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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

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, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, 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

Joanne

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Joanne is an expert Hand Therapist, practising in the field for over 20 years. She is based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, visiting clients across the East Midlands, including Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, and Nottingham. Joanne is highly experienced in helping clients with a wide range of upper limb injuries and conditions, from complex trauma to complex regional pain syndrome. She helps clients of all ages and aims to work holistically, covering both the physical and psychological needs of each client.

Joanne assesses a client’s individual circumstances and needs, with the aim to maximise functional mobility and usability of the hands and upper limbs. This includes the client’s ability to undertake daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, and washing. Joanne will develop creative and effective treatment plans tailored to the individual client.

Joanne is also specifically trained and experienced in splinting, including the design and manufacture of bespoke splints. She is able to advise clients on a wide range of static and dynamic splinting options, providing the client with different options to suit their functional needs.

Joanne is a member of the Independent Practice section of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT). She has delivered courses for BAHT and regularly undertakes her own professional development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Splinting

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

Lisa

Derbyshire, East Midlands

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, East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Ireland, Derbyshire

Specialisms

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

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

Susan

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Susan provides expert Occupational Therapy to children and young people. She works closely with families, teachers, and carers focusing on the child's housing, equipment, and seating needs. Susan also ensures safe moving & handling within the home and school. Susan works within the area of Nottinghamshire, visiting families in Mansfield, Nottingham, Retford, and Southwell.

Having spent her career in both public and private sectors, Susan has gained vast experience working with children with neurological, physical, and sensory needs. This includes treating children with autism, cerebral palsy, and brain injury, as well as focusing on handwriting needs and balance or co-ordination difficulties.

Visiting children and families in their own home, Susan provides expert assessments and treatment sessions which aim to encourage the child to reach their maximum potential. She recommends pieces of specialist equipment, as well as providing sensory based therapy and advising parents on sensory strategies to support the child's needs. Susan also prescribes wheelchairs and seating solutions, including power chairs, specialist buggies, and trikes.

Susan is a member of the Sensory Integration Network as well as the Children, Young People & Families section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution

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

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

Debbie

Leicester, Leicestershire

Debbie is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation. She is based in Leicestershire, visiting clients in Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough, and Melton Mowbray to deliver independent assessments to clients at home.

Having spent her early career working in community NHS teams, Debbie has extensive experience delivering functional assessments and rehabilitation programmes. She now works independently, treating clients who present with neurological conditions, head/brain injury, acute rehabilitation needs and orthopaedic conditions, such as hip and knee replacements, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. Developing personalised treatment plans with the client and their family, Debbie aims to reach the client's personal goals and increase their independence within their home environment.

She maintains her professional development, continuing as a member at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Coventry, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Visual perception

Sarah

Derby, Derbyshire

Sarah is a highly skilled OT located in Derbyshire, supporting clients across the North of England and the Midlands including Sheffield, Leeds, and Nottingham. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in her specialist field of pain and fatigue management, providing holistic assessments and interventions. Throughout her career Sarah has developed expert clinical understanding of a wide variety of conditions such as back pain, fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, and auto-inflammatory conditions.

Sarah works with clients to manage their chronic pain and fatigue using specialist techniques, cognitive and behavioural strategies. She frequently works with co-morbid conditions, helping clients to manage their every need and maximise their quality of life. Sarah has completed training courses on advanced pain rehabilitation with the Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute. Sarah is also skilled in motivational interviewing, anxiety management, and relaxation helping to support a client’s mental health alongside their physical needs.

Sarah actively participates in her profession, sitting on national committees and contributing to national guidelines and resources. This includes the British Pain Society Pain Management Programme Special Interest Group and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Pain Clinical Forum working group. She is also a member of three Specialist Sections at the RCOT, Trauma and Musculoskeletal Health, Pain Management Programmes, and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Anxiety management & relaxation

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

Ali

Sheffield, West Yorkshire

Based in Sheffield, Ali is an experienced OT working across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and the East Midlands. Ali specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, as well as providing moving & handling and functional rehabilitation support. During her career of over 20 years, Ali has worked in a range of clinical areas including within mental health, acute settings, and the community. She focusses in supporting clients with complex neurological conditions including acquired brain injury, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. She assesses overall function and provides adaptations and equipment, including falls prevention items, to facilitate independence and manage safe moving & handling within the home.

Offering a holistic approach, Ali considers all functional, cognitive, psychological, and environmental needs of the client. She sets achievable goals with the aim to maximise independence at home and within the local community. The therapy provided by Ali is varied and includes encouraging clients to complete daily life activities, supporting them with dexterity and handwriting skills, providing advice on psychological adjustment and strategies, and providing training to carers and families on safe manual handling.

Ali completed an MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy and continues to develops her clinical knowledge, having undertaken further training in cognitive rehabilitation, motivational interviewing, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. She has also completed advanced training on levels 1, 2, and 3 in Bobath techniques.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Nottingham, Derby

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Helen

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in Mansfield, Derby, Retford, and Southwell. She specialises in Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment for clients with a range of injuries and conditions.

Helen works with adults with hand, wrist, and upper limb conditions covering chronic and acute injuries. She has expertise in scar management, desensitisation programmes, and splinting. Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She sets achievable and realistic goals, focusing on a client's functional rehabilitation and ability to carry out daily tasks.

To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions. She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed a Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Nottingham

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting

Paul

Leicester, Leicestershire

Paul is an experienced Occupational Therapist working in the field for over 15 years. He specialises in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology, and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and helps clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their families. Paul is located in Leicester and visits clients across The Midlands.

Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within community and private settings, helping clients with physical disabilities, age related conditions, sensory impairment, neurological conditions, palliative conditions, catastrophic injury, amputation and brain injury, mental health difficulties, and learning difficulties.

With a previous background in the construction industry, Paul has worked closely with architects, housing associations, councils, charities and contractors providing expert advice on the suitability of accommodation, adaptations to existing properties and new builds and has an in-depth knowledge of assistive technology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Leicester

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Self care

Jennifer

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Jennifer is an OT based in Stockton-on-Tees, visiting clients across the North of England. Jennifer specialises in Seating and Postural Management, Housing and Equipment, and Functional Rehab. She has experience helping clients with a range of conditions, with a particular interest in spinal cord injuries.

Jennifer provides comprehensive assessments, evaluating a client’s every need. She strives to improve the client’s independence at home through their ability to safely carry out self-care tasks such as washing, dressing, and eating. She can also advise on specialist wheelchair and seating options to support a client’s mobility and comfort at home and when out in the community.

As a member of the Independent Practice sector with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Jennifer is committed to her professional development. In particular, Jennifer has completed specialist training in sexuality following an injury or illness. So far in her career, Jennifer has worked extensively with the Armed Forces, supporting those with complex injuries by overseeing rehabilitation and return to work programmes.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, East Midlands, Cleveland, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire, Borders, Edinburgh (City of), Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hull, Wolverhampton, Derby, Salford, Middlesbrough

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Emily

Cambridgeshire, East Midlands

Based in Cambridgeshire, Emily works with adults in a variety of settings across the East Midlands. Emily aims to enable her clients to be as independent in their everyday life as possible and to improve their well-being and quality of life. She has worked extensively with a range of conditions including spinal injury, genetic conditions, brain injury, cerebral palsy, orthopaedic, muscular dystrophy, learning difficulties, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, and multiple sclerosis.

Working with clients in their home environment, Emily completes detailed assessments and provides treatment and recommendations to help increase her clients' overall independence and improve their quality of life. Her areas of specialism are Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Moving & Handling. Emily provides clients with assistance on housing and equipment, providing detailed reports for clients wishing to move house or adapt their accommodation. She also completes moving and handling risk assessments to ensure clients and their carers carry out safe practices.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Cambridgeshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural management

Karin

Cambridgeshire, East Midlands

Karin is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who specialises in treating children with autistic spectrum disorder. She carries out assessments and treatment of children at home and school, helping them to achieve their maximum potential. She is trained in sensory integration and treats children with neurological and physical disabilities. Based in Peterborough, Karin covers the areas of Northamptonshire, Rutland, and Cambridgeshire.

Karin has over 15 years of experience, working with children who need support to develop their fine motor skills, including handwriting as well as sensory processing difficulties and support with self-care. Throughout her career, Karin has become proficient at carrying out comprehensive assessments and creating child centred treatment programmes to help children achieve their goals and develop their skills. The home and school-based treatments she provides include advice and guidance for parents and teachers to help them work collaboratively ensuring the child is supported in gaining independence.

She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Sensory Integration Network.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support

Sam

Cheshire, North West England

With over 10 years of experience, Sam is an expert in her field of neurology, working with clients with a range of neurological conditions. She works closely with her clients, carrying out full assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to help her clients gain as much independence as possible. Sam is based in Cheshire and visits clients across the North-West of England.

Sam supports her clients with a range of needs including behavioural difficulties, cognitive assessments and rehabilitation, planning and execution of activities, upper limb treatments for both gross and fine motor deficits, assessment of ADLs, balance and co-ordination, visual perception and sensory deficits. Sam also provides training and advice to families and carers to help them understand her client's condition and the most effective ways to care for them, as well as training carers in safe moving & handling techniques.

Sam works closely with the charity, Headway, on a regular basis. She has completed a Bobath course in normal movement and has completed training in neurological splinting and casting to manage abnormal tone.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Newport, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation

Julie

Cheshire, North West England

Julie specialises in adult rehabilitation across North West England and the West Midlands including, Manchester, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, and Stoke-on-Trent. She has been delivering expert care and advice for over a decade, covering neurological conditions, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.

Julie has extensive experience evaluating safety concerns in the home and community, conducting assessments to support suitable treatments and facilities, and the review of care packages. This includes suggesting specialist home adaptations and aids, such as beds and seating. She strives to enhance her client’s independence, delivering the best possible care and advice in regards to both physical and mental well-being. She can provide expert treatment on areas including fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, behaviour management, social integration, and anxiety management. Julie also spends time providing invaluable support to families and carers, whom she recognises are just as important to the overall care experience.

Julie qualified in 2006 from York St John University College. Her career has seen her working in a variety of settings, including in-patient psychiatry, community services, and forensic services. Julie is a member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and actively engages in peer supervision on topics surrounding mental health, brain injury, and dementia services, and is experienced working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Holly

Greater Manchester, North West England

Holly qualified as an occupational therapist in the USA in 1997, choosing to specialise in hand therapy quite early on in her career. She has completed levels 1 and 2 of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) training courses, enabling her to provide expert hand therapy and rehabilaition to clients. Holly is based in Cheshire, visiting clients in North West England, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

Holly has developed her clinical skill in various settings, including in NHS and private hospitals and in the community. She was OT lead at The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester and developed the hand therapy service there. This included the development of and adherence to relevant hand therapy protocols and incorporating the assessment and fitting of pre-fabricated splints. She also provided splinting for children with cerebral palsy, including tendon lengthening and improving function.

Working with clients with acute and chronic conditions, Holly provides bespoke and intensive treatment programmes to increase function and improve overall independence. Using a holistic approach, Holly works with clients on all aspects of rehabilitation, including mobility and function, improvement of independence in home and leisure tasks and advice on home adaptations and equipment procurement.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Liverpool, Manchester, Derby

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, Splinting

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

Heather

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Heather is an Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation. She works with clients in their home environment, visiting areas of Northampton and Kettering, as well as homes in Warwickshire, Leicestershire, and Nottingham. During her career, Heather has gained clinical experience in the NHS, working for charitable organisations, and also in the independent sector, specifically in post-acute, rehabilitation, and community settings. She carries out specialist assessments on clients with complex neurological conditions including brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and those in prolonged disorders of consciousness.

Heather provides clients with a range of expert interventions, ensuring these are evidence based and meet best practice guidelines. This can include physical rehabilitation, upper limb rehab, balance, equipment provision, cognitive rehabilitation, and help with self-care. She also provides education and training to the client's family and carers, ensuring they know how to use equipment safely and appropriately.

With over 10 years of experience, Heather ensures her clinical knowledge is up to date, maintaining her memberships of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

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

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

West Midlands, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, London - North, Nottingham, Leicester

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Planning activities

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

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Visual perceptual skills

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost 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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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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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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Cooking & household activities

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

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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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

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

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