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Sharon

London - South, Kent

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

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural managemen

Gina

London

Qualifying as an occupational therapist (OT) in 2000, Gina specialises in seating & postural management and neurological rehabilitation. She lives in London and travels in and around the city, as well as to Surrey and Middlesex, visiting clients at home.

Having trained and worked internationally, Gina has extensive experience working across acute hospital settings, rehabilitation units and in community teams. She has worked with clients with a variety of neurological conditions, including stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and traumatic brain injury. Currently, she works as an independent OT, treating clients in their home environment.

Gina has a special interest in postural management and prescribes wheelchairs and specialised equipment tailored to the individual client. She provides recommendations and advice on improving her clients functional independence, including delivering upper limb rehabilitation and putting treatment plans in place to work on pain and fatigue management.

Gina is committed to keeping up to date with new developments, regularly attending training and maintaining a high standard of continued professional development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation

Emer

London

Qualifying in 2006, Emer provides expert paediatric occupational therapy to children and their families. She is based in London and travels in and around the city visiting her clients at home or in school. She is trained and qualified in therapeutic listening, as well as providing advanced sensory integration therapy.

Emer is passionate about working with children and their families to help the child reach their maximum potential and to be able to participate in all activities in their daily life. She has gained experience in various clinical roles, including working for a children's association on the Fiji Islands. She has previously worked with children with a variety of conditions, including autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, dyspraxia, developmental delay and cerebral palsy.

Emer delivers specialist assessments to children in their own environment, including assessments of seating needs and assistive technology needs for children with physical disabilities. Emer works with the family to develop a treatment plan, aimed to increase the child's overall independence and help them reach personal goals. Emer provides various treatment, including working on handwriting and fine motor skills and offering school based support where necessary.

Emer is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and will attend conferences and training to ensure her clinical knowledge is up to date.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Middlesex, Surrey, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Michelle

Surrey, South East of England

Having qualified as an occupational therapist in 2000, Michelle chose to specialise in paediatrics. She is based in Middlesex and visits children and their families in London and areas of South East England. Michelle has completed various postgraduate training courses, including qualifications in sensory integration and British sign language.

Michelle has previously worked in public, private and charitable sectors, gaining experience treating children with varying diagnoses. This includes acquired and congenital brain injury, orthopaedic disorders and children with sensory processing difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Michelle's expertise focuses on supporting children with complex physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy.

Providing a holistic approach when treating her clients, Michelle ensures all of their needs are met and they can reach their maximum potential. She delivers sensory based interventions to support learning, as well as providing sensory diets and strategies which the family can use at home. Where it is required, Michelle provides seating and postural management for the child, advising on the most suitable seating equipment and training parents and carers on safe use.

Michelle maintains her professional memberships of the Sensory Integration Network and the Alternative and Augmentative Communication Specialist Interest Group.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural managemen, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Sign Language

Karen

London - East, Surrey

Since qualifying in 2006, Karen has gained experience in providing therapy to adults, children and families in their own homes, working in partnership at each stage of the process to empower the individuals to meet their goals, increase their independence and improve their quality of life.

Karen's experience includes working with adults with a range of physical disabilities, neurological and cognitive conditions. Creating bespoke treatment plans for the client including recommendations for the provision of specialist equipment, complex seating solutions, designing major adaptations and safer moving & handling.

Karen is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care

Ann

London - South, Surrey

Ann specialises in neurological rehabilitation with a passion for assisting people regain their independence in daily activities following a spinal cord injury. Ann has many years experience working with clients who have Spinal Cord Injuries. This includes administering the ASIA, thorough assessment and treatment of activities of daily living, upper limb strengthening/rehabilitation/splint provision.

Ann believes postural management, seating and manual handling are key to ensuring a client's comfort, ability to engage in activity and reduction in further health complications i.e. developing pressure sores.

Ann has worked closely with the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre therapists and has attended training at Stanmore Hospital which addressed Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural managemen, Splinting

Premila

London - West, Surrey

Premila has 13 years experience working as a qualified Occupational Therapist and 9 years as a DOLS best interests assessor in social care settings. Her experience includes mental health, neurological conditions, and learning disabilities; with older people and adults.

Premila works with complex individuals and takes a client-centred approach to complete functional assessments and moving & handling risk assessments. She arranges equipment, minor and major adaptations and gives moving and handling advice to clients and their families, carers or care workers. She also has a sound understanding of Safeguarding issues.

Premila has completed Best Interest Assessments under DOLS MCA for various Local Authorities. She keeps and maintains my Best Interest Assesor qualification through yearly updates, refreshers and keeping up to date with judgements and developments in case law.

Premila sees that every clients and situation is unique and her assessments reflect this.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - North, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Learning disability

Emma

London - South, West Sussex

Emma has been working as an Occupational Therapist for 7 years since qualifying from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2011. She has built specialist experience through 4 years working within the NHS and a further 3 years working for the Ministry of Defence at Headley Court.

Emma has specialist knowledge and clinical skills working with people who have experienced multiple traumatic fractures, scarring, chronic pain, trauma and elective amputations, anxiety and depression. She provides holistic assessment and treatment encouraging her clients to focus their rehabilitation goals on both the physical and psychological aspects of their rehabilitation.

Emma regularly undertakes continuing professional development training to keep up to date with her practice, most recently completing courses in motivational interviewing & posture and seating assessment.

Emma is a highly adaptable and innovative OT with excellent communication and problem solving skills.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Debbie

Hampshire, South East of England

Based in Hampshire, Debbie delivers specialist paediatric assessments to children in the areas of Fleet, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Camberley and Alton. She has completed postgraduate training in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), sensory integration and therapeutic listening programmes and utilises these skills when treating children at home, in school or at nursery.

Having spent her career working in both community and hospital settings, Debbie now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment. She has experience helping children with a variety of clinical needs, including autism and Down's syndrome, as well as treating those with dexterity and hand writing difficulties.

Debbie will develop a personalised treatment programme which includes the needs and lifestyle of the child and their family. She will ensure that treatment goals are set which are realistic and achievable and will help the child reach their maximum potential. Debbie is skilled at combining sensory-motor, perceptual-motor, functional and cognitive approaches in order to meet the individual needs of each child she treats.

She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in both Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination

Simon

London

Working in London, Simon provides expert occupational therapy to his clients in their home environment. He specialises in housing & equipment, as well as assessing a client's functional and neurological rehabilitation needs. Simon is a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA) and will carry out these assessments working under the Mental Capacity Act.

Simon qualified in 2010 and has developed his clinical and therapeutic skills working in social services, in the NHS, for voluntary and private sectors. He works with clients with a range of conditions, including neurological, physical, orthopaedic and muscular skeletal.

Specialising in housing & equipment, Simon provides assessments to clients in their home environment and prescribes various minor and major adaptations to improve their quality of life and independence at home. Providing a holistic approach, Simon focuses on the client's functional rehabilitation and encourages daily life activities to be carried out by the client as independently as possible.

Simon is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England , London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access

Laura

Warwickshire, South East of England

Laura provides occupational therapy to clients at home, travelling to areas of Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as Milton Keynes and London. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing client's neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation needs. Her expertise also focuses on seating & postural management, in which she has completed postgraduate training.

Qualifying in 2004, Laura has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, working in acute, community and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She assesses motor, sensory and cognitive function and evaluates the impact of these on activities of daily living, through standardised and non - standardised assessments. From this, Laura formulates client centred treatment plans and evaluates progress through goal setting and outcome measures.

Laura supports clients and their families in their rehabilitation and any adjustments they may have needed to make due to their condition or disability. She offers advice on specialist equipment and safer moving and handling, as well as exploring the later stages of rehabilitation such as returning to education, employment and leisure roles. This includes the provision of specialist seating and wheelchairs to maximise the functional independence of her clients.

Laura has completed extensive post graduate training in upper limb interventions, offering mirror box therapy, motor imagery and splinting to clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

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

Tess

West Sussex, South East of England

Tess works with adults and children with moving & handling, housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. She holds a key trainer's accredited certificate in moving and handling, using this expert knowledge when working with clients. She is based in Hampshire and visits clients in Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet and Portsmouth.

Tess treats individuals with complex conditions, including orthopaedic and neurological conditions. She promotes independence and inclusion, ensuring that her clients reach their maximum potential and their own personal goals.

Working with both adults and children, Tess delivers independent assessments and treatment programmes at home, in school or at work. She carries out complex moving and handling and hoist and sling assessments, as well as assessing how a client performs their activities of daily living. Working with the family, Tess produces a detailed treatment plan, advising on appropriate equipment, housing adaptations, seating and moving and handling plans.

Tess maintains her professional registration through attendance at courses, reflective practice, research, review of literature and online learning. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and the National Back Exchange.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Anne

Wiltshire, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1995, Anne specialises in rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation for adults and elderly clients. She is based in Oxford and travels to Abingdon, Banbury and Bicester, as well as to Reading and Newbury visiting clients at home. She has completed a number of post qualifying training courses to further her learning, including a wheelchair assessor course and training in the assessment of neurological dysfunction.

Anne has extensive clinical experience working in hospital and community settings and is currently OT Professional Lead at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. She treats clients with a range of complex conditions, specialising in stroke rehabilitation. She combines her clinical experience from working in a variety of clinical specialisms, including trauma, orthopaedics, oncology and palliative care.

Working as an independent occupational therapist, Anne assesses and treats clients in their own environment. She devises goal centred rehabilitation programmes which combine leisure activities and family interaction to encourage the client in their treatment plan. Within this, Anne recommends specialist seating and wheelchairs, housing adaptations and appropriate equipment which will promote independence in every day activities.

As well as completing post graduate training, Anne continues her professional development by maintaining her membership with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care

Lucy

London - North, Surrey

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2007, Lucy has specialised in neurological rehabilitation since 2010. She is passionate about keeping up to date with current best practice and has completed numerous specialist courses since qualifying, including courses on cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury, postural management, functional electrical (FES) for the upper limb, constraint-induced movement therapy, and splinting for the upper limb with abnormal tone. Working as an independent occupational therapist, Lucy visits clients at home, travelling in and around London and the Home Counties.

Working independently, Lucy provides detailed assessments for her clients, focusing on identifying any physical, cognitive, visual-perceptual, sensory and psychosocial impairments, and assessing how these impairments impact on the client’s participation in activities of daily living. She provides a bespoke, client-centred plan outlining treatment recommendations, taking in to account the client’s life roles, interests, core values and personal goals.

Lucy has gained experience working in both the National Health Service and private healthcare, including working for a leading private London Hospital. She has treated a number of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy, and is also experienced in general rehabilitation. Lucy is highly skilled in conducting complex posture and seating assessments, having completed postgraduate training in postural management and wheelchair prescriptions and having been the Senior OT on the complex posture and seating team at her previous workplace. She is able to recommend specialist equipment to meet her client’s needs including wheelchairs, bed positioning systems and a range of daily living aids to increase the client’s independence with activities of daily living. Lucy is experienced and passionate about functional retraining to help overcome difficulties in day-to-day activities, such as transfers, self-care, meal preparation, self-feeding, writing/typing, accessing the community and use of public transport.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Ganga

West Sussex, 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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Veronica

London

Veronica is an expert occupational therapist, specialising in vocational and neurological rehabilitation. She is a qualified Bobath therapist and has completed further postgraduate training in hand therapy, ergonomics and workstation assessments. She is based in London and travels in and around the city visiting clients, also working in Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.

Graduating from The University of Queensland Australia in 2001, Veronica has worked and trained internationally, including for the NHS, in rehabilitation, community and occupational health settings and the private sector. Currently working at Kings College Hospital, Veronica provides specialist functional, vocational and work risk assessments. Working collaboratively with clients and their employers, Veronica delivers upper limb, cognitive and emotional rehabilitation to help her client stay in work or return to their job role.

Specialising in working with people with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, Veronica provides expert rehabilitation and advice on aids and equipment. She supports her clients, encouraging them to regain their independence and for them to be able to take part in daily life, work and leisure activities that they enjoy.

Veronica is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Work, Neurological Practice and Rheumatology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - West

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills

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

Joanna

Kent, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2006, Joanna specialises in neurological rehabilitation for adults. She has completed various post graduate training courses, including the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) assessor course and training in delivering cognitive assessments. Based near London Joanna visits clients in the city, as well as travelling to areas in Ashford, Canterbury and Dover.

Joanna has extensive experience in the field of neurological occupational therapy, spending her career treating clients in both in-patient settings and the community. She has a special interest in stroke rehabilitation and currently works as stroke lead for a community based team. As well as assessing and delivering treatment plans, Joanna also offers advice and stroke education for clients, families and carers.

Joanna continues this specialist care into private practice, delivering independent assessments to clients at home. She devises personalised treatment plans, involving the client and their family in setting goals they would like to achieve through rehabilitation. Joanna will re-visit these goals and change them accordingly, ensuring the treatment plan is achievable and realistic for the client.

Joanna is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, Kent, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

Alex

London - Central, Middlesex

Having qualified and worked in Australia, Alex now provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London. She works in the field of rehabilitation, specialising in neurological conditions and brain injury. Alex has completed a variety of post qualifying training, including a course on using the Perceive, Recall, Plan & Perform (PRPP) system to determine problems with client's cognitive functioning.

Since moving to the UK, Alex has worked in renowned services across London, being part of community neuro rehabilitation teams. Holding a graduate certificate in International Health, Alex has experience working in China and in nursing clinics in Kenya, using her cultural awareness skills in daily work.

Alex specialises in acquired brain injury, assisting clients in regaining their independence in daily activities following an injury. As well as brain injury, Alex has experience treating clients with functional neurological disorders, visual impairments, sleep disorders and fatigue and physical disability.

As an independent OT, Alex visits clients in their own home environment. She works collaboratively with the client and their family to build a bespoke rehabilitation treatment plan, focusing on their needs and also the goals they want to reach during therapy. Alex encourages clients to engage in home and community roles, including getting back into work where appropriate.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Celia

London

Celia qualified with a MSc in occupational therapy in 2013, specialising within the field of paediatrics. She works with families, treating children in their homes or at school to help them reach their maximum potential. Celia is based in London and will travel to homes within the city, delivering specialist assessments and treatment. To complement her clinical work, Celia has completed various postgraduate qualifications, including advanced training in sensory integration and therapeutic listening.

Celia is passionate about working with children and young people and helping them to reach their goals. She has developed her expertise working within different paediatric settings in the NHS, independent schools and private clinics specialising in sensory integration. Within these settings, Celia has treated children with various conditions, including autism, ADHD, developmental delay, Down's syndrome and children with dexterity and hand writing difficulties.

Working independently, Celia applies specialist sensory integration and neurodevelopmental approaches to enable children to engage and participate functionally in their daily activities. She provides bespoke treatment programmes and works collaboratively with parents and carers to implement some of these therapy techniques and strategies across different contexts, such as at school and at home.

Celia has gained a BSc in Educational Psychology and a PG Certificate in Child, Adolescent & Family Well-being, using what she has learnt in her current clinical practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London , London - Central, London - South, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening, Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

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

Kimann

Surrey, London

Kimann is a London-based occupational therapist, having qualified in Australia in 2004. She travels in and around South East England, visiting clients in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and also London. Kimann is trained in using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), as well as gaining having gained a qualification in sensory integration. She specialises in rehabilitation, housing & equipment and seating & postural management, treating both adults and children.

Kimann's clinical experience comes from working in public and private sectors internationally, including health and social care settings within the UK. She has worked mainly in mental health and learning disability services, working with clients with a variety of physical and neurological conditions and assessing function and promoting independence.

Delivering independent assessments to clients at home, Kimann provides recommendations of minor aids and equipment, including seating solutions and advice on postural management. Providing a holistic approach, Kimann will identify each of her client's needs and include therapy recommendations in a bespoke treatment package. This includes delivering sensory based therapy and integration where necessary, as well as offering support in regaining vocational skills and in finding work.

Kimann is committed to continuing professional development and supporting the development of others, having received accreditation as a placement educator through the Accreditation of Practice Placement Educators’ Scheme.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Anna

West Sussex, 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 managemen, Splinting

Our private OT’s in Croydon

The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide with a number of exceptional OTs based in the Croydon area, who can work with your family members or clients located in Croydon or the surrounding London Boroughs. We have experienced private therapists to cover a wide spectrum of clinical specialisms, servicing the Croydon borough including Addington, Addiscombe, Coulsdon, Purley and Thornton Heath.

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 therapists based in the Croydon area cover all areas of OT, including paediatrics, neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, moving & handling, hand therapy and vocational rehabilitation. Above you can find out more about some of our therapists covering the Croydon area by clicking on their profiles. Alternatively, call one of our dedicated and friendly client managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT.

We also have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Croydon 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

Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, 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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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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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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