Interning abroad as a physiotherapist is an exceptional opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your professional skills, and immerse yourself in a new culture. It is a unique experience that offers you the chance to learn from experts in different healthcare systems, understand diverse patient populations, and apply your theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios. However, it is also a journey filled with challenges and surprises that you must be prepared to navigate.
The physiotherapy internship program is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are students or already practicing professionals in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports therapy, or any other related disciplines.
Chronic pain clinic: Interns working in this clinic are tasked with providing support to the physiotherapists and doctors. These medical professionals are dedicated to working with patients who are unfortunately suffering from chronic pain. Their main goal is to aid in the healing process or to help manage and contain the pain through various therapeutic methods and other techniques. The patients they deal with are often afflicted with congenital diseases that severely limit their movement. In other cases, they may be battling crippling diseases or they may have suffered from major trauma which has significantly impacted their physical capabilities.
Sports therapy clinic: The medical facility he operates is dedicated to aiding both athletes and non-athletes alike in their recovery from both traumatic and chronic injuries.
Assisted living facility: Interns at this location are allowed to work within a clinic that is conveniently situated inside an assisted living facility, where they provide therapeutic services to elderly patients.
Interns are welcome to apply all year long and must be studying or a professional in physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports therapy, or related fields.
This program is also available in Guatemala and is focused on sports therapy.
- Availability: Year-long.
- Program Duration:4-24 weeks
- Location: San Ramon de Alajuela or surrounding towns.
- Schedule changes depending on workload, but typically working hoursare from 8 am-3 pm. Monday-Thursday.
Requirements: Participants must have a background in Physical therapy, occupational therapy or sports science.