Why do the Introduction to Paediatric Physiotherapy?
I completed the APCP Introduction to paediatric physiotherapy course in June 2018 in Newcastle. The content of the course was a mix of respiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a well-balanced amount of time spent on each area.
There were speakers from different clinical settings who were very passionate and knowledgeable, encouraging us to think for ourselves and always willing to answer any questions we had. I liked how there was variety to how we learned, including group work and regular interactive quizzes which really helped facilitate my learning.
After the course, we then completed a case study from a given scenario. It was a great way to reflect and bring everything I had learnt together. In addition to everything I learned, I found the course to be a good networking opportunity with other aspiring physiotherapists working within paediatrics.
Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I took so much from the course into clinical practice. I would highly recommend the course to anyone considering or have just begun working in paediatric physiotherapy!