Kinesiotherapists plan and provide ‘movement therapy’ to help people recover from injuries.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Kinesiotherapist is like.
Juan plays college basketball and is hoping to be drafted to the NBA. He has been referred to you, a kinesiotherapist, due to an ankle sprain that happened three weeks ago. He has tried resting, icing it twice daily, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs but nothing is working. He is still in a lot of pain, cannot put any weight on his ankle, and cannot play basketball. Your job as his kinesiotherapist is to…
- Research about ankle sprains – how do they happen and how are they treated?
- Research anatomy and physiology of the ankle.
- What treatments/therapies would be helpful for Juan? Why?
Based on your research, write a treatment plan for Juan – be sure it is patient friendly and easy to follow. Share your plan with your school nurse and get his/her feedback. Also share in the Student Showcase to build your resume!