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Sue-Anne Zimmermann

Experience

 

  • In depth knowledge of the Neuro Rehabilitation pathway in greater London having worked as a Neuro Navigator
  • Working across all sectors of Neurological rehab from acute hospitals to community therapy
  • Excellent specialist Neurological assessment and treatment skills.
  • Developing rehabilitation plans based on the individuals identified need.
  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary team members in order to ensure co-ordinated care and rehabilitation.
  • Experience gained through multi-disciplinary working with regards to equipment provision and advice on home adaptations.
  • Undertaking and supporting Mental capacity assessments.
  • Writing clear and concise assessment and progress reports.

 

Key Skills

Sue-Anne is a professional and caring practitioner and strives to achieve the best outcomes for every client. She believes building a good rapport with clients is essential to achieving optimum engagement in programmes and that building relationships with other professionals and carers ensures these goals are realised. In her practice, Sue-Anne is extremely efficient and meticulously well organised and aims for timeous results.

Professional Information

 

  • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)

 

Areas of Work

Physiotherapist for Adults with complex Neurological difficulties and Neuro Navigator.

Geographical Areas Covered

London

Employment

2018 to date ILS Case Manager.

2018 to date Neuro Physiotherapist (locum) at Blackheath Brain injury Rehabilitation unit treating acquired brain injury clients for periods of up to 6 months. 2 units covered with clients having either highly complex physical presentation or complex behavioural presentation

2016 - 2018 Neuro Navigator (locum) for Guys and St Thomas Trust. This was a unique role where Sue-Anne worked collaboratively with patients, families and various professionals across agencies to ensure that patients with complex neuro-rehab needs are able to access the correct services at the right time. This is achieved through the application of expert neuro-rehab clinical reasoning skills, combined with knowledge of acute and community services across South East London. Supporting robust discharge planning, and facilitate the seamless transition of care between settings

2014 - 2016 Neuro Physiotherapist (locum) in 3 different Neuro Rehabilitation units; Claypond Hospital (LNWH), Athlone rehab unit (CLCH) and Robertson unit (LNWH). She also worked in an acute stroke unit at Croydon University hospital over this time. Providing inpatient neuro rehab to a wide variety of Neurological conditions as well as acquired brain injury.

2013 Team lead physiotherapist (locum) for Southwark Neuro Rehab Team providing domiciliary Neuro physiotherapy to clients with Neurological conditions

2012 Neuro physiotherapist (locum) for Ealing Community Neuro Rehab Team (ENable) working with clients on the Early supported discharge pathway for stroke.

2009 - 2011 Sole Senior Neuro Physiotherapist (locum) for the ARISE team in Ealing treating Neurological conditions in the community

2009 Senior Neuro physiotherapist (locum) for Ealing Community Neuro Rehab Team (ENable). Treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease. Disability management and case management formed a large part of this role.

2007 - 2008 Various locum roles covering general community therapy, Medical assessment unit, Paediatric wards, inpatient rehabilitation, general medical wards

2005 - 2006 Permanent Junior physiotherapist in the South African Military service doing junior rotations and

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