Presentation of the exchange
The goals of this exchange are principally related to understand the main differences in terms of approach in Italy, instead of the experiences in a foreign country. To do so, I have searched for HE in Italy that could give me the means to realize my project.
During my permanence at the hosting studio, I approached the professional reality of an Italian physiotherapy studio, taking an active part in different activities.
The host entrepreneur and I have divided the job in 2 main parts: physiotherapy and bureaucracy fields, for both topics I have been assisted in a theoretical and a practical way.
I followed my colleagues with their patients and watched how they take in charge patients, how they apply all techniques, and in the end I had the opportunity to exchange theories about techniques and things about future approaches in the physiotherapy field.
For the bureaucracy part, from one side, I followed my colleagues in the preparation of all documents required by law about patient, national health service, while on the other side, I studied relevant laws and administrative issues to allow me opening a private physiotherapy studio. Finally, I improved my communication and promotion skills (through website, brochures, radio, billboards etc.)
Profile of the entrepreneurs:
NE: Roberta Rosiello.
Duration of the exchange: 4 months (January – April 2015)
Sector of activity: physiotherapy
Looking for: the opportunity to compare the techniques I have acquired on job in Belgium, England, France with the Italian ones. In addition, I was interested in studying and learning everything that concerns laws, documentations and all necessary information to have a private studio. In fact, Italian bureaucracy and administrative issues are quite different from other Countries. The EYE exchange would allow me to easily understand the basis to improve my project and create a hotel/welness center integrated with a physiotherapy studio.
HE: Nicolaia Berardi
Sector of activity: physiotherapy
Location: via G. Saragat, 16 – 70016 Noicattaro (BA) Italy
Looking for: someone who can apply new techniques into the studio, in order to increase the professional standards and support patients with new techniques. Moreover, to offer to the person the possibility to work utilizing Italian techniques and standards.
Quote of the NE
“Personally, I have acquired skills that will allow me to manage a whole studio and to realize my projects. In particular, I have improved my abilities in physical treatments integrating techniques to the ones I already knew. With regard to management, I acquired knowledge about laws and about how to control costs, revenues and how to start a personal studio. For these reasons, I would recommend this experience to other new entrepreneurs.”
Quote of the HE
“From the host side, it has been a great opportunity to understand a new way of work through a motivated person with a consolidated professionalism. This has lead to an increase of clients that have been treated and to a professional enrichment that will be used for future purposes. EYE Programme surely has a great value that has been useful for future purposes.”
New and experienced entrepreneurs shall apply for the programme via the web page www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu
For further information about the programme:
Dott.ssa A. Sarateanu, CSCS
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