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Tess

West Sussex, South East of England

Tess works with adults and children with moving & handling, housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. She holds a key trainer's accredited certificate in moving and handling, using this expert knowledge when working with clients. She is based in Hampshire and visits clients in Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet and Portsmouth.

Tess treats individuals with complex conditions, including orthopaedic and neurological conditions. She promotes independence and inclusion, ensuring that her clients reach their maximum potential and their own personal goals.

Working with both adults and children, Tess delivers independent assessments and treatment programmes at home, in school or at work. She carries out complex moving and handling and hoist and sling assessments, as well as assessing how a client performs their activities of daily living. Working with the family, Tess produces a detailed treatment plan, advising on appropriate equipment, housing adaptations, seating and moving and handling plans.

Tess maintains her professional registration through attendance at courses, reflective practice, research, review of literature and online learning. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and the National Back Exchange.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Jane

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Debbie

Hampshire, South East of England

Based in Hampshire, Debbie delivers specialist paediatric assessments to children in the areas of Fleet, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Camberley and Alton. She has completed postgraduate training in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), sensory integration and therapeutic listening programmes and utilises these skills when treating children at home, in school or at nursery.

Having spent her career working in both community and hospital settings, Debbie now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment. She has experience helping children with a variety of clinical needs, including autism and Down's syndrome, as well as treating those with dexterity and hand writing difficulties.

Debbie will develop a personalised treatment programme which includes the needs and lifestyle of the child and their family. She will ensure that treatment goals are set which are realistic and achievable and will help the child reach their maximum potential. Debbie is skilled at combining sensory-motor, perceptual-motor, functional and cognitive approaches in order to meet the individual needs of each child she treats.

She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in both Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination

Amanda

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Nina

Southampton, Berkshire

Nina is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in housing & equipment and seating & postural management for adults. She has completed a Masters in occupational therapy, ensuring her clinical knowledge is of the highest standard. Working independently, Nina travels to Bracknell, Newbury, Maidenhead, Reading and Wokingham visiting clients at home.

Having worked in rehabilitation and community services, Nina currently works as an independent occupational therapist and as an expert witness in the medico-legal profession. Nina provides detailed assessments in the clients own environment, involving family and carers where appropriate. A treatment plan will be produced, outlining the clients functional goals and Nina's recommendations on how these goals will be reached.

Nina's expertise focuses on completing complex housing needs assessments and making recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations and specialist equipment to aid the client in the home. She also has experience in making final decisions on the provision of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) as part of a local authority panel.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Visual perception, Balance, Self care

Bethan

West Sussex, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2000, Bethan has spent her career treating adults and children with complex and long term conditions. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation and also supports housing & equipment needs, seating & postural management and moving & handling. Bethan is based in Surrey and visits clients and their families in Guildford, Croydon and Woking, as well as areas of Hampshire and West Sussex.

Varying her work between private practice, medico-legal work, the NHS and social services, Bethan is committed to supporting her clients achieve their goals and maximise their potential. She has treated long term neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury and head injury, as well as working with children with developmental delay, sensory processing disorder and autism.

She provides thorough client-focused assessments and intervention, working with her clients and their families in their home environment. Within the treatment plan, Bethan can address activities of daily living, seating and posture, upper limb skills, bespoke equipment and advice for minor environmental adaptations. She also provides therapy for visual and sensory issues, fatigue management and stress management.

Bethan attends regular training, having completed qualifications in sensory integration and therapeutic listening. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Sara

Brighton, West Sussex

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2000, Sara now specialises in neurological rehabilitation, having completed a MSc in 2013. She works with adult clients, visiting them in their homes in the South of England, including areas of Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. Sara has experience working in various clinical and rehabilitation settings, including spending some time abroad working in New Zealand. She also has experience working as a case manager with a particular interest in catastrophic cases involving brain injury.

Working with clients with various complex neurological conditions, Sara aims to support them regain their independence and achieve the best possible outcomes. She provides detailed assessments, having trained in using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). Using the information gathered at assessment, Sara tailors rehabilitation programmes with her client to help them access the community, maintain their roles in the family and live as independently as possible within the home.

Intervention can include helping clients with managing family life, cooking and personal care, money management and vocational rehabilitation, creating return to work programmes and discussions with future or current employers. Sara also provides upper limb rehabilitation, as well as advice and guidance on seating provision, specialist equipment and adaptations to the home.

Sara is committed to continuing her professional development and is the South East regional representative for the specialist section on neurological practice within the College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Sacha

Wiltshire, South East of England

Sacha qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1989 and has over 20 years experience of working as an OT in Health, Neuro rehabilitation, Adult Social Care and Housing. Sacha can provide advice on major adaptations and new build design to meet the long term needs of an individual and their families and carers.

Sacha's area of expertise includes major adaptation work for adults and children with physical disabilities, assessment and recommendation for housing needs, equipment provision to maximise independence in the home environment, experience with new build design for wheelchair housing and refurbishments.

Sacha is experienced in assessing functional difficulties within the home environment and has good knowledge of equipment, minor and major adaptations to maximise independence within the home environment.

Sacha is a member for the College of OT Specialist Section in Housing and maintains her professional development and supervision regularly, attending CPD sessions, training courses and conferences to enhance her practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Clare

West Sussex, South East of England

Based in West Sussex, Clare provides expert paediatric therapy to families in the areas of Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. She has completed a postgraduate diploma in the management of childhood disability, as well as qualifications in sensory integration, Bobath and level 1 British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT) course. She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists.

Working for the NHS and in private practice, Clare has extensive experience of working with children aged 0-18 years. She treats children with a range of conditions, disabilities and learning difficulties including cerebral palsy, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and Down's Syndrome. She has worked in many healthcare settings, in both mainstream and special schools, nurseries, respite care and in the child's home.

Clare will help families and children become as independent as possible in their every day lives. Using a variety of assessment tools, both standardised and non-standardised, and treatment approaches tailor-made to the child, Clare ensures that treatment goals and therapy are both realistic and achievable. Intervention includes hand therapy and splinting, sensory integration and neuro-development treatment.

Clare maintains active professional development through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in both Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Hand Therapy

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH

Specialist skills

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

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

Katrina

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Robert

Brighton, West Sussex

Working in the South East of England, Robert assesses and treats both children and adults with a variety of physical, neurological and sensory needs. He specialises in working within paediatrics, however his expertise also focuses on neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation for adult clients. Robert has completed a masters in Health through Occupation, as well as Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

Since qualifying, Rob has worked in both clinical and community settings with adults, children, young people and their families. He currently specialises in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), providing assessment and treatment to both primary and secondary school age children in mainstream and special schools. He provides support to their families as well as offering mental health advice and consultation to schools and other professionals.

With a particular interest in attachment issues and sensory processing, Rob offers bespoke treatment to his clients focusing on their neurodevelopment, using cognitive based therapy. Along with his experience working with children and young people, Rob has provided treatment to adults, focusing on increasing their independence and offering functional rehabilitation.

Rob has presented his research both nationally and internationally, as well as recently co-editing an occupational therapy text book exploring diverse practice. He is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Children, Young People and Families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, Behaviour management, School Based Therapy/Support, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention

Meera

Hertfordshire, London

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2011, Meera specialises in rehabilitation and moving & handling. She has completed post qualifying training, including a masters degree to support her clinical practice. Visiting her clients in their own environment, Meera travels to areas of Berkshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire, as well as homes in London.

Meera has experience treating clients with long term neurological conditions, as well as supporting older adults and end of life care. She completes detailed assessments with her clients using a variety of approaches, including using the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) to meet goals and record an individuals intervention. She aims to optimise their function in meaningful activities and promote quality of life.

Treating her clients at home, Meera will involve family members and carers to ensure that they are appropriately trained and that intervention can continue when Meera is not there. This includes providing moving and handling plans, specifically offering advice on positioning and complex equipment, aiming to improve her clients independence at home and in the community.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen

Caroline

Brighton, West Sussex

Caroline qualified from London South Bank University in 2008. Since then she has held various positions in acute and community settings, and specialised in adult Neurology 6 years ago where she has held several senior positions. She enjoys all areas of neurological practice and has particular interests in upper limb rehabilitation.

Caroline is a highly experienced Occupational therapist who strives to provide a high standard of care, assessment and treatment to her clients. She enjoys the challenging clinical area of Neurology and enjoys assisting people to regain lost function as a result of ill health or injury. Caroline seeks to provide evidence based interventions wherever possible, and regularly engages in professional development opportunities to enhance her clinical skills and knowledge.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Annie

West Sussex, South East of England

Annie is a highly experienced OT with a special interest in neurology. She has worked in the NHS for 17 years, predominantly in the area of neurology, in a wide variety of settings ranging from acute hospitals to longer term and community based rehabilitation.

She has worked as an independent OT for 6 years with clients with a variety of diagnoses including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. Annie utilises a functional, compensatory and educational approach to work towards everyday goals related to activities of daily living such as cooking, budgeting and public transport.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation

Julia

London - Central, Middlesex

Julia is an expert physiotherapist, qualifying in 1986. Working independently, she travels in and around London, Hertfordshire and Middlesex, visiting clients in their home environment. She provides specialist therapy, having completed various advanced Bobath training courses.

Julia's expertise focuses on neurological rehabilitation, having worked previously at the National Hospital for Neurology. She has worked in a variety of settings where she has treated clients with both acute and long term conditions, including in the community, nursing homes, acute rehab and as a sole practitioner in private practice.

Julia has gained experience and training in various treatments and therapy, including using Phenol, Botox, medications & splinting in spasticity management, as well as working with clients in a hydrotherapy setting. Julia also provides expert advice and guidance on specialist seating for clients with neurological conditions, helping to rebuild and improve their function and overall independence.

She is a member of the Acquired Brain Injury Forum and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology.

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Profession

Physiotherapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Balance

Sharon

Essex, South East of England

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Dysphagia management

Caroline

Kent, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2005, Caroline specialises in neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation, as well as housing & equipment. She is based in Kent and works in the South East of England, visiting clients in London, Essex and East Sussex. In 2009 Caroline qualified as a Best Interests Assessor (BIA), assessing individuals under the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Since qualifying, Caroline has held roles within the NHS and social services and now carries out independent assessments within the private sector. She works with clients with long term neurological conditions, individuals with dementia and palliative care needs and also paediatric clients. Her expertise lies in rehabilitation, developing and implementing goal orientated treatment programmes to help improve function and increase overall independence. This can focus on cognitive rehabilitation, pain management, confidence building, vocational rehabilitation and fatigue management.

Within a treatment package, Caroline recommends specialist equipment and home adaptations to help maximise safety and independence within the home and wider community. She can provide training and support for carers and family members on the use of equipment, ensuring they are using it safely.

Caroline maintains her professional memberships of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice and Housing, as well as being a member of the National Back Exchange.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, East Sussex, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Victoria

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Victoria is an expert neurological occupational therapist who delivers specialist rehabilaition, housing and seating & postural assessments to clients at home. She has completed a postgraduate diploma in Neuro-Rehabilitation, as well as qualifying as a moving and handling trainer and assessor. Based in Bedforshire, Victoria travels to Luton, Dunstable, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard to visit clients, as well as in and around London.

Having treated both adults and children in a variety of clinical settings, Victoria's experience is broad and includes working with clients with neurological, physical and mental health needs. She works with her clients helping to plan for short and long term care, including equipment provision, environmental modifications and providing therapy intervention.

Her specialist skills centre around working with neurologically-impaired clients, providing upper limb management (including splinting), cognitive re-training, behavioural management, postural management and rehabilitation of functional abilities, including their daily live activities. As an accredited manual handling trainer, Victoria completes thorough risk assessments and management plans including providing training and education to families and carers.

Victoria also works as a case manager and maintains active membership with the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, as well as the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Rachel

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Working with both children and adults, Rachel provides expert occupational therapy in a home or school environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, providing assessments and treatment to clients with a variety of clinical needs and conditions. Rachel is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans, as well as into London visiting clients and their families.

Since qualifying in 2006, Rachel has worked for the NHS, for charities and also in private practice, including within a specialist residential eating disorder service providing clients with individual therapy sessions and facilitating a weekly life skills group. She treats children with neuro-developmental conditions, as well as both adults and children with mental health needs.

Rachel uses a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and sensory integration, in which she has completed postgraduate qualifications. Ensuring her client is at the centre of her care, Rachel works with the client and their family to help them regain functional independence and reach personal goals.

Rachel is committed to her professional development and is a member of several specialist clinical practice groups. This allows her to keep her skills and knowledge up to date and relevant to current practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support

Simon

London

Working in London, Simon provides expert occupational therapy to his clients in their home environment. He specialises in housing & equipment, as well as assessing a client's functional and neurological rehabilitation needs. Simon is a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA) and will carry out these assessments working under the Mental Capacity Act.

Simon qualified in 2010 and has developed his clinical and therapeutic skills working in social services, in the NHS, for voluntary and private sectors. He works with clients with a range of conditions, including neurological, physical, orthopaedic and muscular skeletal.

Specialising in housing & equipment, Simon provides assessments to clients in their home environment and prescribes various minor and major adaptations to improve their quality of life and independence at home. Providing a holistic approach, Simon focuses on the client's functional rehabilitation and encourages daily life activities to be carried out by the client as independently as possible.

Simon is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England , London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

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

Our private OT’s in Hampshire

The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are located in Hampshire or surrounding counties. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Hampshire, including Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.

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 Hampshire therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. For a free initial consultation over the telephone, please call one of our dedicated client managers who will be able to find you the right OT. You can also learn more about some of the private therapists in our Hampshire team from their profiles above. 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 Hampshire 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

Cooking & household activities

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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

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