Aranee qualified with a Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2019 with her third degree at Leeds Beckett University. She initially studied the course part time whilst working as an osteopath which was a challenge but Aranee managed and is constantly pushing herself to greater heights academically and with her career. She is currently working part time seeing NHS patients in Bedfordshire, at Bedford Hospital. In essence altogether her hours are equivalent to full time hours. Appointments are limited as a result and need to be booked in advance.
Physiotherapy uses the combination of using exercise advice along with manual therapy when required. Physiotherapy is more known to take the evidence based approach to healthcare. However it also entails a holistic approach taking into consideration all aspects of a patient's case history from their social history for example living space , for example if someone with knee pain had stairs at home, more detailed questions around this may be asked around the patient's function to better understand and create a tailored exercise program. Physiotherapy has a huge emphasis on functional rehabilitation so that there are specific goals that one may want to achieve after a few sessions.
What is the main difference between an osteopath and a physiotherapist? "The main difference is that physiotherapy is more about exercise rehabilitation and osteopathy is more about having more of a hands-on therapy approach to treatment. However there is tremendous overlap between both professions and ultimately it is about what treatment the practitioner you see chooses to help with ones recovery to best help the patient with their concern"