Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist
- Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
- Extensive post-graduate experience in Paediatrics in both acute and community settings
- Experience in teaching and facilitating baby massage
Kerrie O’Donnell graduated from University of Hertfordshire in 2013, having previously completed Bsc (Hons) Sports Therapy Health and Fitness at the University of Kent in 2008. Since graduation she has worked extensively in Paediatrics in both the acute and community settings.
Kerrie has developed a keen interest in baby orthopaedics, child development, neonatal development, paediatric rheumatology and lower limb conditions in children aged under 5 years old. She is qualified in the Lacey Assessment of Pre-term Infant (LAPI) and regularly uses outcome measures to facilitate assessment and management, including Movement ABC and Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS).
Currently working in community paediatrics (NHS) in North London area, Kerrie manages a complex and varied caseload from birth to 18 years. The most commonly seen conditions include Talipes (Club foot), Plagiocephaly, Torticollis, gait anomalies, developmental delay and hypermobility. She also has experience of working with the MEND programme, promoting health and wellbeing for children across Hertfordshire.
Key to Kerrie’s approach is a detailed understanding of the growing skeleton and the impact a child’s condition on their development. She adopts a holistic approach which is tailored to the individual child and their family, designed to help them achieve their potential.
Kerrie plans to undertake a Masters in Musculoskeletal Paediatrics in the next few years. She is currently training for APPI Pilates instructor qualification and plans to extend this to Paediatric Pilates.
With a background in competitive netball when she was younger, Kerrie now enjoys playing netball for a local team and regularly attends boxfit, yoga and bounce exercise classes.