Physiotherapy Volunteering Abroad
If you are already working as a physiotherapist, or are a student or graduate we have some fantastic physiotherapy placements in the developing world where you can help people and make a positive impact on their lives. You will be able to hone your basic skills, gain experience, learn new things and also see / treat rare cases like burn victims, polio and club foot.
Physiotherapy Volunteer Abroad Work Overseas
Find physiotherapy volunteer projects, electives, gap years & internships abroad for students, graduates and professionals.
Tasks & What to Expect
Some countries in the developing world suffer from a lack of practitioners and this is where there is a need for international physiotherapist seeking to make a difference to apply and help outpatients and inpatients. If you apply for a physiotherapy placement you will be working to treat various different patients seeing and treating rare diseases.
Leprosy is a big problem in some countries, you will work in a hospital or neurorehabilitation clinic helping local people who have this disease. Other things you might be treating include strokes, accident injuries, muscle spasm, musculoskeletal, post-operative rehabilitation, child cerebral and other palsies, lower back problems and fractures. Initiative and creativity is welcomed on these placements, you will be able to help local staff and also create / implement new programs designed to help local people. You might be dealing with patients who have a wide range of problems, this placement will be a challenge where you will learn a lot.
How to Apply
Most organisations which offer physiotherapy placements offer structed placements to students, graduates and professionals already working in this area. You might need to pay a fee to join, this generally includes placements, transfers, meals, accommodation, training and in-country support.