User:Lauren Kwant

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Name[edit | edit source]

Lauren Kwant

A Bit About Me[edit | edit source]

I am based in Belfast and have been a physiotherapist for 13 years. Since 2011 I have worked as a Community Paediatric Physiotherapist and treat a mixed caseload of children with mainly neurological and musculoskeletal conditions from 0-19 years. The post involves one-to-one and group interventions and input into Child Development Clinics, special and mainstream schools and liason with specialist neurological and orthopaedic clinics.

I also enjoy all things creative and work part-time in graphic design. There is surprising potential for these two seemingly opposite ends of the spectrum to be complementary and I find having a creative outlet is a good antedote to some of the challenges of clinical work.

I have 3 young children so life is busy, but every day is a school day and I'm developing expert skills in multi-tasking, conflict resolution and event planning!

Clinical Interests[edit | edit source]

  • Learning I love learning and facilitating learning (hence also my interest in Physiopedia!)
  • Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Before paediatrics I worked as a musculoskeletal physio so a lot of my experience and professional development was along this trajectory.
  • Global Physiotherapy I am fascinated by the variability in Physiotherapy across the globe, both in its professional scope and its resources. From my elective placement as a student in Cape Town to the experiences of colleagues who have worked abroad and topics raised in sites such as this one I think its important professionally and personally to keep an ear open to challenges and successes faced by the profession outside the National Health Service in the UK.

Education[edit | edit source]

BSc Hons (1st Class) Physiotherapy Glasgow Caledonian University 2004

Professional Affiliations[edit | edit source]

Professional Appointments[edit | edit source]

Committee member - APCP Northern Ireland region

Where you can find me[edit | edit source]

Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (Northern Ireland region)