My Physio Journey
From Frozen Peas to Frozen Shoulders
In early 2015 I became the newest member of the Physiofusion team and without a doubt, it has been one of the best years of my life.
I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2013, just prior to this I found out I was pregnant with my little boy. I made the decision to postpone my search for my first physio post and instead continued to work part-time at a local frozen food store until after I had my baby.
CBeebies – Motivational Programming?
I’m not kidding, maternity leave is hard and believes it or not it wasn’t particularly due to being a new mum. The lack of mental stimulation was the worst part for me. My mornings were spent watching hours upon hours of CBeebies, enough to drive anyone over the edge, right?
I loved watching Harvey grow, but I had a severe case of baby brain (which is real by the way!). I couldn’t wait to initiate my career in the physio profession; to have some time for myself as well as being able to provide for my son.
Maternity leave and a diet of children’s TV was all the motivation I needed to maintain and expand upon my clinical skills. I used social media to follow expert physiotherapists, attended physio expo’s and trained for a sports massage diploma weeks after giving birth. When I first heard about the junior post being advertised at Physiofusion, I was all over it like a rash, and luckily Sam and Sorrel decided to give me the opportunity to prove myself as a physiotherapist.
Professional and Personal Development
I am now in an extremely fortunate position; I have fantastic colleagues and mentors, I am partaking in a very comprehensive training programme and I have access to support whenever I may need it. I also have some amazing clients who entrust me to help them to achieve their rehabilitation goals. I feel positive about the future and I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge further and providing the best service for our clients at Physiofusion.
Caroline Schofield qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2013 from Manchester Metropolitan University and primarily treats at Burnley. Caroline enjoys going to the gym and training for events.