SUE KORTUM

Senior Physiotherapist

 
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Qualifications:   

 

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy MCSP– Middlesex Hospital London- 1976

 

Member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists MACP – 2009

 

Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists MAACP – 2014

 

Associate Member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy POGP network -2009

 

Past Employment:

2003- present   Works as a private self-employed Physiotherapist at Manor Clinic

Also owns and runs a domiciliary business serving Sevenoaks

 2000-2003 Private Physiotherapist at Beadle House Clinic

 1988 Private Physiotherapist in Sevenoaks, Sackville House

 1988- 1989      Chelsfield Park Hospital – Private Physiotherapist, weekend work/ Bank staff- post op knee/ hip replacements + general surgical

 Guys Hospital, London SE1 –NHS Senior Physiotherapist responsible for Rehabilitation- incl gym, hydrotherapy and general outpatients, neurology, amputees

1980- 1983      Harley Street Clinic/ Physiotherapy pre + post op open heart surgery

 1981- 1982      Finchley Memorial Hospital Senior Orthopaedic Outpatient Physiotherapist

 St Georges Hospital Hyde Park Corner/ amputees, and bariatric surgery post op/ rehab

 1978-1981 Great Ormond Street Hospital London / general paediatrics, medical and surgical. Ran scoliosis + asthma clinics NHS

 1976- 1978      Middlesex Hospital- NHS staff- responsible for student education/ Physiotherapist in Intensive care incl post open heart surgery, Sports clinic, outpatients incl hydrotherapy and gym rehab

 

Additional roles:

1978-1986 Secretary of The Middlesex Hospital Physiotherapy Association

1979 Child Health Centre for Assessment and Management of children with Developmental delay (while at Great Ormond Street Hospital)  -selected to work as sole physiotherapist on multidisciplinary team

1999 Physiotherapist for Sevenoaks ladies Hockey team, National finals /Milton Keynes– playoffs

1981-1987 Contributed to relevant teams at Guys Hospital working to establish treatment/management strategies for conditions such as Hyperventilation syndrome and Chronic Regional Pain

1981- 1987 Responsible for clinical education of students training in treatment of outpatients, plus qualified physiotherapists returning to work eg post pregnancy

1980-81 Physiotherapist for Orthopaedic Consultant partaking in piloting of accelerated discharge following arthroscopy/ meniscal knee surgery to day case (prior, 3-5 days hospitalisation)

1987-date Worked in local Nursing /Residential Homes in Sevenoaks- Pinehurst, Emily Jackson, Rivermere, Weald Heights

 

 

Working background

The initial 11 years of Sue’s career working in the NHS provided her with a sound and varied learning experience across the whole range of specialisms as well as opportunities to work alongside those developing many of the core treatment methodologies used today.

Throughout her subsequent private practice in Sevenoaks, Sue has continued to broaden her clinical knowledge and experience with all appropriate continuing professional development. Her profound interest and commitment to physiotherapy is reflected in the wide range of clinical specialities which include the following:

 

  • Treatment and management of acute and chronic pain, particularly spinal pain

  • Rehabilitation post joint replacement surgery (hip and knee) and ACL reconstruction

  • Rehabilitation post medical and surgical treatment for cancer

  • Treatment of female continence issues, and other aspects of women’s health including pregnancy related back and pelvic pain

  • Work related pain-spinal or otherwise

  • Palliative care

  • Care of the elderly