Carly graduated as an occupational therapist in 2003. Having gained experience within both the private and public sector, she then went on to further her education, and graduated as a physiotherapist in 2008. As a dual OT and physiotherapist, she has worked in hospitals and the community, covering a wide range of acute and rehabilitative clinical areas, including managing a therapy department within a private specialist brain and spinal injury unit. She has extensive experience of working with adults with various neurological conditions, including brain injury, spinal injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), motor neurone disease (MND), stroke, and Huntington’s disease.
Carly has also worked as a lead OT and physiotherapist in a Cardiff based hospice, providing specialist palliative care to clients in the community.
As well as working for WCM, Carly works part time in the NHS as a physiotherapist within a Continuing Healthcare Team. The job requires her to work as an autonomous practitioner within the community setting, whilst leading and developing a therapy service alongside an OT colleague.
This role enables her to perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex neurological, physical and psychological conditions to provide a diagnosis whilst developing and delivering an individualised treatment programme.
- Extensive knowledge of occupational therapy and physiotherapy assessment and treatment skills with excellent core skills and clinical judgment.
- Experience in assessing and recommending equipment to improve postural support and increase participation in activities of daily living.
- An analytic, logical and determined approach to problem solving.
- Excellent communication skills with clients, families and other professionals.
- Providing a holistic and empathetic client centred approach.
- Ability to work closely with clients to identify their needs and to support them in achieving their goals.
- Experience of supervising and monitoring support workers and care teams and providing appropriate training when required.
- Ability to implement suitable rehabilitation programmes, linking with the relevant services and facilitating complex discharge planning.
Professional Affiliations & Additional Qualifications
- Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology & Palliative Care (ACPOPC)
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)
- BABICM registered practitioner member