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My name is Sarah Whitley. I am a fully qualified physiotherapist who graduated from an English university with almost 4 years of experience of working across outpatient, rehabilitation, acute hospital and community settings. I have completed rotations in musculoskeletal outpatients (3 rotations and includes fracture clinic), gym, orthopaedics (electives, trauma, rehabilitation and day case surgery), elderly community, respiratory, elderly medical, stroke rehabilitation and community neurology (total 10 rotations). I have experience in rugby and private settings as well.
I am currently working as a service delivery manager with a team of 5 rehabilitation consultants and a separate casual physiotherapy role in a private rehabilitation hospital. I have also worked in injury management for insurance claims (mainly whiplash injuries).
I have worked with a very broad range of clients including paediatric, adolescent, adults and geriatrics whom all have individual needs and have very different circumstances. I am highly skilled in clinical assessments and a broad range of treatment modalities including exercise prescription (design and execution), muscle re-education, massage, mobilisations and other manual techniques as well as taping, heat, ice and electrical modalities to help restore function, prevent or delay any deterioration (appropriate for different MSK, orthopaedic, neurological, respiratory and medical conditions). I am able to look at clients with a holistic approach and meet the special needs of each client with rehabilitation, goal setting and returning to work and sport. I have been constantly praised on my understanding, respect and professional nature towards clients, which has enabled a very trusting rapport to be built up between myself and individual clients all with very different circumstances.
I have extensive experience in managing my own case load of patients on outpatient and ward settings. To further this I have supervised students, junior staff and technical instructors on wards and managed their patient case load also. I have delivered several in- service training presentations to a wide variety of the multidisciplinary team and provided teaching sessions to nurses and other health care professionals on the ward, including patients and their relatives in order to develop their skills and understanding. I have attended numerous case conferences in the hospital, liaised with all members of the multidisciplinary team (both in the hospital and external care providers) to contribute to the safest and most efficient discharge planning and highest quality of care possible for the client.
I have exceptional communication skills and I am a very reliable and trustworthy worker; both independently and when working in a team. I have very good time management skills but I am still devoted to providing the most proficient advice and treatment possible to help improve client’s quality of life.
I fully registered with AHPRA and an Australian Permanent Resident.