Working as a Physiotherapist in social care: Pam's career journey
17 April 2021
Pam is the Head Physiotherapist at Ribble View care home in Preston. She provides physiotherapy in the home and manages the Occupational Therapy and Activities Teams. Her favourite part of the job is the enjoyment she gets from therapy sessions and seeing the beaming smiles on people’s faces when they achieve their goals.
Pam qualified as a Registered Physiotherapist in 1995 and worked for the NHS in a variety of roles, specialising in complex needs, technology dependence, neurology and respiratory care, across acute and community settings.
Pam also has experience working as a Training and Development Lead and Clinical Lead for a charity, supporting people to have a purposeful and meaningful life.
In this role, Pam missed working directly with people, and so applied for a role as Head Physiotherapist at Ribble View.
In this role, Pam provides physiotherapy sessions for residents in the home and manages the Occupational Therapy and Activities Teams to support people to identify and achieve their clinical and social goals.
Recently, Pam has been involved in facilitating virtual reality sessions with residents as part of therapy, which has proved very popular and has provided some excellent benefits.
Pam enjoys working as a Physiotherapist in social care because she can build great relationships with people and really see the difference she makes. Pam shares: “I love working at Ribble View. It’s great to be part of a team where the residents are the focal point of everything that we do.
“I have enjoyed being a ‘hands on’ Physiotherapist again. I get so much enjoyment from the therapy sessions and seeing what people achieve, no matter how small. It’s great to see people’s big beaming smiles after a successful and fun session.”
Lindsay Abraham, Commissioning Home Director at Ribble View, shares: “Pam brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion to enhance quality and enable excellent outcomes. Pam is a valued member of the Ribble View team, her delivery of therapy with the residents has seen some impressive results.”
Physiotherapy roles in social care
Exemplar Health Care is looking for Physiotherapists to join our team in Liverpool. Stoke-on-Trent, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Hull and Birmingham. If you share our values and passion for making every day better for adults living with complex needs, find a job near you and apply now.
Ribble View, part of Exemplar Health Care, is a specialist care home that supports people living with complex and high acuity needs.
The home has three 10-bed units which specialise in supporting adults with complex mental health needs, neuro disabilities and physical disabilities – including our Avenham unit which supports younger adults with complex needs.