Since completing clinical professional development in movement assessment, facilitation and therapy strategies for neuromuscular conditions, Isabella has had the opportunity to develop leadership skills.
“I’ve been involved in clinical presentations to share my knowledge in neuromuscular care, networking with health care teams and mentoring less experienced therapists,” Isabella explains.
Working with a range of neuromuscular conditions including Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and other physical disabilities, Isabella knows how important it is for families to have support when working through diagnosis and treatment.
“I am passionate about providing a holistic approach to therapy and empowering our clients and their families. I really enjoy building meaningful relationships with my clients and working with their families as team.
As well as working closely with clients and their families, Isabella enjoys collaborating with the other therapists in her team. She said Montrose’s strong multidisciplinary approach provides therapists with the opportunity to share their clinical knowledge and enhance client outcomes.
“When supporting children with neuromuscular conditions, it is beneficial to work together with our OTs. We have the ability to provide joint therapy sessions, which enables functional goals to be addressed as a team.
“Together with an OT, I can support clients with assistive technology needs, to promote their independence and participation in activities of their choice,” Isabella explains.
Isabella loves being able to play a part in the development and growth of her clients and often supports them through significant life transitions.
“It is a joy to watch my clients grow and explore different skills, and be involved in different aspects of their life like visiting them at kindergarten and seeing them go to school,” she said.