Around twenty cases a day come through the Physiotherapy Department in Takoradi. Common conditions often include Bells' palsy, Erb's palsy, and strokes. Treatment here focuses on the use of gym equipment, and teaching patients exercises they can repeat at home. Spend your time off exploring the many awe-inspiring sites of Ghana – stunning waterfalls, remote villages, and golden beaches. Read what our students think below!
"They placed the pads on the patient’s face and sent electric current through to try and reactivate the affected nerves."Read more
"I was able to experience physiotherapy in a challenging and entirely different environment"Read more
"Life in the Work the World house was a unique experience"Read more
Ghana has a huge place in my heart and memories I will never forget.Read more
Students and new ideas are always welcome, but honestly I found myself taking a lot more home than I anticipated.Read more
I was able to work with the paediatric patients and their mothers. This was my favourite part of the placement as it provided an opportunity to observe and treat paediatric cases which are rare in the United Kingdom.Read more
The majority of patients we saw were stroke victims and a lot of these patients had been coming to physio for years, so had really built up a rapport with everyone working there.Read more