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Physical Therapist MSc

Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
August 13, 2012

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James John Lambert MSc PT

Address: ** ********** ******, ********* *****, Buckinghamshire, HP10 9AL, UK.

Date of Birth: 16/07/1979 Mobile No: 078**-****** Email:

Personal Statement

I recently passed the NPTE in July and have gained the equivalent of a Masters Degree in the USA since graduating in 2008 with a First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy BSc from the University of East London. I have over 4 years post graduate experience, 2 years have focusing on developing my knowledge and treatment skills within an orthopaedic outpatient environment. I am a confident, motivated and hard working physical therapist who is happy working autonomously and part of a team. My treatment skills include using McKenzie, Maitland and Mulligan techniques, therapeutic massage, trigger point and myofascial release, MET’s, and exercise therapy prescription with some experience of Cybex and Gaitscan for biomechanical assessment of high level sports enthusiasts. I am seeking to find employment with the right organisation which will allow me to continue and develop my career as a physical therapist within the USA once i gain sponsorship.



University of East London Sep 2005 – June 2008

Physiotherapy BSc: 1st Class (Hons)

Student representative: 2nd & 3rd year

Dissertation title: ‘Comparison of two techniques for measuring voluntary muscle activation. The twitch interpolation technique versus the burst superimposition technique.

University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA. USA. July – Aug 2007

Clinical Elective, 5 week placement, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal outpatients.

College & School

Southwark College Sep 2004 – June 2005

A Level Biology: B

Furze Platt Comprehensive School & Sixth Form 1990 – 1997

GNVQ Advanced Business Studies: Pass

Senior Prefect throughout Sixth Form College

GCSE’s: 2 B’s (Geography, Business Studies) 3 C’s (Maths, History, English) 2 Ds (Science, D&T)

Clinical Training Courses

Resuscitation with paediatric modifiers February 2011

ALERT (Acute Life Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment) March 2010

Fire Safety Feb 2010

Manual Handling Jan 2010

ALS Resuscitation Training Nov 2009

Child Protection and Awareness Dec 2009

Tendinopathy Management (1 day) October 2010

Soft Tissue Body Work (2 days) October 2010

AHA BLS March 2012

Personal In-Service Presentations

Tendinopathy: Pathology and Management May 2011

Rhabdomyolysis: Medical Management December 2010

Adhesive Capsulitis August 2010

Blood Pressure and its Pharmacological Management March 2010

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome – Subacromial Dec 2009

Physiological Effects of Recumbency Aug 2009

Obesity and its Links with OA April 2009

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Dec 2008


Acute General Medicine – Departmental Notes Audit, Assessment and Re-Audit January - May 2010

Employment History

United Lincolnshire NHS Trust – Senior Physiotherapist August 2012 – Present

After taking 8 weeks to pass the NPTE i am now employed within a 3 month contract working in an orthopaedic outpatient clinic managing a high turnover caseload of physician referrals encompassing fractures, soft tissue injuries to geriatric rehabilitation.

BMI Healthcare, Clementine Churchill Hospital – Senior Physiotherapist August 2011 – June 2012

I am currently working within a private BMI Healthcare hospital in west London, the UK’s leading private healthcare provider as a senior physiotherapist in a busy orthopaedic outpatient clinic. My caseload involves assessing and treating a number or pre and post operative surgical patients including achilles tendon repairs, lateral and medial ankle ligament repairs, knee arthroscopies and replacements, total hip replacements, spinal decompressions and epidurals, shoulder subacromial decompressions and rotator cuff repairs and non operative pathologies including cervical, upper limb complaints, sporting injuries and biomechanical assessments. The clinic utilises isokinetics (Cybex), gaitscan and hydrotherapy which i have some experience in. In addition i have experience of utilising Pilates as a holistic approach to my treatment. My daily caseload is regularly 12 patients whilst helping with the administration of the department which may include some inpatient treatment also as part of a team of 30 physiotherapists and assistants.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust – Senior Physiotherapist (6 month contract) Jan – June 2011

I am currently working as a Band 6 musculoskeletal physiotherapist treating a varied caseload of spinal and peripheral joint pathologies from paediatrics to the elderly. This involves me managing caseloads in 4 different locations from GP surgeries to outpatient departments within the trust. In addition to my clinical responsibilities, I prioritise referrals from GP, consultant and interdepartmental teams, started a lower limb class and the team is now working towards implementing a new back care screening tool for use within GP surgeries.

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust – Junior Rotations (4 months) October 2008 – December 2010

Renal, Urology & Transplant (Churchill Hospital) August – December 2010

The rotation required me to manage 3 separate wards whilst running a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation class twice weekly. I learnt to adapt my approach to treatment and time management and delegate to the technical instructor and my colleagues appropriately. I found this a challenging and very rewarding rotation developing the skills needed for a band 6 position.

Musculoskeletal Outpatients (Horton Hospital) May – August 2010

I am currently assessing and treating up to 12 patients daily within an outpatient team at a busy general district hospital treating both peripheral and spinal joint pathologies and managing soft tissue injuries using heat/ice therapy, electrotherapy, friction massage and myofascial release. I am strengthening my treatment techniques including Maitland’s PAIVM’s and PPIVM’s, Mulligan’s MWM’s, NAG’s, SNAG’s, and the McKenzie technique. Referrals’ are via GP, trauma and fracture clinics with correspondence directly between the physiotherapist and the referring team.

Acute General Medicine (John Radcliffe Hospital) January – April 2010

I successfully managed and prioritised the treatment management on two general medical wards of 34 inpatient beds. Reasons for admission can include falls, reduced mobility, cardiac complications, sepsis, exacerbations of COPD, confusion or deterioration of Parkinson’s disease. Many patients suffer with cardio-respiratory complications requiring oxygen therapy, manual treatment techniques, positioning and postural drainage. I have also completed and presented a departmental audit on note documentation standards.

Musculoskeletal Outpatients (East Oxford Health Centre) September - December 2009

I managed a junior patient caseload within a busy outpatient department receiving direct referrals from general practitioners. On average I saw 4 new patients with up to 8 follow up appointments daily. The age range was from 17 years up to any age. Pathologies encountered included cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and all peripheral joints. The treatment modalities use included exercise therapy, soft tissue and joint mobilisation, heat and cold therapy and electrotherapy. Regular IST and teaching sessions including exercise therapy, soft tissue healing, clinical reasoning and reflective practice.

Vascular and Acute General Surgery (John Radcliffe Hospital) May – August 2009

I assisted a senior colleague managing 3 inpatient wards included maxilla facial, upper and lower gastrointestinal, vascular and acute amputee surgical patients. This incorporated acute cardio-respiratory management and rehabilitation for reduced mobility. A challenging aspect of this rotation was through competently and independently managing the therapeutic intervention for 58 beds over two weeks on the wards during annual leave. This required me to prioritise daily handovers and delegate the caseload appropriately and effectively to colleagues and assistants.

Orthopaedic Inpatients (Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre) January – May 2009

I worked on an elective inpatient ward focusing on total and Uni-knee replacements and hemi, total, 1st an 2nd stage hip replacements. The caseload required me to prioritise up to 10 patients daily. Complications encountered were joint swelling, pain, stiffness, DVT, poor patient compliance with exercises and reduced confidence with mobility. The treatment techniques I developed included ice therapy, fitting of joint braces and splints, continuous passive mobilisation equipment, exercise prescription and progression.

Trauma Outpatients (John Radcliffe Hospital) October – December 2008

The caseload required me to manage treat up to 6 new patients and 8 follow up appointments a day. The pathologies included Weber fractures, ORIF procedures, shoulder dislocations, ACL reconstructions and TA ruptures in an outpatient department whilst running additional triage assessment clinics. I gained experience of using electrotherapy modalities as well as heat and cold therapy and soft tissue techniques to aid with healing and mobilisation of specific injuries.

Tower Hamlets PCT September – October 2008

Elderly Care (Mile End Hospital)

Whilst applying for a permanent rotational position I was successful in gaining temporary contract employment working within the elderly care team, specifically the tissue viability ward assessing and treating patients focusing on primarily mobility and rehabilitation issues and providing appropriate equipment suitable for mobility at home.

Additional Clinical Skills

• I have gained a wide range of experience through completing on call competency training to provide emergency on call and weekend cover for patients with cardiorespiratory complications in areas including CITU, Neuro ITU, Cardiothoracics, Paediatrics, Acute General Medicine, Surgery and Orthopaedic inpatients.

• Through gaining experience of working in London and Oxford my communications skills, both verbal and non verbal have developed through working with patients from varied ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. This has sometimes required the use of an interpreter.

Achievements & Interests

One of my biggest achievements was successfully backpacking across 3 continents whilst working and training as a chef in Sydney. I was also lucky enough to achieve a lifelong dream of diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa. My hobbies include swimming and cycling for recreation and charity. In 2009 and 2010 I swam the 5km national Swimathon to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the 1.4 mile Bournemouth pier to pier swim for the BHF. My next goal is to cycle from east to west coast USA at some point. I love music from all genres, enjoy film and cinema and watching rugby, football and motor sports.

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