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Confused PT

Hi,I am a recent Physiotherapy graduate.I am very confused at this stage.I am interested in Occupational therapy.At this point idk if I should take a masters in PT or do Msc in OT pre-reg.
Any insights anyone?
Original post by Beckaay
Hi,I am a recent Physiotherapy graduate.I am very confused at this stage.I am interested in Occupational therapy.At this point idk if I should take a masters in PT or do Msc in OT pre-reg.
Any insights anyone?


Why do you think you need a PT masters at this stage? It is best to get start working as a PT and then take further courses if you want to specialise. If you think you would prefer OT, try to get some shadowing experience in different settings (hospital and community) and then decide if it is worth pursuing.
Absolutely do not do a masters in physio as a new / recent grad. It’s pointless and will just get you into more debt. OT and PT in reality have become very similar once you are in a band 5 nhs role. Gone are the days when you’d refer all the discharges to OT and all the mobility stuff to PT. You’ll likely find that you are working as a bit of both in your band 5 and band 6 years, so there is that to consider if you are thinking OT more for you. What is it specifically about OT that you think you’d enjoy? Cognitive screening? Mental health? The OT process in general?
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