Hi I'm Fran and I'm a second year Physiotherapy Student at Brunel University. I’ve just been on placement at the Royal London hospital specialising in MSK outpatients. I loved the interaction as I had with a wide variety of patients with a great variety of conditions to diagnose and treat; I saw many patients with lower back pain and shoulder pain. A lot of the patients needed an interpreter, so I learnt how to best adapt my communication skills in order to converse with the patient and explain what I was doing. I used the theory and manual techniques taught at Brunel to care for my patients both carefully and successfully. Brunel has most definitely given me the confidence to start and complete this placement!