Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Carien is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in the field of paediatrics. She is based in South West Scotland and will travel in and around Scotland, as well as to North West England, visiting children and their families at home, in school or at nursery. During her career, Carien has completed various postgraduate training, including courses on sensory integration, Makaton and the Bobath concept.
Having qualified and trained in South Africa, Carien now provides independent occupational therapy to children and their families in the UK. Her experience is varied, having worked with babies born prematurely, babies and children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions, degenerative conditions and sensory difficulties.
Carien works collaboratively with the family to ensure that their goals are being met and the child is reaching their maximum potential. She provides advice and training, as well as specialist intervention which can include sensory processing, working on fine and gross motor skills, self care, and functional skills such as play or handwriting. With the treatment that Carien provides, there is a strong emphasis on the family working together to foster an environment that will optimise learning, growth and development.
As well as specialising in paediatrics, Carien has also worked with adults and assisted in their rehabilitation after hip and knee replacements, fractures, arthritis and other injuries. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions also, including stroke.
To ensure her learning is up to date, Carien continues her professional memberships with the Sensory Integration Network and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
Scotland, Cumbria, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, Glasgow (City of), Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, 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, Social integration
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1990, Ebby specialises in rehabilitation for adults. She is based in South West Scotland, and travels in and around the area visiting clients at home. This includes travelling to the North of England. Ebby is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Older People, Independent Practice and Rheumatology.
Ebby's clinical experience comes from working for the NHS in various hospitals, community and rehabilitation settings. She has also worked in Australia and gained experience in the USA. Ebby works with clients with injury, illness or long term health conditions, including dementia, stroke and conditions related to old age. She provides functional and goal orientated programmes that maximise independence and improve quality of life, also involving family and carers where appropriate. Ebby is experienced in making recommendations for equipment and minor adaptations to enable clients to be as independent as possible.
Ebby also specialises in delivering hand therapy, working with adults of all ages who have conditions such as stroke or rheumatoid arthritis that affect their working and personal lives.
Aside from her clinical career, Ebby is actively involved with a number of professional organisations including theRoyal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section- Older People where she has been involved in ongoing work to promote and develop the role of occupational therapists working with older people, specifically in acute care and emergency settings.
Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh
Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration
Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland
Karen is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist in the field of adult rehabilitation. She is passionate about working with adults and enabling them to maximise their potential. She has extensive clinical experience within medical, surgery and orthopaedics and actively develops her clinical skills through regular study to ensure the adults she works with receive the best possible interventions using up to date research and clinical methods.
Working in the areas of anxiety management, daily living skills, fatigue management, motivational issues, routine planning and self care, Karen supports her clients to live as independently as possible and get the most from life.
She is a specialist member of Trauma and Orthopaedics and was a member of an older peoples collaborative, she has a keen interest in elderly rehabilitation, in particular the effects of delirium on function and recovery and elderly rehabilitation following hip surgery.
Scotland, Angus, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Highland, North Lanarkshire, Stirling, Edinburgh
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of)
Based in Edinburgh, Laura is an OT visiting clients across Scotland and the North of England. She specialises in Housing & Equipment, providing holistic assessments and supporting clients with Functional Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Laura has worked with clients with a wide range of conditions including Parkinson's and dementia, multiple sclerosis, frailty and old age, TIA and stroke, learning disability, mobility issues, depression and anxiety.
Laura delivers rehabilitation focused on supporting clients to regain strength, promote independence, and take part in leisure activities. Laura can support a client with developing their confidence in self-care tasks such as washing and dressing, whilst also developing an effective routine to manage pain and fatigue. Laura has particular expertise with elderly clients, conducting comprehensive risk assessments in the home to help prevent falls and enhance quality of life.
Laura is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, attending professional conferences, utilising new research in her work, and completing additional courses to further her clinical expertise, such as Train the Trainer.
North West England, North East England, Scotland
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
Carole is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilitation, specifically vocational based. She lives in Fife and travels to Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Anstruther visiting clients at home.
Qualifying in 1983, Carole has extensive experience working in various clinical settings including for the NHS, both inpatient and community, and social work services. Most recently, Carole has worked within a community mental health team, treating clients with severe and enduring mental health issues. She also has a particular interest in helping clients maintain employment and has experience negotiating with employers about return to work adjustments.
Working independently, Carole completes specialist assessments with her clients in their own environment. She is experienced in and is qualified to use the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) with clients, focusing on how they carry out daily life activities. Developing evidence based treatment plans with the client and their family, Carole aims to improve quality of life by increasing their overall independence. This involves recommending specialised equipment, as well as advice and support on minor and major housing adaptations.
Carole is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. She has completed various post graduate training courses, including certificates on counselling skills, overcoming depression and rehabilitation and technology.
Scotland, Dundee (City of), East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, West Lothian
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Self care, Social integration
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
West Lothian, Scotland
Kirsten is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist located in Edinburgh, Scotland. With over 10 years of clinical experience working with a vast client group, Kirsten provides expert advice on Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. Kirsten has helped clients with multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many more.
Kirsten’s aim is to ensure that her clients remain safely at home and act independently for as long as possible. This includes assessing the client’s home environment, considering access in and out of the home, the property layout, and trip hazards. Kirsten will recommend home modifications and equipment to suit a client’s need, whether a simple grab rail in the bathroom or a stair lift. Kirsten’s recommendations and advice on moving safely around the house aim to ensure that a client remains mobile and prevent falls or injury.
Additionally, Kirsten focuses on daily living skills and self-care, working with a client to find solutions to daily challenges such as cooking and other household activities. This includes improving a client’s strength and balance, enabling them to safely and confidently conduct personal care activities.
Kirsten is a professional Royal College of Occupational Therapist (RCOT) member and has completed further training on inclusive building design and wheelchair assessments.
Scotland, Borders, Clackmannan, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care
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
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Based in Dumfries and Galloway, Angela visits clients across North-West England and Scotland. Angela is a highly experienced OT specialising in neurological assessment and rehabilitation, including stroke, brain injury, motor neurone disease, and many other conditions. Angela aims to deliver a holistic approach to assessment and therapy, focusing on a client’s every need at home and in the community.
Angela focuses on maximising a client’s rehabilitation potential following neurological trauma or diagnosis, with particular expertise in fatigue, motivation, routine planning, and community access. She aims to develop a client’s mobility and independence at home, working on elements such as personal care and domestic tasks. This typically includes, washing, dressing, cooking, and cleaning.
Angela is also able to recommend small aids and equipment to support a client’s independence and install confidence, both at home and when out and about. She can advise on blue badge criteria and applications, and Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Angela is a member of the Independent Practice and Neurological Practice specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
North West England, Scotland, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
North Ayrshire, Scotland
Jane is a Paediatric OT who specialises in neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, developmental co-ordination disorder, and brain injury. Based in North Ayrshire, Scotland, Jane delivers assessments and treatments to clients across Ayrshire, Glasgow, and Inverclyde. For over 15 years, Jane has been working with children and their families across hospital, home, and school settings.
Jane has worked extensively in an acute hospital setting where she undertook a specialist paediatric position. She has advanced skills in postural management, splinting, fine and gross motor skills, and activities of daily living. Jane can assess and recommend highly specialist pieces of equipment for children and young people with complex needs. Jane also conducts specialist upper limb assessments for children and young people with neurological conditions, devising detailed activity plans focusing on self-care. She can also fabricate bespoke hand splints or recommend excellent off the shelf options to suit the client’s individual need.
Jane is a dedicated OT who is committed to constantly expanding her knowledge and skill-set, regularly undertaking courses and personal research. Most notably, she has completed the Sensory Integration Module 1. Jane is also a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
Scotland, East Ayrshire, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting
Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland
Lois is an expert neurological occupational therapist, providing clients with assessments in their own environment. She has a achieved a post graduate certificate in neurological rehabilitation, completed the Bobath course and training on splinting for abnormal tone. Living in Perth, Scotland, Lois travels in and around central Scotland visiting clients.
Qualifying in 2005, Lois specialised in neurological rehabilitation and more specifically stroke rehabilitation. She has experience working with clients requiring general rehabilitation due to various medical conditions, organising and supporting hospital discharge. She has worked for the NHS, in the community and outpatient units, as well as in the private sector.
Working independently, Lois delivers physical and cognitive assessments to clients, applying the Bobath concept in treatment. She recommends intervention such as stroke rehabilitation, fatigue management, vocational rehabilitation and advice on carrying out daily life activities, such as cleaning, washing and eating.
Recently Lois has attended training and is now undertaking a support volunteer role with the MS society. Additionally she has completed voluntary work with the Stroke Association.
Scotland, Angus, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Perthshire and Kinross, Stirling
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills
With a career spanning over 15 years, Kirsty has worked with both children and adults in a range of clinical settings. Since 2010 she has focused on delivering expert assessments and treatments for children. Kirsty has developed expertise on a wide variety of conditions such as developmental coordination disorder, autism, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, head injury, ADHD, genetic disorders, and sensory processing difficulties.
Kirsty evaluates the outcomes of her assessments using advanced clinical reasoning skills and designs intervention programmes to enable each child to fulfil their potential and meet the goals they have set. Kirsty has undertaken additional training through BOBATH Scotland and regularly attends training through NHS Education Scotland. She also recently undertook a research project as part of an MEd in Autism, focusing on post diagnostic care.
The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Edinburgh or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Edinburgh, including Abbeyhill, Balerno, Holyrood, Inverleith and Marchmont.
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 Edinburgh therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation 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 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).
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