Reflection: 17/5/2021

Reflection: 17/5/2021                                                hours: 4

What happened:

Today was my last day in clinic, I treated one patient who was the regular client who has been suffering from osteoarthritis in both hips. She has massively improved in confidence, gait, motivation and adherence over the last week and has lost 2kg in weight and is much more positive as a result. She went on the anti-gravity treadmill again and increased the body weight percentage from 30% to 70% which was very motivating for her. Her gait on the anti-gravity treadmill has also massively improved which was rewarding to see.

Following that the rest of the time was spent revising various topics and having critical discussions with my supervisor about case studies.

What I was thinking and feeling and what was good or bad:

I felt quite overwhelmed to think that today was my last day in clinic and the reality of graduating and working without supervision soon it quite daunting. It is very rewarding to see patients progress in all aspects not just physically. I have found this patient very rewarding to work with and I have learnt a lot.

 Action plan:

  • Research more into how to prepare individuals rehabilitation in the build-up to surgery.
  • Listen to more podcasts to prepare for my final exam and to get a greater understanding of unusual pathologies to look out for when working unsupervised.

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