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
Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham
Lucy is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist located Chester-Le-Street, County Durham. She visits children and their families across the North East of England, covering Durham, Sunderland, and Newcastle. With over 10 years of experience, Lucy delivers expert and comprehensive assessments, analysing a child’s functional and cognitive needs.
Lucy works with children with a wide range of conditions including cerebral palsy, brain injury, muscular dystrophy, learning disabilities, global developmental delay, and autism. She helps children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, supporting them to complete every day tasks such as dressing and feeding. Her aim is to enable each child to reach their maximum potential and develop skills of independent living. She can also help children with handwriting needs, having undertaken a specialist training course on the subject.
Supporting children with sensory needs, Lucy has completed training in Sensory Integration and The Listening Programme. She is able to offer holistic interventions, addressing a child’s every need both physical and cognitive. Lucy has also completed training on the Chailey Approach to Postural Management, supporting children, their families, and carers with seating and postural needs.
North East England
Chailey Postural Management, The Listening Programme
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Living in North Shields, Chris covers a large client base across Tyne and Wear, Durham, and Northumberland. She works with clients of all ages, carrying out specialist assessments and treatment. She is particularly skilled in Neurological and Functional Rehabilitation, as well as assessing Housing & Equipment needs.
Having held senior roles across various healthcare settings, Chris has gained vast experience working with clients of all ages with many different 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.
Chris typically visits clients in their own homes, using a wide range of therapy techniques to help improve her client's quality of life. This includes 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
Kate is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist based in Newcastle, providing expert assessments and treatment plans to help her clients live as independently as possible. She visits clients at home and in the work place across the North of England including Durham, Cumbria, and Northumberland. Kate has over 20 years of experience, helping clients in a variety of settings and with a wide range of conditions and needs.
Kate specialises in Seating & 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 providing bespoke treatment programmes to support her clients in gaining independence. Kate also conducts holistic assessments and supports her clients with activities of daily living and self-care tasks.
Kate is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice.
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
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
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.
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 also recently attained a postgraduate certification in Sensory Integration.
North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
Tyne and Wear, North East England
Based in Tyne and Wear, Sandra is a Paediatric OT visiting children across the North East. She has over 15 years’ experience, visiting children of all ages in both home and school settings. Sandra has worked in acute and community environments, supporting multi-disciplinary teams with a wide range of conditions. She is experienced supporting those with cerebral palsy, severe learning difficulties, developmental coordination disorder, developmental delay, Down’s syndrome, and brain injury.
Sandra delivers comprehensive assessments, focusing on every child’s individual needs and helping them to develop fundamental skills. She works with children to help with their fine motor skills, dexterity, and visual perception. This enables them to engage with learning and carry out self-care tasks such as dressing and eating, as well as leading to taking part in leisure activities. Sandra is especially skilled in handwriting, co-ordination, and splinting.
Completing her MSc in Developmental Disorders in 2019, Sandra researched the use of Kinesio tape on upper limb function. She is also a member of the Independent Practice specialist section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
With over 15 years’ experience, Kathryn has expertise across a range of conditions and disabilities, specialising 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. She is based in Newcastle and visits clients across the North of England.
Kathryn carries out holistic assessments of a client’s needs and works closely with the client and their families to create a bespoke treatment plan and ensures every client has the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential. Kathryn focuses on a client’s ability to safely undertake daily tasks at home including cooking, dressing, and washing. She can also recommend equipment and minor adaptations to support a client’s rehabilitation and to assist with day-to-day tasks. Kathryn can support clients plan and undertake a return to work, liaising with employers to implement a suitable phased return to work and effective pacing strategies.
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
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Lisa has worked in many different settings in the NHS, Local Authorities, and in private practice. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, delivering expert 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. Lisa is located in Derbyshire and visits clients across the UK.
Lisa works holistically to identify 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.
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.
East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Working as an Occupational Therapist, 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, Barbara visits clients in Beverley, Goole, Bridlington, and York.
Working in 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 everyday activities. To help clients reach their goals, Barbara can also recommend 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, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Aimee is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment. Working within West Yorkshire, Aimee covers a client base across Wakefield, Leeds, Huddersfield, and Pontefract. She supports clients following traumatic injuries including orthopaedic injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Aimee carries out assessments for minor and major housing adaptations, specialist equipment, and moving & handling plans for clients and their carers. She also has experience in completing Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments. Aimee considers her client’s current and potential future needs, providing recommendations that cover both short and long-term goals.
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 Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Housing and also the Housing Association Forum for Occupational Therapists.
Her post qualifying training includes a Professional Health & Social Care Diploma in Housing, broadening her knowledge of this clinical area.
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
Glasgow (City of), Scotland
Liz is an Occupational Therapist based in Glasgow, visiting clients across all of Scotland including Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and the Borders. Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, she works with both adults and children to support them with injuries and long-term conditions to achieve optimum recovery and maximise independence. Liz has developed specialist skills in neurological practice, working with a wide range of clients with acquired brain injury, stroke, and advanced neurological conditions.
Liz is a specialist in rehabilitation, helping clients with both functional and cognitive needs. Liz delivers expert functional skills assessments, having completed post graduate AMPS (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) training in 2011. She supports clients with self-care tasks, enabling them to maximise independence at home by completing everyday tasks such as washing, dressing, and eating. Liz also offers school based therapy for children, offering support with behavioural and sensory integration difficulties, handwriting, and routine planning.
Liz is a highly committed OT always looking to further her clinical knowledge and skill-set. She is a professional member of several Specialist Sections at the Royal College of Occupational Therapy including Independent Practice, Mental Health, Neurological Practice, and Children, Young People & Families.
North West England, North East England, Scotland, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee (City of), East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Western Isles
Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
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.
Sam has worked in various paediatric settings in Australia and the UK including schools, nurseries, NHS, hospitals, and her own private practice in Australia. She has over 15 years’ 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, South Yorkshire
Catherine is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of areas in physical health, including over 10 years in the employment field. Catherine is based in Sheffield and visits clients across the North of England including Greater Manchester, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire. She is a specialist in Vocational Rehabilitation, supporting clients with a wide range of conditions such as cancer, arthritis, chronic fatigue, and anxiety to return to and remain in work.
Catherine is a Matheson trained UK functional capacity evaluator and regularly uses functional assessments for clients. She is experienced in carrying out workplace visits, job analysis, and work rehabilitation. Catherine's Master’s 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.
Alongside Catherine's highly specialist assessment and rehabilitation skills she has a range of experience in service development, business planning, team leadership, and research. She has published and presented work and is a Health and Work Champion for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. She is also a member of two Specialist Sections at RCOT, in Independent Practice and Work.
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
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
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