Jack Dixon Physiotherapist
“I joined David Roberts Physiotherapy part-time in 2009, and six months later became a full time member of staff. I was three years post-grad, but I developed more as a physiotherapist in those first few months than at any other time previously. The company take very seriously the development of their staff, and throughout my time here I have been encouraged to progress as a clinician. As such I have been able to commence post-graduate education with the support of the company.
There are many benefits to working at David Roberts, but the vital one for me is being able to practice as an independent physiotherapist. My areas of interest are manual therapy and acupuncture, and I am able to deliver and develop these treatment techniques as I see fit.
Although there are a number of clinics throughout Manchester, you do get the sense that you are working as part of a close knit team, towards a common goal. This ‘teamwork’ aspect is reinforced from the top down, and as such colleagues soon become friends. I have worked at the majority of our clinics, and there is a really friendly atmosphere at each one. It does make turning up to work each day more rewarding.
The nature of the job is challenging but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The mix of clients keeps your skills sharpened, and we get a lot of acute injuries through the door which really keeps you on your toes. As well as the day-to-day, there are opportunities to really put your skills to the test, and to do a bit for charity. I have been involved with The Bupa Great Manchester run, The Ian Botham & Darren Clarke Celebrity Invitational, Le Classique Tennis Event and Beefy’s Great British Walk. I have met and treated people I never thought I’d ever get the chance to.
All of this adds to the fact I honestly enjoy walking through the front door of the clinic every day, knowing I am able to do what I trained to do; to be able to use the skills I have acquired to help people when they really need it. And there are few feelings that beat helping someone get better. ”
Jack Dixon MCSP HPC, Physiotherapist @ David Roberts Physiotherapy Middleton.