothrapist or even if you are intrested in Physiotherapy as a future career or just generally.

    2. This thread is strictly for Physiotherapy related content as explained above, if you wish to find information regarding your chosen topic; please search the forums first and if you are still baffled then post here and we will try to assist you the best we can.

    3. Before posting questions like "I have x grades, can I get into Physiotherapy?" or asking any generalised question... Please look at the Physiotherapy Degree Page and email your chosen universities to request a prospectus & information; only post these types of questions here if you have searched the forums, searched Physiotherapy Degree Page and cannot find anything of use!

    4. If you wish to find out what been a Physiotherapy student is like, please take a look at "Physiotherapy Student Blogs - Links and Information" thread; as there are numerous and complete blogs from previous students and different Universities.



    Physiotherapy Student Society Information & Joining Instructions

    A current list of the Physiotherapy Student Society members can be found here: Current members of the Physiotherapy Student Society

    • $hadow, Student Physiotherapist - Current leader of the Physiotherapy Student Society.
    • Ironmike, Qualified Physiotherapist - Group Deputy Leader of the Physiotherapy Student Society
    • JackieS, Qualified Physiotherapist - Creator & Group Deputy Leader of the Physiotherapy Student Society. (Currently in-active since 09-02-2012)

    To join the Physiotherapy Student Society, simply click here: Join the Physiotherapy Student Society and click yes! If you have any questions please feel free to PM me.

    Regards,
    $hadow.
    Bumping this thread, original post updated (Quoted above), new information added, joining instructions updated and thread is now properly structured and presentable!
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    Could anyone recommend any websites or magazines for me to use to gather some more knowledge to use in my personal statement?
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    (Original post by Joe4567)
    Could anyone recommend any websites or magazines for me to use to gather some more knowledge to use in my personal statement?


    Take your pick, if you need anything else, let me know.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by $hadow)


    Take your pick, if you need anything else, let me know.

    Good luck!
    Nice one, how is physiotherapy at university?
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    (Original post by Joe4567)
    Nice one, how is physiotherapy at university?
    Your welcome. I start in September, so I can't really answer that question yet lol. However I just finished applying, so I knew some of the websites that would be useful to you.

    I have started a blog - University of East London - BSc Physiotherapy Student Blog - 1st Year which will be updated throughout the year, so you can have a look at that from that start of September.

    For now however, if you take a look at this thread: Physiotherapy Student Blogs - Links and Information you will see past Physiotherapy students posting their experiences at University with regards to Physiotherapy.

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