CQ Physio Group believes in actively contributing to the physiotherapy profession and the local community by offering opportunities for students to experience working within a large multidisciplinary allied health practice.
We currently take final year physiotherapy education students for 5 week placements from the University of Queensland, Griffith University and James Cook University. In addition we take 1st and 2nd year physiotherapy students from Central Queensland University for observation.
Every semester CQ Physio delivers a number of physiotherapy lectures to University of Queensland medical students as well as taking 1st year medical students for observations.
With the demands of the universities it leaves little time to offer experiences to secondary students however in the past we have taken year 12 students who are interested in persueing a career in physiotherapy or dietetics on work experience but this is limited due to other practice demands.
Final Year Physio Students from Griffith University
Our experience as students at CQ Physio was second to none. The experience that we gained was invaluable, and the guidance and support from all staff was particularly helpful in making our time in Rockhampton really enjoyable. We feel our time at CQ Physio has really influenced the type of Physiotherapists we will become, and feel that we both learnt so much from all the Physio’s in the clinic as well as making some great friends along the way. In fact we enjoyed it so much that we returned to spend another month at CQ Physio for an elective clinical placement. We would recommend it to anyone.
Stacey Cross and Rachael Bryans
If you would like to do a placement with CQ Physio then please feel free to contact one of us directly for a chat or speak to your clinical coordinator. If you are interested in pursuing a position with CQPhysio Group, please get in touch with our Practice Manager Bernadette Barnes.