How to become a Physiotherapist
29 March 2023
As a Physiotherapist with Exemplar Health Care, you’ll provide a high quality physiotherapy service for the residents in your home. You’ll support people to maximise their independence and empower them to live their best lives.
With us, you’ll be empowered to really make a difference. You’ll work with the same team and service users to ensure continuity of care.
Read our blog about how to become a Physiotherapist and what makes our physiotherapy roles different.
What is a physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist helps people to restore movement and function when they’re affected by disability, illness or injury.
Physiotherapists support individuals with a wide range of health conditions, including those that affect the:
- bones, joints and soft tissue
- brain or nervous system
- heart and circulation
- lungs and breathing.
Physiotherapists also offer education and advice, tailored exercise plans and physical activity, manual therapy and other techniques such as hydrotherapy.
Physiotherapists are responsible for ensuring the people they support maximise their movement potential, and live their best lives every day.
What do Physiotherapists at Exemplar Health Care do?
As a Physiotherapist with Exemplar Health Care, you’ll provide a high quality physiotherapy service for the service users in your home.
Your role will include providing specialist assessments, clinical diagnoses and interventions to support people to maintain optimal muscle function, limit/delay deterioration and regain movement and mobility where possible.
You’ll work with a wider care team and clinical team to create and implement person-centred care plans to support people to achieve their goals and evaluate their outcomes.
You’ll see the difference you make every day, providing great job satisfaction and a rewarding workplace.
You’ll support people with a range of health conditions arising from brain injuries, dementia, neuro disabilities such as Huntington’s disease, physical disabilities and spinal injuries.
What skills do you need to be a Physiotherapist at Exemplar Health Care?
First and foremost, just like every employee here at Exemplar Health Care, our Physiotherapists live and breathe our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.
If your values match ours, then we’re off to a great start.
Other vital skills required to be a physiotherapist at Exemplar Health Care include:
- excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to support people with different communication needs
- the ability to work under your own initiative and be able to demonstrate continuous professional development to ensure you can continue to progress in the workplace
- time management, able to manage your own workload
- calm, sensitive and empathetic approach to ensure your service user feels at ease when you’re working with the.
For full understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be a Physiotherapist at Exemplar Health Care, read our Physiotherapist job description.
What are the day to day activities of a Physiotherapist at Exemplar Health Care?
As a Physiotherapist with Exemplar Health Care, you’ll support the service users in your home to live a fulfilling life by providing the highest standards of care.
No two days will be the same – our service users are individuals and they deserve to be treated as such.
As a general guide, your days could involve the following:
- being responsible and accountable for a clinical caseload in your home
- working with service users, their loved ones and other professionals to develop and deliver person-centred care plans for physiotherapy interventions
- carrying out skilled assessments
- ensuring that people receive the right therapy interventions and treatments
- advising and mentoring colleagues that may need your guidance.
Careers in social care: Helen - Physiotherapist, Tyne Grange care home from Exemplar Health Care on Vimeo.
Who will I support at Exemplar Health Care?
At Exemplar Health Care, we support adults living with complex mental and physical health needs including people recovering from spinal injuries or brain injuries, people living with neuro-disabilities and dementia, and people who require respiratory care.
Our homes are relatively small in size, which means that you’ll have sufficient time to make a real difference to the lives of those in your care.
What are the career development opportunities for Physiotherapists at Exemplar Health Care?
There are lots of opportunities to learn and develop in your career as a Physiotherapist at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish.
If your application is successful, you’ll do a welcome induction which covers mandatory and statutory training including moving and handling, safeguarding and person-centred care. This induction also includes our Exemplar Positive Behaviour Support training, to give you the skills and confidence when supporting people who display behaviours of concern.
After that, you’ll continue your induction in your home with the support of a network of other therapists.
Throughout your employment, you’ll have regular supervisions and Performance Development Reviews with your Manager to review your progress and discuss your career aspirations.
We also offer a range of in-house and external training programmes for Physiotherapists, including:
- mandatory and statutory training (MAST) to refresh your skills
- specialist skills development from our central Clinical Team
- in-house leadership and management development programmes
- role specific diplomas, qualifications, training and coaching.
Apply for one of our Physiotherapist roles today!