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Podiatry wheelchair user

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mbakathir1, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Mbakathir1

    Mbakathir1 Welcome New Poster


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    Hello

    My name is Mohammad Bakathir and I am a Podiatry student. I am a wheelchair user (paraplegic T2). During my first year placement I had a negative experience due to cross infection due to being in a wheelchair. I was told that touching the rims of wheelchair still produced cross contamination even whilst wearing gloves and then replacing them. My placement coordinator suggested an assistant to push me, this did not appeal to me as I felt it would reduce my independence very much. Secondly he suggested that I purchase an electric wheelchair, I still felt this reasonable. My questions are as follows:

    1) What advice can you give regarding cross infection control and my situation being in a manual wheelchair?

    2) Secondly I am very passionate about specialising in biomechanics and want to know how I can overcome potential difficulties whilst undertaking a full lower limb biomechanics assessment? (bearing in mind I am T2 complete paraplegic)

    Unfortunately I had to take a gap year due to scoliosis surgery and I am unsure of decision whether to return or not due to uncertainty infection control status and in career development into biomechanics

    I welcome any suggestions please
     
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