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Annabel

Rutland, East Midlands

Based in Leicestershire, Annabel travels to the areas of Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray visiting clients at home. She specialises in housing & equipment and moving & handling, treating both adults and children. She has completed postgraduate training in moving and handling, ramp assessments and seating.

Annabel has gained experience across the NHS, social care and charity settings, including acting as assistant manager of a therapy centre in Romania. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions, learning difficulties and physical disabilities, currently offering treatment and support in a hospice to clients with life limiting conditions.

Annabel carries out independent assessment, recommending appropriate housing adaptations, specialist equipment to aid independence and moving and handling advice. She encourages carers and the client's family to work collaboratively, supporting her client to live as independently as possible in their home environment. Annabel also helps adolescents with the transition to independent living, working with people with mental health diagnoses.

Annabel is currently involved in a pilot project called 'Double to Single handed care',reviewing care packages where there is potential for reducing the the care and advising on alternative moving and handling equipment and techniques to carers and clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care

Louise

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2006, Louise has specialised in treating clients with housing & equipment, rehabilitation and seating & postural needs. She is based in Derbyshire and travels to Derby, Ashbourne, Chesterfield and Long Eaton to visit clients and deliver assessments at home.

Louise is committed in supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their every day activities and live safely at home. Since qualifying in 2006, Louise has gained wide-ranging experience in both community and hospital settings and in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness and disability on the quality of life.

She has spent her career working in community and hospital settings, treating clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive, including having worked with brain injury, stroke rehabilitation and chronic fatigue syndrome. Before leaving the NHS in 2016 to focus solely on her private practice and medico-legal work, Louise was the lead occupational therapist for elderly medicine therapy in Derby Hospitals. Additionally, she acted as a Key Manual Handling Trainer, the Dementia Lead and the Falls Lead.

Louise now undertakes work on private basis for clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, medical negligence or accidents in the workplace. She provides recommendations for major adaptations, equipment assessments, work place assessments and ongoing rehabilitation packages to maximise client’s return to independence and inclusion in pre-injury activities. Alongside her private practice she also works as an expert witness preparing care and equipment reports for personal injury or medical negligence cases.

Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Channel Islands, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation

Joy

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Qualifying in 1991, Joy provides expert occupational therapy to clients in their own environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, specifically working with clients with complex neurological and life-changing conditions. Based in Derbyshire, Joy visits clients in Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Derby and Long Eaton.

Having worked in hospitals, community settings and private practice, Joy has gained experience assessing and delivering rehabilitation programmes for clients with neurological conditions, such as stroke, traumatic and acquired brain injuries and MS. Joy’s broad experience in neurological rehabilitation has given her a sound understanding of the complexities of these conditions and the functional and emotional impact they have on the client and their families.

Joy's specialist skills include assessing visual processing and delivering perceptual and cognitive rehabilitation, continually supporting her clients in increasing their independence. To help improve their overall quality of life and independence at home, Joy will also provide seating and wheelchair assessments, hoisting and functional assessments and equipment provision.

Joy is a qualified personal performance coach and uses her skills in motivation, confidence building and empowerment when working with her clients and providing occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Fiona

Derby, East Midlands

Fiona is a member of the paediatric team here at The OT Practice, supporting children of all ages. She is based in Derbyshire and travels to the child's home or school to asses and treat them, visiting Derby, Chesterfield, Ashbourne and Long Eaton.

Graduating as an occupational therapist in 1986, Fiona spent her career working within the community, visiting children at mainstream and special schools. She has experience working with a number of different conditions, including sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, autism and also working with children requiring support with handwriting and fine motor skills.

Fiona believes it is important to work collaboratively with the child's parents and teachers to help them reach their personal goals and encourage the child to live as independently as possible. Within her intervention plan, Fiona prescribes equipment and furniture to maximise potential, as well as supporting postural care to help enable to the child to sit up, sleep well and move around independently.

Fiona likes to keep her clinical knowledge up to date and has completed a train the trainer qualification in manual handling.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills

Susan

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Trained in sensory integration, Susan provides expert occupational therapy to children and young people. She works closely with families, teachers and carers focusing on the child's housing, equipment and seating needs, as well as ensuring safe moving & handling within the home and school. Susan works within the area of Nottinghamshire, visiting families in Mansfield, Nottingham, Retford and Southwell.

Having spent her career in both public and private sectors, Susan has gained vast experience working with children with neurological, physical and sensory needs. This includes treating children with autism, cerebral palsy and brain injury, as well as focusing on handwriting needs and balance or co-ordination difficulties.

Visiting children and families in their own home, Susan provides expert assessment and treatment sessions which aim to encourage the child to reach their maximum potential. She recommends pieces of specialist equipment, as well as providing sensory based therapy and advising parents on sensory strategies to support the child's needs. Susan also prescribes wheelchairs and seating solutions, including power chairs, specialist buggies and trikes.

Susan is a member of the Sensory Integration Network, as well as the Children, Young People & Families section of the College of OT.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution

Helen

Nottingham, West Midlands

Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in the areas of Mansfield, Derby, Retford and Southwell. She specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment at home. To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions.

In Helen's current NHS role, she treats adults with hand, wrist and upper limb conditions and is the organisation's lead therapist for splinting. Her experience covers chronic and acute wrist and hand conditions, including scar management and desensitisation programmes.

Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She will set achievable and realistic goals, with an aim to improve on their functional rehabilitation and carrying out daily tasks.

She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed the Derby University Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Nottingham

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting

Rachel

Warwickshire, East Midlands

Qualifying in 2007, Rachel provides specialist hand therapy to adults and children. She is based in Leicestershire, travelling to Leicester, Hinckley, and Loughborough visiting clients and their families at home, as well as providing care further afield in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. To build on her clinical knowledge, Rachel has completed various postgraduate qualifications, including British Association of Hand Therapists accredited courses in wrist conditions and management of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rachel's expertise focuses on the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting the upper limb, having worked in various clinical settings including trauma & orthopaedics, plastic surgery and rheumatology. She assesses and treats clients with a range of conditions, including fractures, dislocations, nerve injuries and repairs and amputations.

Providing a variety of intervention techniques, Rachel ensures the needs of the individual are met and ultimately that they restore function. Treatment can include scar management and skin grafts, exercise provision, desensitisation and sensory re-education, as well as thermoplastic splinting in which Rachel has completed further training.

Rachel is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists and continues her clinical development by attending seminars and training courses.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Coventry

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Pain management, Splinting

Georgina

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Based in Buckinghamshire, Georgina delivers assessments to clients at home, travelling to Aylesbury, Amersham, Buckingham, High Wycombe and Milton Keynes. She has experience working in the areas of housing & equipment, moving & handling and rehabilitation. She is member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.

Qualifying in 2009, Georgina has gained experienced working in the community, for local authorities and also in private practice. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, including assessing housing needs, adaptations, new builds, refurbishment programmes and specialist equipment. Additionally, Georgina has experience working with acquired brain injury cases, ensuring that long term effects on everyday living needs are managed through rehabilitation.

Georgina works closely with her client and the family to offer advice, guidance and expertise to ensure that the assessment and recommended intervention always meet a client's functional needs. Her goals are always to enable the client to be as independent as possible within his or her own home and social environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Paula

Warwickshire, West Midlands

Based in Warwickshire, Paula delivers specialist assessments to clients at home, travelling to Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon. Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2000, Paula specialises in both neurological and functional rehabilitation, as well as vocational rehabilitation with adult clients.

Paula has experience of working in acute hospitals, community hospitals, specialist neuro-rehabilitation centres, as well as being part of a community neuro-rehab team. She works with clients with various conditions, including traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, visual impairment, as well as fatigue management. She has a particular interest in working with clients who experience cognitive or behavioural difficulties due to brain injury.

Specialising in vocational rehabilitation, Paula helps clients by getting them back into work after sustaining traumatic brain injury or orthopaedic injuries. Visiting her client at home or in work, Paula provides detailed assessments and treatment programmes, with an aim to help her client reach realistic and achievable goals.

Paula is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, as well as The College of Occupational Therapists specialist sections in Independent Practice, Work and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Anne

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Having worked with clients in various health care settings, Anne has gained experience in the areas of rehabilitation and housing & equipment. She works with adult clients in their homes, travelling to areas of Warwickshire and the West Midlands, including Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull and Warwick. Anne is skilled in carrying out Blue Badge and mobility assessments, as well as gaining a Train the Trainer qualification.

Since qualifying in 1989, Anne has worked in various clinical settings, treating clients with neurological, orthopaedic and physical conditions. Currently working as an independent practitioner, she delivers assessments in the home and works closely with her client and their family to create a bespoke treatment plan, aiming to improve their function and quality of life.

Within the treatment plan, Anne recommends assistive equipment and housing adaptations to maximise a persons independence within their home and community. She provides assistance and guidance on the most appropriate seating solutions, including wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Where appropriate, Anne undertakes workplace assessments and will put together a return to work programme for her client, helping them gain skills and make their workplace more accessible.

Anne continues her professional development to enhance her clinical skills, including her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care

Louise

Birmingham, Warwickshire

Working in Birmingham and the surrounding areas, Louise is a highly competent and skilled occupational therapist with over ten years of experience of working in posture management, wheelchair services, accident and emergency, acute hospital and community settings.

She has specialist knowledge in seating, wheelchair and power chair provision, 24 hour postural care, moving and handling, aids to daily living and minor adaptations. She also has a vast product knowledge of power chairs, active user chairs, pressure cushions, special seating, paediatric wheelchairs and buggies, wheelchair accessories, sleep systems and static seating.

She is a self-motivated individual dedicated to providing high quality assessment and intervention to help clients reach their potential. Passionate about the profession of occupational therapy and committed to provide high standards of care.

She is HCPC registered and a member if the BAOT.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, South of England, South East of England, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Postural managemen

Laura

Warwickshire, South East of England

Laura provides occupational therapy to clients at home, travelling to areas of Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as Milton Keynes and London. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing client's neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation needs. Her expertise also focuses on seating & postural management, in which she has completed postgraduate training.

Qualifying in 2004, Laura has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, working in acute, community and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She assesses motor, sensory and cognitive function and evaluates the impact of these on activities of daily living, through standardised and non - standardised assessments. From this, Laura formulates client centred treatment plans and evaluates progress through goal setting and outcome measures.

Laura supports clients and their families in their rehabilitation and any adjustments they may have needed to make due to their condition or disability. She offers advice on specialist equipment and safer moving and handling, as well as exploring the later stages of rehabilitation such as returning to education, employment and leisure roles. This includes the provision of specialist seating and wheelchairs to maximise the functional independence of her clients.

Laura has completed extensive post graduate training in upper limb interventions, offering mirror box therapy, motor imagery and splinting to clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Val

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Anne

Wiltshire, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1995, Anne specialises in rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation for adults and elderly clients. She is based in Oxford and travels to Abingdon, Banbury and Bicester, as well as to Reading and Newbury visiting clients at home. She has completed a number of post qualifying training courses to further her learning, including a wheelchair assessor course and training in the assessment of neurological dysfunction.

Anne has extensive clinical experience working in hospital and community settings and is currently OT Professional Lead at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. She treats clients with a range of complex conditions, specialising in stroke rehabilitation. She combines her clinical experience from working in a variety of clinical specialisms, including trauma, orthopaedics, oncology and palliative care.

Working as an independent occupational therapist, Anne assesses and treats clients in their own environment. She devises goal centred rehabilitation programmes which combine leisure activities and family interaction to encourage the client in their treatment plan. Within this, Anne recommends specialist seating and wheelchairs, housing adaptations and appropriate equipment which will promote independence in every day activities.

As well as completing post graduate training, Anne continues her professional development by maintaining her membership with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care

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

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

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

Aimee

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access

Aldin

Birmingham, West Midlands

Based in West Midlands, Aldin travels in and around Birmingham visiting clients, as well as to London and the surrounding areas. He specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for adults, treating them in their own home. Aldin is fluent in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.

Working with adults in the community and in acute hospital settings, Aldin delivers functional assessments and interventions to clients with complex physical, learning and mental health needs. He provides a range of specialist assessments, including Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) applications, Blue Badges and mobility assessments.

Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Aldin provides expert advice and recommendations on how to improve their functional independence. This includes advice on safe moving and handling, providing specialist equipment and recommending minor and major housing adaptations.

Aldin is continuously developing his specialist knowledge and skills by attending various disability conferences and specialist equipment training in order to promote quality care and well-being. He is a member of both the Postural and Mobility Group and the National Association of Equipment Providers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, London, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Community access, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care

Debbie

Leicester, Rutland

Qualifying in 2002, Debbie is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in neurological rehabilitation. She is based in Leicestershire, travelling to Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray to deliver independent assessments to clients at home.

Having spent her early career working in community NHS teams, Debbie has extensive experience delivering functional assessments and rehabilitation programmes.

She now works independently, treating clients who present with neurological conditions, head/brain injury, acute rehabilitation needs and orthopaedic conditions, such as hip and knee replacements, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. Developing personalised treatment plans with the client and their family, Debbie aims to reach the client's personal goals and increase their independence within their home environment.

She maintains her professional development, continuing as a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Coventry, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Visual perception

Ali

Sheffield, West Yorkshire

Ali qualified as an occupational therapist in 1999 and has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, as well as providing moving & handling and functional rehabilitation support. She works in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, visiting clients at home. Ali has completed various postgraduate training courses, including levels 1, 2 and 3 in Bobath techniques.

During her career, Ali has worked in a range of clinical areas, including within mental health, acute settings and the community. She currently works in a rehabilitation centre in the NHS, supporting clients with complex neurological conditions, including acquired brain injury. She assesses overall function and provides adaptations and equipment, including falls prevention items, to facilitate independence and manage safe moving & handling within the home.

Offering a holistic approach, Ali considers all functional, cognitive psychological and environmental needs of the client. She sets achievable goals with an aim to maximise independence at home and within the local community. The therapy provided by Ali is varied and includes encouraging clients to complete daily life activities, supporting them with dexterity and handwriting skills, providing advice on psychological adjustment and strategies and providing training to carers and families on safe manual handling.

Ali holds an MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy and continues to develops her clinical knowledge, having completed further training in cognitive rehabilitation, motivational interviewing and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Nottingham, Derby

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Joanne

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Joanne qualified as an occupational therapist in 2004 and has specialised in seating & postural management and moving & handling. She lives in Warwickshire, travelling to Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull and Warwick visiting clients at home. Joanne has completed various postgraduate training courses to ensure her clinical knowledge is up to date, including a course in palliative care.

Joanne has worked in various clinical settings, including acute hospitals, hospices and within the community. Having treated clients with various medical and physical conditions, she has chosen to specialise in oncology and palliative care conditions, ensuring her care is always client-centred.

Joanne completes comprehensive assessments of her client's needs, focusing on physical and cognitive function, environmental factors and risks of falls within the home. She also completes detailed seating assessments, providing wheelchairs and seating solutions, as well as advice on pressure prevention and relief.

Working holistically, Joanne ensures all of her client's needs are met and delivers a treatment plan that aims to maximise function and safety within the home. The includes symptom management advice and techniques and help with self-care tasks, also offering support with fatigue and anxiety management.

Joanne has actively been involved with teaching, specifically on topics on palliative care, non-pharmacological symptom management and communication skills. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in HIV, Oncology & Palliative Care (HOPC).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Kate

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Kate qualified as an occupational therapist in 1989 and has since worked in a variety of clinical settings. She specialises in housing & equipment, as well as providing moving & handling support to adult clients. She has built up an excellent understanding and knowledge of housing, adaptations and independent practitioner, Kate visits clients in their own homes, travelling to areas in the Midlands, South and South West of England.

Since qualifying, Kate has worked with clients in physical and mental equipment, helping clients in regaining independence and living safely within their home.

Kate works with clients with various medical conditions, including arthritis, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, diabetes and cancer. Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Kate provides expert advice and support to help her client reach their rehabilitation goals and live a life to its maximum potential. This includes the provision of specialist equipment, recommendations of minor and major adaptations and providing safer moving and handling techniques . She will also provide mobility and Blue Badge assessments where necessary.

Kate is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice (COTSSIP), ensuring her clinical knowledge is kept up to date.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation

Private occupational therapy in East Midlands

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the East Midlands as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire region including Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.

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

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout East Midlands 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

Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Standing & self support

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

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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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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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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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Planning activities

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

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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Getting 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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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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