by Wyatt Raymond
Hi, my name is Wyatt Raymond. I’m a physiotherapist who graduated from James Cook University in Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Since graduating I have spent time in private hospitals and private practice, providing holistic, empathetic care and rehabilitation to my patients.
I’m also a member of the National Rugby League (NRL) as a full time referee. During my time with the NRL, I’ve worked as Team Physiotherapist, providing pre and post match training, elite performance training and recovery physiotherapy. I’m very hard working and highly motivated to assist my patients in achieving their goals and here’s my top 5 reasons for choosing my profession:
1) The ability to empower another human being and meaningfully educate
There’s nothing more frustrating than feeling helpless in situations where our own bodies are experiencing difficulties with the way they move and/or function. This is where we as physiotherapists have a window of opportunity to make a significant difference in the way clients perceive, consider and rehabilitate their own bodies. We do this through meaningful education and empowering people to be the most important individual in their rehabilitative journey.
2) Facilitating positive change in daily lives
When clients come to physiotherapy, majority of the time they are on a quest for change, seeking a positive difference to be made in what they’re experiencing in terms of pain and discomfort.
physiotherapists have a huge scope to allow them to facilitate these changes both on a superficial and deep level but also in the short and long term depending on the case presentation. This factor alone makes it quite exciting to practice in the field of physiotherapy.