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Planning activities

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When our daily activities are hampered by physical or mental difficulties it can lead to fatigue, loss of motivation and affect our relationships.

We work with those who are struggling for a variety of reasons, including following brain injury, mental health difficulties or illness. Our goal-oriented, collaborative approach based in our clients' own homes helps re-establish a meaningful and fulfilling daily routine.

How OT's help

We regularly assist clients struggling to plan and perform otherwise straightforward tasks. Some of the most common reasons for seeking our help include:

  • A sudden change in circumstances owing to a brain or spinal injury, mental illness or other health problem
  • A gradual decline in mental or physical capacity to plan and initiate daily routines
  • Increased anxiety, pain or fatigue
  • Strain on personal relationships
  • Poor performance at work

The aim of an occupational therapy assessment is to identify the areas of day-to-day life that are causing difficulty. This allows us make recommendations to reduce them and (if desired) arrange for any recommended changes to be made to restore the maximum degree of independence in the home.

Our approach

Our aim is to provide practical and unobtrusive support, and so our assessment may involve looking at:

  • Your medical history and current prognosis
  • Your current and future roles and responsibilities
  • Social circumstances and support networks
  • Difficulties with fatigue, concentration or memory
  • Changes to your daily routine
  • Your own, your family's or carer's goals and wishes for the future

Common recommendations

Some practical solutions that we may recommend to help you perform day-to-day tasks include:

  • Effective planning strategies
  • Breaking down tasks into small, manageable steps
  • Management of anxiety, pain or fatigue
  • Techniques for improving concentration and memory
  • A block of one-to-one treatment sessions with an occupational therapist to equip you with the resources to manage your routine

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Why The OT Practice

We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands. That is why, when you first make contact with us, you will straightaway be able to explain your concerns to our client manager who is also an experienced occupational therapist. They will then remain your primary point-of-contact at The OT Practice through any subsequent assessment and treatment we provide.

Other reasons to rely on The OT Practice include:

  • We visit you in your own home and at a time convenient to you and your family, and are happy to offer evening and weekend appointments
  • We do not have waiting lists and so can offer appointments within 7 working days of referral or sooner
  • Our extensive nationwide network of registered occupational therapists allows us to find you the right local therapist
  • We can provide ongoing support for as long as you need it
  • Our clear, fixed pricing system will be provided to you in writing for you to consider in your own time
  • We do not add on travel or mileage costs
  • Your occupational therapist will be a specialist in their field, with over 5 years' clinical experience including time in social services or NHS practice
  • Our team are well connected to networks of local and national equipment providers, stair lift and building companies

Services for businesses, organisations and the public sector

Case managers

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Next steps

Free consultation

During your initial call to us you can discuss your concerns with one of our client managers, whose clinical knowledge will allow them to understand exactly what your difficulties are and identify the right OT from our team.

Quote

If therapist input is recommended, we will send you a detailed quote via email or in writing explaining what, after a full assessment, we would propose and how much it would cost, as well as rates for further work that might be recommended in the future.

Referral

Once you have had time to consider the options and costs, and if you would like to go ahead, the next step would be to fill in our online referral form. In the meantime, if you have further concerns or questions then our client manager will be happy to discuss them with you.

Assessment

Our therapist will then contact you within 24 hours to arrange a visit at your home. Normally this first visit will comprise a full assessment, after which you will receive a comprehensive written report.

Advice

The report will include a clear record of our findings and recommendations. These may include useful items you can buy or activities you can do independently, but they may also include more complex recommendations such as home adaptations or additional treatment by the occupational therapist. Where additional involvement is required, we will follow up the report with a detailed quotation so that you have all the information needed to make an informed decision.

As Private Occupational Therapists our aim is to provide choices and guidance to help you decide what the best options are for you

Robin

Aberdeen, Perthshire and Kinross

Robin is an expert paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Aberdeen, he works with children in their own homes and schools.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee (City of), Moray, Perthshire and Kinross

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Liz

Bristol, Gloucestershire

Based in Gloucestershire, Liz provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients with a range of needs in their own home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Qualifying in 1999, Lucy specialises in seating & postural management, rehabilitation and housing & equipment for adults.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration

Rachel

Suffolk, East Anglia

Working in East Anglia, Rachel provides expert therapy to clients with a range of needs, helping them to gain independence.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care

Gaynor

Leicester, Warwickshire

A highly skilled occupational therapist, Gaynor provides expert neurological, vocational and functional rehabilitation to clients in the East Midlands.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, London - North, Nottingham, Leicester

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Fiona

Birmingham, Staffordshire

Based in Staffordshire, Fiona provides occupational therapy to adults and children, specialising in moving & handling and housing & equipment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Anxiety management & relaxation

Charlotte

Wiltshire, South of England

Based in Hampshire, Charlotte is an expert housing and rehabilitation OT, working with clients across the south of England.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Annabelle

Oxfordshire, South of England

Annabelle is an expert Occupational Therapist working with clients with complex neurological, physical and cognitive needs in and around Oxfordshire.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Clare

Bristol, Avon

Working in the Bristol area, Clare provides expert occupational therapy to clients with a variety of needs and conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Bristol

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Clare

London - South, Middlesex

Having worked internationally in South Africa and the UK, Clare specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Middlesex, London - Central, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Yvonne

Southampton, Dorset

Yvonne is an expert Vocational and Functional Rehabilitation specialist. She works with adults in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Ian

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Qualifying in 1976, Ian specialises in rehabilitation, moving & handling and seating & postural management for adult clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

Counselling, PIPs, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution

Rachel

London - North, Middlesex

Specialising in neurology and neuro rehabilitation, Rachel is an expert OT working with clients in London & the Home Counties.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North, London - East

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Sam

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Working in the North West and West Midlands, Sam is an expert OT working in the area of Neurological Rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Newport, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation

Kate Louise

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Working in the North of England, Kate provides expert assessments and treatment plans to clients to help them gain independence.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural managemen

Gina

London

Gina is an expert neurological occupational therapist, delivering specialist seating and rehabilitation assessments to clients at home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation

Lynn

South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Lynn is an expert physiotherapist, delivering specialist assessments to adults and children in their home environment.

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Profession

Physiotherapy

Regions covered

Scotland, East Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Balance, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Carly

Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland

Based in Scotland, Carly specialises in paediatric occupational therapy. She has completed further sensory integration qualifications.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Scotland, Borders, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination

Georgina

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Georgina is an expert housing occupational therapist, providing adaptations and equipment to clients at home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Caroline

Kent, South East of England

Caroline is an expert occupational therapist, specialising in neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation, as well as housing & equipment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, East Sussex, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Dawn

Suffolk, East Anglia

Dawn is an expert hand therapist based in Norfolk treating clients with complex conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Splinting

Carien

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Based in Scotland, Carien provides expert paediatric therapy helping children with handwriting, sensory and complex physical needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Cumbria, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, Glasgow (City of), Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Catriona

London - South, London

Based in London Catriona is an expert Occupational Therapist, working with children with a range of conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England , London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Lesley

Birmingham, Worcestershire

Working in the West Midlands, Lesley provides expert rehabilitation and postural management treatment to adult clients in their own homes.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, South of England, Surrey, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation

Julia

London - Central, Middlesex

Trained in advanced Bobath techniques, Julia is an expert physiotherapist who delivers specialist rehabilitation assessments to clients at home.

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Profession

Physiotherapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Balance

Gary

Plymouth, Cornwall

Visiting clients across the UK, Gary provides expert treatment in the areas of rehabilitation and housing adaptations.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Plymouth

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, Ergonomics

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills

Emily

Birmingham, Worcestershire

Working across the West Midlands, Emily provides expert Occupational Therapy treatment to her clients at home and work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Balance, Planning & execution, Social integration, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation

Emily

Bristol, Newport

Qualifying in 2009, Emily is a dedicated Occupational Therapist (OT) with a strong commitment to providing quality care.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Newport

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural managemen

Emma

London - South, West Sussex

Emma is an expert rehabilitation OT working with clients in Surrey and the surrounding area in their own homes.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Paula

Warwickshire, West Midlands

Paula is an expert neurological occupational therapist, delivering specialist functional and vocational rehabilitation assessments to clients at home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Rachael

London - North, Suffolk

Trained in advanced Bobath techniques, Rachael helps clients by delivering specialist housing and rehabilitation assessments to clients at home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, London - North

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, BIA

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

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