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Private occupational therapy in Dover

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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

Janet

Kent, South East of England

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

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

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

Frances

East Sussex, South East of England

Frances is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist who provides expert assessments, management and treatment for clients with a variety of complex conditions including stroke and brain injury. She is based in Maidstone and covers a large client area across Kent including Canterbury, Ashford, and Royal Tunbridge Wells. She also visits clients in Surrey, Sussex, and South London.

As an independent Occupational Therapist, Frances works with adults within their own home. She enjoys providing clients with holistic interventions and building rapport with the family. Frances specialises in stroke and brain injury but supports clients with a wide range of other complex conditions. She is committed to creating a positive client experience and is passionate about enabling adults to meet their own goals and reach their potential through rehabilitation, patient led goal setting, and use of functional everyday tasks. Frances will also recommend specialist equipment or adaptation to maximise independence and safety where required.

Frances prides herself on being approachable, motivated and hardworking whilst ensuring her own continuous professional development through post graduate training and taking every opportunity to learn.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Balance, Self care, Postural management

Caroline

Kent, South East of England

Qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2005, Caroline specialises in Neurological, Functional and Vocational rehabilitation, as well as Housing & Equipment. She is based on the Isle of Sheppey near Sheerness and works in the South East of England, visiting clients in Kent, London, Essex, and East Sussex. In 2009 Caroline qualified as a Best Interests Assessor (BIA), assessing individuals under the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Since qualifying, Caroline has held roles within the NHS and social services and now carries out independent assessments within the private sector. She works with clients with long term neurological conditions, individuals with dementia and palliative care needs and also paediatric clients. Her expertise lies in rehabilitation, developing and implementing goal orientated treatment programmes to help improve function and increase overall independence. This can focus on cognitive rehabilitation, pain management, confidence building, vocational rehabilitation and fatigue management.

Within a treatment package, Caroline recommends specialist equipment and home adaptations to help maximise safety and independence within the home and wider community. She can provide training and support for carers and family members on the use of equipment, ensuring they are using it safely.

Caroline maintains her professional memberships of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice and Housing, as well as being a member of the National Back Exchange.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Postural management

Annabel

Kent, South East of England

Based in Whitstable, Annabel travels throughout Kent including Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury, and Folkestone. 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. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions and physical disabilities including brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, genetic conditions, global developmental delay, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, and Parkinson's disease. She also offers supports for clients with life limiting conditions, assisting with transitions to hospice and palliative care.

Annabel carries out independent assessments, 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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Anna

Kent, South East of England

Based just outside of Faversham in Kent, Anna works with adult clients in their own homes across the county and into London. Anna specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and is dedicated to enabling her clients with neurological conditions to maximise their independence and quality of life. She works with clients with progressive neurological conditions, brain injury, and stroke. Anna also provides Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling support and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Gaining extensive experience in the NHS, Social Services and the private sector, Anna has worked in both acute and community settings as a clinical specialist and team leader. Anna provides high quality assessments and therapy for clients and families, ensuring her practice is based on sound clinical evidence and judgement. She assesses cognitive difficulties, issues with visual perception such as visual field loss and diplopia, and balance and mobility needs. Within her treatment plan, Anna prescribes specialist seating such as wheelchairs and armchairs and advises on positioning programmes. She also supports with washing, feeding and dressing and helps clients regain functional independence in these tasks.

Anna participates regularly in professional development opportunities and has also been a University lecturer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Gaya

Kent, South East of England

Based near Dover, Gaya is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience across both the NHS and private sector. She currently covers a client base across Kent, visiting clients in areas such as Folkestone, Canterbury, Margate, and Ashford. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation having achieved her MSc in the subject in 2012. Gaya has a breadth of experience in a range of neurological settings and with various neurological conditions including Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Post Concussive Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and Motor Neurone Disease.

Gaya uses an eclectic, person centred approach to maximise rehabilitation potential and to meet individuals' aspirations and needs. She strongly advocates evidenced based rehabilitation and covers various areas including Postural and Seating Management, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Upper Limb Rehabilitation, and Vocational Rehabilitation. She consistently uses patient centred, function orientated goals and sensitive outcome measures to demonstrate clients’ progress.

Gaya regularly updates her knowledge and skills with the current clinical research and evidence for Neuro Rehabilitation interventions. Gaya is flexible in her approach and very time efficient with her work with a great eye for details.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Angela

Kent, South East of England

With over 10 years’ experience, Angela is an expert Occupational Therapist and Best Interest Assessor. She carries out assessments of clients with complex needs such as cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease. She provides bespoke treatment plans to her clients and encourages maximum independence. Angela specialises in Housing & Equipment interventions, advising on aids and adaptations to support a client’s recovery and long-term needs.

Angela carries out assessments with her clients in their home environments for seating, moving and handling, rehousing, access, and disabled facilities grants, as well as for major home adaptations such as wet rooms, stair lifts, and vertical lifts.

Angela is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Natalie

Kent, South East of England

Natalie is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Kent. She is focused on supporting families to help their child reach their maximum potential and develop independent living skills. She has a wide range of experience with children with neurological and developmental conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and brain injury.

Natalie has a great deal of experience of assessing hand function, functional skills, postural management, access to the environment, and assessment of equipment needs. She has worked within the acute and community paediatric settings, gaining a great deal of knowledge and becoming an expert in her field.

Natalie continues to further develop her clinical skills at a post-graduate level to ensure her clinical practice remains evidence based and children are provided with an excellent level of care. She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Specialist Section for Children, Young People, and Families at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Monica

Kent, South East of England

Monica is based in Bromley, visiting clients across London, Surrey, and the South of England. Monica has worked as a Paediatric OT for over 10 years, dedicating herself to increasing her knowledge and experience in paediatric neurology, including completing a MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation.

Monica carries out detailed assessments and provides bespoke treatment plans to children with a range of conditions including cerebral palsy, developmental delays, brain injuries, and cognitive rehabilitation. She works with children in their own homes and schools and works closely with family and carers to ensure the child can reach their full potential.

She has extensive experience in gross motor rehabilitation in babies and toddlers and also has specialist training in developmental care and uses this to help parents to better their understanding of their child’s behavioural cues and supporting their overall development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Essex, Kent, Surrey

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, Splinting

Donna

Kent, South East of England

Located in Sandwich, Kent, Donna visits clients across the South East of England. Donna has over 15 years’ experience and is a specialist in the field of trauma and orthopaedics. She works with clients who have injuries and conditions including spinal trauma, upper and lower limb fractures, amputees, polytraumas, fractured neck of femurs, and elective surgery such as hip and knee replacements.

Donna delivers comprehensive assessments and provides recommendations on suitable equipment provisions designed to enhance a client’s independence at home, prevent falls, and improve mobility. She works with clients, their family, and other healthcare professionals to develop bespoke treatment plans.

Donna is committed to her continued professional development, with a membership to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and constantly seeking opportunities to gain knowledge and experience through training sessions and seminars.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care

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

Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing 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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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 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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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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Planning activities

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

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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

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

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