Karen Edwards

Karen Edwards is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for four years.

Karen graduated from The Prince of Wales School of Physiotherapy in 1986 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy. Post qualification she joined the physiotherapy team at Colchester General Hospital, working in acute paediatrics for two years. In 1989 Karen moved to London and specialised in Community Paediatrics where she worked for 20 years before joining the Movement Disorder Service and Botulinum Toxin Service at GOSH in 2009. Karen became the lead physiotherapist for The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Service at GOSH in 2012.

During her career Karen has also worked part-time with groups of other health professionals to improve clinical education and continuing professional development.

Karen regularly presents at National Conferences on Movement Disorders and also Continuing Professional Development.

Specialisms

Karen’s specialist interests are the assessment, treatment and management of children presenting with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy and Osteogenesis Imperfecta.  She has a particular interest in the orthotic management of these children.

Department

Qualifications and training

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy 1986
  • MSC Physiotherapy with Distinction 2004

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
  • British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists
  • British Association of Prosthetists  and Orthotists
  • British Academy of Childhood Disability

Research interests

  • Investigated whether Lycra garments changed posture and/or movement in children with cerebral palsy, using motion analysis.

Contact

Email: karen.edwards@gosh.nhs.uk

Telephone: 020 7405 9200 Ext: 0687