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Eleanor Clarke

Physiotherapist

Adults

  Gloucestershire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Mental Health
  • Managing Care Teams
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • 4 years Case Management experience
  • Fatigue Management
  • 22 years working as a physiotherapist with adults & adolescents with acquired brain injury
  • Recruiting, setting up & managing care teams
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Client Support Through EHCP Process
  • Post Birth Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vestibular & Balance Dysfunction

Key Skills

  • Being a strong advocate for clients
  • Writing clear concise reports
  • Sourcing therapists and managing effective therapy and support packages
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Compassionate and empathetic management of clients and family
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills

Profile

I have worked with adults and adolescents with TBI and other neurological conditions, both in the acute and rehabilitative sectors (in the NHS and private setting) as a specialist physiotherapist. As a professional I am passionate about forging strong working relationships with clients, families and the wider team to maximise client independence and quality of life. I believe that for quality of life to be maximised for our clients, communication and client centred care is the key. I am a strong advocate with excellent communication skills who is able to balance clients’ needs, with the needs of individuals and the needs of the team and family to allow client centred goals to be worked towards and achieved.

Previous Clinical Experience

Present - Self-Employed Neuro Physiotherapist based at home and at Stow Physiotherapy Services. Eleanor also provides clinical supervision to Band 6 Physiotherapists in the NHS for neurological patients with vestibular dysfunction.

April 2001 - Jan 2014 - The Brain Injury Team, Beacon House, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester

Sept 2003 - Jan 2014 - Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, The Brain Injury Team. In her role, Eleanor provided case management to clients and their families in an in-patient, out-patient and a community setting. Eleanor was responsible for MDT care plans and preparing medical reports for legal cases.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)
  • HCPC registered
  • CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) member
  • Member of ACPIN Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology
  • Member of UKABIF (UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Vestibular dysfunction

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Managing the Complexities of Running a Care Team
  • Safeguarding - Training Sessions: Safeguarding Adults 26/01/2021, Safeguarding Children 22/01/2021
  • Management of Risk