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Joy

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Qualifying in 1991, Joy provides expert occupational therapy to clients in their own environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, specifically working with clients with complex neurological and life-changing conditions. Based in Derbyshire, Joy visits clients in Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Derby and Long Eaton.

Having worked in hospitals, community settings and private practice, Joy has gained experience assessing and delivering rehabilitation programmes for clients with neurological conditions, such as stroke, traumatic and acquired brain injuries and MS. Joy’s broad experience in neurological rehabilitation has given her a sound understanding of the complexities of these conditions 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 will 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

Louise

Derbyshire, East Midlands

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

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation

Helen

Nottingham, West Midlands

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 at home. To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions.

In Helen's current NHS role, she treats adults with hand, wrist and upper limb conditions and is the organisation's lead therapist for splinting. Her experience covers chronic and acute wrist and hand conditions, including scar management and desensitisation programmes.

Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She will set achievable and realistic goals, with an aim to improve on their functional rehabilitation and carrying out daily tasks.

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

Fiona

Derby, East Midlands

Fiona is a member of the paediatric team here at The OT Practice, supporting children of all ages. She is based in Derbyshire and travels to the child's home or school to asses and treat them, visiting Derby, Chesterfield, Ashbourne and Long Eaton.

Graduating as an occupational therapist in 1986, Fiona spent her career working within the community, visiting children at mainstream and special schools. She has experience working with a number of different conditions, including sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, autism and also working with children requiring support with handwriting and fine motor skills.

Fiona believes it is important to work collaboratively with the child's parents and teachers to help them reach their personal goals and encourage the child to live as independently as possible. Within her intervention plan, Fiona prescribes equipment and furniture to maximise potential, as well as supporting postural care to help enable to the child to sit up, sleep well and move around independently.

Fiona likes to keep her clinical knowledge up to date and has completed a train the trainer qualification in manual handling.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills

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

Annabel

Rutland, East Midlands

Based in Leicestershire, Annabel travels to the areas of Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray visiting clients at home. She specialises in housing & equipment and moving & handling, treating both adults and children. She has completed postgraduate training in moving and handling, ramp assessments and seating.

Annabel has gained experience across the NHS, social care and charity settings, including acting as assistant manager of a therapy centre in Romania. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions, learning difficulties and physical disabilities, currently offering treatment and support in a hospice to clients with life limiting conditions.

Annabel carries out independent assessment, recommending appropriate housing adaptations, specialist equipment to aid independence and moving and handling advice. She encourages carers and the client's family to work collaboratively, supporting her client to live as independently as possible in their home environment. Annabel also helps adolescents with the transition to independent living, working with people with mental health diagnoses.

Annabel is currently involved in a pilot project called 'Double to Single handed care',reviewing care packages where there is potential for reducing the the care and advising on alternative moving and handling equipment and techniques to carers and clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care

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

Debbie

Leicester, Rutland

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

Hand Therapy, 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

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

Fiona

Birmingham, Staffordshire

Treating both adults and children, Fiona specialises in the areas of moving & handling and housing & equipment. Since qualifying as an occupational therapist, she has completed training courses to enhance her clinical practice, including accreditation as a Train the trainer in manual handling. Fiona is based in Staffordshire and visits clients and their families at home, including areas of Derbyshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Fiona has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including working for the NHS, local authority, corporate businesses, case management and in private practice. She has treated individuals with various physical and mental health conditions, including musculoskeletal, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, anxiety and depression. Fiona has also provided OT to children, including babies and toddlers, supporting them with conditions such as autism and various learning difficulties.

Using evidence based practice, Fiona works collaboratively with clients to identify meaningful goals and help them reach their maximum potential. She prescribes specialist equipment, including hoists and complex seating, as well as offering advice on minor housing adaptations. Fiona also supports family members to learn safe manual handling techniques and develop plans for them to follow.

Fiona has additional skills in coaching, solution focused therapy and mindfulness which she uses in her clinical practice, encouraging her client to be engaged in their rehabilitation process. To ensure these skills are updated, Fiona attends conferences and exhibitions, as well as maintaining her memberships at the Vocational Rehabilitation Society and the Case Management Society UK (CSMUK).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Anxiety management & relaxation

Lisa

Derby, Derbyshire

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

Pip

Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

Based in Nottinghamshire, Pip offers expert occupational therapy assessments and intervention to clients in their own homes. She has worked in a variety of acute, rehabilitative and community settings in Health and Social care and has also presented at the National OT conference.

Pip specialises in carrying out independent assessments for adults with long term physical disabilities in their home environment . As an experienced community OT, she has a wealth of knowledge in major adaptations, Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) applications, continuing care funding, moving and handling including hoists and stand aids, palliative care, falls prevention and equipment provision. She also has experience in seating, promoting functional independence for the client within their home. She promotes individual lifestyle choice and works closely with the client and family to achieve this.

Pip is HCPC registered and continues her professional development by attending yearly post graduate training in moving and handling and has recently attended additional training for ramping and stairlifts. She is also a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation

Paul

Leicester, Worcestershire

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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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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Becci

Derby, Derbyshire

Becci is an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in the provision of Housing Adaptations and Equipment. She qualified at Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy, Oxford in 1987 and has worked in Social Care for over 25 years. She is highly skilled in carrying out person-centred and holistic assessments for people with long term disabilities, and making recommendations for provisions required to meet the identified needs.

Becci is passionate in her belief that disabled people should live in an accessible environment that maximises their potential for independence and that having the correct equipment empowers them to better fulfil their aspirations.

Becci has worked in several Local Authorities in the East Midlands in both adult and children’s teams giving her a breadth of knowledge in the service delivery and seeks opportunities to develop her skills and ensure that her knowledge and interventions are up to date by attending training courses regularly. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

Sam

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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

Catherine

Sheffield, West 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

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

Hand Therapy, 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

Jessica

Nottingham, West Midlands

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 managemen, Wheelchair accreditation

Georgina

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Based in Buckinghamshire, Georgina delivers assessments to clients at home, travelling to Aylesbury, Amersham, Buckingham, High Wycombe and Milton Keynes. She has experience working in the areas of housing & equipment, moving & handling and rehabilitation. She is member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.

Qualifying in 2009, Georgina has gained experienced working in the community, for local authorities and also in private practice. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, including assessing housing needs, adaptations, new builds, refurbishment programmes and specialist equipment. Additionally, Georgina has experience working with acquired brain injury cases, ensuring that long term effects on everyday living needs are managed through rehabilitation.

Georgina works closely with her client and the family to offer advice, guidance and expertise to ensure that the assessment and recommended intervention always meet a client's functional needs. Her goals are always to enable the client to be as independent as possible within his or her own home and social environment.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Holly

Manchester, Cheshire

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

Our private OT’s in Derbyshire

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the Derbyshire region as well as nationwide. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Derbyshire including Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Derby and Long Eaton.

Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.

Our Derbyshire therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in Derbyshire, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find the right OT. Being a private practice, there are no clinic visits or opening hours to worry about - we arrange home or workplace visits at times convenient to our clients, including evenings and weekends.

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

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Derbyshire deal with a variety of difficulties. If you would like to find out more visit our pages dedicated to explaining how our occupational therapists can help with common difficulties, covering adults and children. The most common difficulties we see are shown below, alternatively just call us on 0330 024 9910 for a free over-the-phone consultation.

Common difficulties we can help with

Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Personal care & dressing

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

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Planning activities

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

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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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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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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