BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP
Specialist in Neurological Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation of Older People
Karen worked as a mental health support worker in the NHS in Poole for 8 years before starting her career in Physiotherapy in 2008. She gained much experience as a Physiotherapy assistant for two years in trauma (fractures, falls), orthopaedics (joint conditions and surgery), and neurology at the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Karen studied Physiotherapy at the University of West England and graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2012. Karen went on to work with patients with neurological conditions at the North Bristol NHS Trust.
After taking maternity leave and moving to Salisbury, Karen worked at the Salisbury District Hospital in Odstock, treating a wide variety of patients in acute medical care, elderly care, rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation. Karen is now able to utilise her broad range of knowledge, skills and experience in the provision of patient-centred rehabilitation in their own homes.
The clinic has recently been invited to provide the physiotherapy services at Braemar Lodge care home in Salisbury. Karen delivers a very popular weekly exercise group together with individual assessment and rehabilitation of various conditions. This may include poor mobility, balance problems, neurological conditions (Stroke, Parkinsons), wheelchair appropriateness, painful joints, and difficulty with functional aspects of daily living such as climbing stairs. Karen is also involved with preparing clients for safe and timely discharge home and follow-up thereafter.
When not working, Karen looks after her 4 year old and is also very busy building a house in Harnham!