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Private occupational therapy in East Anglia

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Sarah

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in housing and equipment and moving and handling. She is based in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

Sarah qualified at the University of Northampton in 2009 and has extensive experience in Social Care, assessing adults and children in their own homes for equipment, minor works and major adaptations.

Sarah has experience working with a broad range of conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, degenerative neurological conditions, stroke, heart conditions, Parkinson's Disease.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Marie

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Marie is a Paediatric OT based in Bedford, East Anglia. She has been practising in this field for over 20 years, offering specialist advise and treatment for children and their families in both a home and school setting. Marie specialises in Sensory Integration, supporting children with routine activities such as dressing, eating, learning, and socialising. Marie has worked extensively with children with both clinical and complex needs, helping with motor, functional, and sensory skills.

Marie is a CO-OP (Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance) Practitioner, meaning she focuses on collaborative goal setting and allowing the child’s individual needs to direct their therapy. Her aim is to enable a child to develop the practical and sensory skills to safely and confidently undertake self-care tasks. This involves assessing their ability to move around independently and perform physical activity, but also their fine motor skills such as how they tie shoelaces, use zips and buttons, and their handwriting.

Marie has a particular interest working with pre-school age children, promoting sensory-based play, supportive positions for play, and appropriate equipment to enhance function and development. Marie can recommend small equipment provisions and home adaptations to enhance a child’s progressions. In particular, Marie is trained in the Chailey approach to Postural Management. Her approach to therapy involves working collaboratively with children, their families, and schools to set goals and ensure every child meets their full potential.

Marie is a member of two specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, 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, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Lisa

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Lisa is a Housing & Equipment specialist based near Milton Keynes, visiting clients across Bedfordshire and the rest of East Anglia. Practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over 10 years, Lisa has worked with a wide range of clients, covering conditions such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s, and many more. Lisa’s aim is to provide expert advice on home adaptations and equipment provisions to meet the client’s needs.

Lisa conducts home assessments to establish what a client’s current and potential future needs are. This could be related to access in and out of the home, bathroom accessibility, or the ability to conduct activities of daily living. Based on the client’s needs, Lisa’s recommendations might include minor or major home adaptations, aids and equipment to support everyday tasks, and tailored support to ensure the client is confident at home.

Lisa is also experienced offering advice on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments and Personal Independence Payments (PIP), aiming to provide a holistic programme of therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills

Sarah

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Sarah’s extensive career in OT has seen her work with children and young people with a broad range of physical disabilities, social and emotional difficulties including, autism, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, brain injury, and sensory processing difficulties. Sarah assesses and treats behavioural difficulties, fine and gross motor skills, balance, coordination, and postural management, to ensure that a child’s every need is addressed.

Sarah is SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certified, positioned to help children in any setting, whether at home or at school. She offers a holistic assessment, working collaboratively with families and other professionals, to ensure the best possible outcome for every child.

Since qualifying as an OT in 2008, Sarah is committed to her continual professional development. She completed a Sensory Integration qualification in 2012, leading to a MSc in 2014. Sarah also delivers training and mentoring with the Sensory Integration Education Network and the Advanced Practitioner training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Conductive education, Therapeutic listening, Train the trainer, Sensory Attachment Therapy

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Based in Cambridgeshire, Lucy provides independent occupational therapy assessments to clients in the areas of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and St. Ives, as well as visiting Norfolk and Suffolk. She specialises in rehabilitation, seating & postural management and equipment, treating adults with those particular needs.

Currently working as professional lead occupational therapist within the NHS, Lucy works with clients with physical, learning and mental health needs. She provides assessments and intervention to clients to maximise their current skills, develop new skills and build on new coping strategies to support them in their everyday life. Lucy uses the Assessment of Motor Process skills (AMPS) to guide her interventions.

Visiting clients at home, Lucy provides intervention that is based on the client's functional goals. This includes providing expert advice on specialist equipment and seating that would increase the client's independence in their own environment. Lucy is also able to deliver accredited postural care training to families and carers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration

Lynn

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with 24 years post-graduate experience. She works with children in school and home settings carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and intervention. She has specialist skills in paediatric assessments, including School Amps (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) and is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration(SI) having successfully completed levels 1-4 Sensory Integration training.

Lynn devises treatment programmes tailored to the assessed needs of the individual child. She uses Ayres Sensory Integration assessment and treatment approaches and works with parents and teaching staff to empower them to implement strategies and activities at home and in the child’s setting.

She is skilled in writing reports detailing the assessment, outcomes and treatment recommendations, including reports for Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals. She also delivers training to schools and parents on topics including sensory processing.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Rachel

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Rachel is an expert Hand Therapist, practising in Occupational Therapy for over 10 years. Rachel has worked extensively with both long-term conditions and trauma, enabling clients to maximise function in their hands and upper limbs. Rachel is based in Peterborough and visits clients across East Anglia, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire.

Rachel is highly skilled to help with various hand traumas such as, fractures, dislocations, amputations, ligament damage, and arthritis. Therapy with Rachel typically includes the development of a personalised exercise programme, pain management, splinting (static and dynamic), and the utilisation of small aids.

Rehabilitation of the hands and upper limbs provides clients with the skill to carry out self-care tasks such as dressing and washing, and domestic activities such as cooking and cleaning. Through effective pain management and advice on how to adapt activities, clients can regain independence and control over their lives.

Rachel is a professional member of The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and regularly undertakes their specialist courses.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Pain management, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Splinting

Sharon

Essex, East Anglia

Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 1983, Sharon has specialised in working with children and young adults at home and in school. She travels within Essex and Hertfordshire visiting clients, including the areas of Basildon, Grays, Colchester and Chelmsford.

Sharon has extensive experience in the field of paediatrics, spending her early career working for the NHS in mainstream and special schools, a child development team and a neonatal unit. Now working independently, Sharon provides assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment.

Sharon is experienced in the assessment and management of communication and language difficulties from birth to adolescence. She has a special interest in eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia) in which she has completed post qualifying training. Providing a detailed treatment plan, Sharon provides direct therapy and training to parents, carers and teachers to enable them to implement the programme of intervention when Sharon is not there.

Sharon is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and is committed to maintaining clinical standards by continuous learning, following best practice and adhering to evidence based practice.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Dysphagia management

Louise

Essex, East Anglia

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2002, Louise has specialised in rehabilitation for adults and children. She has a special interest in sensory integration and has completed postgraduate training at Masters level in this area. Working independently, Louise visits clients at home, travelling in and around Essex and the surrounding counties.

Louise currently works for the NHS with people with high functioning autism and uses her advanced skills to meet their sensory needs. This includes helping them develop skills for the workplace, gain employment and also prepare them for university.

Louise develops goal orientated treatment packages for her clients, delivering these at home or in school. The plan focuses on the client reaching their maximum potential and becoming as independent as possible in daily activities.

Louise is currently a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, South East of England, Essex, Suffolk

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Michaela

Essex, East Anglia

Michaela completed her BSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy in 2011 and since graduating has worked in both the charitable and public sector. Michaela has specialised in Paediatric Occupational Therapy and has further developed specialist knowledge in the field of Sensory Integration through post graduate training and clinical experience.

Working holistically Michaela helps children develop their skills and confidence to achieve their full potential and supports parents and carers in helping them gain knowledge and understanding of their child's difficulties through this process.

Michaela continues to develop her skills and knowledge through academic study, and peer learning and is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Michaela is based in Essex and covers Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk areas.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Suffolk, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Natalie

Essex, East Anglia

Natalie is a highly skilled OT based in Chelmsford. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, working with adults across East Anglia who have acquired brain injuries including stroke. Natalie assesses a client’s physical and cognitive needs and devises treatment plans to help maximise a client’s independence and enhance their quality of life.

For over 10 years, Natalie has been supporting clients with a range of conditions and working with them to recover from an injury or manage a progressive condition. She combines functional and cognitive rehabilitation to offer a comprehensive therapy programme and address a client’s every need at home, work, in education, and when accessing the community. Natalie is skilled in upper limb rehabilitation, helping clients to regain function and develop their fine and gross motor skills. She aims to improve their independence through self-care activities such as getting dressed and washing. Natalie also supports with a client’s cognitive needs, focusing on attention, memory, fatigue, and routine planning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Herefordshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Claire

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Claire is an expert paediatric occupational therapist based in Hertfordshire. She travels around the South East of England visiting families, including Buckinghamshire and Essex and also parts of London. She has completed various postgraduate courses, including a qualification in sensory integration and training in the Alert Programme which is particularly successful for children with ADHD. Claire is also trained in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).

Claire has spent much of her career in child and adolescent mental health services and has experience working with children with behavioural difficulties, eating disorders, psychosis, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD and self harming behaviour. Currently, Claire is at a special school working with children with learning disabilities. She provides intervention to support children in reaching their maximum potential, including help with handwriting, motor planning and sensory integration techniques.

As an independent OT, Claire works with children and families in their home or school environment. Having assessed their needs, Claire will develop a bespoke treatment package for the child which will involve parents, teacher or carers where necessary. She ensures that the treatment sessions are engaging and work towards the child reaching their personal goals.

Claire is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment

Lone

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Lone is an expert paediatric occupational therapist who treats children at home, in nursery and at school. She is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to the areas of in Essex and North London visiting children and their families. She is qualified in both Bobath and Chailey approaches, as well as being trained in advanced sensory integration techniques and using the CO-OP approach.

Qualifying in 1996, Lone has spent her career working in UK statutory services, in schools and also independently in private practice. She previously worked in Denmark treating children with severe learning difficulties in various special schools.

Lone works with children with a variety of clinical needs, assessing functional and sensory or motor difficulties. She has experience helping children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome and mild to profound learning difficulties. This includes supporting children with postural needs, prescribing the right equipment and offering advice to ensure safe use.

Lone aims to enhance a child's independence and functional ability and will include family, carers or teachers into putting together a personalised treatment plan. To ensure the care she is providing to families is of the highest standard, Lone maintains professional development through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Children, Young People & Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care

Alison

Norfolk, East Anglia

Based in Norwich, Alison is a specialist OT with expertise in fatigue management. She provides holistic assessments considering a client’s physical and mental needs, developing tailored therapy plans and recommending equipment and housing adaptations to help meet a client’s personal goals. Alison covers a client base across Norfolk and Suffolk, visiting adults of all ages with a range of conditions such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, hypermobility syndrome, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.

Alison has worked as an OT for over 25 years, helping clients to develop effective routines and manage daily activities. Alison is highly experienced working with young adults aged 16-25, having worked as part of several specialist teams throughout her career. She supports clients to manage fatigue, anxiety, and stress whether in a home, education, or work environment. Alison is also skilled in motivational interviewing and counselling, supporting clients with difficulties in school and work place settings.

Alison is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice and the British Association for CFS/ME. She is dedicated to her continual development as an OT, regularly seeking to expand her clinical knowledge and skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Jen

Suffolk, East Anglia

Based in Suffolk, Jen provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients. She travels to local areas such as Felixstowe, Ipswich, and Sudbury visiting clients at home, as well as travelling further afield to London, Hertfordshire and homes in Yorkshire. She specialises in a number of areas of occupational therapy, including rehabilaition, seating & postural management and housing & equipment.

Jen has spent her career working in acute wards, rehabilitation units, for social services and also in private practice. She has always held a varied caseload, treating clients with conditions such as chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME and Arthritis. She has a special interest in chronic pain and fatigue management, having provided group therapy on relaxation and sleep hygiene.

Jen works collaboratively with clients, family members and carers to ensure that the most appropriate equipment, seating solutions and housing adaptations are provided to enable her client to live as independently as possible. She also provides expert advice and guidance on work-related issues, having gained experience working at a vocational rehabilitation centre.

Jen likes to keep her clinical knowledge up to date, maintaining her professional memberships of The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation

Cathy

Suffolk, East Anglia

Cathy is an experienced and enthusiastic OT who has developed a vast depth of knowledge and experience in her chosen fields.

Since graduating from St. Andrew's school of Occupational Therapy in 1992, Cathy has become an expert in her fields of, Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling and Housing & Equipment.

She has worked in a variety of settings, working with adults and older people supporting them in the areas of Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Neurology, older peoples mental health, Dementia and supporting adults with learning disabilities. Carrying out detailed assessments and expert treatment, Cathy helps her client to live as independently as possible.

Cathy has experience in facilitating equipment & adaptations, reablement, moving & handling and managing a Dementia team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk, London - North

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

Elaine

Suffolk, East Anglia

Based in Stowmarket, East Anglia, Elaine is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist providing Housing & Equipment assessments and interventions. For over 30 years, Elaine has worked with adults with a wide range of injuries and conditions, developing an extensive clinical knowledge and skill-set. She specialises in physical disabilities and life changing injuries, helping clients with daily activities at home and community access. She also has a particular interest in progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Elaine sees clients across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

Elaine evaluates a client’s needs in the home, assessing all areas including their mobility, access, and comfort. She can provide recommendations on suitable equipment to support both short and long-term needs, from small walking aids to stair lifts. Elaine also has significant experience with seating assessments and the provision of specialist chairs, wheelchairs, and beds. Her holistic approach ensures that a client’s postural needs are managed in effectively. She is also skilled in Moving & Handling, having completed advanced training and taught other healthcare professionals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

Joanne

Suffolk, East Anglia

Jo is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of neurology. With over 20 years of experience, she has worked in specialist neurology hospital departments, paediatrics, neuro-rehab centres, and community services. Jo specialises in both neurological and functional rehabilitation.

Based in Ipswich, Jo covers a client base across East Anglia, providing specialist assessments in client's home to identify the barriers to a client completing their desired activities of daily living or vocation, and agrees a treatment plan to enable them to reach realistic and achievable goals.

She has completed additional training in principles of normal movement (Bobath), splinting of the neurological hand (SOMEK), and has completed a certificate in leadership.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

Lisa

Derbyshire, East Midlands

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Ireland, Derbyshire

Specialisms

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

Debra

Middlesex, London

Debra provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London, as well as visiting homes in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. She specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating & postural management for both children and adults. Working collaboratively with the client, their family and carers, Debra provides a tailored treatment programme which aims to increase independence and improve quality of life.

Since qualifying in 2006, Debra has worked in a variety of health and social care settings, including inpatient, community and the private sector. She has provided care to clients with various physical and neurological conditions, such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, arthritis, stroke and dementia.

Visiting the client in their home environment, Debra is able to identify the individual’s needs and can recommend minor or major adaptations as appropriate. This could include facilities such as wet rooms, wheelchair accessible kitchens, ramps, through floor lifts or hoist systems, as well as grab rails, stairlifts and adaptive equipment. She works closely with carers, surveyors, architects and contractors to ensure that the adaptations meet the current and future needs of the client and to reduce the risk of injury and falls.

Alongside housing and equipment, Debra also provides expert advice and guidance on seating & postural management. Debra prescribes chairs with specialist accessories and functions such as a vertical lift, riser function, recline function or tilt in space. She encourages and advises on good seating support, training carers and families on the risks of poor skin integrity and pressure sores, as well as safe manual handling and transfers in the home.

Through her work, Debra aims to promote independence and reduce risk by enabling the client to have safe access to all essential facilities and to be safe within their home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Debbie

Middlesex, London

Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 2010, Debbie provides expert assessment and treatment to children and young adults at home, in school or at nursery. She visits children and their families in the London area, working collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure the child reaches their maximum potential. Debbie is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

Having gained experience working in the NHS and private sector, Debbie provides therapy to children of all ages with mild, moderate and severe communication needs. She supports children with the development of speech, as well as focusing on attention, listening and social skills. She provides fun and motivating therapy, working with a child to maximise their speech and language use and increase their independence. Therapy includes sensory stimulation, intensive interaction strategies and building on self-esteem.

Working holistically, Debbie provides training to parents, teachers and teaching assistants so they feel confident communicating with children and young adults with additional needs.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support

Our private OT’s in East Anglia

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout East Anglia as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire region including Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.

Our therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the East Anglia 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 our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).

If your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout East Anglia 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.

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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost 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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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness 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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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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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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Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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