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Sam  Galvin

BA (Hons)

Assistant Case Manager

Based in: Oxfordshire
Clients: and around the Midlands, South East and South West


  • First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy – Oxford Brookes University
  • Certificate in Sports Massage


Whilst studying physiotherapy, Sam has worked as a support worker for two clients with traumatic brain injuries. Since qualifying as a physiotherapist Sam has recently taken on a more senior role within the support teams he works in as well as becoming an assistant case manager.

Sam has experience in managing clients with the following:

  • Acquired brain injury (adults)
  • Trauma and Orthopaedic rehabilitation including spinal cord injuries (paediatrics and adults)
  • Long term Multiple Sclerosis rehabilitation (adults)
  • Elderly rehabilitation in the acute setting such as A&E and Acute General Medicine wards
  • Musculoskeletal outpatient rehabilitation (paediatrics and adults)

Sam has successfully undertaken the Community Case Management comprehensive case management Pathway Training. He is developing a good understanding of the litigation process and the importance of record keeping and documentation.

Over the last two years Sam has been involved with the Silverlining Charity. This has included supporting clients on trips such as the adaptive surfing in Devon. Most recently Sam organised and did a talk about the Silverlining charity at Oxford Brookes University. During this talk, Sam supported clients in telling their inspirational stories, as well as giving the students a wider understanding of what rehabilitation can encompass.

Sam has also volunteered at Oxfordshire Homelessness charity supporting vulnerable young adults. He is now in the process of setting up and leading a running club at this charity to help the participants with their mental health as well as giving them an opportunity to achieve.

Sam uses a calm, empathetic, holistic, and client centred approach when supporting clients. He has worked in support teams providing 24-hour support and teams that provide support for just one day a week. He uses a variety of communication techniques to build good relationships with clients, families, and staff.

Sam supports clients to achieve a high quality of life in challenging circumstances. This involves organising and supporting clients in doing new activities such as open water swimming and most recently adaptive rowing. Sam loves seeing the enjoyment clients get from doing these activities, and how they fit into a large holistic rehabilitation programme. These new physical activities may lead Sam to running a marathon with a client in the near future, which will encompass all the organisational, and communication skills Sam has acquired since training as a physiotherapist and working as a support worker.


Sam has a very relaxed and companionate character; he has lots of energy and creative ideas. These characteristics are transferable when supporting clients through challenging situations successfully. Sam is a keen and quicker learner, and is always looking for new ways, activities, or techniques to help clients live a fulfilling life as possible.

Sam is very sociable and sees every new person he meets as an opportunity to learn something. He loves all sports and any kind of movement. He is an avid runner and most recently completed a 12 hour (63 miles) run and is now planning on doing a 100-mile run next year to raise money for the Silverlining charity. Most recently Sam has learned guitar and is hoping to add a few more songs to his song book in the coming months.