On a physiotherapy placement in our partner hospital, you'll see around 20 cases a day come through the Physiotherapy Department in Takoradi, many of which are regular patients. Of these cases, common conditions include Bells' palsy, Erb's palsy, and strokes. Treatment here focuses on the use of gym equipment and teaching patients exercises they can practice at home. Your time off can be spent exploring the many magnificent, awe-inspiring sites of Ghana – ancient waterfalls, remote villages, and coastlines with golden beaches to name but a few. Read what our students think below!
"Many people only sought orthodox healthcare as a last resort."Read more
"I was able to experience physiotherapy in a challenging and entirely different environment"Read more
"Life in the Work the World house was a unique experience"Read more
Ghana has a huge place in my heart and memories I will never forget.Read more
Students and new ideas are always welcome, but honestly I found myself taking a lot more home than I anticipated.Read more
I was able to work with the paediatric patients and their mothers. This was my favourite part of the placement as it provided an opportunity to observe and treat paediatric cases which are rare in the United Kingdom.Read more
The majority of patients we saw were stroke victims and a lot of these patients had been coming to physio for years, so had really built up a rapport with everyone working there.Read more