Karen Wilson

Karen is a rehabilitation physiotherapist who has been working in rehabilitation and with amputees for the last 13 years including senior physiotherapist at the Auckland Artificial Limb Centre NZ since 2006. Karen has worked closely at the Artificial Limb Service with local Pacific Island families and has been involved with the prosthetic and rehabilitative aspects of amputees who travel to Auckland from the Pacific Islands including Fiji,Samoa,Tonga,Cook Islands and Nuie. She is also involved in liaising with physiotherapists in those countries if available for ongoing guidelines for rehabilitation of amputees.

Since working with Pacific Island families and also attending some further education in health promotion in developing countries she has a strong interest in assisting these communities who are generally underesourced to provide good outcomes by working with partners and building local skills and solutions to provide a sustainable future.