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Neurological rehabilitation

Brain and spinal injuries can be life changing. Our team of expert neurological occupational therapists support the rehabilitation process helping those affected and their families find their new version of normal. For some it will be to support a hospital discharge, adapt a new property and sourcing relevant equipment to maximise independence. For others we can work on community activities, daily routine, memory or fatigue management, cognitive function or returning to work.

What is neurological rehabilitation?

Neurological rehabilitation under the care of an occupational therapist will consist of supporting and facilitating an individual to be as independent as possible in their daily life. For some this may involve focusing on improving reduced cognitive functions such as planning or memory, whereas for others it may be more focused on removing physical barriers to independence through well designed housing, assistive technology or equipment. Intervention is always goal orientated and focused around maximising and enabling independence, no matter what form this may take.

Our approach

We aim to provide relevant, timely, goal orientated rehabilitation programmes to clients in their own homes and communities. Our collaborative approach with the client at the centre involves working with other professionals (case managers, therapists) family members and carers to ensure rehabilitation is focused on making practical improvements. Our aim is to help clients and their families to become as independent as possible, as soon as possible, through result driven occupational therapy delivered by expert therapists.

Why use The OT Practice to provide neurological rehabilitation?

  • We believe that our role is to equip clients with the skills needed to become as independent as possible in their every day life, ultimately independent of and not dependent upon, the help we provide.
  • We provide advice from the moment you first call us. Our neuro rehabilitation enquiries are answered by a member of our client management team who will be able to provide relevant information about our service, answer any questions you may have and provide guidance on next steps.
  • Using us allows rapid access to expert occupational therapy rehabilitation services avoiding long NHS or Social Service waiting lists.
  • We have a nationwide team of expert rehabilitation occupational therapists and will select the best therapist based on location and clinical need.
  • Our packages of care are provided into client’s own homes meaning that advice is realistic based on the environment and resources available.
  • We provide an all inclusive cost to ensure that our services are fully transparent from the start.

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Our client’s experience

When Grace was 22 years old she was involved in a serious road traffic accident. Her spinal cord was partially severed resulting in paralysis from her chest downwards. The OT Practice Housing & Equipment team worked with Grace to understand and achieve her goals.

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Packages of care

Assessment & advice

An initial assessment is carried out in a client’s own home or rehabilitation unit to establish current challenges and goals allowing us to formulate recommendations for rehabilitation.

If a client is in a rehabilitation unit we can also visit their home or proposed new property to advise on adaptations and equipment needs.

We adopt a consultative approach to gather information from the MDT, family and carers ensuring recommendations are practical, in-line with expectations and within budget.

Treatment

Bespoke treatment packages are delivered through one to one sessions working towards functional goals that are realistic and achievable.

Treatment is tailored around the functional challenges that are identified during the assessment. Examples of neurological rehabilitation treatment programmes may be cognitive/memory strategies and development, community access, preparation and support with returning to work or voluntary work opportunities.

Sessions are delivered for as long as needed in blocks of 8 to allow us to review progress and goals as we go.

Home programmes

Not all clients will need one to one treatment sessions.

A home programme that is designed by us but carried out either independently or with family support can provide rehabilitation techniques and strategies to be implemented into every day life. A home activity programme has the advantage it can be completed when energy levels and time allows.

Falls Prevention

Falling over is a major cause of disability in the UK, with around half of falls resulting in significant injury leading to reduced confidence, social isolation and increased fragility.

However, many falls are easily preventable with a few adjustments around the home, along with physical activity to increase strength and balance.

The OT Practice offers an eight-week Falls Prevention Programme, all conducted within the home, to reduce the risk of falling while increasing mobility and confidence, including:

  • A full initial assessment of physical aptitude, domestic environment and mobility in and out-of-doors
  • Recommendations for home adaptations to reduce the risk of falls (installation can be arranged if desired)
  • An individualised, illustrated exercise programme to help increase strength, balance and flexibility
  • Guidance and practical demonstrations to help you cope in the event that a fall does occur
  • Advice to family and carers
  • Thorough and detailed reports will be provided after each assessment.

Fatigue management

Fatigue is a common difficulty associated with the recovery and adjustment phase of accident, illness or injury.

We specialise in bespoke neurological fatigue management programmes with guidance and support to enable the management of fatigue in daily life. The package is often 8 weeks of one to one sessions where we provide strategies and techniques to minimise the impact of fatigue on rehabilitation.

Training

Training to family, carers or support workers can compliment our other treatment packages or sit alone as a solution to an individuals rehabilitation needs.

Rehabilitation training packages are tailored to the needs and audience of each case and delivered in the environment that they will be working in.

Property reviews

Our team work with families or case managers to review proposed properties in order to assess them for suitability based on the client's current and likely future needs.

Once we have assessed the client and reviewed the properties we will be able to advise on appropriateness for adaptations, space for equipment, access and any other relevant factors to support the decision process for purchase or rental.

International services

A select team of our neurological rehabilitation experts travel overseas to provide one-to-one specialist assessment and treatment where needed.

Whether for an intensive block of rehabilitation or to set up a programme with carers, our carefully selected international occupational therapy team provide a discrete service with the highest levels of clinical care.

Beatriz

Belfast, Londonderry

Beatriz - an experienced OT specialising in functional and vocational rehabilitation, and postural management - is based in Northern Ireland.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Northern Ireland, Londonderry, Belfast

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

Lucy

London - South, London

Based in London, Lucy is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience specialising in neurological rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Postural management, Splinting, TBI

Karen

Manchester, Cheshire

Karen is an Occupational Therapist with a specialization in Neurological Rehabilitation, providing expert care in the North West of England.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Manchester

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

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

Laura

Birmingham, West Midlands

Laura is an expert Occupational Therapist specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, with particular focus on acquired brain injury and stroke.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Splinting

Naheed

Coventry, West Midlands

Occupational Therapist Naheed specializes in functional and neurological rehabilitation, housing and equipment, and moving and handling.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Ergonomics

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Tina

Plymouth, Devon

Operating in west and south west England (Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Plymouth) Tina specialises in Functional, Neurological and Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Plymouth

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Paula

Warwickshire, West Midlands

Paula is an expert Occupational Therapist, delivering specialist Functional, Neurological, and Vocational Rehabilitation to clients the Midlands.

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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, TBI

Joanne

London - East, Essex

Based in London, Joanne is a specialist OT offering neurological rehabilitation for clients with acquired brain injury and neurological conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Community access, TBI

Lois

Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland

Based in Scotland, Lois specialises in Functional and Neurological Rehabilitation, providing expert assessments to clients at home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Angus, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Perthshire and Kinross, Stirling

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills

Jenni

Devon, West and South West of England

Jenni is a specialist OT in Neurological Rehabilitation with over 15 years’ experience, visiting clients across Devon and Somerset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Devon, Somerset

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Jennifer

Surrey, South East of England

Working in Surrey and South London, Jennifer is an experienced OT specialising in Rehabilitation, Hand Therapy, Seating and Posture management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, TBI

Sherean

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Based in Buckinghamshire, Sherean delivers specialist housing & equipment and rehabilitation assessments to clients at home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS, BIA

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

Stacey

Kent, South East of England

Based in Canterbury, Stacey is an expert OT providing assessments and interventions for adults with physical and neurological conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural management, TBI

Darragh

Dorset, South of England

Darragh is a highly specialist Occupational Therapist who practices in Major Trauma & Orthopaedics & Neurotherapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care

Jan

London

Jan is an expert OT delivering specialist Neurological, Vocational, and Functional Rehabilitation to clients across London.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Essex, London - Central, London - East

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Daniella

London - South, London

With over a decade’s experience as an OT, Daniella specialises in Functional & Neurological Rehabilitation in London.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Eleanor

London - South, Surrey

Eleanor, an Occupational Therapist, operates in London, Surrey, and Kent, specialising in fatigue management and pain management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Kent, Surrey

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Self care

Natalie

Essex, East Anglia

Located in Chelmsford, Natalie is an experienced Neuro OT specialising in acquired brain injury and stroke.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Herefordshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, TBI

Emma

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Rebecca Collins is a highly skilled occupational therapist with a specialisation in Functional and Neuro rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, East Riding of Yorkshire, Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, AMPS, Postgraduate cert. Vocational Rehab

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Farah

London - North, Middlesex

Farah, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in vocational, functional, neurological rehabilitation, and seating and postural management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Ekaete

Essex, London

Ekaeke is a Neurological Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist specialising in Brain Injury based around Chelmsford and working in Essex.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, TBI

Sam

Cheshire, North West England

Working in the North West and West Midlands, Sam is an expert OT specialising in 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, TBI

Roseanne

Down, Northern Ireland

Roseanne, an Occupational Therapist, specializes in neurological and vocational rehabilitation, with expertise in sensory integration.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Kent, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Belfast

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS, Sensory Attachment Therapy

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Self care, Social integration, Mental Health

Kathryn

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Based in Newcastle, Kathryn is an expert OT working with clients with rehabilitation needs across the North East of England.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

TBI

Jen

Suffolk, East Anglia

Jen is an expert OT providing Rehabilitation, Seating & Postural Management and Housing & Equipment interventions across East Anglia.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation

Danielle

Kent, South East of England

Based in Kent in the South East of England, Danielle specialises in functional and neurological rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health, TBI

Hannah

Norfolk, East Anglia

Occupational Therapist Hannah specializes in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, moving and handling, and neurological rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Anne

Southampton, Hampshire

Anne is a specialist practitioner for adult and older patients with acute mental health conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Berkshire, London - Central, London - South, London - West, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability, TBI

Joy

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Joy is an expert Occupational Therapist, delivering specialist rehabilitation and seating assessments to clients at home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Lucy

Brighton, West Sussex

Qualifying in 2007, Lucy specialises in functional & neurological rehabilitation and housing & equipment for adult clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, East Sussex, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Anxiety management & relaxation

Kate Louise

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Katie is located in Newcastle and provides expert assessments and treatment plans to clients across the North of England.

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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 management, TBI

Dinuli

Hertfordshire, South of England

Occupational Therapist Dinuli specializes in functional rehabilitation, moving and handling, and neurological rehabilitation. She is fluent in French and Sinhalese.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Gaynor

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Gaynor is a highly skilled OT providing expert neurological, vocational, and functional rehabilitation to clients in the East Midlands

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Warwickshire, London - North, Nottingham, Leicester

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

PIPs, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Sarah

Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan

Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist with a strong background in vocational, functional, and neurological rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Bath

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, TBI

Helen

Staffordshire, West Midlands

Helen is an experienced OT specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation and covers the London, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire areas.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, TBI

Gemma

Hampshire, South of England

Gemma is an Occupational Therapist specializing in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional and neurological rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Rachelle

Hampshire, South East of England

Rachelle is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in housing, seating, functional and neurological rehabilitation, and moving & handling.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Postural management

Sarah

Devon, West and South West of England

Specialising in neuro-rehabilitation, Sarah is an OT based in Devon, working with clients following neurological trauma or diagnosis.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Postural management

Julia

London

Visiting clients across London, Julia is an experienced OT with expertise in orthopaedic conditions and brain injuries.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Janie

London - South, Surrey

Janie, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in vocational, functional, and neurological rehabilitation

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, London, Surrey, London - Central, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Kate

London - East, Essex

Residing in Essex Kate, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in functional rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Essex, Kent, Suffolk, London - Central, London - East

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Self care, Learning disability, TBI

Anna

Kent, South East of England

An expert OT in Neurological Rehabilitation, Anna works with adult clients in Kent and London.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

, Kent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Julie

London - West, Berkshire

Julie, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in functional rehabilitation, neurology, complex paediatrics, and handwriting assessments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Berkshire, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Handwriting assessment & treatment

Lindsey

Ceredigion, Wales

Working across South Wales, Lindsey is an expert Occupational Therapist providing holistic assessments and treatment plans for her clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Katie

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Katie is an expert OT specialising in Functional Rehabilitation. She provides holistic interventions for clients across Yorkshire & Lincolnshire.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Ronda

Kent, South East of England

Occupational Therapist Ronda specializes in functional and neurological rehabilitation and moving and handling. She serves clients in the South East.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Splinting, TBI

Janet

London - South, Kent

Janet is an expert Occupational Therapist specialising in paediatrics and neurological rehabilitation, she works with children at home and school.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Katy

Hampshire, South of England

Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, Katy is an expert OT based in Fareham in Hampshire.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Bristol, Brighton, Southampton, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Makaton, Wheelchair accreditation

Aisling

Antrim, Northern Ireland

Aisling is an Occupational Therapist specialising in Seating and Postural Management, Functional and Neurological Rehabilitation, and Moving and Handling.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Northern Ireland, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone, Belfast

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Jacqui

Flintshire, Wales

Based in Flintshire, Jacqui is an experienced OT specialising in Functional & Neurological Rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Shropshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Flory

London - South, Kent

Flory is an accomplished Occupational Therapist based in London with a wealth of experience across various specialized areas.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Sophy

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Based in Northampton, Sophy is an OT with expertise in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, London - North, Coventry, Leicester

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Laura

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Laura is an empathetic and diligent practitioner with over 2 decades experience in functional rehabilitation and hand therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Greater Manchester, Lancashire

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation

Tracy

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, Tracy is an expert OT working across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability, Mental Health, TBI

Jessica

London - South, London

Jessica Smith is an accomplished Occupational Therapist from London.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Self care, Splinting

Mairead

Belfast, Down

Occupational Therapist Mairead, specializing in pediatrics and neurological rehabilitation, brings over a decade of expertise since qualifying in 2009.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Ireland, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone, Belfast

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, CBT, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, Splinting, Sign Language, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Ebby

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Ebby provides expert Occupational Therapy, helping adults across Scotland with Functional Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Adriana

Dorset, South of England

Adriana is an Occupational Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience, specialising in neurological rehabilitation across Dorset and Hampshire.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

, Dorset, Hampshire

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Emma

Bristol, Avon

Emma, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in housing and equipment, vocational rehabilitation, moving and handling, and neurological rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bristol, Bath

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Angela

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Angela is an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation. She visits clients across North-West England and Scotland.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Scotland, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Ian

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Ian is based in Wolverhampton, providing specialist assessments and Neurological Rehabilitation to clients across the West Midlands.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Services for businesses, organisations and the public sector

Case managers

Comprehensive, goal orientated OT services for your clients in their own homes & community.

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Solicitors

Professional assessment reports and treatment for your client's rehabilitation needs.

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Healthcare concierge

Assessment and treatment services for clients in their own homes both in the UK and internationally.

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Charity

Working with charities to provide reports and recommendations for grant funding applications.

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NHS trusts

Comprehensive assessments and treatment programmes for clients in the community or NHS settings.

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Commonly asked questions about our neurological rehabilitation service

Questions about difficulties that our OT's help with

My son has hidden difficulties after his brain injury such as memory and concentration, how can an occupational therapist help him improve these?

An experienced occupational therapist would be able to implement a variety of techniques and strategies to assist your son to improve his memory and concentration.

In order for them to do this they would need to have a discussion with you and your son to explore what his memory and concentration was like prior to the brain injury, the injury itself and how this is affecting currently. The OT is likely to use some standardised assessments to identify where these difficulties are coming from and what day to day circumstances they are likely to be seen in.

Some of the activities that our occupational therapists may implement include games that require a person to use their concentration and/or memory skills e.g. word searches, card games. By using these activities in a graded and therapeutic manner they will develop and improve these skills and be able to transfer them into day to day live both at home, school/work. The treatment plans and activities used will vary from person to person and will be in response to specific needs and level and type of restriction.

Find out more about forgetfulness and memory problems and how our OT’s can help.

Why am I struggling to plan my day or an every day activity such a making a meal after a brain injury and how can an occupational therapist help?

To initiate and organise a plan of action, be it for one activity or a full day, you need to be able to:

  • Think ahead.
  • Concentrate.
  • Remember things.
  • Gather and process information.
  • Prioritise.

If you have experienced a brain injury, particularly of you have damaged the front of your brain you could have difficulties with your initiation, planning and organisation skills. This could explain your difficulties.

An occupational therapist can work with you to identify what the daily challenges are and why you are experiencing them. They can then work with you to provide practical advice and support to implement strategies to move forwards. Examples could include:

  • Assisting you to minimise distractions.
  • Development of a simple set programme and routine.
  • The use of diaries and other assistive technologies.

The treatment plans and strategies/activities used will vary from person to person and will be in response to your specific needs and challenges.

Find out more about planning activities and how our OT’s can help.

How can an occupational therapist help with fatigue?

Fatigue is described as a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness and has a gradual onset. Fatigue can have both a physical or mental cause and can generally be alleviated by periods of rest.

Our experienced occupational therapists would explore the suspected reasoning for fatigue and implement a number of techniques and strategies to assist in its management and reduction.

In order to assist a client with how best to manage their fatigue, it is necessary to understand their lifestyle. An expert occupational therapist would be able to complete a full and in-depth assessment to determine the effect of lifestyle on your fatigue levels. They will then provide practical and achievable recommendations in order to provide you with the skills and support you require to move forwards.

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What kind of equipment is available to help maintain independence following a spinal injury?

There are many different types of equipment that is available to help maximise independence following a spinal injury. Some can be used on a temporary basis during the rehabilitation stage, where other items can become a permanent aid to independence and safely.

The types of equipment that would help maintain independence depends on the type and significance of the spinal injury and can include smaller items such as lever taps, perching stools, bath seats or larger, more complex equipment such as wheelchairs, ramps, internal lifts, adapted vehicles, fully adapted bathrooms or kitchens.

Following an assessment our occupational therapist will provide a full list of proposed suitable equipment and suppliers. We are able to assist with arranging trial as required to ensure that you purchase the most suitable equipment for your needs and lifestyle.

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I need to make some modifications to my home, how can an occupational therapist help?

An occupational therapist can advise on suitable alterations to your home to maximise your safety and independence. Our specialist occupational therapists would visit you at home to assess how your environment can best support your needs.

Our occupational therapists will seek to look at all aspects that can affect your ability to complete activities within your home including:

  • Access in, out and around your home.
  • Activities completed within the bathroom such as transferring in and out of the bath, on and off the toilet, standing at the basin for teeth cleaning, washing or shaving.
  • The kitchen and if there are any challenges due to the current design and layout.

They can then provide practical and achievable recommendations on any alterations that can reduce risk and make your daily life easier.

Suggestions maybe:

  • Minor such as the removal of rugs to reduce falls, the installation of grab rails or some aids for the kitchen.
  • More significant such as stair lifts, removal of the bath and the installation of a level access shower or wet room for example.

Find out more about our housing and equipment service and how our OT’s can help.

I can not access my bath and need to adapt my bathroom, what advice can you provide?

Successfully negotiating getting into and out of the bath, requires a high level of both upper and lower limb muscle strength, balance and stamina. It is one of the most common challenges associated with a change in mobility levels regardless of the cause.

An occupational therapist can work with you to assess this activity and provide any short term / small changes that may assist if you would prefer not to remove your bath initially. These may include; the use of battery operated bath lifts, teaching you different transfer techniques or the installation of grab rails.

However if the occupational therapist felt you were at risk completing this transfer, if you have a deteriorating condition or just wish to move to showering straight away, they will be able to advise on the most appropriate solution to meet your needs.

There are many considerations to be made when adapting your bathroom to ensure that it meets your immediate and also longer term needs, for example:

  • Whether to move to a wet room style shower area or a level access option.
  • Do you require a seat in the new shower area and if so what style will best suit your immediate and long term needs?
  • Do you require grab rails located in the shower area and if so where?
  • Are you going to be showering independently or will you require a carer to support you, either currently or in the future?
  • Who else is going to be using the space?
  • Do you have any sensory impairments such as reduced sensation, visual or hearing loss?
  • If you have a history of falls, seizures or an unstable medical condition how will you ensure help is available if required?

We also recognise the importance of aesthetics in bathroom design and recognise the importance of a bathroom being a beautiful, relaxing and functional space for you and your family.

An occupational therapist will complete a full assessment with you to identify a bespoke specification for your bathroom. We work with nationally placed bathroom companies that we can put you in touch with to ensure your bathroom is installed by a trusted and experienced contractor.

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Questions about conditions our OT's help with

How can an occupational therapist help with community rehabilitation following a brain injury?

There are many different ways an occupational therapist can assist with community rehabilitation following a brain injury. The methods, techniques, services and strategies offered depend on the severity of injury and the challenges they are experiencing in day to day life as a result.

Our experienced occupational therapists would visit a client at home or in a rehabilitation unit prior to discharge, to assess their previous and current levels of mobility and cognitive ability, their goals for rehabilitation and their progress and rehabilitation journey to date. From here we can create a goal orientated, practical and realistic rehabilitation programme.

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My son has a spinal injury and is due to be discharged from a rehabilitation unit. I want to pay for some additional rehabilitation, can you help?

Yes - We are able to provide a comprehensive and intensive period of home based rehabilitation for as long as your son was making progress and desired our involvement. Ideally we would visit your son in the current rehabilitation unit to liaise with his therapy and medical team, this ensures we can compliment their work so far. We would also use this as an opportunity to assess your son’s current levels of mobility and identify his challenges.

Once we had met your son, it would be helpful for us to assess the home environment prior to his discharge. This allows us to work with the current therapy team to ensure that there is the appropriate equipment in place. Home adaptations can take some time to be installed and so depending on the level of injury we may look at instigating these at this stage also.

Once your son is home we would work with him to set realistic and achievable goals for rehabilitation and establish a therapy routine. Goals are unique for each person and often smaller goals are set along the way to achieving a more significant milestone including:

  • Learning to use environmental technologies to control his environment including: using his telephone, selecting music or the television, controlling lights, opening and closing the front door to allow access for example.
  • Looking at the return to old or identifying new hobbies such as wheelchair sports.
  • Vocational activities should they wish to return to voluntary or paid employment.
  • Maximising opportunities for social engagement.
  • Driving or being able to access a vehicle.
  • Maximising independence with showering and dressing.

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How can I maintain my independence with a diagnosis of Huntington’s disease?

Occupational therapists can help people with the challenges of huntington's disease in a number of ways.

Through a thorough and collaborative assessment with you and your family, we will identify the current areas of difficulty and plan for the challenges you are likely to experience in the future.

Our experienced occupational therapists can help implement strategies to minimise and manage fatigue symptoms, make reasonable adjustments to work and daily routines, as well as offer the provision of suitable daily living aids, equipment and adaptations.

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My father has Parkinson’s disease and wants to remain at home, how can an occupational therapist help?

Our specialist occupational therapists would visit your father at home to assess his home environment and how he moves around it. This would include looking at all areas of daily living within the home from when he gets up in the morning to when he goes to bed in the evening.

This assessment allows us to identify any potential risks, the challenges he is currently experiencing and likely ones for the future, his daily routine and goals for remaining as independent as possible.

With this information we can then provide practical and achievable advice on how to maximise his independence for as long as possible. Recommendations are likely to include:

  • Small changes to the home environment to reduce the risk of falling (removal of rugs and clutter for example).
  • Small items of equipment to allow him to make and move meals and drinks around the ground floor safely.
  • An appropriate seat and bed to reduce the challenge of rising from sitting or lying.
  • Teaching of techniques to reduce the episodes of ‘freezing’ often associated with parkinson’s disease.
  • Advice on alternatives to using the stairs for when this becomes challenging.
  • Bathroom adaptations to maximise independence for as long as possible and then to ensure he can be supported by carers with minimal risk and maximum dignity.
  • Looking at access to and from the home i.e. ramping.
  • Advice on outdoor mobility and if a wheelchair would be of benefit we can advise on this.

Find out more about parkinson’s disease and how our OT’s can help.