Eloise Umpleby

Today’s #MondayMotivation inspires us to get creative! Creativity is a necessary skill when it comes to solving problems, especially when solving for problems that impact people’s lives.

Today’s Monday Motivator, Eloise Umpleby is Guelph General’s Professional Practice Lead, Acute Rehabilitation. In her role she works directly with patients and is also involved with a number of quality improvement projects.

“The best part of my job is figuring out what people need in order to return home and helping to improve their quality of life” said Eloise about her role.

Eloise often needs to be creative in helping her patients. Every patient is unique in terms of their health condition and mobility, and while these factors impact therapy choices at the hospital, there are many other factors that need to be considered when helping patients return home.

Eloise also needs to apply her problem solving skills while working on quality improvement projects. These projects require involvement and coordination across a large interdisciplinary team:  nurses, physicians, social workers, occupational therapists, rehabilitation assistants and homecare providers. All of who are working together to achieve more timely patient assessments and interventions and improved communications between all members of the patient’s healthcare team.

The ultimate goal of these projects is helping the patient be able to return home sooner with all the supports that they need in place.

As the month of May concludes, so too does National Physiotherapy Month. We are honoured to share Eloise’s story as inspiration to others, but also as a way to recognize the great work of the entire Guelph General’s Physiotherapy Team in helping to make a difference in other people’s lives.