Why did I want to become a physio?
When I was young I was always visiting the physiotherapist for different sporting injuries and I found it fascinating the way the physiotherapists were able to diagnose, treat and return me back to sport within such a short time frame. From then on I was interested to learn how to treat injuries and learn how to prevent them; the word I use to describe injury prevention is ‘Prehab’. As I learnt more about injury prevention I was then able to spend more time on the track and less time in the physiotherapist’s clinic. Reflecting back I am very appreciative of the education I received from my physiotherapists over the years as they helped shape me into the physiotherapist I am today.
I enjoy being able to help people, seeing them improve, becoming stronger and returning to pain free activities and returning to their normal abilities. Another great aspect about being a physiotherapist is you meet lots of different and interesting people with everyday being different and you are always challenged. I also enjoy how many different areas there are in physiotherapy; for example you can have the opportunity to travel with an elite sports team or instruct a Clinical Pilates class the next week. I love how there is so much variety and opportunity.