All posts by Sanna-Mari Saarimäki

Salut de Brussels!

Greetings from the heart of European Union!

Now the three months in Brussels are at the end, and it’s been really great time!

I’ve worked in three “stages de kiné” (internships of physiotherapy). The first stage was in orthopedics, the next in an intensive care unit and the last one in a trauma rehabilitation centre. All have been interesting places and I have got a lot of experience from many different fields of physiotherapy.

As a city I just love Brussels! It’s a very lively and vibrant, international environment, with an air of a smaller town. What surprised me was the beauty: very pretty old buildings and nice parks all around. There’s always something interesting going on, such as festivals, dancing, concerts, museums etc. Also I’ve met many new people from all corners of the world.

At work everything is very social, usually the “kinés” all work in the same big room with their clients and a client might have more than one person responsible for them. The schedules are busy and the workdays long, so it has been fairly tiring with the French language. However, it’s been worth it, I have learnt so many new things. I can thoroughly recommend coming to Brussels for exchange. 🙂