From September 2018 I will be leaving my job as a physiotherapist in the NHS to volunteer as a physio overseas for 8 months. You can keep up-to-date via my just giving page or by following my stories on my blog.
My work will begin between the refugee camp Diavata in Thessaloniki and a railway station; providing physiotherapy and minor injuries care for the homeless refugees.
I already have some patients to see in the camp who would benefit from regular physiotherapy including those with paraplegia and muscular dystrophy. Outside the camp my work will predominantly be treating musculoskeletal ailments from walking, often hundreds/thousands of miles; muscular aches from sleeping rough and wound care for those who have come into difficulties on their journeys, including police beatings.
All of my work will be completely voluntary and to see how far your money could go visit my just giving page. In Greece, if I make enough funds, any additional money will go directly to funding equipment, which at the moment we have a very limited budget for.