The Vale of Glamorgan, West and South West of England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Ellie has spent her career offering expert care and therapy to clients and their families. She is based in Gloucestershire, travelling to visit clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, as well as seating & postural management for both adults and children.
Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers and other professionals.
She has worked on various contracts and cases via The OT Practice, completing Disabled Facilitates Grants (DFG's) and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.
Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms and writes and delivers training to other practitioners. She is passionate about developing her fellow colleagues and has served on the Specialist Section Housing Committee as treasurer.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural managemen
Wiltshire, West and South West of England
Having trained internationally, Ann-Marie now works in Bristol visiting children and their families in the areas of Weston-super-Mare, Nailsea, Portishead and also travels to Cardiff, Wales. Since graduating in 2000, she has completed training in and qualified with a postgraduate qualification in sensory integration.
Having previously worked within the community and for social services, Ann-Marie now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to children at home, in school or at nursery. Using her expert knowledge and training in sensory integration, Ann-Marie helps children with a variety of clinical needs such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
Ann-Marie works with the family to help them reach their personal goals, with an aim for the child to become as independent as possible in their everyday lives and reach their maximum potential. This includes offering school support, including assistance with Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP), help with handwriting and fine motor function, as well advice and recommendations on specialist equipment.
Ann-Marie maintains active professional development to ensure she is delivering the highest standards of care to her clients, including attending conferences and training, and being a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
West and South West of England, Wales, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Cardiff
Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support
Since qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2007, Greg has worked with adults in a variety of clinical settings. He specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling, in which he is also qualified to train other health care professionals. Greg is based in Wiltshire and visits clients in the areas of Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon and Trowbridge, as well as travelling to Gloucestershire and south Wales.
Greg has worked with clients in a variety of settings including treating individuals with long term neurological conditions, those in palliative care, and also intermediate care. He has established clinical skills in moving and handling, adaptations and postural management, including the provision of specialist equipment, hoists and slings to help support the client and their families and carers.
Greg has case management experience in working with adult clients with brain injuries and complex disabilities, including those with mental health needs. He has also has skills in being an advocate and providing support to his client and their family, as well as implementing programmes to support them with returning to work and regaining their independence.
Greg maintains his professional memberships, including the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Housing.
West and South West of England, South East of England, Wales, Avon, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, London - West, Bristol
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation
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.
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
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation
Covering the West and South West of England, Emily works with adults in a variety of areas including community and acute settings. aiming to enable her clients to be as independent in their everyday life as possible and to improve their well-being and quality of life.
Her areas of specialism are housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling. Emily provides clients with assistance on housing and equipment providing detailed reports for clients wishing to move house or adapt their accommodation. Completing moving and handling risk assessments to ensure clients and their carers carry out safe practices.
Working with clients in their home environment, Emily completes detailed assessments and provides treatment and recommendations to help increase her clients' overall independence and improve their quality of life.
West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Newport
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural managemen
Specialising in stoke and brain injury rehabilitation, Adam is a highly skilled occupational therapist, obtaining a MSc in occupational Therapy in 2010. Adam focuses significantly on his specialisms, working in a variety of roles to gain maximum experience in his field.
Providing thorough and detailed assessments and tailored, goal orientated treatment plans, Adam helps his clients to gain maximum independence in their everyday lives. He works with clients in their own homes, care homes and places of work as well as rehabilitation settings.
Adam actively participates in continued professional development to ensure his extensive clinical skills are up to date, and thus, he is able to use evidenced based practice to provide the best possible service he can to his clients. He is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.
West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bristol
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation
Liz is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with over 10 years, experience specialising working with adults in the community. She has exceptional skills in analysing and problem solving, risk assessing and giving clear recommendations with sound clinical reasoning.
Liz has a natural ability with rapport building, which enables her to professionally assess a person’s physical, psychological and social needs, their functional and cognitive abilities, motivation, pain and fatigue. She will strive to maximise a person’s independence and safety to engage in occupations, their daily routines and returning to work. Liz has developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding to assess a person’s daily living skills, community access, mobility, pain, fatigue and anxiety management, Disabled Facility Grant assessments, assistive technology and equipment, adaptation of environment, goal orientation and rehabilitation approach.
Liz works to a high standard adhering to policy and procedures, Code of Ethics and Health Professional Councils Standards.
Alison specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, having completed post qualifying training in courses on splinting and hand trauma. She is based in Powys, Wales and travels to Brecon, Montgomery and Newton as well as to Cardiff and Swansea to visit clients at home.
Alison's career has been spent in the NHS and working in acute hospital settings, as well as in the community where she focused on falls assessments, moving and handling and rehabilitation of the elderly. She now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to adults in their own environment.
With a number of accredited qualifications from the British Association of Hand Therapists, of which she is a member, Alison's expertise lies within hand therapy. She works with clients with needs in the areas of orthopaedics, rheumatology, plastics, burns and trauma.
Assessing her client at home, Alison will develop a personalised treatment plan which aims help improve their functional independence and the use of their hand through rehabilaition, including the use of splinting techniques.
West and South West of England, Wales, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan
Hand Therapy, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments
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.
West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care
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.
West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
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.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access
Suzi qualified as an occupational therapist in 1996 and has spent her career working with adults and children in a variety of clinical settings. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing her client's functional, neurological and vocational rehabilitation needs. Based in Plymouth, Suzi works in South West England and travels to homes in Barnstaple, Exeter, Dartmouth and Newton Abbott.
Having worked in private practice for many years, Suzi has gained extensive experience working with a range of clients. This includes managing medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, amputation, brain injury and mental health diagnoses. Assessing in the home environment, Suzi provides her client and their family advice and support, including a treatment plan which outlines recommendations and therapeutic intervention required to help the client regain their independence.
Suzi has experience working with clients with complex postural difficulties, identifying pieces of specialist equipment to support postural alignment and offer advice on safe moving & handling within the home and community. She also offers therapeutic support to clients dealing with the frustration that goes along with a life changing event, including clients with anxiety and low mood.
Alongside her clinical OT work, Suzi works as an independent case manager, providing services for adults and children living with complex brain injuries and/or physical disabilities.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation
Wiltshire, South East of England
Jane is an expert occupational therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. Jane also works within neurological and functional rehabilitation.
Since qualifying in 2000, Jane has worked in acute and community settings, as well as working privately. She provides assessment and treatment to clients of all ages focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural advice and guidance.
Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her client maximise on their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.
Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and it's impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Clare qualified at London South Bank University. and has 10 years clinical experience working in both the public and private sectors.
Clare holds solid and diverse experience from health settings combined with management and training expertise. Her areas of specialism are in both mental and physical health.
Clare is accomplished in implementing a spectrum of interventions, such as experiential daily living practice, adaptations to social and physical environments, skill development including cognitive dysfunction, signposting to services, and psycho-educational work.
She carries out expert assessments and follow up treatment to her client to ensure they can live as independently as possible.
She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.
Hampshire, South East of England
Amanda is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment, rehabilitation and moving & handling. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA). Based in Portsmouth, Amanda travels to Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover and Basingstoke to see clients at home.
Amanda currently works in the community and has previously worked in acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs, such as Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries and orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs.
Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Amanda will work with the family to ensure all of her client's needs are being met. She will develop a treatment programme which aims to improve the clients overall functional independence; this could include minor and major housing adaptations, equipment provision and moving & handling advice.
Amanda is committed to continuing her learning and development and keeping up to date with recent advancements in the field of OT. Part of this is through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1995, Ian specialises in neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation for adults. Based in Wolverhampton, Ian travels to Walsall, and Dudley, as well as to Derby, Birmingham and Coventry visiting clients at home. Ian has completed a postgraduate course in the management of neurological conditions.
During Ian's career, he has worked in acute, out patients and community settings. He now provides independent assessments to clients at home, with experience helping clients with a variety of clinical needs such as chronic pain, brain injury, stroke, fatigue and hand/wrist related conditions.
Ian provides client centred interventions, focusing on the rehabilitation of his client. This includes advice on specialist equipment, adaptations required in the home and hand therapies to support them regain their independence in day to day life.
Ian continues his development by attending training sessions and conferences, as well as maintaining his membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists.
West Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration
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.
West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, London, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Community access, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care
Hampshire, West and South West of England
Providing expert occupational therapy to her clients, Katrina specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for adult clients. Based in Dorset, she travels to Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Weymouth visiting clients at home.
Qualifying in 2007, Katrina has gained experience working for Dorset County Council. She currently works in the adult and community team, where she assesses clients for housing issues and equipment needs. She carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments, working closely with other health staff, care agencies and local authorities.
Working independently, Katrina treats clients in their own environment. She makes recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations, as well as providing equipment and specialist seating. She implements moving and handling care plans where appropriate, ensuring her client is moving safely and as independently as possible around the home.
To maintain her professional development and make sure her clinical knowledge is up to date, Katrina will attend conferences and exhibitions, as well as being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Gloucestershire as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Gloucestershire including Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury.
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 Gloucestershire therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics 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 are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
We also have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.
Our OT’s are helping people throughout Gloucestershire 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.
Caroline (therapist) was fantastic, and for the first time it felt like someone was actually listening to me. It was great to actually have some positive feedback and advice as opposed to "carry on as you are". We have taken on board everything in the report and fingers crossed we can help Emily. Many thanks.Mother of a private client aged 8
The OT Practice has proved a highly effective resource in establishing the needs of our potential beneficiaries, producing tailored reports that facilitate grant panel decisions. Many beneficiaries do not fully realise and even suppress their needs; we have found the OT visits act as a catalyst to open their minds to practices and adaptations that can enhance their lives. This is a great service and one that has become an essential part of our care and wellbeing operationChairman, The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
I was in a difficult position and needed treatment for my client at very short notice. The OT Practice was great, reacting very quickly and professionally to my client’s clinical needs.Case Manager, Head First
I received a prompt and informative reply to my request for information about the services they offer and how they would be able to meet the needs of the children in our very large primary school. We have been delighted with the service that we have received from the extremely knowledgeable Occupational Therapist and many children and staff have benefitted greatly.School SENCO
I just wanted to check in with you after 2 sessions to say thank you for the progress you are making with Lydia, for being creative with your exercises and for making them such fun for Lydia.Mother of private client aged 4