Top Contributor April 2024 | Khloud Shreif

Congratulations, Khloud Shreif, on being recognised as our Top Contributor for Physiopedia for the month of April. Your dedication and hard work have truly made a difference. Your commitment to creating and reviewing Physiopedia content, as well as your role as a facilitator during our volunteer orientation courses, demonstrates your passion for sharing knowledge and nurturing newcomers within the Physiopedia community. Since joining the team in March 2020, you have consistently shown your dedication to Physiopedia’s mission and goals. Your willingness to lend a helping hand and provide encouragement exemplifies the spirit of collaboration that defines Physiopedia. Thank you for your unwavering commitment and congratulations once again on this well-deserved recognition as a Top Contributor. Keep shining bright!

Your name: Khloud Shreif

Time active with Physiopedia: Since March 2020, It has been 4 years already.

Current role with Physiopedia: I work with the Physiopedia Content Team, which means I help to create and review Physiopedia pages.

Where did you go to university/college?  I have a Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from Cairo University, Egypt, and a Master’s degree from the same university in Women’s Health.

Where do you work? I work in an educational hospital and also part-time in a private clinic in Egypt. I work with different musculoskeletal conditions as well within the realm of women’s health.

Describe your role: I am responsible for assessing and putting the plan of treatment together for patients.

What is the most rewarding part of being a physiotherapist? As a clinician, when you see your patient overcome their disability, or pain, and finally gradually return to their life as a functional person – the word of thanks and their smile is priceless. This relationship and connection between the physical therapist and the patient is unique and so different from anything else I know.

What are some of the more challenging aspects about your work? That there is always a need to be up-to-date and in a continuous mode of learning. I know this process will never end – as long as I am actively treating patients. Access to up-to-date knowledge can sometimes be a challenge in some cities and institutions.

What are some of your professional passions? Helping people, particularly children and women, improve their quality of life, overcome their disabilities, and enjoy their lives. Developing my hands-on skills and critical thinking within the field of rehabilitation.

What are a few of your personal passions? Reading, visiting historical places, walking alone or with friends, and enjoying visiting amusement parks.

What would be your advice to a newly graduating physiotherapist? Try and engage with all specialists before you decide where and how you want to practice. Don’t be afraid of failing at the beginning. Everyone goes through it at different stages of their life. It’s also okay if you lose passion and desire for work at times. Take a break, organise your thoughts and priorities, and come back stronger. Never lose hope and stay strong because you truly make a difference in the lives of patients. They need you.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I would like to establish my own private clinic for women and pelvic health. I am also nearly finished my doctorate degree. I would also like to travel to many places.

What are the best things about being a part of the Physiopedia team?  The Physiopedia team has helped me to know more about rehabilitation and what standards and practices are like in different countries. This collaboration from different areas of the world is truly great! It motivates me and gives me a boost when I have downtime.

How has being a Physiopedia team member helped your professional development/career progression? From the beginning when I joined the team, it helped me to develop my research skills and learn more about the evidence of research. It has also helped me to develop my editing skills – which was a great help when I was studying and preparing for my Master’s degree.

What are your hopes and aspirations for Physiopedia? To be the first place to go for highly trusted and updated information for every rehabilitation professional searching for knowledge. Also, even patients who want to know more about their conditions.

What is your favourite Plus course?  The courses in vestibular rehabilitation by Bernard Tonks and the sacroiliac and pelvic girdle dysfunction by Deborah Riczo are fantastic.

Anything else you would like to share? Thanks for the concept of Physiopedia! I hope the team will continue to grow.