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Louise

Derby, Derbyshire

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2006, Louise has specialised in treating clients with housing & equipment, rehabilitation and seating & postural needs. 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 in supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their every day activities and live safely at home. Since qualifying in 2006, Louise has gained wide-ranging experience in both community and hospital settings and in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness and disability on the quality of life.

She has spent her career working in community and hospital settings, treating clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive, including 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. Alongside her private practice she also works as an expert witness preparing care and equipment reports for personal injury or medical negligence cases.

Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections 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 moving and handling, ADL assessments, end of life care planning, stress and fatigue management.

Sarah is based in the West Midlands and also works in the East Midlands, Sheffield and surrounding areas, Leicestershire, Stoke-on-trent.

Sarah has experience of 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.

Sarah is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.

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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

Lisa

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Lisa qualified as an OT from Derby University in 1993 and has worked in the NHS, within a Local Authority setting and in private practice since qualifying.

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.

Lisa has chosen to specialise in 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.

She also collaboratively identifies housing & equipment, 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.

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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

Susan

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Trained in sensory integration, 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, as well as ensuring 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 assessment 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 College of OT.

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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 of working with adults of all ages in community settings, whom have a very wide variety of physical and cognitive conditions. She covers the East Midlands area.

Jessica has specialist clinical skills that span across a broad spectrum which include 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 qualified in 2011 and 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

Debbie

Leicester, Leicestershire

Qualifying in 2002, Debbie is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in neurological rehabilitation. She is based in Leicestershire, travelling to 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 of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections 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

Ali

Sheffield, West Yorkshire

Ali qualified as an occupational therapist in 1999 and has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, as well as providing moving & handling and functional rehabilitation support. She works in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, visiting clients at home. Ali has completed various postgraduate training courses, including levels 1, 2 and 3 in Bobath techniques.

During her career, Ali has worked in a range of clinical areas, including within mental health, acute settings and the community. She currently works in a rehabilitation centre in the NHS, supporting clients with complex neurological conditions, including acquired brain injury. 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 an 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 holds an MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy and continues to develops her clinical knowledge, having completed further training in cognitive rehabilitation, motivational interviewing and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

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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 the areas of 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. In her last role, Helen was the organisation's lead therapist for 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 the Derby University 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

Qualifying in 2003, Paul is an experienced occupational therapist specialising in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and enjoys helping his clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their carers & families.

Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within a social services role as well as with private clients with physical disabilities, including 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, he 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

Emily

Cambridgeshire, East Midlands

Covering the West and South West of England, Emily works with adults in a variety of areas including community and acute settings. aiming to enable her clients to be as independent in their everyday life as possible and to improve their well-being and 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. Completing moving and handling risk assessments to ensure clients and their carers carry out safe practices.

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.

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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 graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2005 and went on to complete her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2014. She has worked for the NHS as a paediatric and learning disabilities occupational therapist, 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 treatment she provides includes 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 British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and the Sensory Integration Network. She has also previously volunteered for for the NHS, running an independent living skills group.

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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

Sam qualified in 2009 and has since become 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 her clients to help them to gain as much independence as possible.

Sam also provides training and advice to families and carers to help them understand her clients condition and the most effective ways to care for them as well as training carers in safe moving & handling techniques.

Sam is a friend of Headway charity and works closely with the charity 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

Qualifying in 2007, Rachel provides specialist hand therapy to adults and children. She is based in Leicestershire, covering Leicester, Hinckley, and 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 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 and 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

Since qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2009, Heather has specialised in the area 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. Heather ensures her clinical knowledge is up to date, maintaining her memberships of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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 intervention, ensuring these are evidence based and meet best practice guidelines. This can include physical rehabilitation, focusing on upper limb rehab, balance and equipment provision, as well as 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.

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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

Gaynor is an expert occupational therapist with extensive experience in neuro 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 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 was on the panel of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for Neurological Practice from 2004-2014. and in 2014 co-authored and published "Guidelines for OT working in Brain Injury". Gaynor is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists).

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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

Aimee

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Aimee is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment. Her post qualifying training includes a Professional Health & Social Care Diploma in Housing, broadening her knowledge of this clinical area. Working within West Yorkshire, Aimee travels to Wakefield, Leeds, Huddersfield and Pontefract to visit clients.

Aimee has extensive experience in the field of housing & equipment, spending most of her career working for the NHS and within social services. Within these roles, Aimee carries out assessments for minor and major housing adaptations, provides specialist equipment and produces moving & handling plans for clients and their carers. She also has experience in completing Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

As an independent OT, Aimee treats clients at home and helps enable them to be as independent as possible within their home environment. To deliver the highest standards of care to her client, Aimee maintains active professional development through her membership of The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Housing and also the Housing Association Forum for Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

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

Joanne

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Joanne qualified as an occupational therapist in 2004 and has specialised in seating & postural management and moving & handling. She lives in Warwickshire, travelling to Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull and Warwick visiting clients at home. Joanne has completed various postgraduate training courses to ensure her clinical knowledge is up to date, including a course in palliative care.

Joanne has worked in various clinical settings, including acute hospitals, hospices and within the community. Having treated clients with various medical and physical conditions, she has chosen to specialise in oncology and palliative care conditions, ensuring her care is always client-centred.

Joanne completes comprehensive assessments of her client's needs, focusing on physical and cognitive function, environmental factors and risks of falls within the home. She also completes detailed seating assessments, providing wheelchairs and seating solutions, as well as advice on pressure prevention and relief.

Working holistically, Joanne ensures all of her client's needs are met and delivers a treatment plan that aims to maximise function and safety within the home. The includes symptom management advice and techniques and help with self-care tasks, also offering support with fatigue and anxiety management.

Joanne has actively been involved with teaching, specifically on topics on palliative care, non-pharmacological symptom management and communication skills. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in HIV, Oncology & Palliative Care (HOPC).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Laura

Birmingham, West Midlands

Laura has worked as an OT since qualifying in 2001. She has successfully assessed and treated clients in the field of neurology and aquired brain injury since 2005.

Working with a diverse age range and disabilities she prides herself on being able to develop great working relationships and adapts her approaches, which are key to achieving confidence and clients goals.

Laura believes that everyone deserves the right to access therapy as there is always something that can improve someone's day to day life and loves problem solving and new challenges.

Laura is client centred, holistic, driven, passionate and the best advocate for her clients. Always striving for the best, Laura has excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver timely assessments and detailed professional reports. Laura keeps herself motivated and up to date with continuing professional development and always believes she has something new to learn.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Splinting

Catherine

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Catherine is a self-motivated, enthusiastic and proactive Occupational Therapist with 19 years experience in a wide range of areas in physical health, including over 6 years in the employment field. Catherine is a Matheson trained UK functional capacity evaluator and regularly uses functional assessments for clients within her NHS Occupational Health role. She is experienced in carrying out workplace visits, job analysis and work rehabilitation.

Catherine's Masters Degree in design research has assisted her to devise innovative and unique solutions to functional problems and her advanced communication and motivational interviewing skills are utilised when liaising with clients, employers and stakeholders to enable change. Catherine is trained to carry out health and well-being assessments and she is a health and work champion for Public Health England.

Alongside Catherine's highly specialist assessment and rehabilitation skills she has a range of experience in service development, business planning, team leadership and research.

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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, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills

Liz

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Liz is a highly regarded Occupational Therapist working with children in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, West Midlands and London.

Liz has worked across a range of funding sectors including Health, Education and Social Care. Liz has worked with clients with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury, Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Retts Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy and Achondroplasia.

Liz delivers truly client centred and holistic occupational therapy assessments and interventions. She is passionate about working with children/young people and their families and delivering the highest possible standard of care. Liz aims to ensure each child is provided with every opportunity to develop to their full potential and to facilitate their participation in all aspects of daily life, at home, school and in the community in which they live.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Based in Cambridgeshire, Lucy provides independent occupational therapy assessments to clients in the areas of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and St. Ives, as well as visiting Norfolk and Suffolk. She specialises in rehabilitation, seating & postural management and equipment, treating adults with those particular needs.

Currently working as professional lead occupational therapist within the NHS, Lucy works with clients with physical, learning and mental health needs. She provides assessments and intervention to clients to maximise their current skills, develop new skills and build on new coping strategies to support them in their everyday life. Lucy uses the Assessment of Motor Process skills (AMPS) to guide her interventions.

Visiting clients at home, Lucy provides intervention that is based on the client's functional goals. This includes providing expert advice on specialist equipment and seating that would increase the client's independence in their own environment. Lucy is also able to deliver accredited postural care training to families and carers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration

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's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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