Kara graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Physiotherapy in 2003. Since graduating she has worked in the NHS and private sector gaining vast experience in working with children, young people, adults and their families.
In addition to her Clinical experience, Kara has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which enables her to develop and maintain good working relationships with her clients and their families. She is passionate about quality of care, maximising a child’s potential and works hard to achieve this with all of her clients.
Case management of children and adults with complex needs and Physiotherapy.
South West England.
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 the 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.
Kara is committed to providing Gold standard levels of care to her clients. She regularly attends Continual Professional Development training sessions and participates and runs peer learning sessions.