I live in Nottinghamshire, regularly visiting my mum, dad and little brother.
I have a horse and 2 dogs who are my world!
I enjoy going to the gym, horse-riding, reading and baking. I am also a volunteer for a mental health support line and I enjoy doing this from home a few times a week.
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I am a Physiotherapist who works in the NHS.
I currently work with people after having operations for broken bones (or joint replacements), however I have worked with lots of different people of all ages.
I move into a different area every five months, so I am always learning new things.
I have been qualified as a Physiotherapist since 2020. I finished my university degree within the COVID-19 pandemic.
I was asked to start work early in my role to help the NHS during the start and throughout the pandemic.
I initially started work in Leicestershire in April 2020, working in the community & visiting people in their own homes for physiotherapy.
I then moved into my current job at King’s Mill Hospital (in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) in November 2020.
Since starting this job, I have had the following work rotations:
- Healthcare of the Older Person (helping the elderly regain their walking and independence, in order to live safely)
- Pelvic Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (working with women of different ages, during pregnancy and once having their baby)
- Intensive Care & Surgery (seeing the poorliest of people in hospital – often on lots of different machines to help keep them alive. I worked in helping their lungs work well, helping people move again after critical illness and starting their rehab journey)
- Trauma & Orthopaedics (my current area – helping people to walk and move again following falls, broken bones or operations to fix these. I also see people following joint replacements)
My Typical Day:
I wake up, get ready for work and have my breakfast.
I get to work for an 8am start, where we have a team meeting then go onto the hospital wards and see the patients.
My team and I have lunch around 12pm (when the patients do), then in the afternoon it’s back onto the wards to see more patients.
I finish work and go home at 4pm.
Quick Fire Questions
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
horse-loving clumsy physio
What did you want to be after you left school?
What or who inspired you to do your job?
I did work experience with other physiotherapists and also saw them working on the wards during a work placement.
After realising medicine wasn’t for me, I felt inspired by the physiotherapists and how they worked with their patients, to encourage their independence and help them back onto their feet after injury or illness. They add a lot of quality to people’s lives and the relationship with their patients is very personal and important.