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Private occupational therapy in Belfast

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Anna

Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Anna qualified as an occupational therapist in 2000 and has since worked with adults with rehabilitation, housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. She specialises in stroke rehabilitation and has recently been awarded a MSc in Stroke Practice. Working in Northern Ireland, Anna visits clients in areas of Antrim, Londonderry, Tyrone and Belfast.

Anna currently works within an NHS trust, providing specialist assessments and treatment to clients with a range of complex needs, including those with neurological and physical conditions. She works specifically in the adult stroke unit, carrying out assessment and rehabilitation to help clients in recovery and adjusting to living at home after hospital discharge.

Anna builds strong, therapeutic relationships effectively with clients and family members to achieve positive outcomes and reach their treatment goals. Once assessed, Anna provides treatment which focuses on maximising functional potential, including advice and support on mobility, prescription of specialist seating and wheelchairs and help with carrying out activities of daily living. Specific treatment interventions also include upper limb rehabilitation and working on cognitive and perceptual skills.

Anna places great value on continuous professional development to keeps abreast of evidenced based practice, including attending conferences and training events.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Joanne

Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Joanne is a highly skilled Paediatric OT based in Magherafelt, Mid-Ulster. She visits clients across Northern Ireland, including Belfast, Tyrone, Antrim, and Londonderry. Joanne has over 10 years of experience, working with children with many different conditions and functional needs. She aims to maximise a child’s independence, developing self-care skills such as toileting, washing, dressing, and feeding.

Joanne provides assessments and treatment in either a home or school setting, considering a child’s fine and gross motor skills, behaviour, social integration, and more. Joanne has specialist background working with autism spectrum disorders and is trained to conduct Assessments of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) which will measure a child’s activities daily living. This analyses how the child performs during these tasks, looking at their level of independence, safety, and efficiency.

Joanne aims to work with child to develop a daily routine and enable them to confidently complete daily tasks. This also includes managing any anxiety and social difficulties.

Joanne is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is committed to her continual professional development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Corinna

Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Corinna qualified as an occupational therapist in 2000 and has specialised in seating & postural management and housing & equipment. She works with adults, visiting them in their homes in Northern Ireland, travelling to areas of Antrim, Londonderry and Tyrone. Corinna is qualified in completing Blue Badge and mobility assessments.

With previous experience as a senior occupational therapist working in various NHS Trusts, Corinna brings a range of skills to her private practice. She has previously treated clients with various clinical conditions, having worked in trauma and orthopaedics, medicine and surgery, oncology and palliative care.

Corinna helps clients and their families plan for short and long term care, as well as providing advice and recommendations on specialist equipment and programmes of rehabilitation. She is able to assess, train and implement moving & handling programmes to maintain safety for all involved, ensuring that all equipment is being used appropriately. This includes advising on seating & postural management, providing specialist seating solutions to help improve the client's independence at home and in the wider community.

Corinna is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, ensuring her clinical knowledge is kept up to date.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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Planning activities

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

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Can we help?

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

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