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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 adults and children. She travels to visit her clients at home, working across the South East of England. Areas include Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover and towns in Surrey.

Qualifying in 2008, Ganga has experience working for the NHS, in acute units and within the community. She has worked with adults, providing assessment and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions. She provides treatment, including 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.

Using the skills she gained working with adults, Ganga currently treats children in 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

Sharon

Kent, South East of England

Sharon has 27 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, Local Authority, the private sector and major charity organisations since qualification in 1989. 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.

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.

She wants the best for her clients and strives to support their needs. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists ).

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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

Janet

Kent, South East of England

Janet is passionate about children and has experience of working with a range of disabilities/ difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Down's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Acquired brain injury, Sensory Integration difficulties, ADD/ADHD, Global Developmental delay, as well as many other conditions.

Janet qualified in 2005 in South Africa where she worked in paediatrics for 18 months before immigrating to the UK. She started working at the NHS in Community Children's Services after which she joined a rotation post at an acute hospital to gain more experience in Physical manual handling, Rehabilitation, Surgical aftercare, Elderly care, Dementia services, Equipment provision and Major adaptations. She then worked in Stroke rehabilitation for four years before returning to her original passion, paediatrics.

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.

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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

Annabel

Kent, South East of England

Based in Whitstable, Annabel travels throughout Kent including Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury and Folkestone visiting clients at home. 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, including acting as assistant manager of a therapy centre in Romania. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions, learning difficulties and physical disabilities, currently offering treatment and support in a hospice to clients with life limiting conditions.

Annabel carries out independent assessment, 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.

Annabel is currently involved in a pilot project called 'Double to Single handed care',reviewing care packages where there is potential for reducing the the care and advising on alternative moving and handling equipment and techniques to carers and clients.

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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

Having qualified in Australia, Anna has spent her career working abroad and in the UK. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, working with adult clients in their homes. Anna also provides seating & postural management, moving & handling support and vocational rehabilitation. Since qualifying, Anna has completed training and qualifications, including a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (PGCLT).

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. She is dedicated in enabling clients with neurological conditions to maximise their independence and quality of life, treating progressive neurological conditions, brain injury and stroke.

Anna provides high quality assessment 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 recently started as a case manager. She has also previously been a lecturer and practitioner at the Canterbury Christ Church University.

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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

Qualifying in 2008, 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 as well as many others. She provides bespoke treatment plans to her clients and encourages maximum independence.

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.

As well as having a qualification in occupational therapy, Angela is also a qualified best interest assessor.

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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 Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of paediatrics. She is family focused and motivated to support families to help their child reach their maximum potential with developing independent living skills. She has a wide range of experience with children with neurological and developmental conditions.

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 trained at the University of East Anglia as an Occupational Therapist and has continued 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 HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association 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

With 12 years’ experience within the NHS working in an acute setting Donna is a clinical specialist in the field of Trauma and Orthopaedics; regularly working with cases such as spinal trauma, upper and lower limb fractures, Amputees, polytraumas, fractured neck of femurs and elective surgery such as hip and knee replacements.

Donna also has 5 years experience in the private sector working with many adults and elderly with other complex needs and conditions, such as Dementia, including those in care homes. This experience gives her a broad knowledge base and experience; carrying out assessments, implementing treatment plans and reducing risks of falls with her clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

Su

Kent, South East of England

Su qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2005 and has been working with children and young people for over 13 years. Su works with children and their families to maximise independence, enabling the young person to reach their full potential.

She has worked for various Local Authorities and as such has worked with young people with a range of disabilities. Su is experienced in the assessment and provision of specialist children’s equipment and provides advice on moving and handling. She has assessed and project managed many Disabled Facilities Grants, as well as other complex minor and major housing adaptations, working alongside Surveyors, Contractors and Grants Officers.

Su is HCPC registered and continues to develop her clinical skills, using evidence based practice for her professional development. She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy, and a member of the Specialist Sections for both Children and 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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Learning disability

Belinda

Kent, South East of England

Working as an Occupational Therapist, Belinda specialises in rehabilitation for adults, with particular experience with elderly clients. Based in Ashford, Belinda covers the whole of Kent to deliver assessments and treatment. Belinda has an extensive knowledge of equipment provisions including, chairs, beds, wheelchairs, bathroom adaptations, and stairlifts, designed to improve a client’s independence in the home. She can also advise on how to adapt everyday tasks such as cooking meals, taking a bath, and using stairs. Belinda has particular experience with orthopaedics and dementia care.

During her time working with a wide range of clients, Belinda has gained extensive knowledge in managing acute hospital care, creating treatment plans, and prescribing suitable housing and equipment aids.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills

Clare

Kent, South East of England

Clare is a Paediatric OT located near Rochester, covering a client base across all of Kent. Clare specialises in autism, learning disabilities, sensory processing, emotional regulation, and other mental health needs. She offers assessments and treatments in both school and home settings, dependent on the child’s individual needs.

Clare works holistically, considering a child’s every need and working with families and schools to ensure that each child receives the right support. Clare aims to develop a child’s communication and social interaction skills, helping them to manage behaviour and emotion. She also focuses on physical ability, such as fine and gross motor skills, to develop strength and coordination.

Clare can provide additional support for children during periods of stress, for example when starting a new school. She aims to adapt a child’s routine, introducing new activities whilst minimising disruption. This includes maximising a child’s independence through their ability to conduct self-care tasks, including washing, dressing, and feeding.

Clare is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Nikki

Middlesex, South East of England

Located in Middlesex, Nikki travels to Brentford, Enfield, Hounslow, Uxbridge and Wembley, as well as in and around London, delivering assessments to clients at home. Her expertise is in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating, treating clients with a range of clinical conditions and needs.

Nikki is dedicated to providing expert care, working with her client to increase their independence within the home environment and improve their overall quality of life. Within the NHS, social services and the private sector, Nikki has treated clients with a variety of clinical needs, including orthopaedic conditions, neurological conditions and amputees.

Working with the client and their family, Nikki will identify and recommend minor and major housing adaptations, equipment, seating and moving and handling needs. She works closely with local authorities, housing associations, equipment suppliers, surveyors and architects to ensure the needs of the client are being met and a high quality service is provided.

Nikki maintains a high level of professional development and regularly attends equipment exhibitions to ensure that she is aware of new developments. She is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Visual perception, Self care

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

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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost 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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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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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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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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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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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

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

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