Find below at extensive list of different conditions that physiotherapists treat. Information includes definition, aetiology, differential diagnosis, examination, treatments and loads more. It is important to familiarise yourself will common conditions before going on placements to ensure that you treat effectively and score high placement grades. Scroll to the bottom to find more about this.
Spinal cord injury
Motor neurone disease
Sacro iloiac dysfunction
Lis franc joint(ruptured tarso-metatarsol lig
Os trigonum Syndrome
Acute torticollis(wry neck)
Wrist Bennetts fracture
Anterior knee pain
Thoracic outlet syndrome
AC joint sprain
Multi system failure
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Elderly care placements At university this was always thought to be one of the least desirable placements however it has an opportunity both improve someones quality of life and give them independence so that can remain living in their own home. The important conditions to read up on are UTI’s, falls and general orthopaedic surgery. This will help you to get a basic idea of aims for treatment sessions and objective measures that are used to monitor progress.
Placements with the marines A slightly more glamourous placements may be had with the military or sports clubs. With this you need to do lots of anatomy preparation and utilise the MDT, such as personal trainers to aid your learning. These placements often require that you develop skills of leading classes. Get a few colleagues together and brain storm possible ACL exercises or ankle sprain rehab as these are likely to be injuries sustained in an active job. Practicing and role playing these classes will give you added confidence before your placement. If any patients are post surgery find the surgeons protocol to make such there are no restrictions.