Inpatient Orthopaedic/MSK Physiotherapy
Indira qualified from the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, in December 1999 and initially practised as a locum physiotherapist for six months at various hospitals and in private independent practices in the different specialities of respiratory care, acute cardiac care, spinal surgery and outpatient MSK physiotherapy.
This was followed by a permanent position at Entabeni Hospital (a private hospital in Kwa-Zulu Natal) for one year, working both in outpatient physiotherapy as well as acute inpatient care, all specialities, including community based neuro rehab.
This was followed by a six-month term at Addington Hospital in which she expanded her experience in the specialities of inpatient orthopaedics, paediatric respiratory care and renal physiotherapy.
Indira came to the UK in April 2002 and took up the post of a full-time physiotherapist at Southend General Hospital. She did core six-month rotations in MSK outpatients, hand therapy, neuro-physiotherapy, orthopaedics and respiratory before settling on a static post in the inpatient orthopaedic team. It was at this time that she also filled a concurrent position at the Spire Wellesley Hospital covering the weekend service.