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Categories: Sport Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Undergradute
As a physiotherapist, you’ll play a key role in improving the lives of others. It’s also a highly-rewarding job that is great for the soul. Here’s why…
From working with diverse groups of people and meeting patients from every walk of life to being able to enjoy highly flexible employment opportunities, there are many reasons to choose a career in physiotherapy.
Although competitive, there are a range of physiotherapy jobs or sports physio jobs out there, and doing a master’s in this subject is the easiest route to getting accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
So many of our graduates go on to find a great deal of fulfilment in their careers, and here’s why:
Physiotherapy jobs are never lonely, as you’ll be working in very close proximity with patients and clients. This often means getting to know them at a much deeper level than some other sports-related or healthcare professions.
The different people you meet along the way can also make your job exciting, enriching and full of surprises.
Meeting your patients for a physiotherapy session can be great for improving your mood. There’s a social element attached to people-facing roles like this one.
Science tells us that “feel good” conversations trigger higher levels of dopamine, oxytocin, endorphins and other biochemicals that give us a sense of well-being. So make time for small talk, and focus on getting to know each patient or client well.
A few friendly chats can make all the difference in your day, and can put a smile on your face when you’re feeling stressed.
There are some jobs that are very far removed from the end goal. For a lot of organisations, there are multiple cogs in the wheel, which means it can be hard to measure your personal contribution and success.
In physiotherapy jobs, you are the main provider, working very closely with patients to achieve targets. As you help them improve their strength and mobility, the results will be plain as day.
This can be great for keeping you motivated, giving you great job satisfaction to take home.
In a world where there are many political tensions, violence and cultural aggression, it can be easy to lose hope in humanity. But as a physiotherapist or sports physio, you are stepping into the shoes of a very highly regarded and trusted person.
Not only will you act as a first-contact therapist and diagnostician, but you will be responsible for supporting some of the most intimate, personal aspects of people’s lives. This creates a deep bond, where both patient and therapist are required to put their trust in the other.
Many physiotherapists get into this line of work because of their passion for sports, or their passion for helping people. In this role, you will become a champion for exercise and healthy living, which is a noble job to have.
Not only will you be helping others make their lives better, but it will help set standards for yourself. From taking better care of your body, knowing how to spot signs of illness or injury, and embracing a range of sports, this is a great platform for your own fitness and personal wellbeing.
Voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction for three years running*, and with a dedicated sport and research centre in our £31 million Bolton One facility, there’s nowhere better to study your master’s in this subject.
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