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Adam

Bristol, Somerset

Specialising in stoke and brain injury rehabilitation, Adam is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, obtaining a MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2010. Adam focuses significantly on his specialisms, working in a variety of roles to gain maximum experience in his field.

Providing thorough and detailed assessments and tailored, goal orientated treatment plans, Adam helps his clients to gain maximum independence in their everyday lives. He works with clients in their own homes, care homes, and places of work as well as rehabilitation settings.

Adam actively participates in continued professional development to ensure his extensive clinical skills are up to date, and thus, he is able to use evidenced based practice to provide the best possible service he can to his clients.

Adam is a member of the Neurological Practice and Independent Practice specialist sections of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bristol, Bath

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

Bianca

Somerset, West and South West of England

Bianca is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist, she has worked with Adults and those transitioning into adulthood, who experience a wide range of clinical conditions and presenting difficulties. Bianca has developed specialisms in equipment selection and provision, home adaptations and the moving and handling of people, positive risk assessment and care planning, mental capacity assessment & best interest decision making.

Bianca delivers comprehensive assessments, identifying options which maximises independence, providing timely and realistic solutions that achieve positive outcomes for the individuals she works with.

Bianca is HCPC registered and passionate about helping her clients to live life to the full.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

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

Rachel

Bristol, West and South West of England

Since qualifying in 1992 Rachel has gained a broad clinical knowledge in both inpatient and community settings. Client centred, goal focused therapy is her highest priority. Since 1999 she has worked at a senior level in the field of complex disability and specifically neurological impairment and the management of long term conditions. She has a particular interest in posture management and tissue viability, completing a post graduate masters certificate in 2007.

Rachel also has extensive experience of working with adults who experience psychological ill health due to the long term consequences of their illness or the impact of disability.

She has had work published in the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. She is known as a good communicator and teacher. She currently also works in the medico legal field as a care and occupational therapy expert.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Avon, Bristol

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

Val

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Ellie

Gloucestershire, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Ellie has spent her career offering expert care and therapy to clients and their families. She is based in Gloucestershire, travelling to visit clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, as well as seating & postural management for both adults and children.

Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers and other professionals.

She has worked on various contracts and cases via The OT Practice, completing Disabled Facilitates Grants (DFG's) and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.

Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms and writes and delivers training to other practitioners. She is passionate about developing her fellow colleagues and has served on the Specialist Section Housing Committee as treasurer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Stephen

Somerset, West and South West of England

With over 20 years’ experience in, Stephen is an expert OT in Seating & Postural Management, both static and dynamic seating. Based in Frome, Somerset, Stephen covers a client base across the South West of England including Bath and Bristol. He works with both adults and children with a wide range of conditions including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, head and spinal cord injuries.

Stephen works with adults and children, providing specialist seating assessments and provision of seating solutions which are tailored for the client’s individual needs and circumstances. His extensive product knowledge and clinical skills meet complex needs surrounding mobility and posture. He can advise on modular and cast seating, both manual and powered wheelchairs, and pressure cushions. For his Paediatric clients, Stephen can find a wheelchair and seating solution to suit both home and school life, accommodating the ever-changing needs of childhood, activities and play.

Stephen’s wide-ranging career has seen him work for many specialist services and has even taken him abroad, sharing his expertise on wheelchair therapy across the world. Stephen is a member of the Posture & Mobility Group which brings together professionals from various disciplines to share and advance knowledge.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management

Gemma

Wiltshire, West and South West of England

Gemma is a Paediatric OT, specialising in physical and neurological conditions. Based in Chippenham, Gemma covers a broad client base across Wiltshire, Somerset, and Hampshire, including Bath and Bristol. Gemma advises clients on Housing & Equipment provisions, including complex seating needs and specialist adaptations.

With an extensive client background, Gemma helps children with a wide variety of conditions, including, autism, Down’s syndrome, brain injury, cerebral palsy, and learning difficulties. Gemma aims to deliver holistic and comprehensive assessments, ensuring that a child’s current and potential future needs are all evaluated. This includes providing advice on home modifications, complex seating, and specialist equipment to maintain a child’s independence at home.

Gemma aims to offer bespoke therapy and personalised strategies to carrying out activities of daily living. This includes providing the child and their family with the confidence and training to complete everyday tasks and activities. Gemma can also provide advice to children and their families about Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) assessments, ensuring that plans will meet the child’s every need.

Gemma is also a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, 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

Jenni

Devon, West and South West of England

Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, Jenni is an expert OT who has been delivering comprehensive assessments and therapy for over 15 years. Jenni is located in Devon, visiting clients across the county including Torquay, Exeter, and Plymouth. She specialises in brain injury, stroke, and post-concussion syndrome.

Jenni works holistically, addressing a client’s physical and cognitive needs. She focuses on developing fine motor skills and upper limb rehabilitation to support a client regain the ability to complete activities of daily living and manage fatigue. Jenni is also passionate about cognitive rehabilitation, having completed several Braintree courses, covering specific needs relating to attention, memory, visual and information processing. This extends to helping client’s with anxiety and social integration, supporting a return to work or leisure activities. Jenni also recommends suitable equipment provisions and specialist seating based on the client’s current and potential future needs.

Jenni is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice. She keeps up to date with new developments in neurological rehabilitation through her continual learning and engagement with other professionals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Devon, Somerset

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sarah

Devon, West and South West of England

Sarah is a specialist in neurological conditions, working for adults with needs relating to Huntington’s disease, brain injury, dementia, and stroke rehabilitation. Sarah is located in Tavistock, near Plymouth, covering a client base across Devon and Cornwall. She strives to ensure clients regain independence, providing assistance to safely and confidently move around the home, carry out household activities such as cooking and cleaning, and personal care and dressing.

Sarah can evaluate activities of daily living (ADL), as well as cognitive and mental capacity. She is especially interested in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, choosing to undertake a post-graduate module while studying. Sarah also has expertise in Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling, and behaviour management.

Sarah offers a holistic approach to occupational therapy, supporting clients and their families from assessment through to treatment. Sarah can adapt well when required to serve a client’s individual needs, including liaising with other professionals and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. In particular, Sarah has extensive experience working alongside physiotherapists to provide adapted seating and aid in moving and handling therapy.

Sarah is committed to her continued professional development, regularly attending conferences and undertaking additional training. Sarah has leadership experience mentoring OT students from her local university, which she thoroughly enjoys and uses to enhance her own learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Postural management

Katrina

Dorset, West and South West of England

Providing expert occupational therapy to her clients, Katrina specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for adult clients. Based in Dorset, she travels to Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Weymouth visiting clients at home.

Qualifying in 2007, Katrina has gained experience working for Dorset County Council. She currently works in the adult and community team, where she assesses clients for housing issues and equipment needs. She carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments, working closely with other health staff, care agencies and local authorities.

Working independently, Katrina treats clients in their own environment. She makes recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations, as well as providing equipment and specialist seating. She implements moving and handling care plans where appropriate, ensuring her client is moving safely and as independently as possible around the home.

To maintain her professional development and make sure her clinical knowledge is up to date, Katrina will attend conferences and exhibitions, as well as being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Sarah

Somerset, West and South West of England

Qualifying in 2009, Sarah is an expert OT working with clients with a range of needs. She has 9 years clinical experience working in the public sector, health and social care and charitable settings. Sarah now works with The OT Practice working with adults and older adults, who have a wide variety of physical, learning and sensory needs.

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 the following areas; 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, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Learning disability

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

Edwina

Cardiff, Wales

As a specialist Hand Therapist, Edwina is an expert in her field and helps clients with a variety of hand therapy needs. She has a particular interest in elective and traumatic hand conditions, helping her clients to gain maximum independence in their daily lives. Edwina is based in Barry, South Wales, visiting clients across Wales and the South West of England.

Edwina completes detailed assessments of her clients and provides a bespoke report, detailing tailored advice and treatment plans to help her client get back to being as independent as possible. She has over 10 years’ experience helping with a wide range of functional challenges. She has expertise in splinting, assessments, exercise programmes, strengthening, scar management, joint protection and pacing, ADL advise, and compensatory techniques to aid maximum independence post injury.

Edwina is a member of The British Association of Hand Therapists and completed an MSc in Hand Therapy in 2017.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cardiff, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting

Rachelle

The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Rachelle is a highly skilled OT with over 20 years’ experience. She is based in Glamorgan, covering a client base across Wales and the South West of England, including Bristol, Gloucester, Cardiff, and Swansea. She specialises in, with particular expertise in Paediatrics.

Rachelle delivers comprehensive assessments, carefully evaluating a client’s every need whether they are recovering from an injury or adjusting to life with a long-term condition. She will assess a client’s functional needs around the house and recommend equipment aids and housing adaptations designed to maximise independence and enhance quality of life. Rachelle is especially skilled in recommending seating and sleep systems to accommodate 24-hour postural management. She is also a Sleep Practitioner, helping clients with a variety of sleeping difficulties.

Rachelle has experience in a range of specialist settings such as elderly rehab, wheelchair services, and rheumatology. She can provide support with Moving & Handling and also recommend bespoke splinting.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Sarah

Swindon, Wiltshire

Sarah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Swindon, she visits clients across the South-West, including Bristol, Wiltshire, and Oxfordshire. With over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Sarah has acquired a breadth of knowledge and skill. She is particularly focused on Functional Rehabilitation and Seating & Postural Management for children with conditions such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, sensory difficulties, and many more.

Sarah works with children at home or in a school environment, assessing their needs relating to fine and gross motor skills, their ability to act independently and carry out activities of daily living, and sensory challenges. Sarah is used to working in a multi-disciplinary team, coordinating efforts with various professionals to ensure the child is fully support in all areas.

Sarah can offer handwriting assessments and treatment, focusing on the fine motor skills of using a pen or pencil. Sarah has also undertaken training in Makaton, a type of sign language that incorporates speech. This has proven particularly beneficial to children of all ages and with a variety of needs.

Sarah is a professional member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly undertakes additional qualifications to enhance her skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Learning disability

Amanda

Hampshire, South East of England

Amanda is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment, rehabilitation and moving & handling. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA). Based in Portsmouth, Amanda travels to Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover and Basingstoke to see clients at home.

Amanda currently works in the community and has previously worked in acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs, such as Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries and orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs.

Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Amanda will work with the family to ensure all of her client's needs are being met. She will develop a treatment programme which aims to improve the clients overall functional independence; this could include minor and major housing adaptations, equipment provision and moving & handling advice.

Amanda is committed to continuing her learning and development and keeping up to date with recent advancements in the field of OT. Part of this is through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Elizabeth

Herefordshire, West Midlands

Since qualifying in 1998, Liz has become an expert in neurological rehabilitation. She works mainly with complex cases which have a variety of differing issues from cognitive changes to individual seating assessments. Liz has also worked in Paediatrics with developmental delay and postural issues and has experience in assistive technologies in rehabilitation.

She gained a masters in Neurological Occupational Therapy in 2011 and has extensive experience in all areas of stroke and neurology. She has also written and delivered training programmes on the subject.

She is an active member of the Welsh Neurological specialist section for OT's and represented Wales at the National Neurological OT conference and helped run an all Wales training day for neuro OT's.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Swansea

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Amy

Staffordshire, West Midlands

Based in Staffordshire, just south of Stoke-on-Trent, Amy is a highly experienced OT specialising in Housing & Equipment. She covers a client base across the Midlands, offering expert housing assessments and recommendations. Amy has worked in this field for over 15 years, supporting adults with a wide range of physical disabilities and conditions often with secondary sensory and cognitive needs.

Amy conducts holistic assessments of a client’s functional needs in the home and strives to maximise their level of independence. This includes their ability to safely and confidently undertake activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning. Amy can recommend both minor and major housing adaptations to suit the client’s individual needs. Amy has particular expertise working with older adults, supporting with mobility and home adaptations. She has also undertaken specialist training in dementia awareness. Amy is skilled in complex manual handling, including specific training in bariatric moving & handling. She can also advise on Disability Facilities Grants and Personal Independence Payments, having had experience as a Disability Assessor in the past.

Amy is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Kent, Leicestershire, Merseyside, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills

Kate

Warwickshire, West Midlands

Kate qualified as an occupational therapist in 1989 and has since worked in a variety of clinical settings. She specialises in housing & equipment, as well as providing moving & handling support to adult clients. She has built up an excellent understanding and knowledge of housing, adaptations and independent practitioner, Kate visits clients in their own homes, travelling to areas in the Midlands, South and South West of England.

Since qualifying, Kate has worked with clients in physical and mental equipment, helping clients in regaining independence and living safely within their home.

Kate works with clients with various medical conditions, including arthritis, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, diabetes and cancer. Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Kate provides expert advice and support to help her client reach their rehabilitation goals and live a life to its maximum potential. This includes the provision of specialist equipment, recommendations of minor and major adaptations and providing safer moving and handling techniques . She will also provide mobility and Blue Badge assessments where necessary.

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Our private OT’s in Bristol

The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are in Bristol or its surroundings. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Bristol, including Bedminster, Clifton, Horfield, Southmead and Stockwood.

Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.

Our Bristol therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in Bristol, 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 your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.

Our OT’s are helping people in Bristol 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

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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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

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