Hampshire, South East of England
Amanda is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment, rehabilitation and moving & handling. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA). Based in Portsmouth, Amanda travels to Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover and Basingstoke to see clients at home.
Amanda currently works in the community and has previously worked in acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs, such as Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries and orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs.
Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Amanda will work with the family to ensure all of her client's needs are being met. She will develop a treatment programme which aims to improve the clients overall functional independence; this could include minor and major housing adaptations, equipment provision and moving & handling advice.
Amanda is committed to continuing her learning and development and keeping up to date with recent advancements in the field of OT. Part of this is through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills
Warwickshire, South East of England
Laura provides occupational therapy to clients at home, travelling to areas of Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as Milton Keynes and London. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing client's neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation needs. Her expertise also focuses on seating & postural management, in which she has completed postgraduate training.
Qualifying in 2004, Laura has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, working in acute, community and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She assesses motor, sensory and cognitive function and evaluates the impact of these on activities of daily living, through standardised and non - standardised assessments. From this, Laura formulates client centred treatment plans and evaluates progress through goal setting and outcome measures.
Laura supports clients and their families in their rehabilitation and any adjustments they may have needed to make due to their condition or disability. She offers advice on specialist equipment and safer moving and handling, as well as exploring the later stages of rehabilitation such as returning to education, employment and leisure roles. This includes the provision of specialist seating and wheelchairs to maximise the functional independence of her clients.
Laura has completed extensive post graduate training in upper limb interventions, offering mirror box therapy, motor imagery and splinting to clients.
West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
Hampshire, South East of England
Having qualified in 1987, Carmen has spent her career working internationally, including France, South Africa and now in the UK. She specialises in paediatrics, having completed training in therapeutic listening and attachment theory, as well as qualifying as an advanced sensory integration practitioner. Carmen works in the South of England, visiting clients in Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and South London.
Carmen has worked in a variety of paediatric settings, treating very diverse population groups. She has experience working as a community paediatric occupational therapist, assessing and treating children with a variety of conditions, disorders and syndromes, including developmental delay and learning difficulties, mild neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, sensory processing disorder and autism.
Since 2013, Carmen has worked as an independent OT, supporting children with sensory needs, movement difficulties and challenging behaviours at home and in mainstream, independent and special schools. She works collaboratively with the child and their family, creating bespoke treatment packages, including home programmes and sensory diets. Carmen also provides support to families and schools through educational and healthcare plans, treatment programmes and consultation.
Carmen has provided numerous training sessions and workshops to teachers, support staff, OT colleagues and parents on sensory processing, an area she is very qualified in and passionate about. She continues her membership of the Sensory Integration Network, as well as the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Children, Young People & Families.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, London - South
Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening
Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Sensory attachment intervention
Wiltshire, South East of England
Jane is an expert occupational therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. Jane also works within neurological and functional rehabilitation.
Since qualifying in 2000, Jane has worked in acute and community settings, as well as working privately. She provides assessment and treatment to clients of all ages focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural advice and guidance.
Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her client maximise on their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.
Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and it's impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
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.
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.
London - South, Surrey
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.
South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Southampton
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management
DFG Assessments, Postural management, Makaton
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.
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.
South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, London - South, London - West, Southampton
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
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.
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.
South of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Southampton
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural management
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.
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.
My wife and I were very impressed with the kindness and professionalism of your therapist. It has left me with the fact that I will now have a much better future. An excellent meeting.A Royal British Legion beneficiary
The therapist was extremely knowledgeable and delivered the training in a fun and engaging way.Teacher
Big Thank You for Tuesday night, all the team thought the session was great, really engaging, thought provoking as well as lots of fun! We're all looking forward to working with you over the coming months and executing Lucy’s plan.Father of a private client aged 12
The therapist was extremely helpful and informative. I felt totally at east at all time. She is a credit to her profession and to the organisation, thank you.An OT Practice client
The OT Practice has a smooth process from referral through to discharge with outstanding service levels and a quality bank of occupational therapists all over the UK.Kayur Kotecha, Case Manager