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PGC Amputee Rehabilitation, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Since qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2002 from Oxford Brookes University, I have gained experience in all core physiotherapeutic areas. In 2005 I specialised in Musculoskeletal rehabilitation within specific interest in vascular, amputee and orthopaedic rehabilitation.
I am now employed full time as the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist within Vascular and Amputee Therapies at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Within this role I am responsible for the assessment and treatment of a complex mixed inpatient and outpatient, vascular and amputee patient caseload and I also supervise the orthopaedic caseload management and provide input on complex patient cases.
I have held the position of the London and South East BACPAR (British Association of Physiotherapy in Amputee Rehabilitation) regional representative since 2009. Within this role I have presented at National and International BACPAR and ISPO (International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics) conferences.
In January 2012 I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Amputee Rehabilitation (PGc) at Bradford University. Currently I am leading on a Clinical Trial investigating the weight bearing pressures exerted on the remaining limb during prosthetic ambulation.
I have worked for Somek and Associates (Medico-Legal consultancy) since 2010. I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR)
International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)