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Clare Emery -

Clare graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Manchester in 2000. In 2007 she completed a Masters degree in Health Sciences from St Georges University.

Experience

  • Clare has extensive experience working with children and young people aged 0-19 years.
  • Clare provides Case management and Physiotherapy for children and young people, with conditions such as special educational needs, neurodisabiilty e.g. cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, spina bifida and acquired brain injury.
  • Clare specialises in individual assessment and family needs, provision of equipment, posture management and rehabilitation.

Key Skills

In addition to her clinical work, Clare uses her client centred approach and communication skills to ensure she develops and maintains good working relationships with her clients and their families. She advocates strongly on behalf of her clients aiming to ensure that best interest and choice is paramount. Clare works with clients and their families to assist in maximising the client’s full potential in all aspects of daily life.

Professional

  • Member of BABICM
  • Member of CMSUK
  • Registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Member of CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
  • Member of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists

Areas of Work

Case management and Physiotherapy for children with complex needs.

Geographical Areas Covered

Within 1 ½ to 2 hour commute from base near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Employment

2016 - Present Case Manager/Physiotherapist for Independent Living Solutions.

2014 - Present Rehabilitation and Care Expert

Clare provides detailed reports to assist the courts in medical negligence cases by completing assessments and making independent expert recommendations.

The reports involve a detailed assessment in order to make recommendations related to the care, rehabilitation and equipment needs of the individual. The reports cover conditions such as cerebral palsy, erbs palsy, hip dysplasia. Additional work includes letters, case conferences, meetings of experts and court attendance.

2003 - 2016 Chailey Heritage Clinical Services

In this role she was responsible for providing a high standard of specialist physiotherapy to the children and young people on her caseload who have complex neurological conditions including cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury. Clare also worked as part of a multidisciplinary tertiary service providing physiotherapy assessment and advice to outpatients at a variety of clinics at Chailey Heritage Clinical Services including posture management, neuromuscular and orthopaedics.

2009 - 2011 Children’s’ Integrated Therapy Service

County wide physiotherapy professional lead for providing leadership and advice to the paediatric physiotherapy team and service, leading on policy and service development and training. She was also involved in the development of the therapy services integrating between health, education and socials services.

Maintaining Excellence

Clare is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in a varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions covering the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Managing the complexities of running a care team
  • Safeguarding
  • Management of Risk

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