Patricia Weldon a long time member of I.S.C.P., Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, graduated Dublin School of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin 1983. Currently a member of the Paediatric special interest group within I.S.C.P.
With 36 years clinical experience working with mothers and babies, fathers, children, families and adults in many different clinical settings and as part of a multidisciplinary early intervention team, Patricia takes a holistic view on health, healing and development.
As a newly qualified physiotherapist, Patricia went to Malawi with Volunteer Service Overseas, where she worked in a large hospital in Blantyre with mothers and babies. It was an amazing experience, one which opened her eyes to a whole new way of approaching work with mothers and babies.
Herself a mother of four, Patricia fully understands what it is to be a parent and a mother. She also understands what it is to be a baby finding your way in life. Her mission through Understand Babies is to help give babies the best start and to make life easier for parents and babies.
Patricia places a high value on professional development, training and education. It is with this in mind that she wrote the mother and child online program to help other healthcare professionals develop their skills for working with mothers, babies, fathers, children and families. Patricia regularly gives talks and facilitates training workshops. Patricia developed and co wrote the programme and facilitator manual for the DIT Grange Gorman Community Integrated Play Group for Senior Citizens and Toddlers. This Pilot programme is now in its third year and has been a great success.