When you study Physiotherapy at UEA you are choosing an exciting and rewarding caring profession that focuses on developing extraordinary partnerships with people and helping to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.
Physiotherapy has been defined as ‘…a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximizing potential. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well being, taking account of variations in health status. It is science based, committed to extending, applying and evaluating and reviewing evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation is at its core.’’ (CSP2002)
Primarily using skills of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and electro physical modalities, physiotherapists work with individuals in the management of a broad range of physical problems. Core areas of physiotherapy include, Neuromuscular, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular and Respiratory therapy. They extend into acute, primary, private and public sector health and social care. Working in areas of physical, mental and public health. Settings include: hospitals, primary health care, social services, industry, prisons, individual homes, schools, armed forces and private practice.
This interactive and highly effective method of teaching means that RSC is continually recognised for its excellence and ranks highly in both student surveys and league tables. For five years running UEA has been placed in the top five universities in the UK for student satisfaction. Times Higher Education (2011) ranked UEA 3rd in the country for student experience, and our Physiotherapy team is rated first in the UK for teaching.