Durham, North East England
Covering North East England, including Tyne and Wear, Cleveland, and Durham, Deanne delivers Occupational Therapy for adults, focusing on Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management. Deanne has worked as an OT for over 10 years in many different settings, assessing and treating functional needs relating to rheumatology, orthopaedics, respiratory conditions, and elderly rehabilitation.
Deanne focuses on equipment and adaptations to maximise function and independence in a client’s own home, as well as making recommendations for future care when required. She is passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential and ensures all of her interventions are client-centred and provide positive outcomes for clients and their families.
Deanne is an experienced OT in the management of chronic long-term conditions, understanding how to manage a client’s fatigue, suggesting energy conservation techniques, improving daily living skills, and managing anxiety and stress.
Deanne is also a professional member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Durham, North East England
Katy has worked as an OT for over 15 years, attaining an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skill to assist children with a variety of needs. Katy works with children and their families across North East England, including Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland. She has extensive experience with both the physical and sensory needs of a child, providing bespoke and creative treatment plans.
Katy has worked with many different physical disabilities, conditions such as cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injury. In particular, she works on the development of fine and gross motor skills, helping a child to build up the strength, balance, and coordination to perform activities and maintain independence.
Alongside rehabilitation, Katy will also advise on home adaptations and equipment required to meet the child’s functional needs. For example, this could include a specialist chair or bed to assist with posture and comfort. Katy is an expert in this field, undertaking specialist training in the Chailey Approach to Postural Management.
Katy is dedicated to her continual professional development, regularly attending conferences and lectures to keep up-to-date with the most innovative research. She has completed additional qualifications in Sensory Integration and The Listening Programme, which is music-based therapy to help with mental, physical, and emotional health. Katy has also organised and delivered a range of training programmes for parents, carers, other healthcare professionals, and education staff on topics including handwriting difficulties, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills.
Katy is a professional member of the Independent Practice section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
Sensory Integration, Chailey Postural Management, The Listening Programme
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support
North Yorkshire, North East England
Covering the North East and Yorkshire, Tuesday is an Expert Practitioner Occupational Therapist with over eighteen years experience specialising in the field of rehabilitation. She is passionate about working with adults of all ages, helping them to reach their maximum potential. Her special interests are functional and cognitive rehabilitation, moving and handling, equipment and adaptations.
Tuesday has specialist knowledge and experience working with people with neurological conditions (including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy), stroke, dementia and delirium, long term conditions, orthopedic care, amputees and palliative care. Her specialisms include; functional and cognitive rehabilitation, fatigue management, routine planning, upper limb rehabilitation, equipment prescription, moving and handling risk assessment and plans and recommendation of minor and major adaptations.
Having qualified from the University of Brighton in 2001 she has worked in the fields of acute hospitals, community rehabilitation and Health and Adult Services working with clients with physical and mental health needs. This experience has provided Tuesday with a holistic skill set to support clients to achieve their personal goals.
In addition to working as an associate for The OT Practice she also works part time for the NHS in an Integrated Therapy Team. She is a trained trainer for Parkinson's Disease and actively engages in continuing professional development to ensure her practice remains up to date.
North East England
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care
North Yorkshire, North East England
Based just south of Middlesbrough, Angela is a highly experienced OT, who has worked with private clients and the community for over 15 years. Angela specialises in Housing & Equipment, rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling, assisting clients with a wide range of functional needs. This frequently includes, fatigue management, pain management, planning and assistance with daily tasks, and developing gross and fine motor skills.
Angela assesses the individual needs of every client, considering holistically the best possible treatment and long-term provisions that can be made to benefit the client. Angela’s main aim is to enhance a client’s independence, through self-care and daily activities, ensuring access to the community, and managing mobility around the home.
Angela has worked with children and their families with a vast range of conditions and functional needs including autistic spectrum disorders, Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and sensory integration difficulties. She visits children in any setting, whether a nursery, school, or home environment. Angela has particular expertise regarding paediatric equipment and home adaptation.
As part of her continual professional development, Angela has undertaken postgraduate courses including the Brief Focus Solution Therapy Accreditation, Clinical Educators Course, and NCEF Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health.
North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Alice visits clients across North East England and Scotland, including Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. She has an extensive portfolio of clients, covering a wide range of conditions including, autism, brain injury, learning difficulties, dementia, and stroke. She is equipped to help a client manage fatigue, pain, mobility, and self-care.
Alice is also particularly interested in mental health and helping clients manage the psychological effects of a condition, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and self-confidence. This includes working with clients to develop a daily routine, introducing small and manageable tasks, positive goal setting, and initiating community engagement. Alice aims to improve a client’s independence at home and enhance their quality of daily living. Alice has an in-depth understanding of PIP assessments and so can support a client through the process, from the examinations to medical documentation requirements.
As a Royal College of Occupational Therapy member, Alice continues to regularly attend training courses and lectures, engaging with other healthcare professionals and keeping up-to-date with innovative therapies.
North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Scotland, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Greater Manchester, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Borders, Edinburgh (City of), Glasgow (City of), Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Salford
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
PIPs, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Since qualifying in 2002 Kathryn has gained experience across a range of physical injuries/disabilities, specialising predominantly in stroke and neurological rehabilitation. Kathryn uses a range of treatments including cognitive exercises, self-care, upper limb rehabilitation, functional skills, driving and vocational rehabilitation.
Kathryn carries out a holistic assessment of all clients needs and works closely with the client and their families to create a bespoke treatment plan with each individual ensuring all clients have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential as well as what is most important to them.
Kathryn is passionate about the promotion of occupational therapy and has taken a lead in developing the ongoing pathway for locality based MDT working. This has allowed her to develop an ongoing interest in clients with other long term conditions and using her skills to create care plans to encourage self management and ultimately less need for additional services.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Living in North East England, Chris works in Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland visiting clients at home and carrying out specialist assessments and treatment. She works with clients of all ages, specialising in neurological and functional rehabilitation, as well as assessing housing & equipment needs. She qualified in 2002 and has gone on to complete a PhD in 2012, looking at people with liver disease and the difficulties they have in every day life.
Having held senior roles in the NHS and being involved in developing occupational therapy services, Chris has gained vast experience working with clients of all ages with various conditions. She specialises in the symptom management of long term conditions, including clients with neurological, physical and cognitive needs. Chris also has experience in palliative care and working with elderly clients.
Working independently, Chris travels to the client and provides treatment in their home. She uses a wide range of therapy techniques to help improve her client's quality of life, including treating difficulties with memory and concentration, fatigue, lowness of mood and anxiety and managing their everyday tasks and activities. She also advises on equipment and small adaptations to help improve function and overall levels of independence.
North East England, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Since qualifying as an occupational therapist, Kate has worked in a variety of settings and with a range of clients with different needs. She provides expert assessments and treatment plans to help her clients live as independently as possible, visiting clients at home and work.
Kate specialises in the areas of seating and postural management as well as complex disability aids and adaptations. She prescribes relevant equipment to her clients depending on their individual needs as well as provides bespoke treatment programmes to support her clients in gaining independence.
Kate is a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists) and is committed to developing her knowledge and skill set.
North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Postural management
Cleveland, North East England
Angela has been practising as an OT for over 10 years, gaining broad experience in both private practice and the community. She specialises in Sensory Integration, working with children with neurological and complex needs.
Angela carries out detailed assessments of children and provides bespoke treatment plans to help the child gain maximum independence in daily living. She works closely with the child's parents and carers to ensure full understanding of the child's condition and provides training so that therapeutic techniques can continue at home and school. Angela will also recommend any provision of equipment that may be necessary to help the child reach their full potential.
She has also worked with clients with regards to moving and handling, postural management, and small adaptations. All of these have allowed her to gain a full understanding as to the positive impact OT can have on an individual’s quality of life.
Angela is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is committed to continual learning. She recently attained a postgraduate certification in Sensory Integration.
North East England, Cleveland
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Working as an occupational therapist since 1998, Barbara specialises in rehabilitation and seating & postural management for adults, having completed postgraduate training in postural assessment and management. Working in and around East Yorkshire, she visits clients in Beverley, Goole, Bridlington and York.
Working in NHS acute hospital wards and community settings, Barbara has experience treating clients with various physical and neurological conditions. This includes Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Barbara has provided specialist assessments to these clients, including postural, environmental and vocational assessments to identify the needs of her client.
As an independent occupational therapist, Barbara develops a treatment plan aimed to help regain functional independence in every day life activities. To help clients reach their goals, Barbara may recommend various pieces of equipment, including wheelchairs, power chairs and specialist seating.
North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
West Yorkshire, North West England
Hazel is a highly skilled occupational therapist and an Approved Disability Analyst. She promotes positive therapy outcomes and works in partnership with clients and their families. I am able to design and deliver training and education for health professionals, service users and carers. She has extensive knowledge in psychological processes and experience in many evidence based psychological therapies such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Hazel works with clients with a variety of needs, including, acquired brain injuries, amputations, spinal injuries and neurological conditions. She helps her clients with vocational rehabilitation and pain management, to allow them to live life as fully as possible.
Achieving degrees in Psychology in 1999 and Occupational Therapy in 2012, Hazel has a broad knowledge that she is able to draw from to help her clients reach their maximum potential. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists).
North East England, West Yorkshire, Manchester
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing, Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
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.
North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Housing and Equipment
DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sam is an expert paediatric occupational therapist who has trained and worked internationally. She has completed postgraduate training in a number of courses, including sensory integration, therapeutic listening and seating and postural management. Based in Leeds, Sam visits clients in Yorkshire, Manchester and Lancashire.
Having graduated in 2004 at The University of Sydney, Sam has worked in various paediatric settings in Australia and the UK, including schools and nurseries, NHS, hospitals and her own private practice in Australia. She has experience working with children with a broad range of needs and conditions, including children with sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, autism and children requiring help with handwriting and motor skills.
She provides comprehensive assessments at home, in school or at nursery, working collabritvely with parents, carers and teachers. Using what she has found in the initial assessment, Sam will recommend and implement a range of therapy techniques that can be used at home or in school, including DIR/ Floortime, sensory integration and sensory diets, neuro developmental approaches and behavioural techniques. Sam is also skilled in using Makaton and kinesiotaping, a rehabilitative taping method.
Sam strives to update her skills through professional development to provide the best advice, assessment and evidence based practice possible.
North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Salford
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening
Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Social integration
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.
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
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills
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.
The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the Durham region as well as nationwide. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Durham, including Darlington, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Sunderland and Stockton-on-Tees.
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 Durham therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the region. Alternatively, you can call one of our dedicated and friendly case managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
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 Durham 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 teamwork that is displayed is excellent, meaning that the client gets an efficient, quality service from beginning to end.Manager, Help & Care
The training session gave great insight into challenges faced by some children. Allowing us to ‘walk a mile in their shoes’ will surely help us create exciting ways in which to provide a wider and more purposeful range of activities in our OT sessionsClassroom Assistant
Mrs Oakland was delighted with the assessment and I really like this report. Sam (therapist) is very specific and has quantified the provision wonderfully well. She has made very clear her recommendations, which is incredibly useful - great report. As ever, I am very grateful to you for your quick response and willingness to work to such incredibly tight deadlines. Thank you.A case manager
I found your company to be most professional and delivered an individualised service that was both timely and client centered. Due to the service provided my client was able to have a smooth transition into his new home and he remains delighted with the support he received.Case Manager, Tania Brown Case Management
The OT Practice offers a flexible and professional service that has allowed us to react quickly to our changing business needs and achieve our customer outcomes.Papworth Trust