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Private occupational therapy in Belfast

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Stephanie

Belfast, Antrim

OT Stephanie specialises in Functional and Neurological Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. Stephanie works across Northern Ireland and in Antrim, Armagh, Down, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Belfast. She is a specialist in fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, visual perception, TBI, splinting, and postural management.

Stephanie has worked with a variety of complex conditions, including Brain Haemorrhages, Acquired Brain Injuries, Stroke, Progressive Neurological Conditions, Parkinson's, MND, MS, Spinal Cord Injuries, Functional Neurological Disorder, and Post Disorder of Consciousness. She has an in-depth understanding of the complexities of these conditions and is skilled in providing tailored interventions to meet the individual needs of her clients.

Stephanie's approach is person-centred, and she works closely with her clients to ensure that they receive the most appropriate and effective support. She enjoys providing clients with the support they need to manage their condition.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Postural management, Splinting, TBI

Beatriz

Belfast, Londonderry

Beatriz - an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in functional and vocational rehabilitation, moving and handling, and postural management - is based in Northern Ireland where she offers her services in both Londonderry and Belfast. Beatriz is dedicated to helping individuals regain their independence and improve their overall quality-of-life.

With her expertise in functional and vocational rehabilitation, Beatriz assists clients in enhancing their daily living skills and achieving their vocational goals. She is skilled in providing guidance and support for moving and handling techniques, ensuring the safety and well-being of her clients. Beatriz also utilises her knowledge to assess and recommend suitable strategies and equipment to optimise comfort and function.

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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

Aisling

Antrim, Northern Ireland

Aisling, an Occupational Therapist specialising in Seating and Postural Management, Functional and Neurological Rehabilitation, and Moving and Handling, is based in Northern Ireland, she serves clients in Belfast, Londonderry, Tyrone, and Fermanagh.

Aisling possesses extensive experience working with conditions such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Her specialist skills include fatigue management, daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, visual perception, splitting, balance, and coordination.

With a client-centred approach, Aisling offers comprehensive assessments and personalized treatment plans to optimise functional abilities and enhance quality-of-life.

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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

Oonagh

Down, Northern Ireland

Oonagh is a specialist Hand Therapist with over 10 years’ experience. She works with clients with injuries and conditions affecting the hands and upper limbs, supporting them with pain management, strength and mobility, and splinting. Oonagh is based in Bangor, just outside of Belfast, visiting clients in Antrim, Armagh, and Down.

Throughout her career, Oonagh has helped clients with a wide range of traumatic injuries including fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, soft tissue injuries, and the amputation of digits. She also works with clients experiencing chronic and long-term conditions affecting the hands and upper limbs such as carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic regional pain syndrome, and rheumatological conditions.

Oonagh completes detailed assessments of her client’s functional needs, creating bespoke treatment plans that focus on rehabilitation as well as the provision of specialised equipment. Her overall aim is to improve her client’s safety and independence at home and in the workplace, enabling them to effectively complete activities of daily living.

Oonagh is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy and the British Association of Hand Therapists. She regularly attends training courses to develop her skills and knowledge and to ensure that her practice is based on the most up to date evidence and research. Oonagh has completed several specialist courses including the BAHT level 2 course on the wrist, a master’s module on service improvement, and the Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute’s Explain Pain course.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Northern Ireland, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Belfast

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Splinting

Alice

Down, Northern Ireland

Alice is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in County Down and visits children and their families across Northern Ireland including Antrim, Tyrone, and Belfast. She has worked in the profession for over a decade, developing expertise on a variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, autism, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, sensory processing difficulties, and learning disabilities.

Alice carries out comprehensive assessments and supports children with fine and gross motor skills, functional skills, activities of daily living skills, handwriting/assistive technology, sensory processing, and seating provisions. She has undertaken training in The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) to supplement her extensive experience with many other assessment tools and treatment approaches.

Alice has a particular interest in the assessment of children with significant motor skills difficulties such as DCD and her aim is to support these children, their families, and the important people in their lives to develop and reach their goals. She is passionate about delivering expert care to children and their families, supporting them to maximise their potential and meet their personal goals. Working within private practice, Alice utilises her vast experience working with children with a wide variety of physical disabilities as well as sensory difficulties and learning disabilities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Roseanne

Down, Northern Ireland

Roseanne, an Occupational Therapist, specializes in neurological and vocational rehabilitation, with expertise in sensory integration and sensory attachment therapy. Her extensive skill set includes addressing motivational issues, routine planning, daily living skills, sensory integration, social integration, and mental health. Residing in Northern Ireland, Roseanne extends her services to Ireland and the South East of England, covering areas like Kent, Belfast, Down, and Armagh.

With a focus on enhancing the well-being of her clients, Roseanne brings a compassionate and comprehensive approach to her occupational therapy practice. Her dedication to neurological and vocational rehabilitation, coupled with expertise in sensory therapies, ensures that individuals receive tailored support for their unique needs in Northern Ireland and across the specified regions.

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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

Our private OT’s in Belfast

The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Belfast as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Belfast, including Balmoral, Laganbank, Oldpark, Pottinger and Ormiston.

Whether you are looking for support for yourself, a family member or client, our skilled and motivated practitioners always provide the quality of care that we would desire for our own families - the very best. We know that every case is difference, so we listen to understand your goals in order to tailor our care to your needs.

Our Belfast therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. You can discover more about some of the therapists we have in the region by clicking on their profiles above, or you are welcome to call one of our client managers who will talk through your needs and find the right OT for you. As independent practitioners there are no waiting lists for our services - we are completely flexible around the needs of our clients, and can arrange weekend or evening appointments as necessary.

We also have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.

Our OT’s are helping people in Belfast 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

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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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