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Kara Clarke

Physiotherapist

  Dorset | within 1.5 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Physiotherapist for 16 years
  • Maes Trained
  • Pain management specialist
  • Case management

Key Skills

  • Managing clients with complex disabilities
  • Managing effective therapy 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 team with health and education settings has positively influenced how I work as a Physiotherapist. Working with clients and families to set realistic and measurable goals is key to successful Physiotherapy outcomes. A holistic approach to solving problems includes managing pain in relation to functional difficulties.

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
  • Trained in Maes Therapy

Career Profile

2018 to Present Case Manager and Physiotherapist 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. Also worked in hydrotherapy.

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.

2003 to 2004 Junior Physiotherapist Northwick Park Hospital.

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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