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Private occupational therapy on the Isle of Wight

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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

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Ellie

Southampton, Hampshire

Ellie is a highly skilled OT based in Southampton. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, supporting clients at a home or work environment to retain their maximum level of independence. She covers a client base across Hampshire and the South of England.

With over 15 years of experience, Ellie has worked with clients with a range of complex conditions including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, progressive neurological conditions, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She has expertise in a variety of therapies such as cognitive rehabilitation, complex postural management, fatigue management, sensory re-education, activities of daily living, perceptual difficulties, and vocational rehabilitation. Ellie also has experience in adult and older people’s mental health and wheelchair provisions.

Ellie has experience working as an expert witness, writing medico-legal reports, and is currently working as a specialist Occupational Therapist in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management

Charlotte

Southampton, Hampshire

Based in Southampton, Charlotte is an OT specialising in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment. She visits clients across the South of England including Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. Charlotte works to support client’s achieve their personal goals, from regaining independence at home to participating in leisure activities.

Charlotte works holistically to assess a client’s every need. She helps clients to manage pain and fatigue by developing bespoke routines and activity plans, recommending equipment aids, and where appropriate housing adaptations. Charlotte also supports clients with anxiety and memory difficulties, helping them to effectively plan and prioritise activities of daily life and set personal goals.

Charlotte has a particular specialism in cancer rehabilitation. As a member of the Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist Section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and previously holding a lead role in a cancer rehabilitation clinic, Charlotte delivers expert care focusing on both the physical and mental aspects of therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Amanda

Hampshire, South East of England

Amanda is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. She is located in Portsmouth, visiting clients in Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover, and Basingstoke.

Amanda has worked in a variety of settings withing the community and acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries, orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA).

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 provisions, 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 at the Royal 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

Gomathi

Hampshire, South East of England

Gomathi is a physiotherapist located in Basingstoke, Hampshire, visiting clients across the South of England. Throughout her extensive career, Gomathi has worked with adults and children with a wide range of conditions and injuries. She now specialises in paediatrics, specifically in neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury (ABI), and various neuromuscular disorders.

Gomathi provides holistic assessments, evaluating a client’s needs at home and in a school setting. She helps to develop a client’s strength, balance, and co-ordination through exercises and supportive equipment. In particular, Gomathi provides specialist seating and postural advice, drawing on her training of the Chailey approach.

Gomathi is a member of Medico-Legal Chartered Physiotherapists and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

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Profession

Physiotherapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Gross motor skills, Balance, Co-ordination, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Wheelchair accreditation

Becky

Berkshire, South East of England

Supporting children and their families in the South of England, Becky is a specialist in Housing & Equipment. She has gained a vast amount of experience working with children and young adults with complex physical and learning needs including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to children and their families both at home and in school.

Becky is committed to enabling her clients to be independent and maintain function at home for as long as possible by offering advice, suggesting practical solutions, advising on equipment, aids and adaptations to meet their individual needs.

Becky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and expands her knowledge by regularly undertaking additional training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management, Makaton

Katrina

Dorset, 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. Katrina is based in Dorset, visiting clients in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, and Weymouth.

Katrina has gained extensive experience working for Dorset County Council. Working as part of the adult and community team, 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.

Katrina also works independently, treating 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 Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section 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

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Katy

Hampshire, South East of England

Katy has over 14 years experience in the field of paediatrics and has worked in Canada and the UK in the public and private sectors. She is a professional, approachable and flexible person who demonstrates determination and enthusiasm working with children, schools and families. She values the importance of delivering expertise and quality of care using a holistic and child-family approach.

Katy ensures she keeps up-to-date with current evidence-based practice and clinical skills by being a member of various special interest groups, attending courses and mentoring other OTs.

Katy is qualified in Sensory Integration and the Bobath approach. She can also assess and use specialist equipment, e.g. sleep system, supportive seating systems and Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support

Jennifer

Hampshire, South East of England

Jennifer is a highly experienced OT with over 30 years’ experience working with clients across a variety of settings. She has expertise in a range of conditions including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal injury, stroke, arthritis, acquired brain injury, and cancer. Jennifer is based in Winchester and visits clients in Hampshire and Dorset.

Jennifer provides expert assessments and bespoke therapy programmes, advising on adaptive equipment, housing adaptations, and reablement. She focuses on a client’s individual needs, from undertaking self-care tasks in the home to going out and about in the community. She helps clients to manage fatigue and develop effective routines, whether recovering from an injury or managing a long-term condition. Jennifer is also qualified in Rehabilitation Counselling, providing clients with additional support with psychological and social needs. She can advise on DFG assessments and blue badges.

Jennifer is a member of the Specialist Section in Independent Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. She keeps up-to-date with her professional development by attending courses and interacting with other professionals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management

Karen

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Karen is based near Watford, visiting clients across London and the Home Counties. With extensive experience in Housing & Equipment, Karen can recommend basic and complex home adaptations, including extensions. Whether a small piece of equipment or large adaptation, Karen’s aim is to help a client regain and maintain independence at home. Karen works with adults with a wide range of physical disabilities, brain and spinal injuries, and conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neurone disease.

Through her rehabilitation programmes, Karen seeks to recommend practical strategies to overcome common issues such as getting in and out of the home, personal care and dressing, cooking and cleaning. These measures aim to help reduce the risk of falls, increase mobility, and build confidence. Karen can also advise on Seating & Postural Management, recommending suitable seating and standing aids.

Karen can advise and support clients through DFG Assessments, understanding the process and what is required. Karen is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Independent Practice and Housing, and has also completed additional qualifications in Housing Adaptations and Design.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Laura

Oxfordshire, 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.

For over 15 years, Laura has worked in acute, community, and inpatient rehabilitation settings, helping clients with a range of physical and cognitive conditions. 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 activities. 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

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 has worked in acute, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides assessments and treatments to clients of all ages, focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural support.

Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her clients maximise 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 its 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

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

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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Cooking & household activities

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

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Disabling tiredness

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

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Personal care & dressing

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

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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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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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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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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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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, 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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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