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High Contributor March 2022 – Kate-Lynn Downey – Physiospot – Physiotherapy and Bodily Remedy within the Highlight

Kate-Lynn is likely one of the employee bees behind the scenes at Physioplus.  She is chargeable for enhancing Physioplus movies for programs, you could have seen a few of her work!  Kate-Lynn will not be solely a Physiotherapist but in addition a Skilled Photographer.  Via Physioplus, she is ready to mix her two passions and assist share rehabilitation information in an expert and accessible approach.  Kate-Lynn is a diligent editor, a wonderful teammate and a dynamic thinker.  Her pure curiosity makes her an asset to the Physioplus group as she by no means shy’s away from a problem.  Kate-Lynn, thanks to your power, your persistence and for infusing your positivity into your work.  Congrats on being on High Contributor for March!

Your identify: Kate-Lynn (Katie) Downey

Time active with Physiopedia: In April, I can be celebrating my one 12 months anniversary with Physiopedia/Physioplus.

Present function with Physiopedia: I’m one of many Media Editors, so I work on the Physioplus course movies and edit them together with the remainder of the Media Crew.

The place did you go to school/faculty? I obtained my B.Sc. Physiotherapy diploma in 2009 from the College of the Free State in South Africa.

The place do you’re employed? I reside in South Africa within the stunning coastal city of Port Alfred. I left medical follow on the finish of 2017 whereas I used to be pregnant with my second son. Since then, I’ve been pursuing my profession in skilled images (I obtained a Diploma in Pictures in 2013 and began a images enterprise at first of 2017) and I’ve a images studio at my residence. I additionally homeschool my sons, at present aged 6 and three.

Describe your function: My function at Physioplus is to edit the movies which are submitted by the course instructors. I watch them by, edit them so as to add within the pertinent data and add pictures to assist the educational expertise of the viewer, after which transcribe them. From there, one in all my Media Crew colleagues evaluations the movies to verify for any errors (and I evaluation theirs in flip), after which as soon as these errors are resolved, the video will get handed on to the Course Improvement Crew who then work on the following a part of growing the course.

What’s the most rewarding a part of being a physiotherapist? For me, essentially the most rewarding a part of physiotherapy was all the time rehab-related. I cherished neurorehabilitation and dealing with people affected by stroke. I all the time wished I might have labored at a rehabilitation hospital working with spinal wire damage sufferers as properly, however being in a small city, these alternatives didn’t exist. Seeing stroke sufferers frequently and seeing the progress that they made, and celebrating the milestones that they achieved with them, was essentially the most rewarding factor for me.

What are among the more difficult facets of being a physiotherapist? Personally, I discovered the bodily calls for of the job essentially the most difficult. I used to be identified with fibromyalgia in 2019, after a 7-year journey of in search of help and solutions. Sadly, my bodily limitations made practising as a physiotherapist very difficult and performed an enormous function in my leaving medical follow.

What are a few of your skilled passions?

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Spinal wire accidents
  • Geriatrics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ache administration

What are just a few of your private passions? Training – I’m a tutorial individual by nature and I like studying new issues on a regular basis. I additionally love sharing what I’ve learnt with others and that’s the place the great thing about homeschooling my youngsters actually comes into play.

Pictures – my enterprise slogan is “Recollections fade, pictures are perpetually” and I can by no means emphasise sufficient how quick life could be and that we have to seize as lots of these recollections as doable for our personal future enjoyment and for the generations to come back to get pleasure from too. Watching my youngsters develop and alter so quick blows my thoughts and I’m so grateful to reside in a technological period the place we’re privileged to have the ability to seize these particular recollections on digicam.

Wildlife/nature – my household loves going to go to the attractive wildlife/sport parks that South Africa has to supply.

Tenting – simply getting away from the each day grind and having fun with easy dwelling with out distractions, whereas spending high quality time with the folks I like most.

Spending time with my treasured household.

Studying, studying, studying! There are all the time too many books and too little time!

What could be your recommendation to a newly graduating physiotherapist? Spend time working in all areas of physiotherapy, so that you’re a well-rounded skilled. By no means be afraid to ask a number of questions and study new issues. Hearken to the knowledge of extra seasoned physiotherapists. Hearken to your sufferers – they may not have a level, however they’re consultants of their very own our bodies. By no means cease studying.

The place do you see your self in 5 years? In 5 years’ time, I think I’ll nonetheless be doing a lot of the identical issues – Physiopedia/Physioplus, images, and homeschooling. My long-term dream is to sooner or later return to medical follow, however for now, my priorities are my youngsters and elevating them to be the perfect human beings that they are often.

What are the perfect issues about being a Physiopedia volunteer?  Working for Physioplus has been such a blessing for me. I missed physiotherapy a lot and I missed the psychological/educational stimulation that my images profession lacks. Modifying movies for Physioplus is a dream job for me – I get to study as I work, I get to mix my ardour for images together with my ardour for physiotherapy, and better of all, I get to do all of it from residence whereas nonetheless having the time to spend with my youngsters and homeschool them. I by no means might have imagined that such a tremendous alternative existed and I’m very grateful to be a part of such a tremendous group!

How has being a Physiopedia volunteer helped your skilled improvement/profession development? Working for Physioplus has broadened my educational horizons. I’m always studying new issues and refreshing my reminiscence on outdated issues as I work and I like simply being part of the physiotherapy world once more. I like the sensation of figuring out that if/after I ever return to medical follow, I gained’t be so outdated in my information, which is a relatively intimidating feeling when one has been out of it for over 4 years already!

What are your hopes and aspirations for Physiopedia?  I like how one thing as dangerous because the covid pandemic has springboarded platforms like Physiopedia and Physioplus. There are golden alternatives on this technological age we reside in and it’s thrilling to see how Physiopedia and Physioplus are grabbing them by each arms and simply going full steam forward with making increasingly information accessible to an ever-widening viewers.

 What’s your favorite Physioplus course? Oh goodness – there have been so many favourites to this point! I like all Jason Giesbrecht’s work on emotional intelligence and the way it may be utilized to non-physiotherapy life conditions and relationships as properly. I like Claire Robertson’s knee programs. Ibukun Afolabi’s ladies’s well being programs have been additionally extremely fascinating. Helene Simpson’s ankle programme can also be one in all my faves. I feel it’s secure to say that there are too many to say all of them!

The rest you want to share? Simply that I’m blown away by how one individual’s (Rachael) imaginative and prescient/dream can develop from an thought to an extremely profitable organisation that’s impacting physiotherapists and different rehabilitation specialists world wide. That one tiny seed of an thought has actually grown into a really fruitful, sturdy tree and all of us get to get pleasure from the advantages of the candy fruit it’s bearing.






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