Physiotherapist and Clinical Advisor, APM Workcare, Auckland, NZ
Paul is also widely known as The Naked Physio through his interactions on social media and his writing on his blog site by the same name. He began his career in the U.K. as a Sports Therapist in the mid-1990s working in a variety of settings including semi-professional football, physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics. He advanced his career into physiotherapy, which led to a specific focus in pain management and working in this field within the National Health Service.
Having spent 5 years working in the NHS Paul emigrated to New Zealand, and over the last 10 years has settled and enjoys the Kiwi way of life. His main role, a clinical advisor, involves the mentoring, supervision and support of clinicians throughout New Zealand. He is also involved in strategic change and innovation within the company, with a focus on improving organizational systems and streamlining clinical care.
Paul also works in a consultancy role, working with people with complex pain conditions. Since arriving in New Zealand, Paul has taught his Know Pain course, invited and organized international tutors to New Zealand to deliver courses, spoken at various conferences within New Zealand and internationally, and has embarked in further study. In his spare time, he enjoys DIY, fishing, competing in various events around New Zealand and loves nothing more than getting out into his garden and reap the rewards of home-grown kai.
Clinical Engagements on Social Media: Novelty or Nightmare?
This talk offers a lived experience of clinical engagement on social media. The focus of the talk will share an insight into the confluence of the flow of novelty and the torrent of nightmare that present themselves with engagement on social media platforms. Offering personal and professional insights, the aim is to demonstrate the impact social media has had on professional growth and personal health.