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Private occupational therapy in Cornwall

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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

Dawn

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Dawn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist based in Truro, Cornwall. She supports both adult and paediatric clients, covering key areas such as Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, and Newquay. Dawn provides Functional Rehabilitation for clients with a wide range of conditions and injuries, helping them with daily living skills to promote independence.

Dawn has previously worked in Adult Community Mental Health Team, Inpatient Acute Assessment and Discharge, and Inpatient Palliative Care. She draws on her extensive experience working with adults to support clients with self-care tasks, mental health challenges, and to provide suitable equipment to support safety and mobility in the home.

Working with children, Dawn provides expert assessments and interventions in schools, nurseries, and their home environment. She has experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Children's Community Therapy, special needs schools, mainstream schools and the community. Dawn utilises the skills she has acquired in her career so far to deliver specialist interventions and support children to reach their full potential.

Dawn also has a particular interest in sensory processing disorders and in March 2021 completed Module 1 of her Sensory Integration training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Emma

Plymouth, Cornwall

Emma is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in Hand Therapy and Functional Rehabilitation. She is currently based in Cornwall and visits clients across the county including Plymouth, Exeter, and Torquay. Having worked in inpatient, outpatient, and community rehabilitation for over 10 years, Emma is experienced in supporting clients with a wide range of needs. This includes a variety of hand injuries and conditions such as fractures, ligament sprains/tears, carpel tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, trigger finger, and chronic regional pain syndrome.

Emma is particularly passionate about working with those who require upper limb rehabilitation in order maintain independence in activities of daily living. Having spent several years working in stroke rehabilitation, Emma is also well equipped to assess and treat both physical and cognitive impairments as well as addressing psychological concerns. In relation to Hand Therapy, Emma can organise bespoke thermoplastic splints when required and advises on the management of swelling, stiffness, sensory changes, and pain.

Emma actively seeks opportunities to continue the professional development of her specialist skills, ensuring she remains up to date with current, evidence-based practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Splinting

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

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

Lynsey

Somerset, West and South West of England

Lynsey is an experienced and highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation for adults. She is passionate about helping people following a brain injury or stroke, supporting with daily living skills, fatigue, gross and fine motor skills, and self-care. Lynsey is based in Wellington, just outside of Taunton, and visits clients across the South West of England including Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall.

Since qualifying, Lynsey has worked in acute, in-patient rehabilitation, and community settings. She assesses, sets goals, and formulates treatment plans that are tailored to the client’s individual needs. This can include both functional and cognitive approaches, as well as vocational rehabilitation where required to support the client return to and remain in work.

Throughout her career, Lynsey has actively developed her clinical skills through practical experience, personal research, expert supervision, and attendance on specialist training courses and post graduate modules. This has helped her to develop a high-level of clinical reasoning necessary when assessing and treating patients with highly complex needs and when providing expert opinions to other professionals, clients, and family members.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management

Hannah

Bristol, West and South West of England

Hannah is a Specialist Occupational Therapist based in Bristol. She visits clients in Wales and the South West of England, supporting them with Neurological Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Hannah has developed expertise in brain injury and neurological conditions supporting clients with cognitive rehabilitation, domestic tasks, social skills, and return to work plans.

She has worked in various rehabilitation settings, first taking up a role in acute medicine, rotating to older persons rehabilitation and then stroke before specialising in serious injury patients, in particular traumatic brain injury. Hannah has established a strong understanding of what is required to provide optimum outcomes that meet the needs of complex brain injuries, both for the impact this has had on the individual’s life as well as those closest to them.

She completes complex OT assessments of patient skills, cognition, occupational needs and need for specialist assistive devices and/or building adaptations. She also gives consideration to a patient’s views and wishes, medical history, and prognosis. She ensures the accuracy and timeliness of clinical notes/contract reporting activities by communicating and working with the wider team.

Over the years, Hannah has developed her competencies through practical experience, personal research, expert supervision, and attendance on specialist training courses. This has helped her to develop a high-level of clinical reasoning necessary when assessing and treating patients with highly complex needs and when providing expert opinion to other professionals, clients, and family members.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Elana

Plymouth, Devon

Based in Devon, Elana is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She visits children and their families in the West and South West of England across a variety of settings including homes, schools, and colleges. Elana assesses and treats children with a wide range of conditions such as autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. She supports children with clinical needs surrounding Sensory Integration, gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, and handwriting.

Elana is able to utilise her wealth of experience across community and education settings to help children achieve their occupational goals. Her main area of expertise is in Sensory Integration, having completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration Level 1,2 & 3 and currently completing research for a PhD in Sensory Processing and Occupational Therapy. Elana works collaboratively with parents, carers, and school staff to ensure they are able to utilise therapy techniques into a child or young person's daily life.

Elana gained invaluable experience from a senior role with a secure mental health service. She was responsible for managing a team and providing assessments and intervention of complex cases. This position included delivering comprehensive assessments and report writing, the coordination of services and multi-disciplinary working, which often included working with social workers and psychologists to achieve the best outcomes for service users.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

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

Our private OT’s in Cornwall

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the Cornwall region as well as nationwide. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Cornwall including Falmouth, Newquay, Penzance, St Ives and Truro.

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 Cornwall 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 Cornwall, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find the right OT. 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 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 throughout Cornwall 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

Planning activities

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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