New Zealand registered physiotherapist (2000 - current)
New Zealand Bobath Association membership
Annabelle is a physiotherapist who completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2000 at Auckland University of Technology.
She has gone on to specialize in Paediatric Physiotherapy with over 13 years’ experience.
The majority of her paediatric training took place in leading hospitals in London, including St Georges and Kings College Hospitals.
Annabelle has also completed the Paediatric foundation Bobath course as well as being trained in the Neuro Sensory Motor Devekopment Assessment (NSMDA) and the Lee Method for DCD.
She has specific interest in children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and traumatic brain injury as well as the orthopaedic management of children in the community setting.
Annabelle returned to New Zealand in 2009 and worked for the Central Child development team until June 2012.
She has since worked on and off part time while raising a young family. Annabelle uses peer supervision and networking as well as reflection in order to initiate self-checking procedures always aiming to keep an up to date with her professional development ensuring she is constantly learning and evolving as a therapist.
She has sound experience in supervising students in both the acute and community setting over the last 10 years.
Annabelle is passionate about physiotherapy and takes great pride in insuring she provides the best care for each individual child and their families.
Annabelle belongs to the following professional bodies: New Zealand Physiotherapy board, New Zealand Bobath Association
Understanding normal movement for Paediatric Therapists, March 2016
Paediatric Bobath Foundation Course 2011-12 Auckland New Zealand
Neuro Sensory Motor Development assessment (NSMDA) training for Physiotherapists—Yvonne Burns, April 2011
Paediatric Upper limb splinting workshop with A. Recordon and A. Coyle June 2011 Auckland
Roslyn Boyd course, Quality of life, Participation and Activity, Preterm development, Auckland 2009
Paediatric Neurology Study days at Imperial College 3rd and 4th of April 2009
Paediatric evening lectures at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital October 2008
Posture and Movement Control course, The Movement Centre 1x Day on 02/09/08
Paediatric respiratory update, The Royal London Hospital 1x Day June 2008
Developing Early Communication Skills, Lambeth and Southwark SALT team June 2008
Paediatric Respiratory Care: Theory and Practice. Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust, September 2006
Injuries of the hip and groin: A one day workshop for physiotherapists. Tutor Professor Graham Smith. Dunedin Hospital, Reading, September 2006
Haematological considerations for the acute respiratory physiotherapist, APCP Critical Care Group Study Day, June 2006
Gait Analysis and Orthotic Management in Paediatrics': Eileen Owen Nov 2005
One day PICU course, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, October 2005
Paediatric update and Electrotherapy course. Sohil Hospital, Midlands, April 2005
Intensive Care update for physiotherapists. University College London – Middlesex Hospital November 2004
Kinetic Control: Movement dysfunction course. Auckland NZ, October 2002 (Dynamic Stability around the shoulder and Scapula)
Exercise prescription for physiotherapists. Auckland NZ, September 2002
Diagnosis & Prognosis: Making your clinical examination more effective. Wellington NZ, August 2002
Kinetic Control: Movement dysfunction course. Auckland NZ, July 2002 (Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance for sport and Ballistic Movement)