INDIA: Physiotherapy Work Experience Internship in Madurai

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Madurai, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

Work closely with children of varying disabilities on a physiotherapy internship in India. You'll work as an assistant to the existing physiotherapist, helping her treat the children.

This internship takes place at two different centres; a school for special needs children and also an exclusive physiotherapy centre that serves the general public and you may get the opportunity to work at both of these centres.

The school has recently constructed a large physiotherapy unit with modern equipment. Approximately 180 children attend the school and they also have an early intervention centre for children less than 6 years of age.

Physiotherapy is given to children with cerebral palsy and physical disabilities; intended to strengthen muscle power, improve mobility in the joints and to help reduce pain. The children who attend the physiotherapy unit have a tailor made programme to suit their individual needs. For the younger children, the mother or grandmother will also attend to understand the needs of their child and help them practice these exercises when they are at home.

The physiotherapy lab has some great facilities including balancing bars, treadmills, weights, rowing machine, cycles, parallel bars and Swiss balls. The children also undergo electrotherapy.

You'll work as an assistant to the existing physiotherapist helping her treat the children. The centre is dedicated to helping the children obtain the best quality of life possible. They are passionate and enthusiastic and are very eager to share their knowledge and time with you.

Your supervisor is a qualified physiotherapist and speaks excellent English. The school is looking for people with a background or interest in physiotherapy to assist them with their daily work. You will most likely be asked to assist and shadow the physiotherapist while they work with the children. If you have experience in physiotherapy or are qualified, you will be given a greater degree of hands-on work.

The exclusive physiotherapy centre we work with was established in the year 2000 and serves the general public. Here you will see differing cases, from people born with disabilities, road accident victims and people with sports injuries.


You'll live in the volunteer house on Suva and you'll share a bedroom with around 4 other volunteers. Everything and everyone is very friendly! Wifi is available in the public areas.

FOOD: At the Centre you will be provided with three meals a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, and breakfast and dinner at weekends.

Breakfast is Western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.

If you'd like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you'd like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we'll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.

Costs / Benefits

From £995 for 2 weeks, then £200 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to the Project site,
►Daily transport to and from your project
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Return transfer to airport.


Minimum age 17. You don't need any qualifications, but you should have an interest in physiotherapy or studying towards a physiotherapy degree or related subject. You should be self motivated, enthusiastic, show high levels of initiative and be capable of working independently, where necessary, to help you make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

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