Surrey - South of England
Gain important practical experience in the outer suburbs of Greater London on our local Surrey Health NHS MSK physiotherapy service.
You will work with a team of six Ascenti physiotherapists who will act as your supervisors and support you in gaining experience as a physiotherapy student.
These experienced Band B, C and above Ascenti clinicians (equivalent of NHS Band 6/7 and above) will work with you to manage patients referred to us for musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatment by the NHS in single occupancy clinic rooms.
You will see a variety of conditions with new and follow up appointments throughout the day in 30 minute slots. You will type up notes, use our digital work-flow system to manage patient appointments and prescribe self-management advice using our industry leading patient rehabilitation app. You will have extra time after appointments to complete these tasks with your supervisor if needed.
Your level of involvement will be managed by your supervisor depending on your study level, knowledge and competencies.
You will be working with referrals for MSK physiotherapy from NHS Primary Care services such as GP surgeries.
We treat people of all ages as part of this service including teenagers, but patients are typically 40+. You will see a high volume of issues related to spinal and joint conditions, covering both chronic and acute conditions.
You will mainly treat patients with a combination of manual therapy as well as rehabilitative exercise with the aim of helping patients to achieve their SMART goals, with the support of our patient rehabilitation app.
Most patients will receive five treatment sessions and there is a strong focus on empowering patients through education and chronic pain management strategies, using a Biopsychosocial model of care.
You will work from three different clinic locations across Surrey and these locations are likely to be:
- Frimley Green
Because this placement will involve working from different clinic locations, you will need to be willing to travel and organise your own transport.
We can offer a full 5 or 4 day working week, from Monday to Friday. Your working hours would be between 8am or 8.30am with a finish at 5pm, depending on the hours worked by your supervisor.
You will have a half hour lunch break from around 1pm.
The specific hours you work can be negotiated and confirmed once you have been accepted onto the placement.
Depending on the availability of our service partners and contract restrictions, we may also have the opportunity for students on this placement to shadow other service areas, including:
- Advanced Practice Injection clinic
- GP-led MSK diagnostics service
About Ascenti student placements
At Ascenti we are offering musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy placements as part of NHS services we deliver across four different regions in the UK.