Mapping Your Career As A Physiotherapist – What’s Your Calling?

Several months after I began working as a physiotherapist in private practice, I felt that something was missing. I had a desire to become more involved. I wanted to be part of something bigger. That’s when I started to feel torn between my responsibilities as a full-time clinician working in private practice and my interests in writing, research, entrepreneurship, and teaching. I have to admit, I was hesitant. What if I wanted to be more than a clinician? What if I strayed from the traditional patient care model?

Throughout my studies, I was under the impression that the words “physiotherapist” and “clinician” were synonymous. I was under the impression that I wasn’t meant to deviate from a clinical pathway, that doing so would somehow make me “less” of a physiotherapist. Well, turns out I was very wrong…

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1 thought on “Mapping Your Career As A Physiotherapist – What’s Your Calling?

  1. Phil GabelReply

    Hi Anthony. Nice article. About 15 ..20 yeats ago I was where you are now at a crossing point but social media and internet power were not available . the answer is yes you and a lot of others are more than just a PT clinician. If you raise a voice however be ready for a fight. I wanted truth and accountability so pursued the line of outcome measures .. evidence and quantification of what you and others are achieving by an intervention. I evebtually got my grad dip.. MSc and PHD by publication… an option to course work.!! I am finally getting around to Specialisation in the field of interest Slacklining. I completed all I wanted with the outcomes producing a world leading software .. Try it at http://www.adviserehab.com. follow your passions and interests.

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