Meet the Team: Physiotherapy Clinical Lead
Introducing Laura, our wonderful Physiotherapy Clinical Lead! Laura has been a practicing Physiotherapist for over 20 years, and the Physiotherapy Clinical Lead at National 360 since 2021.
Laura started her career working in public health in London, completing her rotations and then working in the Outpatient’s department as a Senior Physiotherapist. When Laura moved to Australia, she worked in private practices, including Women’s Health, Pilates, musculoskeletal/sports, and rehabilitation before making the move into community disability.
We are so fortunate to have Laura and her vast Physiotherapy experience leading our Physiotherapy stream at National 360.
To learn more about our Physiotherapy Clinical Lead, Laura, we asked her some questions to find out what interested her in working in allied health, what she loves about her role, advice she would give to someone wanting to work in NDIS community health + more!
Read our full interview with Laura below.
What interested you in working in the allied health space?
I love working with people and their health/wellness. It’s a fascinating blend of biology, anatomy, psychology, and personal factors. I’m not sure I could do anything else – I just love it!
When did you start at National 360, and why did you want to join the team?
I started working at National 360 3 and a half years ago. I was looking for a change from private practice, and a new challenge to further develop and broaden my clinical skills in a different setting. It hasn’t disappointed.
What do you love most about your role as the Physiotherapy Clinical Lead?
Our team! We have an exceptional team of Physios. Even though the team spans across Australia, there’s such a good connection and we all support each other with any questions or learnings. It’s really gratifying.
What does your role as Physiotherapy Clinical Lead involve?
Some of the responsibilities of the role include ensuring high-quality service design and delivery, supporting therapists through supervision structure and training sessions, and enhancing multi-disciplinary working. It is a role that I find really rewarding as it has given me the opportunity for growth and development in leadership skills whilst maintaining a small clinical caseload.
What has been a highlight of your time working at National 360?
Aside from the physio stream? I have worked with one particular client for about 2 years now! It’s very rewarding to work with someone, and a privilege to be a part of their health journey for that long.
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to work in the NDIS community health space?
We can only give our best to our clients if we look after ourselves. Prioritise your physical and mental well-being and maintain a healthy work/life balance. Burn out in our professional is a very real concern and it’s important we invest as much energy in ourselves as we invest in our clients.
Working with clients in their own environment is enriching and a joy, and we want to be able to do it for as long as possible!
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I almost studied Zoology instead of Physiotherapy…until I was taken to the insect house on a university open day. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough! I applied for Physiotherapy and never looked back!
Join our Physiotherapy team at National 360
Our Physiotherapy steam is continuing to grow, with roles available across the country. If you’re interested in learning more about working in a community focused Physiotherapy role, visit our Careers page.
For details on our Physiotherapy services, you can also visit our Physiotherapy page, or contact our team using details below:
World Physiotherapy Day 2023
September 8, 2023, is World Physiotherapy Day! This week our team are hosting a webinar to celebrate World PT Day and share information about how Physiotherapists can assist clients in the community. Get all the details and register to attend below:
Physiotherapy in the Community
7 September 2023 @ 4pm AEST
Register to attend here.