Qualifying in 1996, Sue specialises in providing housing & equipment and moving & handling assessments to adults. She has completed various post graduate training, including techniques in safer manual handling. She is based in Cardiff and will travel around Wales and the South West of England visiting clients at home, including Swansea, Newport and Caerphilly.
Sue has extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, health and social services. Alongside her independent practice, she currently works as a senior occupational therapist managing a complex caseload of clients with a variety of needs, including care of the elderly, amputees, orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation and community mental health.
Working with The OT Practice Sue delivers expert assessments and interventions to clients in their own homes. She works in partnership with clients, families, case managers, equipment suppliers, surveyors and architects to offer a high quality service, where the client is at the centre of her care. In her recommendations, Sue suggests specialist equipment and minor and major adaptations to encourage her client's independence. This also includes provision of manual handling plans to ensure effective and safe use of transfer aids, hoists and alternative techniques.
As an independent OT, Sue has also carried out private assessments commissioned by the Royal British Legion predominantly for riser recliner chairs. She also completes assessments for Blue Badge applicants in Wales.
West and South West of England, Wales, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Cardiff, Swansea
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care
Alison specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, having completed post qualifying training in courses on splinting and hand trauma. She is based in Powys, Wales and travels to Brecon, Montgomery and Newton as well as to Cardiff and Swansea to visit clients at home.
Alison's career has been spent in the NHS and working in acute hospital settings, as well as in the community where she focused on falls assessments, moving and handling and rehabilitation of the elderly. She now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to adults in their own environment.
With a number of accredited qualifications from the British Association of Hand Therapists, of which she is a member, Alison's expertise lies within hand therapy. She works with clients with needs in the areas of orthopaedics, rheumatology, plastics, burns and trauma.
Assessing her client at home, Alison will develop a personalised treatment plan which aims help improve their functional independence and the use of their hand through rehabilaition, including the use of splinting techniques.
West and South West of England, Wales, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan
Hand Therapy, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments
Having qualified as an occupational therapist in 1998, Jenny has spent her career supporting both adults and children in regaining their functional independence. She specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating & postural management, having completed various postgraduate training to complement her clinical work. Courses include Bobath training, the Chailey approach to postural management and a qualification in sensory integration. Jenny is based in Wales and travels to areas of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Swansea and Pembrokeshire visiting clients in their homes.
Jenny has gained extensive experience working with clients in the NHS, in various schools, in the charity sector and private practice. She treats various neurological and physical conditions, including clients who have suffered traumatic accidents, those with sensory needs and physical disabilities. Jenny is passionate about helping her clients maximise upon their potential to achieve their desired goals.
She currently works predominantly in the field of paediatrics, assessing children and young people with various physical, developmental, sensory and functional needs. She identifies and prescribes necessary therapy, housing adaptations and equipment, working closely with equipment providers, architects and families to ensure the child is receiving the most appropriate treatment.
Jenny continues to keep her clinical skills up to date, embracing regular continual professional development in formal training and participating in specialist equipment reviews. Jenny is also a member of the Sensory Integration Network, the National Association of Handwriting and College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.
Wales, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Swansea
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Wheelchair accreditation
The Vale of Glamorgan, 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.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management
Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan
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.
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
Hand Therapy, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
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
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. He is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.
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
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
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
Since gaining her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2008, Edwina has gained experience in a number of areas of OT, she specifically specialises in Hand Therapy, having become an accredited Hand Therapist in 2012 as part of the British association of hand therapy. In 2017 she also completed an MSc in hand Therapy at the University of Derby.
She has worked in Cardiff as an Occupational Therapist for 10 years and currently works in hand therapy. Edwina thoroughly enjoys working in this area of OT and she has a particular interest in elective and traumatic hand conditions, providing advice, splinting and rehabilitation, helping her clients to gain maximum independence in their daily lives.
She carries out 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. Specialising in the area of hand therapy, Edwina is an expert in he field and helps clients with a variety of hand therapy needs.
Worcestershire, West and South West of England
Anthea is a highly regarded Occupational Therapist working with both adults and children covering the Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire areas.
Since graduating as an Occupational Therapist in 2007, Anthea has specialised in working with children, young people and their families. She is committed to her clients and has been told that she ‘helps children to shine’. Anthea has worked as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Occupational Therapist in a Tier 4 service, as a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in paediatrics and learning disability, and in vocational rehabilitation.
With post qualification training including Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening, Anthea has worked with young people with conditions such as autism, ADD/ADHD, neurological developmental disorders, motor coordination difficulties, mental health and sensory processing disorders.
Anthea takes an enthusiastic, forward thinking and professional approach to work. She has been commended consistently for her strong family centred approach and for her ability to plan and implement interventions at a high standard and with efficiency, creativity and initiative, also for her sensitive and emphatic nature.
Anthea is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and of the Sensory Integration Network.
West and South West of England, Wales, Berkshire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening, Certificate in Education
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
Lindsey is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist. She is skilled in assessment and treatment of a wide range of physical health conditions including neurological and chronic health problems. She has worked as a locum within the NHS for the past 15 years, covering posts from acute in-patient work to rehabilitation units to working with people within their own homes.
Lindsey is passionate about helping people maximise their potential by holistic working. She gets the best results by ensuring she addresses a person's physical, cognitive and psychological needs to help them live as independently as possible. She works with adult clients with a wide range of conditions including, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and Parkinson Disease.
Lindsey is a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists) and is HCPC registered.
Wales, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
Wrexham, North West England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Kirsty specialises in the areas of housing & equipment and moving & handling. She is based in Cheshire, visiting clients at home in Chester, Crewe, Birkenhead and Macclesfield. She will also travel to neighbouring counties, including Greater Manchester and Cumbria. Kirsty is qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.
Having worked primarily in the field of housing, Kirsty 's experience includes identifying and recommending minor/major housing adaptations for all age groups. She also delivers moving & handling risk assessments, recommending Telecare equipment, such as fall detectors and sensors, to help keep her clients safe when moving around their home.
Treating clients in their own environment, Kirsty implements bespoke rehabilitation packages to improve her client's independence in their activities of daily living. She works collaboratively with the family or carers to encourage clients to reach their own treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.
Kirsty is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Salford
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration
Wrexham, North West England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2003, Stephanie has gained extensive experience in the area of neurological rehabilitation. She has completed various training courses to accompany her clinical work, including splinting for the neurological hand and introductory Bobath modules. Stephanie works with adult clients at home, visiting areas in North West England, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Manchester and Wrexham.
Stephanie has worked within acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings, treating clients with a variety of conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, spinal injuries and multiple sclerosis. Currently working in a neuro rehabilitation unit, Stephanie carries out various complex assessments and treatment, including functional and cognitive assessments, splinting and prescribing specialist equipment.
Stephanie aims to work in a client centred way, ensuring they reach their rehabilitation goals and increase their independence. She keeps her clinical knowledge up to date, attending training courses and conferences, as well as maintaining her membership with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford
Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care
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.
Wales, Avon, Bristol
Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
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
The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Cardiff or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Cardiff, including Adamsdown, Ely, Grangetown, Llandaff and Penarth.
Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.
Our private Cardiff therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. You can discover more about some of the therapists we have in the region by clicking on their profiles above, or you are welcome to call one of our client managers who will talk through your needs and find the right OT for you. As independent practitioners there are no waiting lists for our services - we are completely flexible around the needs of our clients, and can arrange weekend or evening appointments as necessary.
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 in Cardiff 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.
My wife and I were very impressed with the kindness and professionalism of your therapist. It has left me with the fact that I will now have a much better future. An excellent meeting.A Royal British Legion beneficiary
I was in a difficult position and needed treatment for my client at very short notice. The OT Practice was great, reacting very quickly and professionally to my client’s clinical needs.Case Manager, Head First
The therapist was extremely knowledgeable and delivered the training in a fun and engaging way.Teacher
The therapist was extremely helpful and informative. I felt totally at east at all time. She is a credit to her profession and to the organisation, thank you.An OT Practice client
Big Thank You for Tuesday night, all the team thought the session was great, really engaging, thought provoking as well as lots of fun! We're all looking forward to working with you over the coming months and executing Lucy’s plan.Father of a private client aged 12