Why Study Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy graduate Kieran talks through his experiences of studying at the University of Salford.

Why Salford?

I found out about the University online as I heard the Physiotherapy course at Salford was well delivered and structured. It was taught via a mixture of lectures, practicals, small group discussions and practical placements.

My lecturers were amazing throughout, and really helped me along the way; not spoon-feeding me, but they pushed me in the right direction and enabled me to help myself. The guys in particular were Stuart Porter, Mike Dean, Linda Hollingworth, Wendy Munro and Duncan Mason.

What can I do with a Physiotherapy degree?

I had a huge amount of work experience over 1000 hours. I did placements in the NHS and in professional sport. I worked in 3 different hospitals, 1 outpatient NHS Physio clinic, and at Burnley Football Club which was amazing and the highlight of my degree. The degree prepared me very well for what life is like as a new Physiotherapist. Once I was working, the transition was easy. The soft skills that I learnt on my University degree was the most useful. Salford placed a big emphasis on the interpersonal skills that can really make a huge difference when working as a Physio. 

After graduating, I moved to Singapore to work in a government hospital to work as a junior Physiotherapist. I'm not working in a busy outpatient clinic as an Outpatient Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. As my career progresses, I want to primarily focus on return to sport testing and rehabilitation.