Prac envy: Chiropractic student and sports scholar Nathalie has been completing her practical volunteer hours supporting the Sydney FC Medical Team. She tells us what it was like.
“When I was 18, I decided to leave my hometown in Norway to come to study chiropractic science. After finishing my four-year degree, I decided to do a Masters of Chiropractic.
I’ve always wanted to get into Sports Chiropractic and I’ve played soccer since I was eight, so I was really excited at the opportunity to do some volunteer work with Elias Boukarim, who’s the head physio of Sydney FC.
I’ve been assisting with observation and soft tissue assessments as well as conducting injury screening tests, which has been really interesting. It’s great to know we have these sorts of opportunities here.”
Sydney FC are one of Macquarie’s partners and the benefits have been mutual. Elias, who’s been supervising Nathalie, said
“One of the great benefits of the Macquarie partnership is that it allows students to gain experience and develop skills in a professional sport setting, providing potential for future research projects and creating job opportunities. Other benefits include access to an excellent training ground and gym facilities and also providing Macquarie an A-league team they can barrack for. We’ll definitely have further placements as they become available, and we’re looking at internship opportunities.”
Awesome. Interested in opportunities? Keep your eyes peeled on CareerHub for internships and volunteer spots as they become available.