Mary Kate is a highly skilled OT based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, specialising in Housing & Equipment, Functional Rehab, and Seating & Postural Management. Mary Kate is particularly interested in specialist seating and wheelchairs, offering expert consultations and recommendations. Mary Kate visits clients across all of Northern Ireland including Belfast, Londonderry, Tyrone, and Antrim.
Mary Kate has over 10 years’ experience helping adults with a wide range of injuries and conditions including fractures, knee and hip replacements, cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s. She offers holistic assessments, considering a client’s needs at home and can advise on supportive equipment as well as complex housing adaptations. Mary Kate also works with clients experiencing pain or fatigue, enabling them to manage their condition and facilitating them to safely and effectively carry out activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning. She also offers DFG and Blue Badge advice.
Always striving to improve her clinical knowledge, Mary Kate is currently undertaking a master’s module in Environmental Design at Ulster University.
Northern Ireland, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Londonderry, Tyrone, Belfast
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
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.
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.
Northern Ireland, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Londonderry, Tyrone, Belfast
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
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.
Northern Ireland, Ireland, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation
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
Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Karen is an OT based in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, delivering Housing & Equipment assessments and Functional Rehabilitation. Karen works with clients with a wide range of conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, learning difficulties, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, and multiple sclerosis. Her holistic approach helps clients to adapt to a newly diagnosed condition or retain maximum independence with an ongoing condition.
Karen oversees a client’s rehabilitation, focusing on their gross and fine motor skills, balance, and coordination which will enable them to safely and confidently complete self-care tasks independently. Karen supplements her treatment programmes with equipment and home adaptations to support mobility and comfort. She helps clients to develop routines which can also effectively manage pain and fatigue. Karen can also provide guidance on DFG assessments, supporting clients and their families with eligibility and applications.
Sarah is a highly skilled OT located in Derbyshire, supporting clients across the North of England and the Midlands including Sheffield, Leeds, and Nottingham. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in her specialist field of pain and fatigue management, providing holistic assessments and interventions. Throughout her career Sarah has developed expert clinical understanding of a wide variety of conditions such as back pain, fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, and auto-inflammatory conditions.
Sarah works with clients to manage their chronic pain and fatigue using specialist techniques, cognitive and behavioural strategies. She frequently works with co-morbid conditions, helping clients to manage their every need and maximise their quality of life. Sarah has completed training courses on advanced pain rehabilitation with the Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute. Sarah is also skilled in motivational interviewing, anxiety management, and relaxation helping to support a client’s mental health alongside their physical needs.
Sarah actively participates in her profession, sitting on national committees and contributing to national guidelines and resources. This includes the British Pain Society Pain Management Programme Special Interest Group and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Pain Clinical Forum working group. She is also a member of three Specialist Sections at the RCOT, Trauma and Musculoskeletal Health, Pain Management Programmes, and Independent Practice.
North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Anxiety management & relaxation
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.
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