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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

Suzi

Plymouth, Somerset

Suzi qualified as an occupational therapist in 1996 and has spent her career working with adults and children in a variety of clinical settings. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing her client's functional, neurological and vocational rehabilitation needs. Based in Plymouth, Suzi works in South West England and travels to homes in Barnstaple, Exeter, Dartmouth and Newton Abbott.

Having worked in private practice for many years, Suzi has gained extensive experience working with a range of clients. This includes managing medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, amputation, brain injury and mental health diagnoses. Assessing in the home environment, Suzi provides her client and their family advice and support, including a treatment plan which outlines recommendations and therapeutic intervention required to help the client regain their independence.

Suzi has experience working with clients with complex postural difficulties, identifying pieces of specialist equipment to support postural alignment and offer advice on safe moving & handling within the home and community. She also offers therapeutic support to clients dealing with the frustration that goes along with a life changing event, including clients with anxiety and low mood.

Alongside her clinical OT work, Suzi works as an independent case manager, providing services for adults and children living with complex brain injuries and/or physical disabilities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation

Sian

Somerset, West and South West of England

Sian initially trained at Derby School of Occupational Therapy and has since gained extensive experience working in different countries and in various areas of practice. She works with adults and children in their own homes, workplaces and schools.

Sian specialises in Paediatrics, after having her own children and enjoys the challenge of helping children master new skills and gain confidence in their own abilities. She carries out detailed assessments and provides tailored treatment programmes to enable her client to gain maximum independence and meet their full potential.

Sian has worked in Australia and Singapore, having just returned form working in Singapore for the last eight years in private practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care

Ellie

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Alison

Powys, Wales

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Anne

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Having worked with clients in various health care settings, Anne has gained experience in the areas of rehabilitation and housing & equipment. She works with adult clients in their homes, travelling to areas of Warwickshire and the West Midlands, including Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull and Warwick. Anne is skilled in carrying out Blue Badge and mobility assessments, as well as gaining a Train the Trainer qualification.

Since qualifying in 1989, Anne has worked in various clinical settings, treating clients with neurological, orthopaedic and physical conditions. Currently working as an independent practitioner, she delivers assessments in the home and works closely with her client and their family to create a bespoke treatment plan, aiming to improve their function and quality of life.

Within the treatment plan, Anne recommends assistive equipment and housing adaptations to maximise a persons independence within their home and community. She provides assistance and guidance on the most appropriate seating solutions, including wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Where appropriate, Anne undertakes workplace assessments and will put together a return to work programme for her client, helping them gain skills and make their workplace more accessible.

Anne continues her professional development to enhance her clinical skills, including her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care

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

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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Planning activities

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

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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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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?

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