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North London, Hertfordshire, Essex. Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Paediatric Case Management
2015 – March 2019
Specialist Paediatric Community Physiotherapist-London North West University Healthcare Trust
Imelda works with children and young people (0-18 years) with a variety of conditions and disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, acquired brain injury, Down Syndrome and Orthopaedic injuries (trauma).
Imelda has a special interest in working with clients involved in transitioning from Paediatric to Adult services and enjoys goal setting with young adults and their families in order to continue to enhance their independence and quality of life.
Paediatric Community Physiotherapist-Bromley Healthcare
Delivering Physiotherapy to clients in both the community setting and within a special school for children aged 5-19 with various disabilities. Within this role, Imelda was able to utilise other Physiotherapy treatment tools including Hydrotherapy, a mechanical horse and Ijoy and group exercise sessions.
She was able to develop her communication skills further through the use of Makaton and this role assisted in developing Imelda’s knowledge of Augmentative and Alternative communication devices.
Paediatric Physiotherapy Assistant, Neuro Orthopaedics-Evelina London Children’s Hospital
This role enabled Imelda to work closely with clients and their families to understand the complex needs of clients with Cerebral Palsy and acquired brain injury. She gained experience in completing a variety of outcome measures, both pre and post Orthopaedic surgery with clients and their carers. This included functional measures such as the Gross Motor Function Measure and quality of life measures such as the Caregiver Priorities and Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CPCHILD) questionnaire and the Paediatric Pain Profile (PPP.) This further enhanced her knowledge of the practicalities of daily life and potential difficulties that this client group experience.
Imelda is committed to continuing her professional development through further learning, reflective practice and peer review. She is an active member of service development within her team and has participated in audits, client questionnaires and parent/carer information leaflet development.
Imelda ensures that she is compliant within areas of mandatory training including: