Anneka and I am a 4th year student at the L.S.O. (London School of Osteopathy)
Hi my name is Anneka and I am a 4th year student at the L.S.O. (London School of Osteopathy). The academic side of the osteopathic course is very difficult; L.S.O. guidelines for study ask students that in 1st year 17 hours per week is expected accumulating to 30 hours per week in the 5th year. I must admit that the practical side of both courses are identical, patient examination, case history taking, medical science, pathology, neurology, C.V.S., respiratory exam, red flags and how and when to and not manipulate. I would put this down to the standard of osteopathic tutors on both courses. Both courses employ full time clinicians who are very highly regarded on their respected fields of expertise. I would advise any prospective students to insure that their college of choice has the degree and R.Q. status!
I would like to thank you for the past 12 months doing the spinal manipulation course. It has been the most practical and beneficial course I’ve done since I began my training. I have received referrals from doctors throughout the year & this course has given me great confidence in diagnosing and treatment of patients with back and neck injuries. Allowing students to practice and treat patients supervised is one of the many advantages that set your college apart from others. Many thanks to Pauline for her encouragement, constant text reminders & making the clinic a friendly, relaxed & welcoming place to do our clinical hours.
Finally a course that offers everything a therapist needs to know to be able to properly assess and treat patients. I’ve been doing courses in Physical Therapy and related subjects for over 10 years in various colleges in Ireland and none compare to the Irish Institute of Physical Therapy. The tutors are to be commended for their work and motivation. In my opinion if your serious about helping patients you need to train at the I.I.P.T.
My name is Janette Towey, Physical Therapist, Cranial Therapist and Manipulative Therapist, all carried out the I.I.P.T. in Cork.
I would fully recommend the Physical Therapy Course at the I.I.P.T. With my previous qualification I obtained from other physical therapy schools here in Ireland, I lacked fundamental element/skills that I needed to become a good and safe therapist when treating people with health issues. Through the Physical Therapy course at the I.I.P.T. in Cork I have equipped myself with diagnostic tools, knowing how best and when to treat patients and knowing when to refer patients on to more skilled professionals.
I have also gained great hands on experience working in a clinical setting while attending the course. Some of the topics the course covers such as Orthopaedic tests, joint assessment, joint mobilisation and manipulation and various conditions that present in a clinical situation. The Cork course was very informative and is a must for anybody wishing to work in the field of Physical Therapy.
My name is Brendan Kirrane of Achilles sports Injury Clinic, Limerick Physical therapist and member of the Irish paralympic medical team.
What i found of most benefit to me attending IIIPT cork was the emphasis the college placed on orthopaedic testing & accurately diagnosing what is wrong with the patient before formulating a treatment plan, which included soft tissue and joint mobilisation when appropriate.
Practical experience is gained when students work either with Kieran or one of the other tutors in a busy clinical environment seeing first hand how what is taught at lectures is put into practice & secondly working on patients with conditions under a supervised capacity.
Having attended other therapy courses throughout the country i would strongly recommend the physical therapy course at the IIPT cork.
I would like to thank Kieran , Pauline and all the team at IIPT for their hard work, patience and dedication in making the physical therapy and related courses such a success.”
My name is Anthony Phelan, prior to attending the I.I.P.T. I had undertaken a number of Physical Therapy courses in Ireland and the U.K.
It is clear that there is strong emphasis at the I.I.P.T. on developing practitioners with very competent hands-on skills. The Physical Therapy course content contained a comprehensive set of assessment protocols and treatment techniques that equip any aspiring practitioner with the tools needed to work confidently in a clinical setting. The physical therapy course manual was very professionally put together. There are photographs and step by step instructions for each technique.
This is an invaluable resource. The teaching standards were also high. Each tutor already worked full time in the field and could draw on their own clinical experiences to give the class a better learning experience. For anyone wishing to pursue a career in physical medicine, I would highly recommend the I.I.P.T. On completion of the course you will have developed the set of skills required to successfully embark on a successful career.