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Private occupational therapy on the Isle of Wight

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Jenny

Berkshire, South of England

Jenny is an Occupational Therapist with a specialization in hand therapy, particularly excelling in splinting. With a career spanning over two decades, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. Jenny obtained her qualification as an Occupational Therapist in 2001 and has been dedicated to hand therapy and rheumatology since 2006.

Based in the south of England, Jenny serves clients in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire. Her expertise lies in providing comprehensive care for individuals with hand-related concerns, focusing on splinting interventions to enhance function and alleviate discomfort.

Jenny's commitment to the field is reflected in her extensive experience, allowing her to deliver high-quality, specialized care to her clients. Her proficiency in hand therapy and rheumatology positions her as a valuable resource for those seeking expert guidance and support in managing hand-related conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Splinting

Louise

Dorset, South of England

Louise is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Adult Mental Health and Rehabilitation. She is located in Bournemouth and visits clients across the South of England including areas of Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire. Louise has experience working with clients with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, dementia, bi polar disorder, psychosis, arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.

She has worked extensively with clients of all ages, especially older clients, many of whom have cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as physical conditions. Louise is a qualified Assessment of Motor & Processing Skills (AMPS) Assessor which compliments her assessing skills to a higher standard.

Louise supports clients with various physical health needs, often that contribute to their mental health deterioration. She can prescribe pieces of equipment after assessing their physical health and the impact this has on everyday tasks. She utilises her specialist assessment skills to provide tailored solutions to help each client maximise their potential and live independently for longer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

Darragh

Dorset, South of England

Darragh is a highly specialist Occupational Therapist who practices in Major Trauma & Orthopaedics & Neurotherapy, delivering comprehensive assessments and interventions for clients with a variety of conditions. Located in Bournemouth, Darragh works with clients across the South of England, mainly Dorset and Hampshire. Darragh predominantly works with clients following a major traumatic event and has experience in Neurological conditions. He also enjoys working in Fatigue, Behaviour and Pain Management; Major Trauma Care, Fracture Prevention, Vocational Rehabilitation and, Housing & Equipment

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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

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care

Sharne

Hampshire, South of England

Based in Fareham, near Portsmouth and Southampton, Sharne is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She focuses on Housing & Equipment, Functional Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. Sharne works with clients with acquired injuries, hip and knee replacements, and numerous neurological conditions including, stroke, Guillain Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Sharne aims to make every client feel confident in their own home, through adapted techniques to complete routine tasks and equipment aids to support daily activity.

Sharne focuses on a client’s ability to safely and comfortably undertake self-care and domestic tasks at home, which typically includes washing and dressing, cooking and cleaning, and getting out and about. Sharne will assess a client’s current capability and will devise a tailored therapy programme, considering both current and future needs. Sharne aims to deliver holistic therapy, considering a client’s functional and equipment requirements. She can recommend minor and major home adaptations designed to improve a client’s quality of life and provide training of assistive equipment. Sharne also offers support to clients and their families applying for Disabled Funding Grants (DFG).

Sharne is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Hannah

Hampshire, South of England

Hannah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Basingstoke. She currently visits children in their home environment and schools across the South of England including Berkshire, Surrey, and Hampshire. Over the last 10 years, Hannah has attained an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skills to assist children with a variety of conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration difficulties, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, and developmental co-ordination disorder. She has acquired extensive experience with both the physical and sensory needs of a child including handwriting, visual perception, behavioural and attachment needs.

In particular, Hannah enjoys working on a child’s development of fine and gross motor skills. She supports them to build up the strength, balance, and coordination to perform activities and maintain independence. Hannah also has a specialist interest and training in Animal Assisted Occupational Therapy. She has previously supported children with complex learning needs through the therapeutic nature of working with animals in a reduced stress outdoor environment.

As a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Hannah is dedicated to her profession and continuing her clinical development. She keeps up-to-date with the most recent research and has completed several post-graduate qualifications in Sensory Integration and Posture Management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills

Amanda

Hampshire, South of England

Amanda is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist located just outside of Basingstoke and covers a client base across Berkshire, Hampshire, and Surrey. She has always been passionate about working with children, young people, and their families and immediately specialised in the field of Paediatrics. Now with over 15 years of experience, Amanda has remained dedicated to this field and has developed an exceptional knowledge and skill set on a wide variety of conditions and needs.

Her areas of expertise draw on her experience supporting children with autistic spectrum disorder, sensory integration difficulties, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and Down's syndrome. Amanda has worked predominantly in the community, schools, nurseries, and homes, assessing and working with individuals aged 2-19 years with OT needs.

Amanda supports child and their families with a broad range of needs including behavioural difficulties, gross and fine motor skills, dexterity and hand writing difficulties, visual perception skills, balance and co-ordination, planning and execution of activities, and self-care tasks such as dressing and feeding.

Amanda enjoys learning and is currently working towards her post graduate Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner status.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

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, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Katy

Hampshire, South of England

Katy is a specialist Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in both the private sector and NHS. She has had a passion for working with neurological, long-term and complex medical conditions including brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, and spinal injury. Katy is based in Fareham, covering a large client base across Hampshire, West Sussex, and Dorset.

Katy has always seized every opportunity to enhance her understanding of Neurological Rehabilitation including postural management, cognitive intervention, splinting, hand therapy, upper limb rehab and psychological needs. She enjoys providing high quality and multifaceted care, considering the client’s emotional, social and physical needs. She seeks to optimise a clients’ function with goals meaningful to them and tailors treatment to their individual needs.

Working as an Associate, Katy utilises her passion for supporting clients with neurological conditions including traumatic brain injuries, stroke and other complex needs. She is confident assessing clients with complex deficits in neurological or long-term medical conditions and proficient using a variety of assessment tools, both standardised and non-standardised. She can devise individualised and tailored treatment plans that are supported by sound clinical reasoning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Bristol, Brighton, Southampton, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Makaton, Wheelchair accreditation

Rachel

Hampshire, South of England

Rachel, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in paediatrics and handwriting assessments and treatments. Residing in Hampshire, she extends her services to the South of England. Rachel's enthusiasm for working with children is evident in her dedicated approach to creating specialist intervention programmes aimed at meeting each child's goals. She is committed to progressing and adapting programmes as needed to achieve the expected outcomes. Rachel brings experience in working with various conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Hypermobility/Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Her passion for supporting children's development underscores her commitment to delivering effective and tailored occupational therapy services.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Handwriting assessment & treatment

Gemma

Hampshire, South of England

Gemma is an experienced Occupational Therapist specializing in assessments for housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional and neurological rehabilitation, and moving and handling. She offers her services in the south of England, particularly in Hampshire and West Sussex, with a focus on Dorset and Southampton.

With a wealth of experience, Gemma has worked with individuals facing diverse conditions, including ADHD, Amputees, Arthritis, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Balance and Coordination issues, Bariatrics, Brain Injury, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, COPD, Daily Living Skills, Dementia, Diabetes, End of Life Care, Fibromyalgia, Frailty, Functional Neurological Disorder, Learning Disability, Long Covid, Parkinson's, Reconditioning post illness or injury, Routine planning, Spinal Injury, and Stroke.

Her commitment to delivering holistic and individualized care makes Gemma a valuable asset to her clients, ensuring they receive tailored support across various aspects of their well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Livonia

Northamptonshire, South of England

Livonia, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, and moving and handling. Working in London and Middlesex, Livonia obtained her qualification in 2014 and has since developed competencies within the NHS and Social Services. Her professional journey includes completing rotations, holding senior positions, and collaborating with various contractors.

Livonia's commitment to professional development is evident through her engagement in a variety of training sessions to enhance her skills. She has received supervision from senior managers, further enriching her expertise. With a diverse background and experience in different sectors, Livonia brings a well-rounded approach to her occupational therapy practice, ensuring comprehensive and effective support for her clients in London and Middlesex.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England

Specialisms

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

Rachael

Oxfordshire, South of England

Rachael is an Occupational Therapist with over 18 years’ experience in both the NHS (acute and community) and private sector. She has a specialist interest in Neurological Rehabilitation, building on a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of physical and cognitive conditions. Rachael has worked extensively with elderly and frail clients, developing expertise on stroke, Parkinson's Disease, falls, dementia as well as palliative care. Rachael is located in Banbury and covers a client base across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire.

Rachael strives to attain a deep understanding of a client’s needs and provide a goal-oriented rehabilitation plan. She is a positive and enthusiastic person, committed to providing evidence-based intervention with compassion and care. She can support clients with activities of daily living including routine planning, self-care, balance and coordination, and gross motor skills.

The breadth of Rachael’s experience enables her to proficiently assess clients with a range of medical diagnosis and conditions and effectively devise a treatment plan to optimise safety and independence. She continually develops a high level of clinical reasoning skills that enable her to provide an expert opinion to support patients, families and other professionals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills

Ana

Oxfordshire, South of England

Ana is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in housing & equipment, seating & postural management, as well as functional and neurological rehabilitation. Operating in the South of England, including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Wiltshire, Ana is dedicated to helping clients improve fatigue management, daily living skills, and postural management.

With experience working with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's disease, Stroke, Inclusion Body Myositis, Huntington's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Hip Replacement, Ana provides personalised care to address specific needs and enhance clients' overall well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

Our private OT’s on the Isle of Wight

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the Isle of Wight region as well as nationwide. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Isle of Wight, including Cowes, Ryde, Shanklin, Newport and Ventnor.

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 Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight 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.

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

Our OT’s are helping people on the Isle of Wight 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

Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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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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Standing & self support

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

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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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Organisation skills

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

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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