Having qualified in 2007 as a Physiotherapist, Catherine is able to assess an array of complex conditions competently and thoroughly.
With a wealth of experience in the community setting and the health and social services available to clients, Catherine is confident in her ability to case manage a variety of needs and maximise a client's potential.
With a client-centred approach, Catherine is compassionate, caring and has a positive attitude towards all work she undertakes.
Catherine is able to assess a client to a high standard, ensuring all aspects of their life are addressed. She has excellent communication skills, endeavouring to build a strong rapport with her clients, their families and health professional staff involved in their care.
Catherine is able to work efficiently and effectively on the client's behalf in order to meet their long-term needs and goals.
Case Management of adults with varying conditions and complex needs.
2 hours driving distance from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
2018 – Present: Case Manager/Physiotherapist for ILS.
2017- Present: Senior Physiotherapist, BMI Hospital.
Providing comprehensive assessment for a range of acute and post-operative orthopaedic patients. Prioritising a caseload effectively and ensuring efficient time management skills to maximise best patient care.
Creating tailored treatments plans based on current evidence based theory for all patients.
2012 – 2017: Senior Physiotherapist, Community Rehabilitation and Prevention of Admission, Hertfordshire Community Trust.
Advanced, comprehensive assessment of a range of conditions including complex orthopaedic and neurological. Formulated and delivered individually tailored treatment plans based on sound evidence based practice in order to achieve specific rehabilitation goals. Gained significant experience in identifying and sourcing assistive equipment. The role required significant liaising with extended integrated health and social teams and regular joint visits to maximise patient-centred care. Complex problem solving skills required.
Responsible for triaging new referrals from a host of services. Assessment tools including Moving & Handling, Waterlow, MUST, MOCA and nationally used outcome measures such as FIM/FAM and Northwick Park Dependency score.
2011 – 2012: Senior Physiotherapist, King Edward Vii Hospital.
Responsible for the day to day prioritisation and delegation of the medical and orthopaedic ward, short stay ward and critical care unit. Providing competent and comprehensive assessment and treatment plans to a range of orthopaedic and medical patients. This included more complex scenarios such as ventilated patients/tracheostomies. Responsible for the inpatient hydrotherapy pool sessions, devising individualised treatment plans.
2009 – 2011: Senior Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals.
Prioritisation and delegation of the orthopaedic caseload across several acute wards. Competent and comprehensive assessment and treatment plans to a range of orthopaedic patients, both elective and trauma. Worked closely with the neuro team to treat more complex scenarios such as spinal injury. Well versed in TLSO and halo braces and external fixation. Dealt with multiple suicide attempt related injury.
2007 – 2011: Junior rotational Physiotherapist, West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust.
Completed 4 monthly rotations in the core areas of physiotherapy including:
Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Surgical and ITU, Medical, Elderly rehabilitation and Amputees, Community and Orthopaedics.
Catherine is proficient at ensuring her learning and development needs are identified and maintained to a high standard. She will engage in regular training supported by ILS covering the following areas: