Volunteer Work 

Anna O’Connell – BSc Physiotherapy – Work Experience

Work the World allowed me to travel to Sri Lanka and work as a Physiotherapist at Kandy Teaching Hospital for a 4 week period.

I was given the opportunity to work across the following departments: Physiotherapy Outpatients, Orthopaedics, Post Natal, Cardiac Intensive Care, Neurosurgical (where I watched my first Laminectomy and Discectomy surgery!), Plastic Surgery, Gastroenterology and General Surgical.

My placement provided an excellent hands on experience for me, especially in the outpatients department where I was able to work independently with a variety of patients, including a young girl with cerebral palsy.

I was offered further educational opportunities by spending time across multiple departments in which I was able to observe treatment techniques and practice hands on treatment as part of the multidisciplinary team.