Based in: The Cotswolds
Clients: the North and South of the M5 corridor
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy First Degree, Oxford Brookes University 2009-2012
- Member of Association Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN)
- Member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
- Completed Bobath Module
- Attained GHNHSFT iManage certificate in leadership and management
- Attended Rocktape’s ‘Neurological taping course’
- Attended Allergan’s ‘Masterclass in managing people with post stroke spasticity’ and ‘The pivotal role of physiotherapy in spasticity management’ courses
- Achieved distinction level ProActive training therapeutic massage diploma
- Attended Physio Function FES course
- BABICM member
Since graduating from Oxford Brookes with a First-Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2012, Martha has worked within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a Senior Physiotherapist and now within private neuro practice including hydrotherapy.
Martha works with Community Case Management Services as both a treating neuro physiotherapist, having successfully undertaken the comprehensive case management pathway training.
Martha has gained invaluable experience in assessing and managing clients who have:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (adult and paediatric)
- Cerebral Palsy (adult and paediatric)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (adult and paediatric)
- Stroke (adult and paediatric)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Peripheral Neuropathies
- Orthopaedic injuries (adult and paediatric)
- Respiratory conditions (adult and paediatric)
Martha can competently develop specific rehabilitation programmes based towards client-centred SMART goals in order to maximise engagement and essentially regain potential function. She appreciates the value of educating and training both the client themselves and their family and any carers that assist with the treatment programmes to consolidate its effectiveness and provide positive measurable outcomes.
She has gained invaluable experience working with both adults and children of all ages within the community. Martha has a good understanding of the key developmental stages and age appropriate needs through childhood and how these needs have to be taken into consideration in order to organise support that is over and above that which would be required in any case when working with children and their parents.
Martha is able to quickly establish therapeutic working relationships with children building good rapport with parents and other family members, as well as support workers and the multi-disciplinary team. This therefore enables better engagement and interaction, taking care to explain why care plans and support programmes are required and the need to undertake risk assessments and reduce these to as low as practicably possible.
Martha’s management experience includes:
- Planning, co-ordinating and evaluating interventions for individuals with a complex range of disabilities.
- Supporting families in crisis.
- Undertaking rehabilitation assessments.
- Managing the recruitment of therapy and support staff to carry out assessments and provide direct care for the client and family.
- Developing and delivering the training of therapy and support staff to meet the needs of clients including goal setting and continual assessment for rehabilitation progress.
- Setting up care packages post discharge from hospital.
- Monitoring, supporting and setting up complex 24-hour care packages.
Martha works closely within several multi-disciplinary teams and has a strong understanding of the value of each of the rehabilitation roles and their joint approach in helping to improve the client’s quality of life.
Martha has always been an active person enjoying a variety of sporting and craft activities including running, cycling, swimming and drawing. The value of family and friendships is important to her and she applies this ethic to her working role to enable a compassionate, conscientious approach.