For a fresher, it is an excellent opportunity to work under an experienced physiotherapist. It is a lifetime chance which not only helps them in taking their career to the next level but learning a lot of other things. During the college days, one just depends on the theoretical knowledge with very less practical training. In order to become an expert of your field, it is very important to get practical training and what could be better than working as a part time staff in one of the local physio’s. As I was staying in Melbourne, I thought of seeking an entry to one of the clinics where I would be working under a physiotherapist. So I started applying in different clinics and was able to find a part time job in one of the Middle Park physio clinics. My dream came true with this part time job as I realized that how lucky was I to get there.
This local physio is well known for their excellent treatments and this is the reason that people approach them. When I started working there, I realised that no other place could be better to give my career a new direction. As I was a fresher, I had very less idea about how to go about so was put under a physiotherapist. I would perform all the tasks as per their instructions and would learn how to treat the patients. This proved useful in a number of ways as I was learning about the different kinds of treatments, therapies, massage etc that were offered to the patients. My physiotherapist would ask me to prepare the reports of the patient, assist them during the therapy and many other works that would benefit me. Their guidance definitely made a difference to my learning experience and in a few months, I discovered a lot of new things.
When I first joined this Middle Park physiotherapy clinic, I had no experience but after few months I realized that now I can really handle the patients. The part time job invoked self confidence within me and working there helped me in getting familiar with the latest advancements in the field of physiotherapy. As a physiotherapist, it is important to stay aware of all such stuff so that the best practices can be followed to treat the patients. Thus, my experience was mind-blowing benefiting me in various ways.
For those of you who have a passion in helping others and want to learn physiotherapy, I encourage you to work hard and get part time job while you are studying. It will bring a great advantage for your career in the future.