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Just a question on behalf of my sister who wants to emigrate to Perth in the future. She is currently at uni doing a degree in Physiotherapy, she completes it June next year. She wants to know if she would gain employment in Perth(depending on visa)once qualified? or would she need to get experience in UK first. I personally would of thought she'd be better off going as soon as possible so that she could maybe learn to do things the Ozzy way, rather than pick up maybe bad habits in UK. Any advice very much appreciated!! John
Rudi posted a topic in Aussie ChatAre there any doctors / physios or medical people out there who can help me?!! A couple of days ago my 12 year old daughter landed badly on her leg at gymnastics and hyper extended her knee. It swelled up and she can only bend it a small amount and cannot straighten it. She can hobble along on it, but she says it feels like it's going to collapse on her all the time. So my friend the Google doctor tells me this is a classic ACL injury. So yesterday we went to the docs and she sent my daughter for xrays and an ultra-sound. The xrays did not show a break (I did not expect them to) and I am not sure what the ultra-sound showed. When we were having it done the guy doing the ultra-sound said there was some damage to the cruciate ligament, but it did not look like a massive tear. He also said that what the ultra-sound could tell us was minimal, as it can only really see the outer parts of the knee and apparently the cruciate ligaments are further in. He suggested that if the scan did not reveal anything that an MRI would be needed, as there was obviously something going on with her knee. So later we had a phone call from the nurse at the surgery saying that everything was fine. OK I said, that's great news, but my daughter has a very swollen knee and is struggling to walk, so what should she be doing - resting or keeping it moving? She had NO idea and said she would talk to the doctor. She came back later and said when it stops hurting she can have physio on it. OK - so now we have "everything is fine" to "needs physio" so I was completely confused. I asked her how long it would be before we could expect it to feel better - her answer "when it stops hurting" yes I said, I get that, but are we talking days? weeks? months?. She just did not have a clue. So now I have my VERY active 12 year old, unable to walk properly, in pain and I have no real idea about what treatment she should be having and whether she should be moving, resting or what?! She was supposed to be on a Guide camp this weekend which she has had to pull out of, so she can have a quiet weekend and rest her leg, but what then? How long to I let it hurt for? How long to I wait to see a physio? Do I accept what the doctor says? I am completely at a loss here. She is a netballer and obviously needs her knee back working again asap in order to continue playing. HELP!! Any advice would be really useful! Love Rudi x
Guest posted a topic in Aussie ChatHI all I am new to this site and have found it very useful to read on different posts. I am registered physio in U.K and work and live in west london. I needed some guidance on how to start skills assessment for general skilled migration. Also wanted to know which IELTS do I need to do General or Academic? Any advise will be helpful. Thanks for your time guys.:notworthy: