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Private occupational therapy in Bath

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Amie

Somerset, West and South West of England

Amie is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation. Located in Somerset, Amie visits clients across the county including Bath and Bristol.

Throughout her her career, Amie has worked in a variety of settings including acute neurology, slow stream inpatient, and intensive community stroke/brain injury rehabilitation. This has enabled Amie to develop a great understanding of the long-term effects of disability on the client and their family. Amie has experience working with clients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, stroke, and brain injury. She has particular expertise in postural management, having completed postgraduate training in the field. Amie is passionate about maximising an individual’s independence and quality of life.

Amie is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management

Sarah

Somerset, West and South West of England

Sarah is an expert Occupational Therapist specialising in Housing & Equipment interventions and working with clients with a range of needs. She has over 10 years of clinical experience working in a wide range of settings. Sarah works with adults and older adults who have a variety of physical, learning, and sensory needs. She is based in Somerset and visits clients across the South West of England.

Sarah has specific expertise in long term and complex degenerative conditions affecting adults and older adults. She is especially skilled in providing advice and guidance in compensatory techniques, equipment provision, moving and handling, postural management, and minor to major home adaptations including Disabled Facilities Grants.

Sarah is committed to maintaining her clients’ independence at home and is practised in identifying areas of functional difficulty within the home environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Devon, Somerset

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

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

Cath

Somerset, West and South West of England

Cath is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist and has over 20 years’ experience working with children with a variety of needs. She specialises in working with children who have complex medical needs and disabilities, including those with neurological and life limiting conditions. Through joint working and expert assessment, she aims to support independence and participation whilst enabling families to provide dignified and excellent continuing care for their child. Cath is based in Somerset, covering a client base across the South-West.

Incorporating a professional OT role with hands-on 1:1 care at the Children's hospice, Cath gained an insight into the effectiveness of equipment and adaptations. She understands how the demands of caring for a child with complex needs affects the whole family, which has significantly shaped her practice.

Cath has developed highly effective communication and clinical skills, working with families to understand their needs and wishes, conducting thorough assessments, regular reviews of interventions and through robust report writing. She is also committed to professional development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Sue

Somerset, West and South West of England

Sue has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years, supporting many clients to regain function and maintain their independence at home. She works collaboratively with clients with a range of physical disabilities and needs, specialising in delivering expert Housing & Equipment assessments and recommendations. Sue is located in Somerset and visits clients across Somerton, Glastonbury, Yeovil, and Sparkford.

Before undertaking work as a private practitioner, Sue spent a large part of her career in an acute hospital environment primarily supporting older inpatients with multiple co-morbidities to regain function in order to return home. This involved functional and cognitive assessment, risk assessment, equipment provision, manual handling, carer support and assessing for ongoing care and therapy. More recently, Sue has specialised in rehabilitation and assessing for minor and major adaptations.

It is important to Sue to ensure that the clients and their carers are at the heart of this process and are given the opportunity to make informed choices about how their needs are met. She is passionate about supporting people to find solutions to challenges to remain safely in their homes, managing long-term conditions and optimising their quality of life.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Dorset, Somerset

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care

Hannah

Bristol, West and South West of England

Hannah is a Specialist Occupational Therapist based in Bristol. She visits clients in Wales and the South West of England, supporting them with Neurological Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Hannah has developed expertise in brain injury and neurological conditions supporting clients with cognitive rehabilitation, domestic tasks, social skills, and return to work plans.

She has worked in various rehabilitation settings, first taking up a role in acute medicine, rotating to older persons rehabilitation and then stroke before specialising in serious injury patients, in particular traumatic brain injury. Hannah has established a strong understanding of what is required to provide optimum outcomes that meet the needs of complex brain injuries, both for the impact this has had on the individual’s life as well as those closest to them.

She completes complex OT assessments of patient skills, cognition, occupational needs and need for specialist assistive devices and/or building adaptations. She also gives consideration to a patient’s views and wishes, medical history, and prognosis. She ensures the accuracy and timeliness of clinical notes/contract reporting activities by communicating and working with the wider team.

Over the years, Hannah has developed her competencies through practical experience, personal research, expert supervision, and attendance on specialist training courses. This has helped her to develop a high-level of clinical reasoning necessary when assessing and treating patients with highly complex needs and when providing expert opinion to other professionals, clients, and family members.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Lisa

Bristol, West and South West of England

Lisa is an expert Occupational Therapist who has nearly 2 decades of experience working with both adult and paediatric clients. She’s based in Bristol and visits clients across the South West including Bath, Newport, and Cardiff. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Moving & Handling.

Lisa initially specialised in Paediatrics within primary health care before moving into social care services as a Senior Practitioner to develop both paediatric and adult care services. Lisa has continued to work within social care, focusing on adults with physical disabilities and assisting with housing, adaptations, equipment, seating, and manual handling needs. She has developed her expertise on a wide range of disabilities and conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amputations, and visual impairments.

Lisa is passionate about correct moving and handling techniques and is a qualified manual handling trainer. She continues to ensure she is delivering evidence-based interventions, regularly attending specialist conferences and contributing to various OT focus groups.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Newport, Bath

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Wheelchair accreditation

Elisabeth

Swindon, Wiltshire

With over 10 years’ experience, Elisabeth is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who now specialises in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Rehabilitation. She currently resides in Royal Wootton Bassett and visits clients across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Somerset including Swindon, Bath, and Chippenham.

Elisabeth supports clients with a variety of physical conditions and disabilities, amputations, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She also has particular expertise in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and Huntington’s disease.

Drawing on her vast experience in adult rehabilitation, she can deliver expert and holistic interventions with the aim of increasing a client’s independence at home and maximise their potential. Elisabeth is skilled in falls prevention, reducing and tailoring packages of care, recommending standard and specialist equipment, and managing sensory needs.

Elisabeth keeps up to date with the latest evidence-based practice and ongoing training and supervision needs to continually improve as an Occupational Therapist. She recently completed a Train the Trainer workshop and is an accredited wheelchair prescriber.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Avon, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Louisa

Bristol, West and South West of England

Louisa is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working in primary and secondary settings. Her expertise is in Functional Rehabilitation, working with adults with physical health needs including orthopaedic and cardiac conditions as well as stroke and other neurological conditions. Louisa is based just outside of Bristol and visits clients across the South West of England and South Wales including Cardiff, Bath, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

Louisa prides herself in working holistically with clients to identify their Occupational Therapy needs, resulting in meaningful, achievable and timed therapeutic goals. She strives to enable her clients to achieve maximum independence, well-being and an improved quality of life.

Louisa is skilled in equipment provision, manual handling, specialist seating, telecare, fatigue management and cognitive rehabilitation. From her time spent working on an acute stroke ward, Louisa has also developed specialist skills in cognitive and perceptual screening, as well as upper limb rehabilitation. She also practises continuing professional development and has excellent communication skills.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

William

Devon, West and South West of England

William is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist based in the South West of England. He specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation with particular expertise in acquired brain injury. He visits clients across Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset.

William supports clients throughout each stage of rehabilitation, from the acute stage of their injury to long-term community rehabilitation. William uses a range of client-centred approaches and techniques to overcome cognitive, physical, and behavioural difficulties associated with the client’s injury. William has extensive experience in training carers, families, and therapy staff on individual rehabilitation programmes and therapeutic approaches. He is confident at working with clients’ varying difficulties and can tailor his approach to maximise their rehabilitation potential.

William is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists including the Specialist Sections for Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception

Our private OTs in Bath

The OT Practice is an independent provider of occupational therapy throughout the UK. We have a team of committed and experienced OTs covering the city of Bath and the surrounding county of Somerset. Our expert team are available to support you, a family member, or client requiring occupational therapy intervention.

Our therapists based in Bath specialise in all areas of occupational therapy, including Functional Rehabilitation, Neurological Rehabilitation, Hand Therapy, Paediatrics, and Housing & Equipment. Click on the profiles above to meet local therapists and what they can offer. Alternatively, you can call our friendly Clinical Services Managers who will discuss your needs and match you to the right OT. All of our OTs are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website or contact the Paediatric team directly.

Our OTs are helping people across Bath to enhance their independence, whether recovering from an acute injury or adjusting to life with a long-term condition. You can find out more about how our occupational therapists help common challenges by visiting the links shown below. Alternatively, call us on 0330 024 9910 to discuss your circumstances with a member of the team or use our online price guide to receive an initial idea of costs.

Common difficulties we can help with

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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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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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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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 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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Planning activities

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

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Family Focused Case Management
Care Tech
Sunrise
The Royal Marines Charity
Architects Benevolent Society
HCML
Richmond
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
AJM Healthcare
L&Q
SSAFA Charity
Guildford Borough Council
Culloden Primary School
Waverley Borough Council
Anchor
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
Help & Care
Baston House School
Runnymede Borough Council
Newlife Charity
Bracknell Forest Council
Masons
Britannia Education Trust
Invictus Health
Mole Valley District Council
Clergy Support Trust
Tania Brown
Riverwalk School
CCMS
Licensed Trade Charity
UK Case Management
Proclaim Care
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Hillingdon Autistic Care
The Royal British Legion
Help For Heros
Leicestershire County Council
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Daubeney Academy
Viavi
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
Orleans Primary School
The Good Care Group
Allenby Primary School
Papworth Trust
Haringey
Meridian High School
Sheringham Primary School
Springhallow School
Bank Workers Charity
Grayshott Spa
Plymouth City Council
More Than Mobility
Wandsworth
Lawray Architects
RAFBF

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