I am a physical therapist from Jamaica. I have been a physical therapist for over 15 years. I received a diploma in physical therapy from the School of Physical Therapy in Jamaica. After completing internship I worked in a hospital setting for 4 years. This enabled me to hone my skills as I had to attend to clients with various conditions. I garnered experience attending persons with orthopaedic, neurological, cardiac, respiratory conditions. These clients were from the adult and paediatric populations. I worked outside of Jamaica in a private practice setting for 9 years which I also enjoyed.
I returned to Jamaica and was employed as a physical therapist at the UWI Sports Medicine Clinic and also as an adjunct assistant lecturer at the School of Physical Therapy, University of the West Indies. I am a vestibular therapist, a certified lymphoedema therapist and a certified ergonomic assessment specialist. I have also had training in craniofacial therapy. It has been interesting using the knowledge I have gained over the years to treat my clients.
I have a MSc. in Sports and Exercise Medicine and currently am the acting academic programme coordinator for that program at the University of the West Indies. I feel extremely blessed to have an occupation that I enjoy. It is fulfilling to see the progress that clients make. I also enjoy being in the academic sphere. It allows me to share knowledge and I too am also learning. I have found myself mentoring students and this has proved to be very satisfying.
MSc. Sports and Exercise Medicine University of the West Indies Jamaica 2013
Physiotherapy Dip. School of Physical Therapy, Ministry of Health, Jamaica 2002
Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine
Jamaica Physiotherapy Association