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Private occupational therapy in Leeds

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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.

Having graduated in 2004 at The University of Sydney, Sam has worked in various paediatric settings in Australia and the UK, including schools and nurseries, NHS, hospitals and her own private practice in Australia. She has 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 very experienced occupational therapist with expertise in the fields of neurology and mental health. Since qualifying in 2007 Tracy has worked for the NHS and social services in general hospitals, mental health hospitals and also in the community.

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.

Tracy has worked closely with hundreds of clients with a range of conditions and often with comorbidities, aiming to increase independence and improve quality of life.

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

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

Ali

Sheffield, West Yorkshire

Ali qualified as an occupational therapist in 1999 and has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, as well as providing moving & handling and functional rehabilitation support. She works in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, visiting clients at home. Ali has completed various postgraduate training courses, including levels 1, 2 and 3 in Bobath techniques.

During her career, Ali has worked in a range of clinical areas, including within mental health, acute settings and the community. She currently works in a rehabilitation centre in the NHS, supporting clients with complex neurological conditions, including acquired brain injury. She assesses overall function and provides adaptations and equipment, including falls prevention items, to facilitate independence and manage safe moving & handling within the home.

Offering a holistic approach, Ali considers all functional, cognitive psychological and environmental needs of the client. She sets achievable goals with an aim to maximise independence at home and within the local community. The therapy provided by Ali is varied and includes encouraging clients to complete daily life activities, supporting them with dexterity and handwriting skills, providing advice on psychological adjustment and strategies and providing training to carers and families on safe manual handling.

Ali holds an MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy and continues to develops her clinical knowledge, having completed further training in cognitive rehabilitation, motivational interviewing and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Nottingham, Derby

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sarah

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Based in North Yorkshire, Sarah delivers independent assessments to clients at home in York, Whitby, Selby and also in larger cities such as Bradford and Leeds. She helps adults with seating, housing & equipment and rehabilitation needs.

As an expert occupational therapist, Sarah is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of clinical care to her clients and their families. She maintains active professional development through her membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists, as well as attending seminars and conferences.

Sarah has extensive experience working for the NHS, mainly within adult community rehabilitation. She works with clients with a range of clinical conditions, including stroke, Parkinson's Disease, brain injury and arthritis. She helps clients regain independence in their everyday activities, including self care tasks, access to the community and leisure activities and getting back to work.

Delivering independent assessments for The OT Practice, Sarah supports her client and their family to ensure a goal orientated programme has been developed and these goals are realistic and attainable. This would include recommendations on appropriate equipment and specialist seating, expert advice on adaptations to the home and support from Sarah to help the client reach their goals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

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

Aimee

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Aimee is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment. Her post qualifying training includes a Professional Health & Social Care Diploma in Housing, broadening her knowledge of this clinical area. Working within West Yorkshire, Aimee travels to Wakefield, Leeds, Huddersfield and Pontefract to visit clients.

Aimee has extensive experience in the field of housing & equipment, spending most of her career working for the NHS and within social services. Within these roles, Aimee carries out assessments for minor and major housing adaptations, provides specialist equipment and produces moving & handling plans for clients and their carers. She also has experience in completing Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

As an independent OT, Aimee treats clients at home and helps enable them to be as independent as possible within their home environment. To deliver the highest standards of care to her client, Aimee maintains active professional development through her membership of The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Housing and also the Housing Association Forum for Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access

Barbara

East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Working as an occupational therapist since 1998, 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, she visits clients in Beverley, Goole, Bridlington and York.

Working in NHS 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 every day life activities. To help clients reach their goals, Barbara may recommend various 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

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

Catherine

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Catherine is a self-motivated, enthusiastic and proactive Occupational Therapist with 19 years experience in a wide range of areas in physical health, including over 6 years in the employment field. Catherine is a Matheson trained UK functional capacity evaluator and regularly uses functional assessments for clients within her NHS Occupational Health role. She is experienced in carrying out workplace visits, job analysis and work rehabilitation.

Catherine's Masters Degree in design research has assisted her to devise innovative and unique solutions to functional problems and her advanced communication and motivational interviewing skills are utilised when liaising with clients, employers and stakeholders to enable change. Catherine is trained to carry out health and well-being assessments and she is a health and work champion for Public Health England.

Alongside Catherine's highly specialist assessment and rehabilitation skills she has a range of experience in service development, business planning, team leadership and research.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills

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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Profession

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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Profession

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

Alice

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Alice visits clients across North East England and Scotland, including Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. She has an extensive portfolio of clients, covering a wide range of conditions including, autism, brain injury, learning difficulties, dementia, and stroke. She is equipped to help a client manage fatigue, pain, mobility, and self-care.

Alice is also particularly interested in mental health and helping clients manage the psychological effects of a condition, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and self-confidence. This includes working with clients to develop a daily routine, introducing small and manageable tasks, positive goal setting, and initiating community engagement. Alice aims to improve a client’s independence at home and enhance their quality of daily living. Alice has an in-depth understanding of PIP assessments and so can support a client through the process, from the examinations to medical documentation requirements.

As a Royal College of Occupational Therapy member, Alice continues to regularly attend training courses and lectures, engaging with other healthcare professionals and keeping up-to-date with innovative therapies.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Scotland, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Greater Manchester, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Borders, Edinburgh (City of), Glasgow (City of), Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Salford

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

PIPs, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

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, East Midlands, Cleveland, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire, Borders, Edinburgh (City of), Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hull, Wolverhampton, Derby, 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

Kirsty

Cheshire, North West England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Kirsty specialises in the areas of housing & equipment and moving & handling. She is based in Cheshire, visiting clients at home in Chester, Crewe, Birkenhead and Macclesfield. She will also travel to neighbouring counties, including Greater Manchester and Cumbria. Kirsty is qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.

Having worked primarily in the field of housing, Kirsty 's experience includes identifying and recommending minor/major housing adaptations for all age groups. She also delivers moving & handling risk assessments, recommending Telecare equipment, such as fall detectors and sensors, to help keep her clients safe when moving around their home.

Treating clients in their own environment, Kirsty implements bespoke rehabilitation packages to improve her client's independence in their activities of daily living. She works collaboratively with the family or carers to encourage clients to reach their own treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.

Kirsty is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Salford

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Stephanie

Cheshire, North West England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2003, Stephanie has gained extensive experience in the area of neurological rehabilitation. She has completed various training courses to accompany her clinical work, including splinting for the neurological hand and introductory Bobath modules. Stephanie works with adult clients at home, visiting areas in North West England, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Manchester and Wrexham.

Stephanie has worked within acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings, treating clients with a variety of conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, spinal injuries and multiple sclerosis. Currently working in a neuro rehabilitation unit, Stephanie carries out various complex assessments and treatment, including functional and cognitive assessments, splinting and prescribing specialist equipment.

Stephanie aims to work in a client centred way, ensuring they reach their rehabilitation goals and increase their independence. She keeps her clinical knowledge up to date, attending training courses and conferences, as well as maintaining her membership with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care

Angela

Cleveland, North East England

Angela has been practising as an OT for over 10 years, gaining broad experience in both private practice and the community. She specialises in Sensory Integration, working with children with neurological and complex needs.

Angela carries out detailed assessments of children and provides bespoke treatment plans to help the child gain maximum independence in daily living. She works closely with the child's parents and carers to ensure full understanding of the child's condition and provides training so that therapeutic techniques can continue at home and school. Angela will also recommend any provision of equipment that may be necessary to help the child reach their full potential.

She has also worked with clients with regards to moving and handling, postural management, and small adaptations. All of these have allowed her to gain a full understanding as to the positive impact OT can have on an individual’s quality of life.

Angela is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is committed to continual learning. She recently attained a postgraduate certification in Sensory Integration.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

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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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. I am able to design and deliver training and education for health professionals, service users and carers. She has extensive knowledge in psychological processes and experience in many evidence based psychological therapies such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy.

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 Psychology in 1999 and Occupational Therapy in 2012, Hazel has a broad knowledge that she is able to draw from to help her clients reach their maximum potential. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East 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

Jan

Greater Manchester, North West England

Jan is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in hand therapy and hand related conditions. She is based in North West England, treating clients in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire. Alongside her OT degree, Jan has completed a Masters in Health Studies.

Since qualifying in 1987, Jan has specialised in providing rehabilitation and therapy to clients with hand injuries. She has worked with both adult and paediatric clients in regional units for burns and plastics, as well as establishing the role of hand therapist in two private hospitals. Jan has also previously worked overseas with leprosy patients.

Visiting clients at home, Jan provides clinical assessment of orthopaedic trauma, congenital and chronic conditions, as well as assessing clients who have suffered burns or have had plastic surgery. To improve function and increase the client's levels of independence, Jan provides treatment including mobilisation and exercise regimes, splinting, fracture bracing, desensitisation and scar management.

Jan has been a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) for many years and has been on the executive committee for 6 years, 2 of which she was Chairman of the Association.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills, Splinting

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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Disabling tiredness

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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Organisation skills

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

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Personal care & dressing

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

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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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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