Changes in healthcare service delivery in response to population and workforce changes are seeing the skills of physiotherapists being utilised increasingly within existing medical specialties and other healthcare settings to improve access to services and provide specific diagnostic and rehabilitation expertise.
In this webinar Dr Angela Cadogan will explore the career pathways of three physiotherapists and discuss their current roles.
Hannah Morley (UK) is a First Contact Practitioner, Advanced MSK Practitioner and is currently a Churchill Fellow looking at advanced and extended scope physiotherapy roles around the world. Hannah provides an overview of advanced practice, and extended scope roles in the UK and will discuss her role as a First Contact Practitioner including wider issues such as clinical governance and managing clinical risk.
Monique Baigent (NZ) works in an orthopaedic triage role in the Counties-Manukau DHB in Auckland. Monique discusses how her role evolved, the working relationship with the orthopaedic surgeon, training and supervision in the role, and the extension of the role to include corticosteroid injections.
Sarah Thom (NZ) works in the Primary Contact Service in the Emergency Department at Christchurch Public Hospital. Sarah will discuss the evolution of her role, her key responsibilities, training and supervision and how her role integrates with other hospital and community services.