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Private occupational therapy in Dover

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Sharon

London - South, South East of England

Sharon has over 30 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, local authority, and private sector. The knowledge she has gained over this time allows her to give choice to her clients, understanding what specialist equipment works to their advantage and how best to adapt their environment. Based just outside of Bromley, Sharon covers a client base across South London and Kent.

Sharon works with clients with a range of needs and has a special interest in working with those diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). She carries out expert assessment and provides bespoke treatment plans to clients to help them to achieve the most from life. She was privileged to be awarded an Extra Mile Award from the MND Association in recognition of exceptional support to people living with MND.

Her dedication to meeting a client’s needs at home often involves working closely with architects, surveyors, builders, and specialist equipment suppliers to play a pivotal role in planning for both current and future needs. Her aim is to allow both the client and their families to live a life with the least possible restriction.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management

Ganga

Kent, South East of England

Ganga is an expert Occupational Therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for both adults and children. She visits clients across the South East of England including Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, and towns in Surrey.

Ganga has over 10 years of experience working in various settings across the NHS and private practice, in acute units and within the community. She delivers assessments and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions, providing rehabilitation and treatment. This includes anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations, and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.

Ganga also works with children and their families, providing an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development, and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.

She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration

Ronda

Kent, South East of England

Occupational Therapist Ronda specializes in functional and neurological rehabilitation and moving and handling. She serves clients in the South East of England, including London, Sussex, Essex, Kent, and Surrey.

With a breadth of experience in General Medicine, Accident and Emergency, Stroke, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Older People's Inpatient/Community Rehabilitation, and Palliative Care, Ronda strives for excellence in both care and rehabilitation. Her diverse background enables her to be flexible and adaptable to individuals' rehabilitation needs, ensuring a personalized and effective approach to therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Splinting, TBI

Leroy

Kent, South East of England

Specializing in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, and moving and handling, Leroy is a dedicated Occupational Therapist who focuses on the South East of England, specifically Kent and London. Throughout his career, Leroy has centered his efforts on enhancing mobility, identifying and prescribing essential equipment needs, and promoting independence for a diverse clientele. His wealth of experience includes working with various conditions, such as Musculoskeletal disorders (Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Joint injuries or replacements), Neurological Conditions (Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s), and Cardiovascular ailments (heart disease, Hypertension), showcase his commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals facing these challenges.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Self care

Nikki

Middlesex, South East of England

Located in Middlesex, Nikki travels to Brentford, Enfield, Hounslow, Uxbridge and Wembley, as well as in and around London, delivering assessments to clients at home. Her expertise is in Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management. Nikki is dedicated to providing expert care, working with her clients to increase their independence within the home environment and improve their overall quality of life. Within the NHS, social services, and the private sector, Nikki has treated clients with a variety of clinical needs, including orthopaedic conditions, neurological conditions, and amputees.

Working with the client and their family, Nikki will identify and recommend minor and major housing adaptations, equipment, seating and moving and handling needs. She works closely with local authorities, housing associations, equipment suppliers, surveyors, and architects to ensure the needs of the client are being met and a high quality service is provided.

Nikki maintains a high level of professional development and regularly attends equipment exhibitions to ensure that she is aware of new developments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Visual perception, Self care

Jennifer

Surrey, South East of England

Operating in Surrey and South London, and with over 15 years’ postgraduate experience, Jennifer specialises in Neurorehabilitation, Hand Therapy, Seating and Posture Management and Fatigue Management. Jennifer has worked in Stroke and Covid Rehabilitation, and with Head Injuries, Functional Neurological Disorder and long-term Neurological conditions (for example, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone disease, Spinal Cord injury) in community services, hospitals and care homes. Jennifer is committed to supporting a client’s independence; both at home and in the wider community; and does this by working closely with clients, their families and carers to develop individualised treatment plans. She can confidently prescribe a range of equipment to support engagement in everyday activities.

After qualifying in 2004, Jennifer held a number of positions within the Community Stroke and Neuro-Rehabilitation Team (CSNRT), from Specialist Occupational Therapist to Clinical Lead. At Imperial College London, Jennifer reviewed and updated OT department assessment documentation and set up and piloted therapeutic lunch groups. Similarly, in Ghana, Africa she volunteered on a project that supported the development of a Stroke service. Jennifer was involved in the development of other Stroke support programmes such as Life After Stroke: an upper limb rehabilitation group. Also, she has provided an OT service for a 50-bed long-term care unit that had an additional 20 respite beds and day care facility. She was nominated for the Outstanding Service award and featured in a BBC documentary.

Aside from completing a master’s degree in Clinical Research, Jennifer ensures she is continuing to develop as a clinician by regularly reviewing the latest research to ensure she is providing evidence-based treatment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Leila

West Sussex, South East of England

Leila, an Occupational Therapist with a focus on housing and equipment, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling, brings her expertise to London, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, and Southampton.

With a wealth of experience, Leila has worked extensively with individuals facing long-term conditions, including Parkinson's, COPD, arthritis, cardiac conditions, dementia, stroke/brain injury, fractures caused by trauma, and general frailty. Her commitment to enhancing the lives of those she serves is evident in her holistic approach to occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation

Shivangi

London - South, Kent

Shivangi is a passionate Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Orpington, South-East London. Utilising her extensive experience, gained through her work within the community, Shivangi provides holistic assessments and expert interventions to children of all ages across London and Kent. She has expertise in autistic spectrum disorders, developmental coordination disorder, sensory integration, behavioural challenges, and ADHD.

Shivangi is trained in delivering evidenced based interventions such as cognitive orientation to occupational performance, zones of regulation, interception intervention, The Alert Programme, Sensory Processing (neurosciences and fundamentals), and Bobath (early assessment & intervention with babies and young children). She has also successfully completed Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (Module 2) to diagnose children with autism spectrum disorder.

Shivangi set up clear functional goals in consultation with parents/teachers, demonstrating sound clinical reasoning and involving the use of therapeutic activities and approaches which are meaningful and appropriate. She is also experienced in providing relevant training including sensory workshops, how to manage child's sensory needs at home and school, motor planning and organisational skills, and fine and gross motor skills.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Kent, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

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

Janet

London - South, Kent

Janet is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Kent, covering a client base across London and the South East of England. She has experience of working with a range of disabilities and needs including autism, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, sensory integration difficulties, ADD/ADHD, and global developmental delay. Janet has expertise in the assessment and treatment of children of all ages, but is particularly interested in working with babies, toddlers, and primary school aged children. Janet has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of specialist areas including physical manual handling, rehabilitation, surgical aftercare, equipment provisions and major adaptations.

She has completed training in Therapeutic Listening, Saebo, Modified Constraint Therapy, Manual Handling, Perceive:Recall:Plan:Perform (PRPP) and Introduction to MAES therapy for CP children. She has most recently worked in mainstream schools and in a comprehensive early years team. She has a particular interest in Sensory Processing Difficulties and has been providing training workshops to parents specifically focusing on Managing Sensory. Janet is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and two of their Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

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

Temi

London - South, Kent

In her role as an Occupational Therapist, Temi specializes in housing and equipment, as well as moving and handling, delivering expert services in London and Kent.

She focuses on working with older people and adults facing physical disabilities, cognitive impairment, and complex social needs, Temi excels in addressing community and environmental barriers. Her commitment extends to adapting environments through recommendations such as level access showers, ramps, and through-floor lifts.

Temi is highly experienced in hospital discharge processes and excels in providing tailored equipment and techniques to enable individuals to perform daily tasks independently. As a dedicated and efficient professional, she has a rich background in community mental and physical health services for older adults within both the NHS and the social care sector.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Kent, London - South

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Mental Health

Chike

London - East, Essex

Chike, an Occupational Therapist residing in Essex in the South East of England, specializes in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling. With additional qualifications in therapeutic listening, Chike brings a unique skill set to his practice, particularly excelling in postural management. His expertise extends to East Anglia and London, where he is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to his clients.

In addition to his proficiency in housing and equipment, Chike is recognized as an expert in Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Grading, Functional Rehabilitation, Community Integration, Balance and Co-ordination, as well as Planning & Execution of activities and Self-Care tasks such as dressing and feeding.

Chike's background in coaching children within the fitness industry and his prior role as a fitness instructor have endowed him with a motivational skillset. This allows him to inspire and guide his clients continuously, fostering improvement and helping them reach their goals. His commitment to holistic care and personalized support reflects his passion for enhancing the well-being of those he serves.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Postural management

Naima

Bedfordshire, South East of England

Naima is a Speech and Language Therapist based in Luton, visiting children across London and the South-East of England including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire. Naima is experienced working with children of all ages, from toddlers to young adults, with a wide range of conditions and needs. She has helped children with autism, selective mutism, stammering, social skills difficulties, language needs, and speech sound difficulties.

With expertise in paediatric development, particularly cognitive, social, behavioural, and emotional development, Naima conducts holistic assessments and develops tailored therapy programmes. Naima has worked across a range of paediatric settings, both in public and private sectors. She advocates independence through supporting children with problems solving skills, inference, and social skills. Naima also strives to work collaboratively with parents and educational staff.

Naima is highly skilled in a variety of specialist therapy programmes including Attention Autism, Interactive Storytelling, Talkabout Social Skills, and Makaton signing. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton

Our private OT’s in Dover

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout Dover and surrounding region as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Dover area including Deal, Folkstone, Hawkinge, Hythe, Sandwich and Walmer.

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 therapists in Dover cover every field of OT, including housing & equipment, paediatrics, seating & postural management, neurological rehabilitation and hand therapy. You can discover more about some of the therapists we have in the region by clicking on their profiles above, or you are welcome to call one of our client managers who will talk through your needs and find the right OT for you. All our client managers are themselves experienced OTs, who will be able to provide a free initial consultation over the phone and follow up with a written quotation for further services if required.

Our dedicated paediatrics team provide an expert occupational therapy service for children, you can find out more by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our website.

We have expert therapists available across Dover and its surrounding areas working with individuals who experience a diverse range of issues that affect their daily life. More information about areas occupational therapists can help with can be found on our common difficulties pages, with separate sections for adults and children. For further information and a free over-the-phone consultation with one of our client managers, call us today on 0330 024 9910.

Common difficulties we can help with

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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost 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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Standing & self support

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

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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

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

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