All About Me

Charlotte Owen, Bsc(Hons), 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

– Long COVID Update

– RCGP – Core Skills in MSK Care

– Arthritic Ankles, Foot pain and Feet (webinar)

– POGP Female Urinary Incontinence – Part A

– Therapy Live Pelvic Health (webinar)

– Assessing the breathlessness patient (webinar)

– 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.
  • 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, self management plans, ways to improve function and daily activity.
  • Initiation and weaning of acutely unwell patients needing Non-Invasive Ventilation.

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)
  • 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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