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Private occupational therapy in Canterbury

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Ganga

Kent, South East of England

Ganga is an expert Occupational Therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for both adults and children. She visits clients across the South East of England including Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, and towns in Surrey.

Ganga has over 10 years of experience working in various settings across the NHS and private practice, in acute units and within the community. She delivers assessments and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions, providing rehabilitation and treatment. This includes anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations, and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.

Ganga also works with children and their families, providing an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development, and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.

She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration

Janet

Kent, South East of England

Janet is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Kent, covering a client base across London and the South East of England. She has experience of working with a range of disabilities and needs including autism, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, sensory integration difficulties, ADD/ADHD, and global developmental delay. Janet has expertise in the assessment and treatment of children of all ages, but is particularly interested in working with babies, toddlers, and primary school aged children. Janet has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of specialist areas including physical manual handling, rehabilitation, surgical aftercare, equipment provisions and major adaptations.

She has completed training in Therapeutic Listening, Saebo, Modified Constraint Therapy, Manual Handling, Perceive:Recall:Plan:Perform (PRPP) and Introduction to MAES therapy for CP children. She has most recently worked in mainstream schools and in a comprehensive early years team. She has a particular interest in Sensory Processing Difficulties and has been providing training workshops to parents specifically focusing on Managing Sensory. Janet is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and two of their Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Sharon

London - South, South East of England

Sharon has over 30 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, local authority, and private sector. The knowledge she has gained over this time allows her to give choice to her clients, understanding what specialist equipment works to their advantage and how best to adapt their environment. Based just outside of Bromley, Sharon covers a client base across South London and Kent.

Sharon works with clients with a range of needs and has a special interest in working with those diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). She carries out expert assessment and provides bespoke treatment plans to clients to help them to achieve the most from life. She was privileged to be awarded an Extra Mile Award from the MND Association in recognition of exceptional support to people living with MND.

Her dedication to meeting a client’s needs at home often involves working closely with architects, surveyors, builders, and specialist equipment suppliers to play a pivotal role in planning for both current and future needs. Her aim is to allow both the client and their families to live a life with the least possible restriction.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management

Annabel

Kent, South East of England

Based in Whitstable, Annabel travels throughout Kent including Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury, and Folkestone. She specialises in Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling, treating both adults and children. She has completed postgraduate training in moving and handling, ramp assessments, and seating.

Annabel has gained experience across the NHS, social care, and charity settings. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions and physical disabilities including brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, genetic conditions, global developmental delay, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, and Parkinson's disease. She also offers supports for clients with life limiting conditions, assisting with transitions to hospice and palliative care.

Annabel carries out independent assessments, recommending appropriate housing adaptations, specialist equipment to aid independence and moving and handling advice. She encourages carers and the client's family to work collaboratively, supporting her client to live as independently as possible in their home environment. Annabel also helps adolescents with the transition to independent living, working with people with mental health diagnoses.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care

Anna

Kent, South East of England

Based just outside of Faversham in Kent, Anna works with adult clients in their own homes across the county and into London. Anna specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and is dedicated to enabling her clients with neurological conditions to maximise their independence and quality of life. She works with clients with progressive neurological conditions, brain injury, and stroke. Anna also provides Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling support and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Gaining extensive experience in the NHS, Social Services and the private sector, Anna has worked in both acute and community settings as a clinical specialist and team leader. Anna provides high quality assessments and therapy for clients and families, ensuring her practice is based on sound clinical evidence and judgement. She assesses cognitive difficulties, issues with visual perception such as visual field loss and diplopia, and balance and mobility needs. Within her treatment plan, Anna prescribes specialist seating such as wheelchairs and armchairs and advises on positioning programmes. She also supports with washing, feeding and dressing and helps clients regain functional independence in these tasks.

Anna participates regularly in professional development opportunities and has also been a University lecturer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Angela

Kent, South East of England

With over 10 years’ experience, Angela is an expert Occupational Therapist and Best Interest Assessor. She carries out assessments of clients with complex needs such as cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease. She provides bespoke treatment plans to her clients and encourages maximum independence. Angela specialises in Housing & Equipment interventions, advising on aids and adaptations to support a client’s recovery and long-term needs.

Angela carries out assessments with her clients in their home environments for seating, moving and handling, rehousing, access, and disabled facilities grants, as well as for major home adaptations such as wet rooms, stair lifts, and vertical lifts.

Angela 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

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Natalie

Kent, South East of England

Natalie is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Kent. She is focused on supporting families to help their child reach their maximum potential and develop independent living skills. She has a wide range of experience with children with neurological and developmental conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and brain injury.

Natalie has a great deal of experience of assessing hand function, functional skills, postural management, access to the environment, and assessment of equipment needs. She has worked within the acute and community paediatric settings, gaining a great deal of knowledge and becoming an expert in her field.

Natalie continues to further develop her clinical skills at a post-graduate level to ensure her clinical practice remains evidence based and children are provided with an excellent level of care. She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Specialist Section for Children, Young People, and Families at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Donna

Kent, South East of England

Located in Sandwich, Kent, Donna visits clients across the South East of England. Donna has over 15 years’ experience and is a specialist in the field of trauma and orthopaedics. She works with clients who have injuries and conditions including spinal trauma, upper and lower limb fractures, amputees, polytraumas, fractured neck of femurs, and elective surgery such as hip and knee replacements.

Donna delivers comprehensive assessments and provides recommendations on suitable equipment provisions designed to enhance a client’s independence at home, prevent falls, and improve mobility. She works with clients, their family, and other healthcare professionals to develop bespoke treatment plans.

Donna is committed to her continued professional development, with a membership to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and constantly seeking opportunities to gain knowledge and experience through training sessions and seminars.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care

Ruth

Kent, South East of England

Ruth is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist, specialising in Functional Rehab, Housing & Equipment, and Moving & Handling. Ruth is located in Whitstable, Kent, visiting clients across the county and the South East. She has been practising as an OT for over 20 years, offering comprehensive assessments and tailored treatments designed around each client’s individual needs. Ruth has helped clients with a wide range of conditions, whether recovering from a traumatic injury or adjusting to life with a long-term impairment.

Ruth provides recommendations on suitable housing adaptations, both minor and major, as well as equipment provisions designed to aid a client’s independence at home. She considers a client’s individual circumstances and goals and makes recommendations based on their current situation as well as their longer-term needs. Ruth has worked with clients with a range of temporary disabilities and long-term conditions including stroke and dementia.

Ruth is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and has experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in order to deliver outstanding assessment and treatment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Stacey

Kent, South East of England

Stacey is an expert OT based in Canterbury, covering a large client base across Kent and the South-East. Specialising in Functional Rehab, Stacey has over 10 years of experience and vast clinical knowledge. She helps clients with a range of physical and neurological conditions including brain injury, stroke, spinal injuries, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s.

Delivering specialist assessments and interventions, Stacey works collaboratively with clients and their families to set personalised goals and tailored therapy programmes. She supports clients following an injury, helping them to regain mobility and confidence and return to their maximum level of independence. Stacey also helps clients with progressive conditions, working with the client, their families, and carers to support long-term independence where possible. Stacey advises on equipment provisions and housing adaptations to support with activities of daily living. She is also experienced in manual handling assessments, manual handling plans, and the implementation of hoist training for informal carers.

Stacey is a dedicated OT and committed to her continued professional development. She has completed a Postgraduate module in Solution Focused Therapy and specialist training in complex seating assessments and upper limb rehabilitation. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural management

Sharon

Surrey, South East of England

Sharon is a Paediatric OT based in Ashtead, Surrey. She specialises in Autism and Sensory Processing Difficulties, but also supports children with more complex needs relating to cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and acquired brain injury. Sharon visits children in both home and school settings across Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, and the South of London.

Specialising in Paediatric Occupational Therapy for over 10 years, Sharon has worked with children and their families to develop their fine and gross motor skills, daily living skills, and independence. Sharon is trained in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening, helping children with autism, sensory processing and motor difficulties, and ADHD.

Sharon has undertaken several post-graduate courses to expand her clinical knowledge and skill-set, completing a post-graduate certificate in Sensory Integration, basic and advanced Therapeutic Listening, as well as training in using the SCERTS framework and DIR/Floortime.

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Profession

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Tanya

Hertfordshire, South East of England

Specialising in a wide range of adult disabilities, neurological conditions, and brain injury, Tanya works with adults of all ages to enhance their independence at home. Tanya is based in Hertfordshire, covering a client base across London, the Home Counties, and East Anglia. She has an extensive understanding of multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, focusing on how a client can manage fatigue, pain, and activities of daily living.

Through her holistic approach, Tanya considers a client’s every need to ensure they have strategies to move safely around the home, whether with basic mobility aids or larger pieces of equipment, such as chairs and hoists. Tanya also ensures that families and carers are fully engaged in the process and understand how they can provide support. Similarly, Tanya can advise on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

Tanya’s experience in Housing & Equipment means she can recommend an extensive variety of specialist aids to help prevent falls, improve mobility, and enable the client to carry out daily tasks. These aids can in turn help reduce and manage fatigue and improve confidence moving around independently. Tanya also supports clients to regain and maintain access to the community, assessing their needs getting in and out of the home, and any equipment they might require when travelling in the community.

Tanya is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and belongs to a vast network of health professionals, providing ongoing personal development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Our private OT’s in Canterbury

The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Canterbury as well as throughout Kent and the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists, covering each specialist area of OT, throughout the region including Ashford, Chartham, Faversham, Margate, Ramsgate and Whitstable.

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 network of therapists encompasses all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. For a free initial consultation over the telephone, please call one of our dedicated client managers who will be able to find you the right OT. You can also learn more about some of the private therapists in our Canterbury team from their profiles above. All our client managers are themselves experienced OTs, who will be able to provide a free initial consultation over the phone and follow up with a written quotation for further services if required.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout the Canterbury area 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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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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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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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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Can we help?

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

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

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