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Private occupational therapy on the Isle of Wight

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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

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

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

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

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

Pippa

Surrey, South of England

Pippa is a highly experienced and committed therapist with 17 years experience. She provides expert assessments and bespoke treatment plans to clients, in their own homes and workplaces to help them gain the most out of life.

Pippa treats clients with a wide variety of needs including, amputations, complex orthopaedic needs and cognitive function, as well as helping clients achieve independence through community access and self care.

Pippa's extensive experience and knowledge of housing adaptations and equipment is key to her client's improvement. Pippa is able to provide a number of different treatment options in order to maximise her client's functional ability and independence.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Becky

London - South, Berkshire

Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, Becky has gained a vast amount of experience in working with children & young adults with complex physical and learning needs in various settings including educational, residential and in their own homes.

Prior to training as an Occupational Therapist, Becky worked for 22 years with disabled children & young adults and brings that wealth of experience to her role as an OT. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to children and their families & carers both at home and in school, helping children to reach their maximum potential.

Becky expands her knowledge of OT by attending training sessions and she is also a mentor for Occupational Therapy students at Bournemouth and South Bank universities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural managemen, Makaton

Sarah S

Southampton, Hampshire

Sarah is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist working with clients with a range of conditions across Hampshire and the south. Qualifying in 2001, Sarah studied at the University of Southampton and has worked across the public and private sectors with clients on wards, in clinics and within their own homes.

Sarah is an expert in carrying out physical assessments and providing tailored treatment programmes to clients to enable them to gain maximum independence. She has great skills in working with client’s who have mental health conditions and learning difficulties. She also carries out assessments for home adaptations and community access as well as working with clients with brain injuries.

In addition to clinical work Sarah has contributed to various projects, clinical audits, research articles and has been acknowledged for contributing towards the NICE guidelines.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Carolyn

Southampton, Hampshire

Carolyn is a highly experienced occupational therapist, with considerable expertise in neuro-rehabilitation. Having qualified at the Essex School of Occupational Therapy in 1992, Carolyn worked in a variety of inpatient and community settings, gaining experience of assessing and treating people with traumatic brain injury, with difficulties ranging from high level executive dysfunction, to Persistent Vegetative State (PVS).

She is experienced working alongside family members, support staff and other therapists to maximise an individual's function. She is passionate about empowerment and taking a client centred approach, publishing research on use of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in BJOT.

Carolyn has considerable experience of managing occupational therapists, support staff and multidisciplinary teams. She regularly engages in Continued Professional Development, and has recently completed the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) training, as well as attended courses on sleep, fatigue and managing symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, London - South, London - West, Southampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

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

Charlotte

Wiltshire, South of England

Charlotte qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Southampton University School of Health Professional and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2006. She has over 11 years of experience working within both community and acute, health and social care settings.

Charlotte has an extensive range of knowledge and skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of clients with neurological conditions and has developed diverse experience in equipment, minor and major adaptations. Through the recommendation of equipment and adaptation, Charlotte strives to maintain a client’s independence.

Within various different settings Charlotte has lead and contributed to the training of junior and unqualified staff to facilitate the development of their skills and knowledge.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Gillian

Southampton, Wiltshire

Gill qualified as an Occupational therapist in 2009 and has worked for local authorities in a variety of roles, gaining a wide range of experience in moving and handling, postural positioning, complex seating, minor and major adaptations, ergonomic systems and care management.

she carries out detailed assessments of clients with a range of needs including moving and handling, seating and postural management requirements as well as working with clients with neurological conditions, spinal injuries, amputations, brain injuries and many other conditions. Gill then provides bespoke treatment plans to help her clients reach maximum independence and improve their daily lives.

As a specialist clinical adviser for an equipment service, she developed an excellent knowledge of a wide range of equipment and supported clinical staff across the county in equipment selection, as well as developing and delivering equipment and reablement training.

She has assisted in organising conferences, been a main speaker at a County wide conference and presented bariatric workshops at national conferences.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural managemen

Rachael

Southampton, Hampshire

Rachael is a dedicated Occupational Therapist with 10 years post qualification experience in moving & handling, seating & postural management, specialist equipment provision, adaptations, DFG applications and rehabilitation. She have experience with many conditions including complex neurological and orthopaedic conditions.

For the past 2 years she has been working at a specialist residential school & college for students with profound and multiple physical and learning disability, predominantly Cerebral Palsy, which has enhanced her clinical skills with highly complex disability.

Rachael completes annual training in moving & handling, seating and equipment to ensure her knowledge and practice are current as well as regular training with equipment reps.

Rachael can confidently assess and recommend equipment and adaptions and as well as implement treatment plans to maximise function and independence. She able to support service users through the DFG process to ensure their home facilitates their quality of life.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

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

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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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

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

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