Martine Lowes

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
BABICM Registered Practitioner Case Manager

Location:

Scotland

Areas Covered:

North West
Scotland
North East
N. Ireland

SpecialisMS:

Brain Injury
Multiple Sclerosis
Cerebral Palsy
Adult
Paediatrics
Stroke
Amputations
Orthopaedic
Parkinson’s Disease

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy University of Teesside 2004-2007
  • Bobath (normal movement):Modules 1 & 2
  • Bobath ‘What is Normal Movement’
  • Diploma Orthopaedic Medicine Modules 1, 2 & 3
  • Accredited Foundation Programme in Aquatic Physiotherapy at Stoke Mandeville Hospital
  • Acupuncture for Pain
  • Member of the British Association of Brain Injured CaseManagers (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society UK (CMSUK)
  • Member of The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN)
  • Member of The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)

EXPERIENCE

Martine graduated from Teesside University in 2007with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She spent the following sixteen years working in a variety of occupations including Brain Injury/complex injury case management from 2008 whilst simultaneously working for The Vale of Levon Hospital doing Physiotherapy Rotations in Orthopaedics, Stroke Ward, Care of the Elderly, Medical Wards and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

She has worked as case manager since 2018 managing clients with catastrophic complex care needs.

Martine has gained invaluable experience in assessing and managing clients who have:

  • Traumatic Brain injury (Children and Adults)
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy (Children and Adults)
  • Stroke
  • Complex Orthopaedic Injuries (Adult)
  • Amputees – lower limbs (Adult)
  • Poly Trauma

Martine has an excellent understanding of the role of each discipline involved in the rehabilitation process, i.e., neuropsychologists, ophthalmologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists as well as with nurses and neurological consultants.

She has not only set up and put in place rehabilitation for a number of clients over the years she also has personal experience of caring for a family member with a brain injury so is sensitive to both the client and family needs and passionate about goal orientated rehabilitation.

Martine is extremely proactive with excellent communication skills; she has full understanding of the healthcare systems and multidisciplinary teams.

Martine above all works extremely well with clients and families from all backgrounds and cultures to create a holistic treatment programme. She believes in education, clear goal focused rehabilitation and documentation, and forming strong relationships with client, family, multi-disciplinary team members, solicitors and insurers to achieve the best functional and quality of life outcome for the client.

PERSONAL PROFILE

Martine has a strong armed forces background, having several family members in the armed forces. She was in the Royal Navy for six years until she had her daughter in 2001, she then decided to return to her studies to read Physiotherapy.

Martine has also been a care assistant and a support worker both professionally and privately. She is a proud mum, her daughter graduated in 2023 from Strathclyde university with a BA (Hons) Psychology.

Martine enjoys keeping fit and she helps SSAFA in her spare time and is a big animal lover, she has always had dogs and cats. Her most recent dog a border collie called Finley. 

Martine can speak basic Arabic and Spanish. She is incredibly passionate about helping her clients and uses her own experiences to motivate people. She strongly believes in continue self-reflection both personally and professionally to better yourself and to better yourself to help others.

Martine has experienced the trauma of family catastrophe herself, which makes her stand out and drives her relentless passion in getting the best care/rehabilitation for her clients.

She has had first hand experience of caring for a family member with a brain injury and this has enabled her to empathise with both the individuals she works with and their families.

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