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Physiotherapy Electives

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Many hospitals in developing countries are short staffed and often have a high patient loads, so physiotherapy students find themselves involved with treatment and patient care very quickly. Under resourced wards can also mean a return to the basics of training; diagnosing and treating conditions without familiar physiotherapy equipment. These placements are an excellent opportunity to hone your core skills.

One of the most common injuries is burns, as most of our destinations rely on gas burners for cooking which often explode. The increased number of road traffic accidents also demands great need for post-operative rehabilitation. Students on our elective programme often encounter cases that have been largely eradicated in the UK, such as polio, club-foot and leprosy.  

Unfortunately cost, distance and a lack of education in resource-poor countries means patients regularly present themselves with diseases or pathologies that have advanced to a critical stage. The chance to witness and treat these conditions will undoubtedly teach you new skills and enhance your understanding of disease progression.