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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Kara47, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Kara47

    Kara47 Active Member


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    Hello to all,
    I'm a mature age student, studying Podiatry (after 20 years in a very physically demanding industry. ) I'm hoping this new career will be interesting, easier on the body and will allow me to continue to be self employed. I have completed some work experience (loved it!) & can't wait to start clinical practice next year. I looked at the forum for the first time yesterday & have already learned so much. (Thanks!!)
    I'm based in rural NSW, Australia.
     
  2. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Kara,

    :welcome: to Podiatry Arena.

    Where you live looks beautiful :D

    http://www.midnorthcoastnsw.com.au/

    I am typing my hello from South Yorkshire, England.

    Cold, wet, 6 months of frost, fog & drizzle on its way & economic disaster looming. I can't understand why more people don't visit! :bang:

    It's lovely :rolleyes:

    I digress........

    Have a peep in the teaching & Learning forum. Loads of brilliant information there for students(& for Pods brushing up on things they may have forgotten) ;)

    I can't guarantee Podiatry is less strenuous. Podiatrists can have back, hip, knee problems associated with working environment (especially on home visits).

    There is usually plenty of advice available for health & safety issues (great as a preventative to avoid injury in the first place).

    http://australia.workplace-safety.org/

    Thank you for joining.

    Regards,

    Mandy
     
  3. Hi Kara-

    A fabulous profession you have entered. Good luck to you
     
  4. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

  5. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    :welcome: Kara, good to have you on board glad you are enjoying your new course.
    Hope you do find pod easier on the body but you still have to be careful and mindful of the back, shoulders, wrists, and fingers, as they can take a beating after a few years.;)
    No doubt you will be very welcome in a rural area as pods are usually few and far between.:drinks

    Good Luck
    Cheers
     
  6. Kara47

    Kara47 Active Member

    Thank you all for your welcome & kind words. I have previously worked in Horticulture (Nursery & Landscaping) - bending & lifting nearly every day in all sorts of weather. Working in an air conditioned room is going to be delightful when it's 35 degrees outside & humid! I've already learned so much from the helpful people on this site, looking forward to continuing to do so!
    Cheers,
    Kara.
     
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