Suzi qualified as an occupational therapist in 1996 and has spent her career working with adults and children in a variety of clinical settings. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing her client's functional, neurological and vocational rehabilitation needs. Based in Plymouth, Suzi works in South West England and travels to homes in Barnstaple, Exeter, Dartmouth and Newton Abbott.
Having worked in private practice for many years, Suzi has gained extensive experience working with a range of clients. This includes managing medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, amputation, brain injury and mental health diagnoses. Assessing in the home environment, Suzi provides her client and their family advice and support, including a treatment plan which outlines recommendations and therapeutic intervention required to help the client regain their independence.
Suzi has experience working with clients with complex postural difficulties, identifying pieces of specialist equipment to support postural alignment and offer advice on safe moving & handling within the home and community. She also offers therapeutic support to clients dealing with the frustration that goes along with a life changing event, including clients with anxiety and low mood.
Alongside her clinical OT work, Suzi works as an independent case manager, providing services for adults and children living with complex brain injuries and/or physical disabilities.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
Cornwall, West and South West of England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.
Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.
To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access
Somerset, West and South West of England
William is a highly regarded Occupational Therapist specialising in Neuro Rehab. He is based in the South West of England and experienced in working with clients with acquired brain injury.
William has experience in supporting clients along the whole rehab pathway; from the acute stage of their injury onto slow stream rehabilitation and long-term community rehabilitation.
William uses a range of person-centred approaches and techniques to overcome the cognitive, physical and behavioural difficulties associated with the client’s injury. William has extensive experience in training carers, families and therapy staff on individual rehabilitation programmes and therapeutic approaches. He is confident at working with clients’ subtle yet significant difficulties and can tailor his approach to maximise their rehabilitation potential.
William is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists including specialist sections for independent practice and neurological practice.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset
Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception
Wiltshire, West and South West of England
Bianca is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist, she has worked with Adults and those transitioning into adulthood, who experience a wide range of clinical conditions and presenting difficulties. Bianca has developed specialisms in equipment selection and provision, home adaptations and the moving and handling of people, positive risk assessment and care planning, mental capacity assessment & best interest decision making.
Bianca delivers comprehensive assessments, identifying options which maximises independence, providing timely and realistic solutions that achieve positive outcomes for the individuals she works with.
Bianca is HCPC registered and passionate about helping her clients to live life to the full.
West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
Wiltshire, West and South West of England
Cath is an expert paediatric occupational therapist and has over 20 years’ experience working with children with a variety of needs. She specialises in working with children who have very complex medical needs and disabilities and their families, including those with neurological and life limiting conditions. Through joint working and expert assessment, she aims to support independence and participation whilst enabling families to provide dignified and excellent continuing care for their child.
Incorporating a professional OT role with hands-on 1:1 care at the Children's hospice, Cath gained an insight into the efficacy of equipment and adaptations provided for children and how the demands of caring for a child with complex needs affects the whole family, which has significantly shaped her practice.
Cath has developed highly effective communication and clinical skills; working with families to understand their needs and wishes, conducting thorough assessments, regular reviews of interventions and through robust report writing. She is committed to professional development and learning.
Specialising in stoke and brain injury rehabilitation, Adam is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, obtaining a MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2010. Adam focuses significantly on his specialisms, working in a variety of roles to gain maximum experience in his field.
Providing thorough and detailed assessments and tailored, goal orientated treatment plans, Adam helps his clients to gain maximum independence in their everyday lives. He works with clients in their own homes, care homes, and places of work as well as rehabilitation settings.
Adam actively participates in continued professional development to ensure his extensive clinical skills are up to date, and thus, he is able to use evidenced based practice to provide the best possible service he can to his clients.
Adam is a member of the Neurological Practice and Independent Practice specialist sections of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.
West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bristol
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
Qualifying in 2009, Sarah is an expert OT working with clients with a range of needs. She has 9 years clinical experience working in the public sector, health and social care and charitable settings. Sarah now works with The OT Practice working with adults and older adults, who have a wide variety of physical, learning and sensory needs.
Sarah has specific expertise in long term and complex degenerative conditions affecting adults and older adults. She is especially skilled in providing advice and guidance in the following areas; compensatory techniques, equipment provision, moving and handling, postural management and minor to major home adaptations including Disabled Facilities Grants.
Sarah is committed to maintaining her clients’ independence at home and is practised in identifying areas of functional difficulty within the home environment.
West and South West of England, Devon, Somerset, Bristol
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Learning disability
Sarah is a specialist in neurological conditions, working for adults with needs relating to Huntington’s disease, brain injury, dementia, and stroke rehabilitation. Sarah is located in Tavistock, near Plymouth, covering a client base across Devon and Cornwall. She strives to ensure clients regain independence, providing assistance to safely and confidently move around the home, carry out household activities such as cooking and cleaning, and personal care and dressing.
Sarah can evaluate activities of daily living (ADL), as well as cognitive and mental capacity. She is especially interested in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, choosing to undertake a post-graduate module while studying. Sarah also has expertise in Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling, and behaviour management.
Sarah offers a holistic approach to occupational therapy, supporting clients and their families from assessment through to treatment. Sarah can adapt well when required to serve a client’s individual needs, including liaising with other professionals and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. In particular, Sarah has extensive experience working alongside physiotherapists to provide adapted seating and aid in moving and handling therapy.
Sarah is committed to her continued professional development, regularly attending conferences and undertaking additional training. Sarah has leadership experience mentoring OT students from her local university, which she thoroughly enjoys and uses to enhance her own learning.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Postural management
Hampshire, West and South West of England
Providing expert occupational therapy to her clients, Katrina specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for adult clients. Based in Dorset, she travels to Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Weymouth visiting clients at home.
Qualifying in 2007, Katrina has gained experience working for Dorset County Council. She currently works in the adult and community team, where she assesses clients for housing issues and equipment needs. She carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments, working closely with other health staff, care agencies and local authorities.
Working independently, Katrina treats clients in their own environment. She makes recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations, as well as providing equipment and specialist seating. She implements moving and handling care plans where appropriate, ensuring her client is moving safely and as independently as possible around the home.
To maintain her professional development and make sure her clinical knowledge is up to date, Katrina will attend conferences and exhibitions, as well as being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
Hampshire, South East of England
Amanda is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment, rehabilitation and moving & handling. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA). Based in Portsmouth, Amanda travels to Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover and Basingstoke to see clients at home.
Amanda currently works in the community and has previously worked in acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs, such as Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries and orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs.
Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Amanda will work with the family to ensure all of her client's needs are being met. She will develop a treatment programme which aims to improve the clients overall functional independence; this could include minor and major housing adaptations, equipment provision and moving & handling advice.
Amanda is committed to continuing her learning and development and keeping up to date with recent advancements in the field of OT. Part of this is through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills
Wiltshire, South East of England
Jane is an expert occupational therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. Jane also works within neurological and functional rehabilitation.
Since qualifying in 2000, Jane has worked in acute and community settings, as well as working privately. She provides assessment and treatment to clients of all ages focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural advice and guidance.
Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her client maximise on their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.
Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and it's impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Worcestershire, West Midlands
Kate qualified as an occupational therapist in 1989 and has since worked in a variety of clinical settings. She specialises in housing & equipment, as well as providing moving & handling support to adult clients. She has built up an excellent understanding and knowledge of housing, adaptations and independent practitioner, Kate visits clients in their own homes, travelling to areas in the Midlands, South and South West of England.
Since qualifying, Kate has worked with clients in physical and mental equipment, helping clients in regaining independence and living safely within their home.
Kate works with clients with various medical conditions, including arthritis, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, diabetes and cancer. Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Kate provides expert advice and support to help her client reach their rehabilitation goals and live a life to its maximum potential. This includes the provision of specialist equipment, recommendations of minor and major adaptations and providing safer moving and handling techniques . She will also provide mobility and Blue Badge assessments where necessary.
Kate is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice (COTSSIP), ensuring her clinical knowledge is kept up to date.
West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation
The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Devon as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Devon including Barnstaple, Exeter, Dartmouth, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Torquay.
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 private Devon therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in Devon, 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 Devon 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.
The OT Practice has worked with us to clear several hundred best interest assessments. They managed our project excellently with strong communication and an organised approach. I have always found them to be extremely professional and helpful with our project being delivered on time and budget.Plymouth Borough Council
I received a prompt and informative reply to my request for information about the services they offer and how they would be able to meet the needs of the children in our very large primary school. We have been delighted with the service that we have received from the extremely knowledgeable Occupational Therapist and many children and staff have benefitted greatly.School SENCO
The OT Practice has a smooth process from referral through to discharge with outstanding service levels and a quality bank of occupational therapists all over the UK.Kayur Kotecha, Case Manager
We have found The OT Practice team to be highly professional and efficient. Our needs were listened to and met and we were extremely satisfied with the level of service provided. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.Head Teacher