Plymouth Marjon University is developing innovative new ways to teach students online. The Marjon Sport & Health Clinic has moved quickly to establish commercial clinic appointments online, enabling students to complete their required hours of clinical practice, whilst continuing vital treatments for their patients.
The team are also offering one free online session to any key worker (as per the government definition of key workers) in appreciation of their contributions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Students studying sports therapy, rehabilitation and conditioning courses work in a commercial setting in the Marjon Sport & Health Clinic, treating patients with a wide range of bone, muscle or acute nerve conditions or injuries. Due to coronavirus and ongoing social distancing guidelines, in-person consultations have been moved online.
Mike Prynn from the clinic explains the importance of moving the clinics online:
“By providing an online platform, we are ensuring that our patients can continue their treatment, which can be critical for helping them manage their pain. Patients can continue their appointments through video call, instant chat or by phone. It also enables Marjon students to complete the required clinical hours to obtain accreditation from the respective professional governing bodies.”
Sarah Catlow, Programme Lead for Sports Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation & Conditioning courses said:
“These innovative injury consultation sessions allow our students to continue to gain immediate feedback from staff on their approach, and to support our patients in the rehabilitation of their injury or condition. Even in these challenging times, the team are working towards new ways to enhance the student experience and support our students remotely. The students are gaining a wider variety of clinical experience and are being encouraged to innovate in their own practice.”
For more information or to book an appointment visit our website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To get a free online session enter the code ‘KEY WORKER’ when making your booking. Please note that free online sessions for key workers are subject to availability.
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