About Me

Carolina Read

Carolina Read

I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992 and have been working within the NHS in hospital, GP practice and community settings since then. I taught in Back to Work and Expert patient programmes, worked within the Armed Forces and with schools in Paediatric care.

I have a gentle, friendly approach to rehabilitation and can provide a great deal of support and encouragement to help you achieve your goals.

I am passionate about community rehabilitation in supporting individuals to feel understood and to work towards what is important to them and their families.

Please feel able to contact me with any questions or enquiries you may have to see if I can help.

Career History

I have pursued a broad range of clinical interests across children’s and adult services since, in particular neurology and rehabilitation.

I have considerable expertise working within multi-disciplinary teams within the NHS for over 20 years, in both In and Outpatient settings and have helped implement Wellbeing and Back to work programmes in several NHS trusts.   I specialised for 4 years in Learning disability, involving the assessment and provision of therapy and equipment, and working closely with families and wider teams.  I trained in complex postural management assessment and provision, worked closely with wheelchair services, training of carers, and implemented comprehensive treatment plans. I also have experience as a Case Manager, having worked for Westcountry Case Management Ltd.

I have qualifications in children’s wellbeing, including training as a Thrive practitioner in schools, in sensory processing and attachment and in suicide prevention skill certification. I am trained in therapeutic life story work with adopted children and offer these services to a local community interest company (CIC) working with children and families.

In the last couple of years, I helped lead a re-design of a palliative care service for a hospice charity. This involved the transition towards a more therapy-led enabling service in ward, outpatient, and community settings. Currently, I’m also a bank member of staff at an Inpatient Orthopaedic Physiotherapy team at a local hospital

I also support and work for this wonderful community organisation

“I know that the treatments keep me ‘topped up’ and boost my confidence with all the things I love to do.”

TP, Retired carer

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