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Kara Clarke

Physiotherapist

Adults

Children

  Dorset | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Managing Care Teams
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Physiotherapist for 16 years

Key Skills

  • Managing clients with complex disabilities
  • Managing effective therapy and support packages
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Clear and concise reports
  • Provision of equipment

Profile

I am passionate about the quality of care my clients receive and in maximising my clients’ potential. My extensive experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams with health and education settings has positively influenced how I work as a Case Manager. Working with clients and families to set realistic and measurable goals is key to being a successful Case Manager.

Previous Clinical Experience

2018 to Present Case Manager with Independent Living Solutions.

2015 to Present Owner and clinical lead Physiotherapist Kara Clarke Physiotherapy. She treats children and adults, writes care plans, sets goals and works with the multidisciplinary team, schools and other health professionals. She maintains high levels of quality of care through regular training and professional development.

2013 to 2015 Somerset Partnership, Community Paediatric Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and management of children 0-19 with complex conditions including cerebral palsy, neuromuscular conditions, orthopaedic and respiratory conditions. During this post, she worked in schools, clinic and client’s homes. She worked with equipment companies assessing and providing equipment and postural management for her clients as well as providing joint assessments and treatments with Occupational Therapists, Speech and language therapists, Orthotists and wheelchair clinic.

2005 to 2010 Salisbury District Hospital / Warminster Community Hospital, Team Lead Physiotherapy. During this post, she gained experience in management of a department and in staff recruitment, supervision and training. She also led service initiative on access to physiotherapy services and in reduction of waiting times to improve quality of care for her patients. During this time, she also ran physiotherapy hydrotherapy and land based sessions for National Anklosising Spondylitis Society.

2004 to 2005 Royal Brompton Hospital – Physiotherapist
In this role Kara provided assessment and treatment to children and adults with respiratory conditions and associated respiratory complications. She was involved in multidisciplinary treatment planning and long-term management.

2003 to 2004 Junior Physiotherapist Northwick Park Hospital.
Kara completed rotations in orthopaedics, paediatrics, neurology and outpatients gaining experience in all areas of patient treatment and management.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

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

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Committee member of south west branch of the Association of Paediatric Physiotherapists
  • Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

Maintaining Excellence

Kara 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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