Charlotte Owen, Bsc (Hons), Dip MSK Medicine, MCSP, HCPC.
Association of Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care
AGILE -Physiotherapists working with older adults
My role as a Physiotherapist
During my 15 years as a Physiotherapist I have gained extensive knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.
Alongside my clinical role, I have had extensive input with members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a rounded approach to patient care. I have been responsible for co-leading the physiotherapy medical team. I have also had great input with teaching and management of junior physiotherapists, students and members of the MDT.
Recent Courses and Webinars Attended
-C-Section Course for Healthcare Professionals – HLP Therapy 2022
– POGP The Childbearing Year 2022
-Michelle Lyons – Bowel Health and Women’s Health Course: Covering colorectal pain drivers / constipation / continence / coccyx dysfunction / holistic approach to bowel management. 2022
– Jilly Bond – Happy Bladder Course: Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment of Bladder Pain Syndrome and Pelvic Pain. 2022
-International Diploma in MSK Dry Needling and MSK Medical Acupuncture 2022
-APPI Matwork Level 1 2022
-Restore Therapy: Understanding Scars 2022
-The Jing Method: Working with scar tissue 2022
– Diploma MSK Medicine 2021
– Confidence in the Menopause, Newson Health, Research and Education
– Long COVID Update
– RCGP – Core Skills in MSK Care
– Arthritic Ankles, Foot pain and Feet (webinar)
– POGP Female Urinary Incontinence Part A and Part B
– Therapy Live Pelvic Health
– Assessing the breathlessness patient
– COVID 19 Respiratory Update
– Menopause Management – Advance your Practice
– MEPS -Pelvic Organ Prolapse Update
– MEPS – Perimenopausal and Menopausal Sexual Health
– Pelvic Organ Prolapse for Physiotherapists
Charlotte Owen Physiotherapy (2020 – present)
Locum Physiotherapist (2021)
- Rapid Response Team – hospital avoidance and early discharge.
- Acute management of a patient deterioration in the community, aiming to support at home and avoid hospital admission.
- Continuation of patient rehabilitation on hospital discharge.
- Management of acutely unwell patients admitted to medical wards, predominantly respiratory and older adults.
- Acute complex rehabilitation of adults (all ages), including those transferred from ITU.
- Acute and Chronic disease management (e.g. COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, pneumonia) including, airway clearance techniques, shortness of breath management, dysfunctional breathing, self management plans, ways to improve function and daily activity.
- Initiation and weaning of acutely unwell patients needing Non-Invasive Ventilation.
- Management of acutely unwell patients with COVID-19
- Birmingham based hospice
- Specialist Surgery – GI / Liver transplant (ward, ITU) Respiratory outpatients
- General Medicine
- Cardiac Surgery – Transplant / mechanical devices including ECMO and VAD’s (ward, ITU, cardiac rehab clinic)
- Trauma ITU (military and civilian patients: spinal cord injury, head injury, blast injury, gun shot wounds)
- Respiratory Support Team (ward, clinic and community – specialist management of COPD, Asthma and Bronchiectasis)
3 month rotations
- Outpatients (community and gym)
- Neuro-medicine (Stroke)
- General Respiratory
- Paediatrics (neurology and respiratory)
Do structured exercise classes for inpatients with COPD increase community pulmonary rehabilitation referral and completion rates, T.Avent, R.Colclough, R.Edgar, C.Owen, K.Swindells, S.Gompertz. QEHB. Thorax 2015; 70(Supp3) A114.