Jennifer Adims chose Teesside because of the excellent track record in postgraduate physiotherapy.
What brought you to Teesside University?
I checked out several universities before deciding on Teesside. It had a very positive aura – it’s an attractive campus. It was also the first university to offer an MSc Physiotherapy, so it has a good track record.
What’s the course like?
I’m glad I came here – the quality of teaching and staff support are just as good as I had hoped and expected. The master’s is a two-year course, with two placements in the first year and four in the second. There are three main themes: neurological, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular and respiratory. Of these, I’m most interested in musculoskeletal, because of the elements associated with sports therapy.
How do you like Middlesbrough?
I had never lived in the north of England before, but I like it. It feels more relaxed and people are more polite. I’m living in the University’s Parkside Hall, which is comfortable and convenient. I teach Spinning (a specialised indoor bike activity) in the University gym, and I have found a local church which is very welcoming, so it’s all good.
With a deeper understanding from my MSc, I intend to work in the NHS as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. My long-term aim, my dream, is to have my own clinical sports rehabilitation centre with a hydrotherapy pool, a small rehabilitative gym area, and a clinical sector. I want to offer treatment to people whatever their sport, at whatever level – helping them to get where they want to be. This MSc is a big step towards achieving that dream.