Sarah Rolfe

Physiotherapist | Adults, Paediatric & Young People
within 2 hours travel time
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Experience

  • 15 years' experience in Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • 19 Years Physiotherapy Experience
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Client Support Through EHCP Process
  • Complex Neuro Conditions
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Postural management and therapeutic intervention

Key Skills

  • Strong advocate for clients and families
  • Managing effective therapy and support packages
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Clear concise reports

Profile

I have had the privilege of working alongside children with disabilities and their families throughout their journey from early diagnosis right through to transition into adult services and beyond. This has given me significant experience of planning therapeutic interventions in both a short and long-term capacity. My practice is not just about what a child needs now and in the coming months but also what they and their carer givers will need as the child grows, the demands on them change and they prepare for adult life as an independent young person. This includes working on functional and independence skills, planning around future school settings and college, self-management skills, preparation for adulthood, access to leisure and community activities and support to transition into adult services.

I believe that the relationship we build with our clients is key to everything that we do and that goal-setting should be a collaborative process based around the needs and hopes of the client and their family. I particularly enjoy working with individuals to identify what really drives and motivates them, what their priorities are and how best to engage them in the therapeutic process. I see this as one of my key strengths and believe that this is essential to optimising outcomes and quality of life.

I enjoy working with clients to ensure they have an understanding of key assessment findings, why particular interventions are being recommended and the implications of choosing treatment or not. I see this as another key component of ‘what good looks like’ and essential to gaining good outcomes. I am acutely aware of the need for really carefully managed and co-ordinated care to ensure that clients with complex disabilities are able to lead full and fulfilling lives.

Previous Clinical Experience

My experience working with adults includes neurological inpatient and outpatient services within a large regional hospital including the Intensive Care Unit, acute neurosurgery, early neurological rehabilitation, outpatient neurology services for adults with long term conditions and the stroke rehabilitation unit.

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Member of the British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • BSc(hons) physiotherapy
  • Registered with HCPC (Health Professions Council)
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Member of Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
  • MSc Module; Integrated Paediatric Practice, Sheffield Hallam University

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Capacity and Consent
  • Safeguarding Training: Children 05/09/23
  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management of Risk
  • Moving and Handling
  • GDPR