Monday, October 17, 2011
New UQ Prac Student
My name is Andrew, I’m 22 and I’m currently undertaking my prac placement at Fitnance. I am studying Clinical Exercise Physiology over at the University of QLD as part of the honours stream and will be completing my masters of Physiotherapy after I graduate next year. I am very much motivated by a healthy lifestyle and keep active by playing beach volleyball, mountain biking and taking the occasional hiking trip when I have time. I am currently training for a trek around Peru at the end of year where I will be walking the Inca trail and mountain biking down the Misti Volcano from 5000m!! I tutor musculo-skeletal anatomy at UQ and am in the process of finding a new form of classification for Paralympic athletes as part of my thesis. I like to promote a holistic approach to health and fitness and am a firm believer in a balance between social, physical and mental wellbeing. Following my studies I am hoping to become more involved in the fitness injury through continuing my research with paralympians and working as a sports physiotherapist. I’m looking forward to my next 10 weeks at Fitnance – I’ll be here every Monday so hopefully I’ll be able to meet many of you before I leave!