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Louise

Derby, Derbyshire

Louise is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in treating clients with neurological and orthopaedic conditions. She supports clients with Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Seating & Postural Management. She is based in Derbyshire and travels to Derby, Ashbourne, Chesterfield, and Long Eaton to visit clients and deliver assessments at home.

Louise is committed to supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their everyday activities and live safely at home. Louise has gained wide-ranging experience across community and hospital settings in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness, and disability on a client’s quality of life.

Throughout her career, she has focused on helping clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive having worked with brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Before leaving the NHS in 2016 to focus solely on her private practice and medico-legal work, Louise was the lead Occupational Therapist for elderly medicine therapy in Derby Hospitals. Additionally, she acted as a Key Manual Handling Trainer, the Dementia Lead, and the Falls Lead.

Louise now undertakes work on private basis for clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, medical negligence, or accidents in the workplace. She provides recommendations for major adaptations, equipment assessments, work place assessments and ongoing rehabilitation packages to maximise client’s return to independence and inclusion in pre-injury activities.

Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Channel Islands, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Stacey

Derby, Derbyshire

Stacey, an Occupational Therapist based in the East Midlands, specifically Derby and Derbyshire, specialises in housing and equipment, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling. Her specialist skills encompass fatigue management, motivational issues, routine planning, daily living skills, gross motor skills, balance, coordination, planning and execution, and self-care tasks.

With a comprehensive skill set, Stacey is committed to improving the well-being of her clients. Operating in the North West of England, the East Midlands, East Anglia, Leicestershire, Nottingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and the West Midlands, she offers tailored interventions to address diverse needs. Stacey's dedication is evident in her approach to occupational therapy, promoting independence and functional improvement for individuals across the East Midlands and surrounding regions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, East Midlands, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sarah

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Sarah is a highly motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing quality care. Her specialisms include Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, ADL assessments, end of life care planning, and stress and fatigue management.

Sarah is based in Derbyshire, covering a client base across the West and East Midlands including Sheffield, Leicester, and Stoke-on-Trent.

Sarah has experience working with clients with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, degenerative neurological disorders, falls and fractured bones, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, respiratory conditions, cardiac conditions, cancer, and functional neurological disorder.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management

Vicky

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Vicky is an OT located in Kettering, Northamptonshire. She is a highly experienced OT who specialises in Seating and Postural Management, supporting those with physical disabilities and neurological conditions. Vicky mostly works with children in school and home settings, supporting those with cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, and learning difficulties.

Vicky has been an OT for over ten years, working extensively in the field to provide assessments for children of all ages. Vicky will advise on suitable seating and equipment for children, ensuring they have the means to take part in lessons and activities. She also advocates the 24-hour postural care approach, ensuring that every aspect of a client’s life is assessed and the most suitable solution proposed. Vicky will set up any equipment recommended and demonstrate how to correctly and safely use it. On many occasions, she has delivered training in special educational needs and disability (SEND) schools to staff and parents.

Vicky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP) and has completed an MSc Module in Sensory Integration Level 1.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, West Midlands, London - North, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Bethany

Staffordshire, East Midlands

Bethany is a dedicated and passionate Occupational Therapist with an extensive knowledge of rehabilitation, specialist equipment, and moving and handling. She supports clients with a range of physical and neurological conditions such as osteoporosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, autism, stroke, and learning difficulties. Bethany is located in Burton-on-Trent and visits clients across the Midlands including Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester.

Bethany provides specialist assessments and recommendations for clients to promote and enable independence living. She prides herself in providing in-depth and holistic assessments and treatment planning specialising in falls, frailty, moving and handling, cognitive assessment, rehab, and specialist equipment provision. Bethany particularly enjoys working with clients and their families to maintain independence in their own homes and promoting engagement in meaningful occupations.

Bethany is a committed professional who believes Occupational Therapy is an essential part to any healthcare setting and a truly client centred service that focuses on enabling and empowering people, promoting independence and positive health and well-being. She has an inbuilt creativity in approaching her clinical work that means she thrives to always find a solution to her clients’ needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, West Midlands, East Midlands , Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Helen

Sheffield, Derbyshire

Helen is an experienced housing Occupational Therapist based in the North West and North East of England as well as the East Midlands. She covers a wide area including Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Bradford, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Salford, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent and Wakefield.

With a focus on housing and equipment adaptations, Helen has a wealth of experience in supporting individuals to maintain their independence and live safely in their own homes. Her expertise includes assessing individuals' needs, recommending and sourcing equipment and adaptations, and providing ongoing support and training to ensure they are used effectively.

Helen is committed to providing a person-centred approach and works closely with her clients and their families to understand their unique needs and preferences. She is passionate about empowering her clients to take control of their lives and achieve their goals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Nottingham, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Jessica

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Jessica has extensive clinical experience working with adults of all ages and with a very wide variety of physical and cognitive conditions. Based in Nottingham, she covers a client base across the East Midlands.

Jessica has specialist clinical skills in neurological assessment and rehabilitation, Seating and Postural Management, Functional Rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, and equipment provision. She has worked with adults with conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cognitive difficulties, arthritis, osteoporosis, respiratory conditions, heart conditions, amputees, and diabetes.

Jessica is passionate about working with adults and supporting her clients to maximise their independence. She is committed to establishing ways to overcome any functional difficulties and work collaboratively with her clients to set achievable, person centred goals.

Jessica is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists as well as the RCOT Specialist Section for Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, TBI

Sarah

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Sarah is a highly skilled OT who has been delivering expert therapy for over 15 years. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, providing assessments and treatment for adults who have progressive neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, stroke, acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Based in Nottingham, Sarah covers a client base across the East Midlands including Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Over her extensive career, Sarah has worked with clients across a wide range of settings helping with fatigue management, balance and coordination, and fine and gross motor skills. Sarah works collaboratively with clients and often multi-disciplinary teams, to set individualised goals and rehabilitation plans. She endeavours to support a client regain their maximum level of independence from completing self-care tasks, such as washing and dressing, to returning to work.

Sarah can lead complex interventions involving more advanced skills such as splinting and upper limb rehabilitation. Utilising her BOBATH training, she can provide hands on treatment and support with moving and handling.

Sarah is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, Derby

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Lisa

Derby, Derbyshire

Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Lisa has worked in many different settings in the NHS, Local Authorities, and in private practice. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, delivering expert home functional assessments of adults and children with highly complex physical disabilities. This can be a result of illness or trauma, neurological and congenital conditions, birth injuries, and chronic pain. Lisa is located in Derbyshire and visits clients across the UK.

Lisa works holistically to identify Moving & Handling and Seating & Postural needs with the client and their family, successfully implementing solutions to enable individuals to participate in day to day activities, engage in purposeful roles, and support them to lead an independent life.

She has held a number of senior and managerial positions within the local authority setting, being responsible for occupational therapy teams and the delivery of the service.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales, Derbyshire

Specialisms

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

Joy

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Joy is a highly experienced OT, working in a variety of hospital, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides specialist occupational therapy with particular expertise working with clients with complex neurological and life-changing conditions such as brain injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. She is based in Derbyshire and covers a client base across the Midlands including Derby, Nottingham, and Sheffield.

Joy delivers expert assessments and rehabilitation programmes, supporting with the complexities of their condition and the functional and emotional impact they have on the client and their families. Joy's specialist skills include assessing visual processing and delivering perceptual and cognitive rehabilitation, continually supporting her clients in increasing their independence. To help improve their overall quality of life and independence at home, Joy can also provide seating and wheelchair assessments, hoisting and functional assessments and equipment provision.

Joy is a qualified personal performance coach and uses her skills in motivation, confidence building and empowerment when working with her clients and providing occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Rachel

Leicestershire, East Midlands

Rachel provides specialist Hand Therapy for adults and children. She is based in Leicestershire, covering Leicester, Hinckley, Loughborough, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire. To build on her clinical knowledge, Rachel has completed various postgraduate qualifications, including British Association of Hand Therapists accredited courses in wrist conditions and the management of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rachel's expertise focuses on the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting the upper limb, having worked in various clinical settings including trauma & orthopaedics, plastic surgery, and rheumatology. She assesses and treats clients with a range of conditions, including fractures, dislocations, nerve injuries, repairs, and amputations.

Providing a variety of intervention techniques, Rachel ensures the needs of the individual are met and ultimately that they restore function. Treatment can include scar management and skin grafts, exercise provision, desensitisation and sensory re-education, as well as thermoplastic splinting in which Rachel has completed further training.

Rachel is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists and continues her clinical development by attending seminars and training courses.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Pain management, Splinting

Charlotte

Lincolnshire, East Midlands

Charlotte qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Southampton University School of Health Professional and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2006. She has over 15 years of experience working within NHS, local authority and private settings, helping clients with a range of physical and neurological injuries and conditions.

Charlotte has comprehensive assessment skills to evaluate a client’s needs and deliver client-centred therapeutic intervention. She is passionate about helping clients reach their maximum potential through the implementation of rehabilitation programs, equipment provision, minor or major adaptations, fatigue management and falls prevention. She strives to maximise a client’s potential and support them to live independently and safely carry out activities of daily living. Charlotte has specialist experience delivering cognitive assessments for clients with neurological conditions and creating tailored rehabilitation programmes. She embraces multidisciplinary working where required, in order to achieve positive outcomes and provide a holistic service.

Within various different settings, Charlotte has lead and contributed to the training of junior and unqualified staff to facilitate the development of their skills and knowledge.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Gaynor

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Based in Northamptonshire, Gaynor is an expert Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Neurological Rehabilitation, both in acute and community settings. She ensures her clients are able to maximise their independence by carrying out individualised assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to meet their personal needs. Gaynor covers a client base across The Midlands including Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, and Nottingham.

Gaynor has specialist training in many areas of occupational therapy including BOBATH, Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills (AMPS), and SMART Assessment of PDOC patients. She works with patients with a variety of neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, motor neuron disease, and MS.

Gaynor has been on the panel of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for Neurological Practice and co-authored and published "Guidelines for OT working in Brain Injury".

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Warwickshire, London - North, Nottingham, Leicester

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

PIPs, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Sophy

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Sophy is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and Brain Injury. Based in Northampton, Sophy covers a large area across the Midlands including Milton Keynes, Coventry, Kettering, and Bedford. She supports clients with a wide range of neurological conditions including stroke and traumatic brain injury, as well as broader mental health needs such as anxiety and depression. She has practiced in numerous areas both within the private and public sector of the NHS.

Sophy’s specialist skills within Neuro Rehabilitation include the assessment of upper limb function and providing intensive rehabilitation to facilitate engagement in functional activities. She can provide the assessment and intervention of activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and kitchen tasks. She places a particular focus on functional cognitive strategies that can be utilised to compensate for difficulties with attention, memory, organisational skills, planning, and problem solving.

She also has an extensive background in Mental Health, including experience in an acute hospital setting to support patients with complex mental health and social needs. She provided informed packages of care which included liaison with social services and housing authorities where required. She also developed expertise on anxiety management, goal setting, and relationship building. Another particular area of interest for Sophy is Vocational Rehabilitation, where she has experience coordinating volunteer placements and assessing a client's return to work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, London - North, Coventry, Leicester

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Roberta

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Roberta is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Moving & Handling. She is based in Northampton and visits clients across the East Midlands including Birmingham, Coventry, and Leicester.

Having worked in community settings, functional rehab, acute hospitals, and adult social care, Roberta has a broad range of experience and skills which benefit those she works with to have a holistic, well-rounded assessment, and support. She supports clients with a range of physical and neurological conditions including arthritis, fibromyalgia, hip and knee replacements, amputations, stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and motor neurone disease.

Roberta is passionate about working with adults to support them in achieving their goals and to be as independent as possible. She can provide recommendations for minor and major adaptations, equipment including specialist seating, manual handling and single-handed care, functional assessments, and assessments for care needs.

Roberta actively develops her clinical skills through regular training, attending conferences, and keeping up to date with developments in clinical practice to ensure that the individuals she works with receive the best possible support.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

Isobel

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Isobel is Specialist Occupational Therapist in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation. She’s based in Northampton and covers a large clients base across the East Midlands including Leicester, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, and Peterborough. Isobel supports clients with a variety of conditions such as brain injury, spinal injury, orthopaedic injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.

Isobel promotes independent living through specialist assessments and tailored therapy plans. She enjoys supporting clients with complex neurological and mental health needs, as well as those requiring more holistic Occupational Therapy input. She has gained much knowledge and experience of a range of conditions and complex problems specific to each individual client.

Isobel is able to work proactively and collaboratively with a high level of professionalism and client-centred practice at the core of all assessments. She remains calm under pressure, with very good problem-solving skills, effective communication, adaptability and interpersonal skills. All assessments, intervention planning, and report writing is completed at a high standard with the aim of achieving the best outcome for the client.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, London - Central, London - North, London - East, Birmingham, Leicester

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Helen

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Occupational Therapist Helen specializes in housing and equipment as well as moving and handling. With a focus on DFG assessments, she brings expertise in addressing motivational issues, anxiety management, and relaxation techniques within the realm of mental health. Residing in the East Midlands, specifically Northamptonshire, Helen extends her services to Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. Helen's client-centered approach ensures thorough assessments and tailored interventions, promoting independence and enhancing the overall well-being of individuals under her care.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

Leah

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Based in Northamptonshire and able to cover West and Central London, Leah is a passionate neuro OT providing rehabilitation. She jointly works as required with physios, speech and language therapists, and psychologists to complete comprehensive assessments for multi-disciplinary teams. Leah supports individuals to increase their independence and return to their daily living, providing equipment advice to aid independence and transfers. Leah helps set SMART goals with her clients, and is experienced with conditions such as stroke, complex medicine, elderly care, and is experienced in conducting housing assessments and making community referrals. Leah has additional experience with completing neurological assessments within SNAPP guidelines, upper limb assessment and treatment plans, and cognitive assessments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, TBI

Sarah

Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in housing and equipment and vocational rehabilitation, and serving the regions of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. With a strong background in mental health, Sarah has worked extensively with individuals facing various challenges. Some of which include Schizophrenia, depression, anxiety; sensory processing difficulties, autism and learning disabilities. Sarah is dedicated to helping individuals improve their self-care abilities, facilitating learning and relearning of everyday activities, and establishing effective structures and routines.

Recognising the importance of a person-centered approach, Sarah strives to make a positive impact on the lives of her clients, empowering them to achieve their goals and maximize their potential for a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

AMPS, CBT

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

Stephanie

Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

Stephanie, an accomplished Occupational Therapist residing in Nottinghamshire, serving regions across the North West, East of England, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, West and East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, and Wales. With expertise in paediatrics, housing and equipment, seating and postural management, moving and handling, and complex paediatrics, Stephanie holds a distinct qualification in sensory integration. Her specialised skills encompass pain management, sensory integration, gross and fine motor skills, and learning disabilities. Stephanie's holistic approach and dedication ensure comprehensive support, tailored to individual needs, fostering well-being and optimal development. Stephanie provides expert guidance in enhancing lives through occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, Wales

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Pain management, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Social integration, Learning disability

Amy

Staffordshire, West Midlands

Based in Staffordshire, just south of Stoke-on-Trent, Amy is a highly experienced OT specialising in Housing & Equipment. She covers a client base across the Midlands, offering expert housing assessments and recommendations. Amy has worked in this field for over 15 years, supporting adults with a wide range of physical disabilities and conditions often with secondary sensory and cognitive needs.

Amy conducts holistic assessments of a client’s functional needs in the home and strives to maximise their level of independence. This includes their ability to safely and confidently undertake activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning. Amy can recommend both minor and major housing adaptations to suit the client’s individual needs. Amy has particular expertise working with older adults, supporting with mobility and home adaptations. She has also undertaken specialist training in dementia awareness. Amy is skilled in complex manual handling, including specific training in bariatric moving & handling. She can also advise on Disability Facilities Grants and Personal Independence Payments, having had experience as a Disability Assessor in the past.

Amy is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Kent, Leicestershire, Merseyside, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills

Lynsey

Birmingham, Staffordshire

Paediatric OT Lynsey specialises in sensory integration and supports children with complex conditions, including learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorder, Autism Complex Eating Difficulties, Down's Syndrome, Behavioural Difficulties. Lynsey is a specialist in fine and gross motor skills and handwriting. Her experience and person-centred approach make her an invaluable asset to children and families in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham, and Wolverhampton.

Her expertise in these areas enables her to provide tailored interventions that address the specific needs of each child she works with. She has extensive experience working with children who struggle to process and respond to sensory input, helping them to develop the skills and strategies they need to engage more fully with the world around them. Lynsey is passionate about empowering children to achieve their full potential. She has a particular interest in helping children to develop the skills and strategies they need to succeed academically and socially.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Katy

Birmingham, West Midlands

Katy is a dedicated Occupational Therapist specialising in pediatrics, sensory integration, and sensory attachment. With a focus on improving daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, and anxiety management, Katy works with clients in the West Midlands, East Midlands, including Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry, and Derby.

Her expertise extends to working with children with conditions such as autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavioral difficulties. Katy's compassionate approach aims to support clients in overcoming challenges, promoting their well-being and enhancing their quality of life.

Through evidence-based interventions and personalized treatment plans, Katy empowers her clients to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. She is committed to providing holistic and client-centered care, ensuring that each individual's unique needs are addressed with sensitivity and understanding.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Sensory Attachment Therapy

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Jared

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Jared, an Occupational Therapist with expertise in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling, operates across the East Midlands, focusing particularly on Nottingham. Specializing in equipment, major and minor adaptations, Disabled Facilities Grants, housing reports, and more, Jared's diverse skill set extends to addressing various conditions such as physical disabilities, mental health conditions, neurological conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, autism, learning disabilities, postural seating, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and transfers. Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for his clients, Jared brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Learning disability

Our private OT’s in Derby

The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are in Derby or its surroundings. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Derby, including Alvaston, Crewton, Mickleover, Normanton and Spondon.

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 Derby therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. For more information on some of our expert therapists in the region, please click on the profiles shown above. Alternatively, our dedicated client managers can provide a free initial consultation by telephone, as the first step in finding you the OT best matched to your needs. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

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 in Derby 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

Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Standing & self support

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

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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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

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