I have spent the last few years undertaking an Msc in Clinical Gait Analysis at the University of Stafford. With the help of OETT funding, it has eased the financial worry and helped me concentrate on the studies in hand. Whilst working in a challenging and demanding role within a busy Orthotic team here in South Wales.
So far I have completed several modules in sports biomechanics, origins and principles of injury, tissue stress, musculoskeletal diagnosis and applied diagnostic imaging to name a few. This has helped me grow in my clinical and professional practice and helped me think outside the box when presented with complex patients. Deepening my understanding of certain mechanisms of injury has made problem solving easier within clinic. It has also helped me grow in confidence as a clinician and to question practices and theories in a healthy and inquisitive way to establish whether evidence is sound or not.
I will now endeavour to complete the final dissertation year of my Msc, although not an easy undertaking, it has been extremely worthwhile expanding my clinical understanding and development.