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Get to know Casey

Get to know Casey

I have been given the opportunity to work in orphanages, charity clinics, schools and rural villages with some amazing disabled kids and have the chance to make a real difference to their lives.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude in receiving a CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship. I put this scholarship towards travelling to Vietnam for a five-week placement in May 2018.

My name is Casey Pomeroy and I am currently in my final year of completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). As part of my degree, we are required to complete 25 weeks of clinical placement throughout Queensland or overseas.

I have been given the opportunity to work in orphanages, charity clinics, schools and rural villages with some amazing disabled kids and have a chance to make a real difference to their lives.

It’s been a dream of mine since I was about 9 years old to become a Physiotherapist. I had a physio growing up – I was a gymnast – so I was always injured. And I thought it was so cool – I’d hurt myself and she would fix me up and I went back to training. It just seemed like something I wanted to do.

The kids I am treating range in ages from only a few months old to late teens with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Hydrocephalus, Muscular Dystrophy, Downs Syndrome and other developmental disorders.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to build a rapport, even over such a short period of time and provide useful tips and ideas on how best to manage these conditions.


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