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Our practice team

Our office based team are always on the end of the phone to help. Meet the team below and find out about some of the key people you may come into contact with at The OT Practice. To speak to any of us please call the office on 0330 024 9910.

Senior Management

Our executive team

Nikki Thompson BSc (Hons) OT

Executive Director

Nikki is the founder and co-owner of The OT Practice. She is an OT by background and has oversight for the delivery of all clinical services and client relations.

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Nikki Thompson BSc (Hons) OT

Executive Director

Nikki brought together her extensive clinical experience with forward thinking entrepreneurialism to found The OT Practice in 2006. Initially working as an independent practitioner Nikki has built The OT Practice into a first class therapy business. She is passionate about delivering enhanced core clinical skills to the private and commercial sector without the waiting lists or red tape that is often associated with statutory services.

The OT Practice maintains close and successful relationships with its private, commercial and local authority clients consistently delivering a high quality service that Nikki would expect for her own family – the very best.

Nikki has an interest in research, authoring articles published in the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation and the Occupational Therapy News, and is also a book reviewer for the British Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Nikki maintains a high level of professional development and supervision. She has served on the National Executive Committee of the College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice and regularly attends conferences and seminars to enhance her own practice and that of her team.

Giles Thompson

Managing Director

Giles is a co-owner of The OT Practice and is responsible for the internal business operations, finance and realising The OT Practice's strategic goals.

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Giles Thompson

Managing Director

Giles is responsible for the business operations at The OT Practice.

He joined the team in 2014 with the remit to help establish and implement a growth strategy for the business in line with the high expectations of our clients.

With over 20 years of experience in product development and business operations, he has been instrumental in the creation of Practice Plus, our therapy business workflow system, and refining the processes that underpin it.

Formerly Giles was a member of the executive committee at Financial News, where he was responsible for the technology and internal operations strategy. Following a long term plan to prepare the company for sale it was successfully sold for £30m to Dow Jones, the owner of The Wall Street Journal.

Matthew Bertram

Group Operations Director

Matthew is responsible for the delivery of clinical services across all divisions, overseeing the operations of our Client Management teams, Key Account team and Therapists. He is also our Safeguarding lead.

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Matthew Bertram

Group Operations Director

Matthew joined The OT Practice after working in the case management industry for over 10 years, focussing mainly on catastrophic injuries.

He worked in a management capacity and was responsible for introducing systems and processes to significantly enhance quality and efficiency and achieve strong growth. He has managed teams of health professionals in the delivery of clinical services involving complex cases and gained exposure to a broad range of clinical areas within rehabilitation/case management, such as paediatrics, brain injury, spinal injury, psychological trauma, amputation and complex orthopaedics.

At The OT Practice Matthew is responsible for overall service delivery and oversees our clinical team of Client Managers. He is also the company's Safeguarding lead.

Sarah Doyle BSc (Hons) Physio

Therapist Network Director

Sarah is responsible for our Therapist Network, including finding talented OTs to join our team, providing support to new joiners and ongoing development for existing members.

Ian Charlton

Business Development Director

Ian is responsible for the team that assists our prospective clients and ensures relationships with our existing customers are well looked after.

Client Management Team

Our client managers and their teams are responsible for managing all enquiries and cases for our individually referred clients.

Iva Ricko BSc OT, MSc PT, PhD (Cand)

Head of Clinical Services

Iva is our Head of Clinical Services, providing clinical and operational oversight of our Adult and Paediatric Client Management teams.

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Iva Ricko BSc OT, MSc PT, PhD (Cand)

Head of Clinical Services

Iva is responsible for the Clinical Services division, ensuring clinical excellence and a consistently high standard of quality is delivered to our clients and referrers.

Iva joined The OT Practice after working as a therapy team lead in a vibrant emergency department, where her main focus was on providing supervision to highly specialist therapists, service development and project management.

In addition to her 6+ years’ experience in the NHS within the occupational therapy department and extensive clinical practice overseas, Iva has gained a broad portfolio of post qualification experience, developing both her clinical and business leadership skills. Since becoming an Occupational Therapist, Iva has continued her professional and academic development, with a master’s degree in Physiotherapy and graduating in 2022 from Henley Business School, where she had the opportunity to expand her management knowledge with some of the country’s top leaders. She is also enrolled on a PhD programme on Prevention Science and Disability studies.

Victoria Clark BSc (Hons) OT

Clinical Services Manager

Victoria, an experienced OT, is the Clinical Services Manager supervising the team looking after referrals from our case managers, solicitors and other professional clients.

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Victoria Clark BSc (Hons) OT

Clinical Services Manager

Victoria joined The OT Practice client management team following over 7 years clinical experience working as an occupational therapist in statutory services and for private companies.

Victoria mainly works with our professional clients, such as case managers and solicitors, providing a comprehensive and timely service from enquiry through to assessment and treatment.

Through her experience working in the community and with inpatients, Victoria gained a broad range of skills, which are essential in her role as the Clinical Services Manager for The OT Practice. In particular she has a special interest in and knowledge of rehabilitation, equipment provision, moving and handling, older adult care, falls prevention and dementia care.

In addition to her clinical work, Victoria has management experience within an inpatient rehabilitation service, which she helped set up and led a multidisciplinary team. This combination of management and clinical experience, together with her passion for OT, gives Victoria the insight, knowledge and commitment to provide her clients with an exceptional level of service.

Kate Halliday BSc (Hons) Physio

Clinical Services Manager

Kate is our Clinical Services Manager who, with her dedicate team, looks after our private clients, including both adults and children.

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Kate Halliday BSc (Hons) Physio

Clinical Services Manager

Kate is an experienced physiotherapist with a background in inpatient care, where she worked closely with OTs to provide holistic rehabilitation and care. This experience combined with Kate's particalar interest in rehabilitation, moving and handling and living well with and beyond cancer, gives her an ideal foundation for supporting our private referral clients, as well as the team she directs and manages.

Di Brown DipCOT

Lead Occupational Therapist – Housing & Equipment

Emma Hall BSc (Hons) OT

Lead Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics

Esther Mellor BSc (Hons) OT

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Shannon Darby

Snr Client Coordinator (Paediatrics)

Amy Grannell

Client Coordinator (Adults)

Francesca Fleet

Client Coordinator (Adults)

Anthony Eades

Administrative Assistant (Adults)

Ellen Drewe

Administrative Assistant (Paediatrics)

Emma Miles

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (PAEDIATRICS)

Key Accounts Team

Our team responsible for delivering large or ongoing projects.

Fiona Wilson

Head of Key Accounts

Fiona is our Heads of Key Accounts who looks after our commercial clients where we are under contract to deliver ongoing services. She is responsible for project planning and overall management of this team.

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Fiona Wilson

Head of Key Accounts

Fiona manages our Key Accounts team which looks after our business, local authority and charity customers that refer clients to us on a regular basis or in large batches.

Fiona joined the team in 2015 and brings excellent people and project management skills, which she has developed in recent years working on high profile projects for a range of clients. She regularly goes the extra mile to ensure clients genuinely feel valued and makes sure all project administration, reports and finances are in order and organised. The projects Fiona works on involve ongoing occupational therapy and assessment services to people of all ages through housing associations, local authorities, schools and care homes. Her main goal is to ensure that our clients are provided with a high quality service and given the support they need.

Graduating in April 2015 from a part-time Business Management degree, Fiona has a great deal of business, strategy and management skills and knowledge which make her a perfect fit for leading this team.

If you would like more information on what we do at The OT Practice and how we can assist you with ongoing OT support, then please drop Fiona an email or give her a call.

Jessie Basra BSc (Hons) OT

Clinical Operations Manager

Jessie, our Clinical Operations Manager, is a qualified OT specialised in housing & equipment. She works with our Key Account clients to plan and set up projects, as well as providing clinical oversight and quality assurance.

Di Brown DipCOT

Lead Occupational Therapist – Housing & Equipment

Yasmin Eve

Key Accounts Executive

Kerry Hosemann

Key Accounts Executive

Megan Hindmarsh

Key Accounts Executive

Laura O'Sullivan

Administrative Assistant

Hannah Kenyon

Key Accounts Executive

Stacy Stander

Administrative Assistant

Sophie Wickham

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Keira Paz

Administrative Assistant

Therapist Network Team

Our team responsible for the management of our network of expert therapists across the UK.

Sarah Doyle BSc (Hons) Physio

Therapist Network Director

Sarah is responsible for our Therapist Network, including finding talented OTs to join our team, providing support to new joiners and ongoing development for existing members.

Emma Foreman BSc (Hons), MSc (Dist) OT

OT Network Manager

Emma is our OT Network Manager working within the Therapist Network Team. As an experienced OT who has worked in private practice for many years, she is responsible for helping build our team of OTs as well as provide guidance and support to both our existing team and new starters.

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Emma Foreman BSc (Hons), MSc (Dist) OT

OT Network Manager

Emma has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over 12 years spanning management and client facing roles and completing a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2017. She has a strong background in health, education and social care both in the UK and overseas.

Emma's previous roles have included working at the frontline in Housing and Equipment assessment, provision and training for adults and children within social care. She has extensive experience in training on both equipment and moving and handling. Emma's roles have also taken her overseas to Dubai where she worked with international clients for 3 years.

Operations & HR

Our staff managing day to day operations in the office.

Mohinder Mann

IT & Development Manager

Mohinder is our IT & Development Manager responsible for our IT systems, supporting staff and therapists with technical issues, and continually enhancing our workflow applications.

Sandra Roberts

Practice Manager

Sandra is our Practice Manager in charge of facilities and the day to day running of the office, as well as overseeing our internal HR and therapist registrations.

Chris Andrews

Financial Controller

Chris is our financial controller who oversees all aspects of finance at The OT Practice.

Emma Hine

Reception & Office Coordinator

Alok Kumar

Developer

Our therapy team

We bring together a first-class team of several hundred OTs, chosen for their track record of professional excellence, specialist skills and integrity.

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