IPTAS graduates have an ideal opportunity to achieve an ambition of becoming self-employed and setting up in private practice. For some this might be a group practice with colleagues. Either way, set-up costs are minimal and in many cases graduates decide to work within communities who may not be already served by a physical therapist. They can organise their own working hours and this feature facilitates a gradual transition from the old regular job to a new, fulltime practice.
Many prospective students, with a background in sport, personal training or a qualification in massage or rehabilitation are attracted to IPTAS programmes, having themselves experienced the benefits of treatment or because they see it as way of broadening their skills and the range of services they will be able to offer to potential clients.
Now as practitioners they have an opportunity to give something back and also an opportunity to stay involved. As a hands-on, holistic, non-invasive and drug free prevention and treatment, which is highly effective, our approach is recognised by both the amateur and professional sports person. Institute graduates have worked with a wide cross-section of teams, Olympians and professional sports people.
Graduates of the Institute have also chosen to work in many other diverse areas including medical centres and primary care centres, health and fitness centres, chiropractic clinics and as consultants in musculoskeletal health with large companies. Some institute graduates teach in Further and Higher Education.
As an IPTAS graduate, you will be part of a health profession that has gained wide recognition. You will be highly skilled in the treatment of a wide range of musculo-skeletal disorders, including back pain, muscle and joint pain and general soft tissue dysfunction. A career in Manual Therapy & Sports Therapy is challenging, personally satisfying and immensely rewarding. Graduates are highly skilled professionals for whom there is a growing demand.
IPTAS graduates are educated to practise autonomously as healthcare practitioners. This means that you will be competent to determine the best course of action for your client. It does not mean working alone or not being accountable.
Progressing to manage your own caseload during final year clinical internship helps build both your competence and confidence. Institute graduates tend to commence in practice very soon after graduation.
Professional Association membership will be available to our students as they provide treatment, pro-bono within their communities. When qualified, evidence of continuing professional development will be required to maintain good standing within the professional association.