GP placement student toolkit

Publication date:
07 October 2021
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Tips from students

  • Smile and be friendly with patients, building rapport is everything
  • Learn common red flags,such as cauda equina symptoms
  • Learn patterns of pain and what they mean and whe they are sinister.
  • Research aggravating and easing factors and how that relates to pathologies a this will shape your hypothesis.
  • Know how to assess each limb properly.
  • Research exercises for common physio complaints and make sure you can demonstrate them. Have a progression or regression plan.
  • Create illness scripts of common pathologies
  • Know the timelines for healing of bones,ligaments,tendons and muscles
  • Practice gait analysis
  • Practice palpation and know the common landmarks well.
  • Work within your scope of practice.