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Catherine Sherrington

Physiotherapist

Adults

  Bedfordshire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Orthopaedics
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Complex neurological rehabilitation
  • 12 years physiotherapy experience

Key Skills

  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Assessing for and resourcing assistive equipment
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Writing clear and concise reports
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Providing support and education to families and carers

Profile

I use my strong communication skills to build a good rapport with my clients, their families and health professional staff involved in their care. I work with a client centred approach, with care and compassion and a positive attack. I can broker effective solutions to complex issues to allow my clients to achieve their goals.

Previous Clinical Experience

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.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists (ATOCP)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice

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