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Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist
Charlotte is a specialist respiratory physiotherapist. She has a passion for improving the life and health of those who suffer from a chronic respiratory condition.
Having specialised in the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and breathing pattern dysfunctions she has proactively developed her knowledge and skill in the holistic treatment of patients with chronic respiratory conditions and in the management of complex adherence issues within CF.
For over 5 years Charlotte jointly led the cystic fibrosis physiotherapy team at The London Chest Hospital (which is part of Barts Health NHS Trust) before leaving in September 2014. A group of their CF team developed a new biopsychosocial model of collaborative multidisciplinary team-working when managing the complex issue of adherence and treatment management in adults with CF. It was part of this work that helped encourage, support and inspire patients in their treatments, particularly exercise. Charlotte hopes to introduce some of the methods that were used as a team to help bring patients to a point of wanting to engage with treatments, goal setting and being each patient’s positive support to maintain the new changes they had made. The group hopes to publish this work later this year.
Charlotte is currently working as a private respiratory physiotherapist, developing private respiratory physio services available in north Essex, based from the Braintree and Bocking Physiotherapy Clinic.