STAFF INTERVIEWS

GARETT VAN OIRSCHOT

What made you choose a career as a physiotherapist?

I was in Sport Science and wanted to do something more specific, something that was more clinical/medical.

What are the positives of working as a physio?

 

The variety: of people/patients, injuries, and of different clinics/sports/pitches/gyms you can work in.

What are the challenges of this kind of work?

Staying on top of documentation/paperwork

 

LEE CHAMBERS

What made you choose a career as a physiotherapist?

Foot and mouth disease!  I had originally wanted to be a vet and had organised a 2 week transition year work placement with our local vet but foot and mouth disease broke out in Ireland the week before I was to start and it had to be cancelled due to restrictions on access to farms etc.  I got last minute placements with a physio in St Vincent's Centre on the Navan Road working with children with disabilities, an OT in St James's Hospital, and a small animal vet in Glasnevin.  I found the physio placement really interesting and liked the way the physio used her hands and exercise through play to improve the children’s movement.

 

What are the positives of working as a physio?

It's very rewarding to make people feel better and get them back to work, sport etc.  You can have a good work/life balance.  You can travel with it.  There are lots of options within the profession from working with children with disabilities, to sports teams, to rehabilitating people after a stroke, to research etc.

 

 What are the challenges of this kind of work?

While working with people is one of the things I love about the profession, it is also what tires me out.  People seeking physio can often be anxious and upset about their pain or vertigo, or not being able to participate in their sport etc.  It can be hard not to let this affect you.  

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