What's up with Nigerians and the way they see physiotherapy?
Once they ask me about my profession and I mention physiotherapy, everyone starts asking for a massage. Physiotherapists are not massage therapists #takenote
Fine, we all took a course in massage as one of the techniques that can be used in certain situations. It is a very very minute part of the overall curricula.
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I hope that goes a long way in clearing the box physiotherapy has been put into in Nigeria.
Another big box is the chiropractic box. Physiotherapists are not chiropractors #takenote
I might not even go the musculoskeletal way, I might even head on to cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, so I doubt if it'll be appropriate to show me a bad knee or ankle in future lol
My point is, there are also specializations. I'm in love with neurology and sports medicine at the moment and I might end up at one of those. Just want to emphasize that the musculoskeletal part, is just one part. Hope you get it now? Don't be like all those asking every and any one on the streets with the tag 'physiotherapist' to help them with a bad ankle.
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