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To whom it may concern,
After graduating in 2011 in Switzerland, I worked for four years in a private in and outpatient clinic. Next to the management of common musculoskeletal conditions in the upper and lower quadrant, I developed my skills in rehabilitation of lower limb amputees as well as orthopedic disorders such as total replacement of knee, ankle and shoulder joint. Furthermore, short and long-term rehabilitation of either conservative or invasive managed rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament or the rotator cuff is also within my scope of expertise. Over a period of two years I gained a certification of advanced studies (CAS) in manual therapy (Kaltenborn/Maitland), which qualified me as an associate of the Swiss Manual Therapy Association (SAMT).
In 2015, I moved to London after being accepted to Kings College London for the Masters degree in Advanced neuro-musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. During this two-year training I further developed my knowledge in the fields of chronic pain and its neurophysiology, as well as evidence-based diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions of the upper and lower quadrant (MSc with MACP degree). Thus, the importance of sub-grouping patients into red flag, specific and non-specific conditions plays a crucial role in my clinical decision-making. In the field of non-specific neck, low back, or pelvic girdle pain I am inspired by the work of Peter O`Sullivan and his Cognitive-Functional therapy model, which, according to various systematic reviews and my clinical experience, can be a successful management strategy for this patient group. In line with this and according to the latest NICE guidelines, I use manual therapy as an adjunct to my predominantly active management. However, my diverse experience has enabled me to adapt to the patients needs and wishes. My strengths are: combining my skill as a former professional dancer with the best evidence in physiotherapy as well as motivating the patient with my positive and open-minded personality. In doing so I can guarantee a creative and patient centered management plan, which is discussed with the client and adapted if necessary.
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