Worcestershire - Midlands

Gain important practical experience around Kidderminster on our local Wyre Forest NHS MSK physiotherapy service. 

You will work with a team of four 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. 

Typical caseload 

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. You will see a high volume of issues related to spinal, shoulder and knee problems. 

You will mainly treat patients with a self-management approach, neurophysiological education and goal-related activity planning, with the support our patient rehabilitation app. Chronic pain strategies, activity rehabilitation, exercise therapy and manual therapy may also be included (McKenzie, Maitland & Society of Orthopaedic Medicine approaches).

Clinic locations 

You could work from 10 different clinic locations across Wyre Forest and these locations are likely to include:

  • Kidderminster 
  • Chaddersley Corbett 
  • Bewdley 
  • Wolverley 
  • Stourport 

Because this placement will involve working from different clinic locations you will need to be willing to travel and organise your own transport. 

Working hours 

We can offer a full 5 or 4 day working week, from Monday to Friday. Your working hours will be between 8.30am – 4.30pm, 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. 

Additional opportunities

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:

  • Governance
  • Advanced Practice (GP surgeries) 
  • Mentoring
  • Teleconferences

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. 

Learn more about our physiotherapy student placements and the opportunities available.

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