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Lois

Stirling, Scotland

Lois is an expert neurological occupational therapist, providing clients with assessments in their own environment. She has a achieved a post graduate certificate in neurological rehabilitation, completed the Bobath course and training on splinting for abnormal tone. Living in Perth, Scotland, Lois travels in and around central Scotland visiting clients.

Qualifying in 2005, Lois specialised in neurological rehabilitation and more specifically stroke rehabilitation. She has experience working with clients requiring general rehabilitation due to various medical conditions, organising and supporting hospital discharge. She has worked for the NHS, in the community and outpatient units, as well as in the private sector.

Working independently, Lois delivers physical and cognitive assessments to clients, applying the Bobath concept in treatment. She recommends intervention such as stroke rehabilitation, fatigue management, vocational rehabilitation and advice on carrying out daily life activities, such as cleaning, washing and eating.

Recently Lois has attended training and is now undertaking a support volunteer role with the MS society. Additionally she has completed voluntary work with the Stroke Association.

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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

Anthony

Glasgow, Glasgow (City of)

Based in Glasgow, Anthony provides expert occupational therapy to clients at home. He specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilitation, specifically vocational rehabilitation and mental health. He has completed a number of postgraduate courses, including training in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) in which he is trained to use.

Working with clients with neurological conditions, physical disability and mental health needs, Anthony has experience in both public healthcare and the private sector. He has developed several group and 1:1 interventions for organisations, including programmes which focus on stress and anxiety management.

Anthony has a special interest in vocational rehabilitation and uses his skills in mental health to implement the right vocational assessments and treatment programmes. Completing work site assessments, and communicating with employers, case managers and the client, Anthony can develop an effective return to work programme which would enable the client to continue with their employment or find a role which they are better suited.

Anthony is committed to continuing his professional development by completing training courses and attending conferences. He is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Glasgow (City of), Glasgow

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Carole

Fife, Scotland

Carole is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilitation, specifically vocational based. She lives in Fife and travels to Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Anstruther visiting clients at home.

Qualifying in 1983, Carole has extensive experience working in various clinical settings including for the NHS, both inpatient and community, and social work services. Most recently, Carole has worked within a community mental health team, treating clients with severe and enduring mental health issues. She also has a particular interest in helping clients maintain employment and has experience negotiating with employers about return to work adjustments.

Working independently, Carole completes specialist assessments with her clients in their own environment. She is experienced in and is qualified to use the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) with clients, focusing on how they carry out daily life activities. Developing evidence based treatment plans with the client and their family, Carole aims to improve quality of life by increasing their overall independence. This involves recommending specialised equipment, as well as advice and support on minor and major housing adaptations.

Carole is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. She has completed various post graduate training courses, including certificates on counselling skills, overcoming depression and rehabilitation and technology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Dundee (City of), East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, West Lothian

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Self care, Social integration

Carly

Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland

Carly is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, treating children of all ages and range of clinical conditions. She qualified in 2003 and has since completed qualifications in sensory integration, an area she is passionate in. Carly is based in Perthshire, Scotland and visits children and their families within the area, including homes in South Lanarkshire and Ayrshire.

Having spent her career working in a variety of clinical settings, including acute units, specialist education settings and in the community, Carlie has gained vast amounts of paediatric experience. She also carries out independent assessments, visiting the child in their home, school or nursery and working with them and their parents, carers and teachers to maximise function and independence.

The treatment Carly provides can include; seating & postural management, provision of specialist equipment and guidance on manual handling equipment and techniques, such as hoists and slings. Her expertise focuses on sensory integration, providing children with sensory diets and strategies which they can use at home and in school. This includes access to sensory play and participation in therapy skills.

Maintaining her memberships of the Sensory Integration Network and National Back Exchange, Carly ensures her clinical knowledge is up to date. She also completes various postgraduate training, including courses on early support for children with exceptional healthcare needs.

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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

Carien

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Carien is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in the field of paediatrics. She is based in South West Scotland and will travel in and around Scotland, as well as to North West England, visiting children and their families at home, in school or at nursery. During her career, Carien has completed various postgraduate training, including courses on sensory integration, Makaton and the Bobath concept.

Having qualified and trained in South Africa, Carien now provides independent occupational therapy to children and their families in the UK. Her experience is varied, having worked with babies born prematurely, babies and children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions, degenerative conditions and sensory difficulties.

Carien works collaboratively with the family to ensure that their goals are being met and the child is reaching their maximum potential. She provides advice and training, as well as specialist intervention which can include sensory processing, working on fine and gross motor skills, self care, and functional skills such as play or handwriting. With the treatment that Carien provides, there is a strong emphasis on the family working together to foster an environment that will optimise learning, growth and development.

As well as specialising in paediatrics, Carien has also worked with adults and assisted in their rehabilitation after hip and knee replacements, fractures, arthritis and other injuries. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions also, including stroke.

To ensure her learning is up to date, Carien continues her professional memberships with the Sensory Integration Network and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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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

Ebby

Glasgow, West Lothian

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1990, Ebby specialises in rehabilitation for adults. She is based in South West Scotland, and travels in and around the area visiting clients at home. This includes travelling to the North of England. Ebby is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Older People, Independent Practice and Rheumatology.

Ebby's clinical experience comes from working for the NHS in various hospitals, community and rehabilitation settings. She has also worked in Australia and gained experience in the USA. Ebby works with clients with injury, illness or long term health conditions, including dementia, stroke and conditions related to old age. She provides functional and goal orientated programmes that maximise independence and improve quality of life, also involving family and carers where appropriate. Ebby is experienced in making recommendations for equipment and minor adaptations to enable clients to be as independent as possible.

Ebby also specialises in delivering hand therapy, working with adults of all ages who have conditions such as stroke or rheumatoid arthritis that affect their working and personal lives.

Aside from her clinical career, Ebby is actively involved with a number of professional organisations including theRoyal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section- Older People where she has been involved in ongoing work to promote and develop the role of occupational therapists working with older people, specifically in acute care and emergency settings.

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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

Lynn

South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Lynn qualified as a physiotherapist in 1989 and has since worked with clients of all ages, assessing and treating a range of complex conditions. She specialises in seating & postural management, moving & handling and neurological rehabilitation. Lynn is based in South Lanarkshire and visits clients in areas of Scotland, including Ayrshire, West Lothian and Midlothian.

Lynn has spent her career working in various settings, including in hospitals, in the charity sector and in schools, providing children with school based therapy and support. She now works independently, providing assessment and treatment for musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

Working with clients in their home environment, Lynn assesses all of their needs and puts together a bespoke treatment plan. Included in the plan is aspects of moving & handling and Lynn with deliver training to family members and carers to ensure that safe and appropriate techniques are being used. She also offers support on postural management, recommending hydrotherapy and water based exercises to help improve movement and function.

Lynn has recently delivered presentations at Kidz Scotland and Independent Living Scotland on complex moving & handling, offering advice on techniques and equipment to support children and young people with complex disabilities who need assistance and facilitation to mobilise.

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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

Morag

Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of)

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2008, Morag specialises and works with clients with rehabilitation, moving & handling and housing & equipment needs. She has since completed postgraduate training in adult support and protection, as well as becoming an accredited manual handling facilitator. Morag works in Scotland, visiting clients in the areas of East and West Lothian, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross and Fife.

Morag's expertise focuses on providing client centred rehabilitation, including cognitive rehabilitation. She completes detailed physical, cognitive and psychological assessments with her clients, ensuring the assessment is holistic and all of their needs are assessed. Morag works closely with clients in setting goals, using expert clinical reasoning to formulate, review and evaluate treatment plans to enable her clients to maximise their potential and improve their overall quality of life.

The treatment plan Morag produces for her client includes functional and neurological rehabilitation, pain and fatigue management, prescribing specialist equipment and advising on minor and major housing adaptations. She also completes moving & handling risk assessments, providing clients and their families or carers with handling plans to ensure safe and appropriate use of equipment.

Morag has previously worked as a volunteer therapist, providing rehabilitation services to children with disabilities in the developing world. She continues to support this work by providing training to other volunteers and raising awareness of the needs of children with additional needs in the developing world.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Borders, Clackmannan, East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian, Perthshire and Kinross, West Lothian, Edinburgh

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, 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, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation

Karen

Edinburgh, Stirling

Karen is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist in the field of adult rehabilitation. She is passionate about working with adults and enabling them to maximise their potential. She has extensive clinical experience within medical, surgery and orthopaedics and actively develops her clinical skills through regular study to ensure the adults she works with receive the best possible interventions using up to date research and clinical methods.

Working in the areas of anxiety management, daily living skills, fatigue management, motivational issues, routine planning and self care, Karen supports her clients to live as independently as possible and get the most from life.

She is a specialist member of Trauma and Orthopaedics and was a member of an older peoples collaborative, she has a keen interest in elderly rehabilitation, in particular the effects of delirium on function and recovery and elderly rehabilitation following hip surgery.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Angus, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Highland, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Stirling, Edinburgh

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Gary

Plymouth, Cornwall

Gary is a Health & Care Professions Council registered Occupational Therapist with a breadth of knowledge and clinical experience across a range of healthcare conditions. Gary is passionate in enabling the clients he works with to maximise their functional abilities and independence in order to promote self-efficacy, autonomy and ultimately, quality-of-life.

After qualifying from the University of the West of England, he has gained experience within the NHS, voluntary sector, occupational health, rehabilitation as well as personal injury sectors.

Gary visit clients at home and work and has a particular interest in vocational rehabilitation. He has considerable experience in supporting people to pursue their vocational goals, working with clients with various needs, including traumatic brain injuries, long term neurological conditions and spinal injuries. As well as provision of wheelchairs and minor environmental adaptation to enhance his clients quality of life.

Gary provides detailed assessments which he uses to gain an in-depth knowledge of his clients, he then provides tailored advice and treatment plans to help his clients live as independently as possible. Gary is a qualified Functional Capacity Evaluator and calibrated Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills Practitioner.

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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

Kirsty

Glasgow, Glasgow (City of)

Kirsty qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2006 with BSc (hons) in Occupational Therapy. Since then she has worked with both children and adults in a range of clinical settings. For the past 8 years she has been working in Community Paediatrics.

Kirsty has recently undertaken a research project as part of an MEd Autism through Strathclyde University. Her research project focused on post diagnostic care.

Kirsty has undertaken additional training through Bobath Scotland and regularly attends training through NHS Education Scotland. Most recent courses attended include: Differential diagnosis and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Scotland, Glasgow (City of), Glasgow

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Counselling

Our private OTs in Aberdeen

The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Aberdeen or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Aberdeen, including Broomhill, Ferryhill, Keith, Northfield, Stoneywood and Woodside.

Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.

Our private therapists in Aberdeen cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in Aberdeen, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find the right OT. Being a private practice, there are no clinic visits or opening hours to worry about - we arrange home or workplace visits at times convenient to our clients, including evenings and weekends.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OTs are helping people in Aberdeen deal with a variety of difficulties. If you would like to find out more visit our pages dedicated to explaining how our occupational therapists can help with common difficulties, covering adults and children. The most common difficulties we see are shown below, alternatively just call us on 0330 024 9910 for a free over-the-phone consultation.

Common difficulties we can help with

Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Planning activities

Planning and performing activities as part of a fulfilling and meaningful daily routine

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

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Lawray Architects
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Waverley Borough Council
Grayshott Spa
L&Q
The Royal British Legion
More Than Mobility
Care Tech
Bank Workers Charity
Runnymede Borough Council
Sunrise
Plymouth City Council
Family Focused Case Management
CCMS
Anchor
Tania Brown
Newlife Charity
Haringey
UK Case Management
Invictus Health
Baston House School
Bracknell Forest Council
Proclaim Care
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
HCML
Masons
AJM Healthcare
Mole Valley District Council
Help & Care
Viavi
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
Guildford Borough Council
Leicestershire County Council
Papworth Trust
The Good Care Group

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