Eliza

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Physiotherapy Clinical Educator

Access to wonderful clinical supervisors and mentors has helped shape my career and opened up new and different challenges.

I was first introduced to Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) when I left high school. During my gap year, I had a fantastic time as a casual Disability Support Practitioner (DSP) working directly with a family from Avalon in NSW.

After completing my degree, I returned to CPA as a Physiotherapist within our Therapy Services team. This experience enabled me to specialise as a Seating Consultant before taking on my current role as the Physiotherapy Clinical Educator.

I was initially attracted to CPA’s strong focus on professional learning and development. Since I’ve been here I’ve had some amazing opportunities. Access to wonderful clinical supervisors and mentors has helped both shape my career and opened up new and different challenges, some of which have been outside the traditional scope of physiotherapy.

As a Clinical Educator, I support other therapists to develop their clinical skills and expertise. I really enjoy watching each individual grow in confidence. Seeing others achieve great outcomes for clients, as a result from my support and encouragement, makes me feel so proud. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to support others in their learning and development.

So…where to from here?

I’m really loving my current role, there’s so much scope to do different things and to keep growing and changing. At some stage I’d like to get more involved in research, but for now my focus is on ensuring CPA’s physiotherapists have all the support they need to do a great job!

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