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Samantha

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sam is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist who has trained and worked internationally. She has completed postgraduate training in a number of courses, including Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, and Seating and Postural Management. Based in Leeds, Sam visits clients in Yorkshire, Manchester and Lancashire.

Sam has worked in various paediatric settings in Australia and the UK including schools, nurseries, NHS, hospitals, and her own private practice in Australia. She has over 15 years’ experience working with children with a broad range of needs and conditions, including children with sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, autism and children requiring help with handwriting and motor skills.

She provides comprehensive assessments at home, in school, or at nursery, working collabritvely with parents, carers, and teachers. Using what she has found in the initial assessment, Sam will recommend and implement a range of therapy techniques that can be used at home or in school, including DIR/ Floortime, sensory integration and sensory diets, neuro developmental approaches and behavioural techniques. Sam is also skilled in using Makaton and kinesiotaping, a rehabilitative taping method.

Sam strives to update her skills through professional development to provide the best advice, assessment and evidence-based practice possible.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Salford

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Social integration

Tracy

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Tracy is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with expertise in the fields of neurology, learning disabilities, complex orthopaedics, and mental health. Tracy has over 10 years’ experience, working across various hospital, community, and private settings. She is based in Leeds and provides expert Occupational Therapy for clients across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire including Hull, Bradford, Sheffield, and Wakefield.

Tracy has worked closely with hundreds of clients with a range of conditions such as acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, learning disabilities, autism, and dementia. Her primary aim is to increase the independence of her client and improve their quality of life. Her background in both physical and mental health allows her to truly be holistic in her work with clients, considering the full impact of the individual's condition on all aspects of their life and health. She

Throughout her career Tracy has been keen to develop her skills through accessing training courses as well as personal study, and she is always keen to put new skills into practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Alex

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Based just outside of Bradford, Alex is a highly skilled OT who has been supporting clients for over 15 years. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and visits clients across Yorkshire and the North of England. Alex has worked in a variety of settings, predominantly focusing on the rehabilitation of those with acquired and traumatic brain injury including stroke and other progressive neurological conditions.

Alex has expertise in providing assessments and interventions in a number of areas including postural management, moving and handling, cognitive rehabilitation, and upper limb rehabilitation including splinting and the use of Saebo equipment. She also supports clients with activities of daily living, helping them to improve function, promote independence, and manage fatigue. She helps clients in all areas of home life including meal preparation and personal care.

Throughout her career, Alex has continually sought to further her clinical expertise and skill-set, notably completing a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation from the University of Nottingham.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation

Rebecca

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Located in Leeds, Rebecca visits clients across the North West of England including Sheffield, Wakefield, and York. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, delivering comprehensive assessments and interventions for clients with a variety of conditions. Rebecca predominantly works with adults following a traumatic injury or acute illness, but also has experience with neurological conditions including brain injury and complex mental health difficulties. Rebecca also works with older adults, supporting with falls management, trauma and orthopaedics, general medicine, and chronic and long-term conditions.

Rebecca has worked in a wide variety of rehabilitation settings including in long-term neuro-rehabilitation. She worked with clients who had sustained a brain injury but also had complex and concurrent mental health difficulties. Rebecca also worked in an acute mental health working with females who experienced mental illness. Both roles gave Rebecca valuable experience in assessing cognition and interpersonal skills. Rebecca delivers comprehensive assessments of a client’s function, creating tailored rehabilitation programmes, complex discharge planning, and multi-disciplinary working.

Throughout her career, Rebecca has developed her competencies through practical experience, supervision, maintaining CPD, and training. This has enabled her to develop strong assessment and clinical reasoning skills when working with clients, professionals, and family members. Rebecca is also a member of the Specialist Section for Independent Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Katie

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 10 years, Katie provides expert assessments and interventions to her clients. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and has gained invaluable expertise working within the NHS, Local Authorities, and in the private sector. Katie is based just outside of Halifax in West Yorkshire, covering a client base across Yorkshire & Lincolnshire and Greater Manchester.

Katie has a keen interest and expertise in physical rehabilitation, supporting clients with a wide variety of injuries and conditions including brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, stroke, amputations, and burns. Katie has worked in a range of sectors, developing a broad skill-set in most areas of OT, including trauma and orthopaedics, stroke and neurological rehabilitation, general medicine, older people, surgical, and respiratory.

Katie developed an expert understanding of hand therapy, burns and plastics whilst undertaking a role in several specialist units across the country as a senior therapist. She provided rehabilitation to patients in intensive care, primarily helping with positioning and splinting, fabricating and fitting splints in theatres, ward-based rehabilitation, social reintegration, scar management, and follow up therapy in the burns outpatient service. During this time, Katie also completed a Skin Camouflage Course with the British Association of Skin Camouflage and became an accredited Skin camouflage consultant.

Katie keeps up to date with research and best practise guidelines, partaking in continuing professional development activities including independent research/reading, attending courses and training, making use of specialist online resources, and peer reviews including regular in-service team trainings.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Lee

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Lee is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Lee has been a qualified Occupational Therapist for over 10 years and specialises in Housing & Equipment with a particular focus on DFGs, major and minor adaptations, and community rehabilitation. He supports clients across Yorkshire including Bradford, Derby, Leeds, and Sheffield and is particularly experienced helping those with physical conditions such as arthritis, fractures, and joint replacements.

Lee is passionate about working with adults, helping them to reach their maximum potential through rehabilitation techniques and equipment/adaptation solutions. Having qualified from York St John University and worked in both acute hospital and community settings with adults, he chose to specialise in community assessments, mainly around adaptations/equipment working within DFG legislation.

Alongside his work as a private practitioner, Lee is a team leader for an award-winning adaptations service, supporting and leading Occupational Therapists and support staff, whilst holding a clinical caseload. Lee has played an important role in developing effective new policies; creating new training methods and adapting processes. He recently received a 'commendation for excellence' award in the category for outstanding achievement at the National Healthy Housing Awards.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Derby

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Self care

Wendy

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Delivering expert occupational therapy for over 10 years, Wendy is a specialist in Housing & Equipment, supporting clients of all ages with home adaptations and mobility aids. Wendy is based in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, visiting clients across the county including York, Middlesbrough, and Leeds.

Wendy works with clients with a broad range of conditions, whether helping someone recover from an injury or adjusting to life with a long-term condition. Wendy works with the client and their family to create a personalised plan, recommending home adaptations and equipment provisions to suit the client’s specific needs. Wendy conducts holistic assessments, evaluating safety in a client’s home and their ability to carry out self-care tasks. Her recommendations help to reduce the risk of falls, improve mobility, and increase independence. Wendy is also experienced in Functional Rehabilitation and Moving and Handling.

Wendy completed her Master’s Degree in Professional Health and Social Care Studies, advancing her clinical reasoning and skill-set. She can also provide professional guidance on DFG assessments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Jodie

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Jodie is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She is currently based in Sheffield and offers holistic assessments and interventions for clients across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire including Doncaster, Leeds, Huddersfield, and Bradford. Jodie specialises in Rehabilitation, Housing & Equipment, and Moving & Handling supporting those with various physical and cognitive needs.

Utilising the expertise she developed in hospital and social care environments, Jodie can provide environmental assessments, review transfers/functional abilities, and deliver rehabilitation. She can also help with falls preventions, providing holistic home visits to review fall history and to determine further input. Jodie draws upon her experience working in elderly care, supporting with equipment provisions, capacity assessment and best interest decision-making, referral for home support, and the assessment for 24-hour care or onward referral. Jodie also has a particular interest in Dementia and has presented a research poster about what makes a Dementia Friendly Environment at national and international conferences.

Throughout her career, Jodie has developed her skills through practical experience, research, expert supervision, and attending courses relevant to her sector. This has enabled her to develop excellent clinical reasoning skills necessary when assessing and treating patients with very complex needs and giving an expert opinion to other professionals, clients, carers, and family members.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Barbara

East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Working as an Occupational Therapist, Barbara specialises in Rehabilitation and Seating & Postural Management for adults, having completed postgraduate training in postural assessment and management. Working in and around East Yorkshire, Barbara visits clients in Beverley, Goole, Bridlington, and York.

Working in acute hospital wards and community settings, Barbara has experience treating clients with various physical and neurological conditions. This includes multiple sclerosis, stroke, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Barbara has provided specialist assessments to these clients including postural, environmental, and vocational assessments to identify the needs of her client. As an independent Occupational Therapist, Barbara develops a treatment plan aimed to help regain functional independence in everyday activities. To help clients reach their goals, Barbara can also recommend pieces of equipment including wheelchairs, power chairs, and specialist seating.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management

Samantha

East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Samantha is a specialist Occupational Therapist with particular expertise in Housing & Equipment. She is located in Pocklington, just outside of York, and covers a client base across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Samantha has experience supporting clients with a variety of conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, general frailty, and arthritic conditions.

Having worked extensively in the community and as part of a team working across children and adults' social care, Samantha has developed excellent clinical knowledge and skills. She can provide moving and handling assessments, minor and major home adaptations, simple and complex pieces of equipment, and rehousing reports.

Samantha works with children and adults of all ages to enable them to live as safely and independently as possible. She understands the barriers to independence and the ways in which these can be overcome to achieve positive outcomes for individuals. Samantha can assess for and recommend a wide range of home adaptations including bathroom, kitchen, and access adaptations, as well as more complex projects such as extensions and loft conversions.

Samantha continues to develop her skills by taking part in regular clinical supervision, completing written reflections, and attending training courses relevant to her chosen speciality.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Cait

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Cait is a Paediatric OT with over 15 years’ experience working with children with complex needs. She is based in North Yorkshire and visits children across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, including Leeds and Bradford. Cait is a highly skilled OT, working with children with a wide range of complex needs relating to sensory difficulties, autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and Down’s syndrome.

Working with children and their families, Cait delivers comprehensive assessments and therapeutic interventions based on the child’s individual circumstances. She supports with a child’s physical capability and mobility, working to develop their fine and gross motor skills to help them complete self-care tasks and participate in education. Cait recommends specialist equipment to support with a child’s development and support, and also helps with behavioural management and social integration.

Cait is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice and remains up-to-date with her clinical knowledge and skill-set. She has also completed specialist training in Sensory Integration, Differentiating Sensory from Behaviour, and the Chailey Approach to Postural Management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Leeds, Bradford

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Gillian

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Based in North Yorkshire, just outside of Selby, Gill supports clients with complex physical needs such as orthopaedic injuries and conditions, post-surgical recovery including knee and hip replacements, and amputations. Gill specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment, supporting each client to maximise their independence in the home environment.

With over 10 years’ experience working as an Occupational Therapist, Gill has worked extensively in a variety of settings including acute hospitals and the community. Gill is practised in identifying areas of functional need within the home environment, supporting with falls prevention, fatigue management, activities of daily living, and pain management. She can also assess for and recommend minor home adaptations and equipment provisions.

Gill maintains a high level of professional development and supervision, regularly attending conferences and seminars to enhance her clinical practice. She is dedicated to providing the best possible care to her clients and working collaboratively with family and carers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Humberside, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care

Katie

West Yorkshire, North West England

Katie is an expert Occupational Therapist with over a decade of experience in both NHS and private sector roles. She predominantly supports children and adults with learning disabilities, autism, and sensory processing difficulties. Katie is based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and visits clients across the North-West of England including Manchester, Bradford, Huddersfield, and Leeds.

Using a person-centred approach, Katie is passionate about helping people to identify and overcome barriers; working together to recognise and reach their full potential in activities and occupations meaningful to them. Katie supports clients with a wide range of needs including behavioural difficulties, fine and gross motor skills, planning and execution skills, and self-care.

Katie has worked in various settings and undertaken several post-graduate courses to develop her practice and performance as an Occupational Therapist. She has completed Sensory Integration Levels 1-4 and is currently in the final year of her MSc in Sensory Integration.

Alongside her normal work, Katie has also volunteered in Mexico for children with cerebral palsy through a charity called MeDiCT. She is now a trustee of this charity and continues to liaise and support the team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Salford

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Jennifer

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Jennifer is an OT based in Stockton-on-Tees, visiting clients across the North of England. Jennifer specialises in Seating and Postural Management, Housing and Equipment, and Functional Rehab. She has experience helping clients with a range of conditions, with a particular interest in spinal cord injuries.

Jennifer provides comprehensive assessments, evaluating a client’s every need. She strives to improve the client’s independence at home through their ability to safely carry out self-care tasks such as washing, dressing, and eating. She can also advise on specialist wheelchair and seating options to support a client’s mobility and comfort at home and when out in the community.

As a member of the Independent Practice sector with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Jennifer is committed to her professional development. In particular, Jennifer has completed specialist training in sexuality following an injury or illness. So far in her career, Jennifer has worked extensively with the Armed Forces, supporting those with complex injuries by overseeing rehabilitation and return to work programmes.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hull, Salford, Middlesbrough

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Debbie

Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Based in Lincoln, Debbie is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with expertise in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, Rehabilitation, Moving & Handling, and Hand Therapy. She visits clients across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, supporting those with physical and mental health needs including amputations, arthritis, osteoporosis, neurological conditions, and dementia.

Debbie provides expert assessments and treatment programmes for clients in their own homes, working collaboratively to identify areas of need and recommend suitable rehabilitation and/or housing adaptations. Debbie can focus on areas that matter most to the client’s needs such as fatigue, pain management, daily living skills, community access, or falls prevention.

Debbie also has a particular interest in Hand Therapy, supporting those who have acquired hand or wrist injuries with rehabilitation. She can provide guidance on joint protection, swelling, exercises, desensitisation, scar management, fatigue management, and pain management. She can also advise on bespoke and off-the-shelf splints.

With over 20 years of clinical experience within various healthcare settings, Debbie has developed her expertise through clinical caseloads, reflections, research, supervision and attendance on specialist training courses. Her experience has helped her to develop a high level of clinical reasoning necessary when assessing and treating patients with highly complex needs and when providing expert opinion to other professionals, patients, their families, and carers.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Social integration

Jennie

South Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Based in Doncaster, Jennie is an experienced OT working in a variety of settings for over 10 years. She covers a client base across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, providing Functional and Neuro Rehabilitation for clients with a wide range of conditions and injuries. Jennie has expertise in complex neurological cases, supporting clients with brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s.

Jennie supports clients through tailored treatment plans designed to improve functional mobility and limb sensation, and regain coordination. She also provides recommendations on equipment and home adaptations that can support everyday life, from grab rails in the bathroom to pressure cushions and specialist postural support. Jennie will evaluate a client’s needs and provide recommendations that are tailored to their current and likely future needs. She also considers a client’s mental health needs surrounding confidence and anxiety.

Jennie is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapist’s Specialist Section in Neurology. She has undertaken various training courses in specialist areas to enhance her clinical expertise, including Sensory Integration for dementia care and Train the Trainer in Moving and Handling.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Sheffield

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

Eve

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Specialising in Paediatrics, Eve is a highly experienced OT with expertise in developmental and neurological conditions. Eve has over 20 years of experience, working with children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, learning disabilities, spina bifida, dyspraxia, and developmental coordination disorder. Eve is located in Sheffield and visits young clients across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Derbyshire.

Throughout her career, Eve has worked in a wide variety of settings supporting a child’s therapy at home and school. She works collaboratively with school staff, parents, and other professionals to ensure a child reaches their full potential. Eve practices a wide range of approaches and is experienced in completing assessments on handwriting, visual perception, and fine motor skills.

Eve is a member of the Specialist Section for Children, Young People & Families at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, Sheffield

Specialisms

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

Emma

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Based in Hull, Emma is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in Functional Rehabilitation. Since qualifying, she has worked across both community and in-patient rehabilitation settings, developing expertise on a wide range of physical and neurological conditions. This includes orthopaedic fractures, Parkinson’s disease, COPD, heart failure, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, amputations, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.

Emma provides expert care to clients across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, including Scunthorpe, Grimsby, and Doncaster. She utilises a number of approaches helping clients through their rehabilitative journeys, including comprehensive functional assessments, graded therapy, environmental assessments, adaptive techniques, and specialist equipment to meet each client’s individual goals.

Emma is dedicated to working collaboratively with her clients to enable them to reach their optimum potential and maximise their independence. She is passionate about development and continues to complete post graduate training and specialist courses to maintain the highest clinical skills in order to provide clients with the highest quality care and best outcomes.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer, Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Self care

Val

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Hazel

Cumbria, North West England

Hazel is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist and an Approved Disability Analyst. She promotes positive therapy outcomes and works in partnership with clients and their families. She also has extensive knowledge in psychological processes and experience in many evidence based psychological therapies such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Hazel is based in Penrith, Cumbria, and visits clients across the North West of England.

Hazel works with clients with a variety of needs, including, acquired brain injuries, amputations, spinal injuries and neurological conditions. She helps her clients with vocational rehabilitation and pain management, to allow them to live life as fully as possible.

Achieving degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology, Hazel has a broad knowledge that she is able to draw from to help her clients reach their maximum potential. She also designs and delivers training for health professionals, service users, and carers.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Yorkshire, Manchester

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Joy

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Joy is a highly experienced OT, working in a variety of hospital, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides specialist occupational therapy with particular expertise working with clients with complex neurological and life-changing conditions such as brain injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. She is based in Derbyshire and covers a client base across the Midlands including Derby, Nottingham, and Sheffield.

Joy delivers expert assessments and rehabilitation programmes, supporting with the complexities of their condition and the functional and emotional impact they have on the client and their families. Joy's specialist skills include assessing visual processing and delivering perceptual and cognitive rehabilitation, continually supporting her clients in increasing their independence. To help improve their overall quality of life and independence at home, Joy can also provide seating and wheelchair assessments, hoisting and functional assessments and equipment provision.

Joy is a qualified personal performance coach and uses her skills in motivation, confidence building and empowerment when working with her clients and providing occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Our private OT’s in Leeds

The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Leeds or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Leeds, including Armley, Harewood, Pudsey, Rothwell and Wetherby.

Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.

Our private Leeds therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation 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 Leeds team from their profiles above. All our client managers are themselves experienced OTs, who will be able to provide a free initial consultation over the phone and follow up with a written quotation for further services if required.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OT’s are helping people in Leeds 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

Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness 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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Children 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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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