Top Contributor Nov 2022 | Carin Hunter

Carin Hunter is a “jack of all trades”.  She is part of the course creation team with Plus as a Learning Architect as well as the Partnerships Manager for Physiopedia.  In her role, she has helped with the publication of this year’s MOOC on Understanding the Rehabilitation Needs of Displaced Persons Programme; she contributes to the marking of assignments, develops courses for Plus Instructors and will soon be an instructor herself with a new programme on the Introduction to the General Management of Patients with Burns.  More than that, she is also involved in growing and strengthening Physiopedia partnerships and developing clinical technical videos for Plus.  My goodness, Carin, when do you sleep? It is no wonder you are our Top Contributor for November.  Truly well deserved!

Your name:  Carin Hunter

Time active with Physiopedia: 1 year and ten months.

Current role with Physiopedia: My official role is Learning Architect as well as Partnerships Manager.

Where did you go to university/college? The University of KwaZulu Natal.

Where do you work? United Kingdom, I don’t work in clinical practice anymore.

Describe your role: I work as a Learning Architect, I help with managing the partnerships with Physiopedia and I create some clinical videos for Plus.

What is the most rewarding part of being a physiotherapist?
I used to love sports physiotherapy, paediatric physiotherapy and women’s health because I really enjoyed working with people who took their health, or their children’s health, into their own hands and were motivated to improve.

What are some of the more challenging aspects about being a physiotherapist?  Not being able to help everyone. Whether it was condition-related, funds-related or opportunity-related, I really battled with not being able to fix the world! So now I’m trying to educate it!

What are some of your professional passions? Education and personal empowerment. Health and happiness. For me, these all go hand-in-hand and they are 4 things I work hard on and try to provide for everyone.

What are a few of your personal passions? Oh dear, not my hobbies… I am a very boring old soul. I love to crochet. I would love to sew, but I am still learning. I enjoy my garden and aspire to live on a self-sufficient farm one day.  I enjoy running to keep fit.

What would be your advice to a newly graduating physiotherapist? Treat every single human that walks into your room with respect. They have gone through a lot to be standing before you asking for help, and you might not understand their full story. But they are a human, and they need you to try for them.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully, I will be in relatively the same position I am in now. Possibly in my own home.

What are the best things about being a Physiopedia volunteer?   I love the team support and the friendly, helpful, and kind team members.

How has being a Physiopedia volunteer helped your professional development/career progression? It’s one of my dream jobs! Combining my passion for technology with my love for teaching!

What are your hopes and aspirations for Physiopedia? I really hope that most of the educational facilities see the benefit and stop reinventing the wheel; get onboard and help us invent the super wheel!

What is your favourite Physioplus course? The rehabilitation needs of displaced persons programme (this year’s massive open online course – MOOC).  It involved so much work, and I think the information is so valuable.

Anything else you would like to share? My two favourite quotes sum me up I think:


“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”