Neurological Physiotherapist, Louise Waghorn, NZRP, MPNZ
I have over 30 years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist and have a very keen interest in the fields of neurological and orthopaedic conditions, falls prevention, dementia disease, continence, amputee’s and respiratory work.
My main area of work is with Senior Citizens. This is an area that I love, as there is always something to offer that can help people live their lives optimally, whether it is exercise/activity, assessment for/advice about /assistance with equipment provision, or guidance for family members where disability is involved.
I was originally trained in the UK and moved to New Zealand in 1995 and have worked in both acute hospital settings and in private practice. In addition, I am a clinical supervisor for students from the Otago University School of Physiotherapy.
I am a member of a number of special interest groups including:
· the Moving and Handling group aimed at training health professionals in the field of safe patient handling.
· The older adults group …
· The Neurological group …, and
· The Sports and Exercise, and Cardiothoracic groups
I am an active member of our professional body, Physiotherapy New Zealand and enjoy keeping appraised of the latest research and practise in my fields of interest in order to bring this knowledge into my clinical work.