All About Me

Charlotte Owen, Bsc (Hons), Dip MSK Medicine, MCSP, HCPC.

Member of:

Association of Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care

Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists

AGILE -Physiotherapists working with older adults

British Geriatric Society

British Lung Foundation Professional

My role as a Physiotherapist

During my 15 years as a Physiotherapist I have gained extensive knowledge and skills in a variety of areas. For the last 8 years I have specialised in acute general medicine and respiratory care. Details of which are below.

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 physiotherapist and student.

Recent Courses and Webinars Attended (2021 – 2022)

– The Jing Method: Working with scar tissue

– Mummy MOT Practitioner

– 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

Clinical Experience

Senior Physiotherapist Team Lead, Acute Medicine / Respiratory, QEHB
(2014- 2020)

  • 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

Senior Physiotherapist, QEHB
(2009-2014)
9 month rotations

  • 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)

Physiotherapist, QEHB
2006-2009

3 month rotations

  • Outpatients (community and gym)
  • Neuro-medicine (Stroke)
  • General Respiratory
  • Paediatrics (neurology and respiratory)
  • Trauma
  • Neurosurgery

Papers

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.


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