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PHYSIOTHERAPY WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP IN MADURAI IN INDIA

INDIA

PHYSIOTHERAPY WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP IN MADURAI IN INDIA

Joint this  unique opportunity to work closely with children of varying disabilities on a physiotherapy internship in India. You'll work as an assistant to the existing physiotherapist, helping her treat the children.

The center is dedicated to helping the children obtain the best quality of life possible. They are passionate and enthusiastic and are very eager to share their knowledge and time with you.

This is a great way to observe experts in your field and learn how they work in India and you’ll get a wonderful sense of achievement from helping these great children. The experience you gain will be an excellent entry on your CV or Résumé as well as being invaluable to you in the future.

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SUMMARY FACTFILE
Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.
Duration From 2 weeks up to 1 year, subject to visa requirements.
Requirements

You do not need any qualifications to apply for a physiotherapy placement, although you will need to have an interest in physiotherapy or studying towards a physiotherapy degree or related subject.  However, you should be  self motivated,  have an abundance of enthusiasm, show high levels of initiative and be capable of working independently, where necessary, to help you make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

Price Full Price List / Other Currencies
What's included Arranging your Program,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance
Accommodation and Food
Meeting you at Madurai airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup

24-hr emergency support.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Return transfer to the airport
Who can do this Project? This project is open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in gaining overseas work experience or an internship for university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad and learn about the practice of Physiotherapy overseas.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into the Indian culture

  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.

  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

PHYSIOTHERAPY WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP IN MADURAI IN INDIA

WORK CONTENT
The center we work with was established in 1970 by Dr and Mrs Mary Thangaraj who believed that every child born into this world, irrespective of the conditions of their birth, have the right to live with self and human dignity. A lot of the children come from very underprivileged families, and so the love and care you can give them is even more important.

The school has recently constructed a large physiotherapy unit with modern equipment. Approximately 180 children attend the school and they also have an early intervention center for children less than 6 years of age.

Physiotherapy is given to children with cerebral palsy and physical disabilities; intended to strengthen muscle power, improve mobility in the joints and to help reduce pain. The children who attend the physiotherapy unit have a tailor made program to suit their individual needs. For the younger children, the mother or grandmother will also attend to understand the needs of their child and help them practice these exercises when they are at home.

The physiotherapy lab has some great facilities including balancing bars, treadmills, weights, rowing machine, cycles, parallel bars and Swiss balls. The children also undergo electrotherapy.

You'll work as an assistant to the existing physiotherapist helping her treat the children. The center is dedicated to helping the children obtain the best quality of life possible. They are passionate and enthusiastic and are very eager to share their knowledge and time with you.

Your supervisor is a qualified physiotherapist and speaks excellent English. The school is looking for people with a background or interest in physiotherapy to assist them with their daily work. You will most likely be asked to assist and shadow the physiotherapist while they work with the children. If you have experience in physiotherapy or are qualified, you will be given a greater degree of hands-on work.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

Host Family
For a complete Indian experience we can arrange for you to stay with one of wonderful host families. All of our hosts are very welcoming and not only will be made to feel part of the family, you’ll also gain a great insight into Indian culture and customs. Many of our volunteers remain friends with their host families long after they leave India and in some cases they return to the country later especially to visit their family.

You may share a room with up to 2 other volunteers and in most of the houses you'll have an en-suite, Western-style bathroom. Most of the showers in our host accommodation are cold water only – however your hosts will boil water for you on request.

All of our host family houses are close together and just a few minutes’ walk away from internet cafes, banks and snack shops and just a short auto ride into the center of town.

Food:
Breakfast and dinner will be provided and prepared for you by the family and  is mainly local fare allowing you to taste a varied selection of delicious south Indian dishes and exotic fruits. You will need to make provision for your own lunch.

Caare for Children with Learning and Physical Disabilities in India
Cooking together in the host family accommodation

Caare for Children with Learning and Physical Disabilities in India

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! 

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our team who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.

  

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.

Bollywood Dance Classes
Cookery Classes
Tamil Language Lessons
Yoga & Meditation Lessons 

This project can also be combined with any of our other projects in India, or you could even do a second project in a different country in South-East Asia (or elsewhere) - thus doubling your adventure and enjoyment!

Optional Add-Ons in India

LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:

INDIA REALLY HAS IT ALL, from the hot sultry deserts of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal and the majestic Himalayas in the north, to the idyllic palm fringed beaches and ancient temples of the south, plus a multitude of wildlife parks! The way to best enjoy India is to absorb it - the warmth of the people, the beauty, the smells, the food, and the wonderful hospitality!

MADURAI
Many of our projects are based in the bustling city of Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is known by many names; ‘Jasmine city’ for the famous jasmine flowers that are cultivated here, ‘the city of Nectar’, Legend tells of a river of nectar that flowed after blessing from Lord Shiva, and the ‘Temple City’,

Madurai really does have a temple or shrine on practically every street but it is most famed for the Sri Meenakshi Sundeswarar Temple. Pilgrims and tourists alike flock to visit the temple and approximately 10,000 visit every day! The temple is named after goddess Meenakshi. It was built in the 17th century and is an enormous structure with 5 outer towers crammed full of idols and animals. The inner courtyard contains another 7 towers, again all highly adorned. It will take your breath away.

Madurai is located on Vaigai River and was the capital of Pandyan rulers till the 14th century. It is full of cultural diversity and life revolves around the awe inspiring Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple, awash with pilgrims, market stalls and tourist shops.

Children will stop you on the streets to chat to you and shake your hand and even ask for your autograph! You will be in demand everywhere you go and you’ll feel like a celebrity, such is the warmth of the Indian people.

If you’re after an overwhelming experience, then Madurai is a certainty for this!

KERALA has been named ""Gods own Country" by the locals for its stunning scenery, wildlife, beautiful beaches, picture postcard towns and the breaktaking backwaters.  It is also the home of Ayurveda medicine, an ancient system using essential oils and vigorous massage to aid medical complaints or just for pampering - a one hour massage is an unforgettably relaxing experience.

Kerala also has one of the best wildlife parks in the country; Periyar. A huge array of activities are on offer, jungle trekking and jeep safari’s which take you off the beaten track in the hope of spotting an elusive tiger although you are more likely to see elephants, boar, monkeys and many species of birds. You can also take an elephant ride, boat ride, visit spice and tea plantations, watch martial arts – it’s an action packed weekend and only 4 hours from Madurai!

TRAVEL:
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country, please click here.

Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your program, please click here.





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