User:Lauren Kwant

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Name

Lauren Kwant

A Bit About Me

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

  • 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

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

Professional Affiliations

Professional Appointments

Committee member - APCP Northern Ireland region

Where you can find me

Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (Northern Ireland region)