Working in Hunter as a therapist?

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Hi, @Ninja_Stoker @The guide or anyone else who can help,

I know I am not even in the Corps yet, but I would like to know about my possible future career. So, first and foremost I would like to be a Commando for many many years, however, as I get older (chronologically I am 30 years old), around the age of 40ish I imagine the rest of my career working in Hunter company and helping the injured get back to training. By way of background, I studied Sports Rehabilitation and I have BSc Applied Sports and Health Science honours degree and various relevant qualifications. I am not interested in working with the general public before I would be asked why not just leave the Corps as I get older and earn more money privately.

What I am hoping to find out is a possible career path to work in Hunter. Therefore, I have a few questions, please:
1. Who works in Hunter? Is it PTI's or Medical Assistants who further specialise in rehab? Or is it doctors working with NHS?
2. What qualifications are preferred? Do you need to be a chartered physiotherapist? Exactly what courses would be accepted as there are many different ones?
3. If you need to be a chartered physiotherapist would you be allowed to take on a part-time university course to become one in your free time?
4. Would that need to be at a BSc or MSc level?
5. Would that course be funded by the Corps or would you need to pay for it?
6. Is blood flow restriction training currently utilised for rehab?
7. For anyone currently working in Hunter: what's the day to day life like? (I know it's a very vague question, still, any insights are much appreciated.)

Many thanks for answering! Much appreciated!
 

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Can't answer all of them, but regardless of your background and quals you will need to pass a Junior command course/promotions course, whatever it is called now as well as a PT2s course. You will get the qualifications , again not sure of exact level and name, required such as gym instruction, lifeguard/swim qualifications, aswell as the qualification to work in hunter doing Rehab/physio work.
 

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Can't answer all of them, but regardless of your background and quals you will need to pass a Junior command course/promotions course, whatever it is called now as well as a PT2s course. You will get the qualifications , again not sure of exact level and name, required such as gym instruction, lifeguard/swim qualifications, aswell as the qualification to work in hunter doing Rehab/physio work.
That's great, thank you!
 

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PTIs do work in Hunter hall, and do get certain quals for physio from their branch and do a lot of the work rehabilitating biffed nods. However civi physios also work on ctc but I’m not sure how they ended up there or how they got the job. It may be also important to point out, the PTI branch is quite sought after amongst the phys ninjas of the corps, and it is one hell of a course to undertake. Corps PTIs are probably some of the fittest blokes within the military and indeed outside.
 

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PTIs do work in Hunter hall, and do get certain quals for physio from their branch and do a lot of the work rehabilitating biffed nods. However civi physios also work on ctc but I’m not sure how they ended up there or how they got the job. It may be also important to point out, the PTI branch is quite sought after amongst the phys ninjas of the corps, and it is one hell of a course to undertake. Corps PTIs are probably some of the fittest blokes within the military and indeed outside.

...and the most narcissistic
 

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Hi, @Ninja_Stoker @The guide or anyone else who can help,

I know I am not even in the Corps yet, but I would like to know about my possible future career. So, first and foremost I would like to be a Commando for many many years, however, as I get older (chronologically I am 30 years old), around the age of 40ish I imagine the rest of my career working in Hunter company and helping the injured get back to training. By way of background, I studied Sports Rehabilitation and I have BSc Applied Sports and Health Science honours degree and various relevant qualifications. I am not interested in working with the general public before I would be asked why not just leave the Corps as I get older and earn more money privately.

What I am hoping to find out is a possible career path to work in Hunter. Therefore, I have a few questions, please:
1. Who works in Hunter? Is it PTI's or Medical Assistants who further specialise in rehab? Or is it doctors working with NHS?
2. What qualifications are preferred? Do you need to be a chartered physiotherapist? Exactly what courses would be accepted as there are many different ones?
3. If you need to be a chartered physiotherapist would you be allowed to take on a part-time university course to become one in your free time?
4. Would that need to be at a BSc or MSc level?
5. Would that course be funded by the Corps or would you need to pay for it?
6. Is blood flow restriction training currently utilised for rehab?
7. For anyone currently working in Hunter: what's the day to day life like? (I know it's a very vague question, still, any insights are much appreciated.)

Many thanks for answering! Much appreciated!
It's good to plan for the future but if you haven't started training yet it's a long way off. As above you will need to be ready for promotion and get selected for your junior command course before you can become a pti. Then you will need to complete your pti course. Then I belive you will do a couple of years as a pti at ctc before progressing to do anything like the rehab.
To do stuff like that you don't need any qualifications and will be put on any courses that you need also they will be paid for. Your civi qualifications will make it easier for you but the milltary don't always work in the way you think.
Hope that helps
 

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Also if your very lucky you may get to work there longer but most likely even if you get I to the rehab you might only be there for 2/3 years before moving to a different unit to become the unit pti. You will still run the rehab for tainted marines but run everything else's too.
 

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Also if your very lucky you may get to work there longer but most likely even if you get I to the rehab you might only be there for 2/3 years before moving to a different unit to become the unit pti. You will still run the rehab for tainted marines but run everything else's too.
Thank you very much, that’s great to know. At least now I have a general understanding what to aim for.
 

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@mace Its, PTIs who are substantive Cpl,s and they do a sports rehabilitation course (it is not a physio qualification in any way) The work alongside 2 or 3 NHS band 6 Physio,s - They normally work under an Officer I/C physio who is an RAMC Capt / Major and they are directed by the PMO (Principal Medical Officer) at CTCRM who is normally an RN Cdr in rank and a GP by trade. Once a substantive Cpl you can ask to specialise in a certain area of the PTI branch rehab being one of these. The PTI,s are led by OC Hunter who is historically a PTI Officer and for many years was Major Scotty Mills - (search RM speed marches on youtube and he is the main man on them).

So to work there your options are:

Cpl PTI - who has done rehab course
RN Dr who is a GP - so quite a few years in practice
Or Army Physiotherapist - registered of course.

And that's it no other options.
 

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@mace Its, PTIs who are substantive Cpl,s and they do a sports rehabilitation course (it is not a physio qualification in any way) The work alongside 2 or 3 NHS band 6 Physio,s - They normally work under an Officer I/C physio who is an RAMC Capt / Major and they are directed by the PMO (Principal Medical Officer) at CTCRM who is normally an RN Cdr in rank and a GP by trade. Once a substantive Cpl you can ask to specialise in a certain area of the PTI branch rehab being one of these. The PTI,s are led by OC Hunter who is historically a PTI Officer and for many years was Major Scotty Mills - (search RM speed marches on youtube and he is the main man on them).

So to work there your options are:

Cpl PTI - who has done rehab course
RN Dr who is a GP - so quite a few years in practice
Or Army Physiotherapist - registered of course.

And that's it no other options.
Thank you so much for the detailed answer. I know what to aim for now!
 

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...and for many years was Major Scotty Mills - (search RM speed marches on youtube and he is the main man on them).
Also he is a top bloke. He once ran the Commando Challenge event on Woodbury Common as part of this forum's Ninja Worriers team.
The Commando Challenge supports Devon Air Ambulance and the Royal Marines Charity.


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I watched this video on the Forces TV YouTube channel with him in it, leading a speed March record attempt through London. Thought he was great in it!

 
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