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Private occupational therapy in Maidstone

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Kelly

Kent, South East of England

Kelly qualified as an occupational therapist in 2003 and has since gained a wealth of experience in a number of specialist areas of OT, including health care of older people, trauma and orthopaedics and stroke rehabilitation. She has extensive skills in working with client who have experienced a stroke and have a physical or cogitative disability.

Throughout her career, Kelly has worked extensively with adults with disabilities as well as elderly clients. She is highly skilled is carrying out detailed assessments of her clients needs and providing tailored treatment programmes to help her clients gain maximum independence.

Kelly also carries out community work whereby she provides assessments and bespoke advice to help her clients avoid hospital admissions. She has also developed skills in working with clients with dementia.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

Donna

Kent, South East of England

With 12 years’ experience within the NHS working in an acute setting Donna is a clinical specialist in the field of Trauma and Orthopaedics; regularly working with cases such as spinal trauma, upper and lower limb fractures, Amputees, polytraumas, fractured neck of femurs and elective surgery such as hip and knee replacements.

Donna also has 5 years experience in the private sector working with many adults and elderly with other complex needs and conditions, such as Dementia, including those in care homes. This experience gives her a broad knowledge base and experience; carrying out assessments, implementing treatment plans and reducing risks of falls with her clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

Janet

Kent, South East of England

Janet is passionate about children and has experience of working with a range of disabilities/ difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Down's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Acquired brain injury, Sensory Integration difficulties, ADD/ADHD, Global Developmental delay, as well as many other conditions.

Janet qualified in 2005 in South Africa where she worked in paediatrics for 18 months before immigrating to the UK. She started working at the NHS in Community Children's Services after which she joined a rotation post at an acute hospital to gain more experience in Physical manual handling, Rehabilitation, Surgical aftercare, Elderly care, Dementia services, Equipment provision and Major adaptations. She then worked in Stroke rehabilitation for four years before returning to her original passion, paediatrics.

She has completed training in Therapeutic Listening, Saebo, Modified Constraint Therapy, Manual Handling, Perceive:Recall:Plan:Perform (PRPP) and Introduction to MAES therapy for CP children. She has most recently worked in mainstream schools and in a comprehensive early years team. She has a particular interest in Sensory Processing Difficulties and has been providing training workshops to parents specifically focusing on Managing Sensory.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Jane

Kent, South East of England

Jane is a state registered Occupational Therapist who qualified in 2003 from Queen Mary and Westfield, London. Jane has fifteen years’ experience of working in Health and Adult Social Care, as an occupational therapist and a safeguarding adults coordinator.

She is passionate about working with adults to maximise independence through reablement and functional rehabilitation. Through her assessments she can provide goal orientated treatment plans, moving and handling plans, equipment and adaptation advice for in and around the home.

Being a trained trainer for moving and handling of people, Jane completes expert complex assessments of moving and handling and delivers training to qualified and non-qualified professionals in moving and handling, including single handed care techniques, to family and carers.

She regularly attends conferences to develop her practice and is a member of the National Back Exchange, RCOTSS-IP (Independent Practice) and RCOTSS – NP (Neurological Practice)

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, London - South, London - East

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

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

Ganga

West Sussex, South East of England

Ganga is an expert occupational therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for adults and children. She travels to visit her clients at home, working across the South East of England. Areas include Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover and towns in Surrey.

Qualifying in 2008, Ganga has experience working for the NHS, in acute units and within the community. She has worked with adults, providing assessment and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions. She provides treatment, including anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.

Using the skills she gained working with adults, Ganga currently treats children in an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.

She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration

Sharon

London - South, Kent

Sharon has 27 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, Local Authority, the private sector and major charity organisations since qualification in 1989. The knowledge she has gained over this time allows her to give choice to her clients, understanding what specialist equipment works to their advantage and how best to adapt their environment.

Sharon works with clients with a range of needs and has a special interest in working with those diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). She carries out expert assessment and provides bespoke treatment plans to clients to help them to achieve the most from life. She was privileged to be awarded an Extra Mile Award from the MND Association in recognition of exceptional support to people living with MND.

She wants the best for her clients and strives to support their needs. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists ).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management

Sharon

Essex, South East of England

Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 1983, Sharon has specialised in working with children and young adults at home and in school. She travels within Essex and Hertfordshire visiting clients, including the areas of Basildon, Grays, Colchester and Chelmsford.

Sharon has extensive experience in the field of paediatrics, spending her early career working for the NHS in mainstream and special schools, a child development team and a neonatal unit. Now working independently, Sharon provides assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment.

Sharon is experienced in the assessment and management of communication and language difficulties from birth to adolescence. She has a special interest in eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia) in which she has completed post qualifying training. Providing a detailed treatment plan, Sharon provides direct therapy and training to parents, carers and teachers to enable them to implement the programme of intervention when Sharon is not there.

Sharon is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and is committed to maintaining clinical standards by continuous learning, following best practice and adhering to evidence based practice.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Suffolk, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Dysphagia management

Carmen

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Sensory attachment intervention

Annabel

Kent, South East of England

Based in Leicestershire, Annabel travels to the areas of Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray visiting clients at home. She specialises in housing & equipment and moving & handling, treating both adults and children. She has completed postgraduate training in moving and handling, ramp assessments and seating.

Annabel has gained experience across the NHS, social care and charity settings, including acting as assistant manager of a therapy centre in Romania. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions, learning difficulties and physical disabilities, currently offering treatment and support in a hospice to clients with life limiting conditions.

Annabel carries out independent assessment, recommending appropriate housing adaptations, specialist equipment to aid independence and moving and handling advice. She encourages carers and the client's family to work collaboratively, supporting her client to live as independently as possible in their home environment. Annabel also helps adolescents with the transition to independent living, working with people with mental health diagnoses.

Annabel is currently involved in a pilot project called 'Double to Single handed care',reviewing care packages where there is potential for reducing the the care and advising on alternative moving and handling equipment and techniques to carers and clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care

Angela

Kent, South East of England

Qualifying in 2008, Angela is an expert occupational therapist and best interest assessor. She carries out assessments of clients with complex needs such as cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease and Parkinson's as well as many others. She provides bespoke treatment plans to her clients and encourages maximum independence.

Angela carries out assessments with her clients in their home environments for seating, moving and handling, rehousing, access and disabled facilities grants, as well as for major home adaptations such as wet rooms, stair lifts and vertical lifts.

As well as having a qualification in occupational therapy, Angela is also a qualified best interest assessor.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Natalie

Kent, South East of England

Natalie is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of paediatrics. She is family focused and motivated to support families to help their child reach their maximum potential with developing independent living skills. She has a wide range of experience with children with neurological and developmental conditions.

Natalie has a great deal of experience of assessing hand function, functional skills, postural management, access to the environment, and assessment of equipment needs. She has worked within the acute and community paediatric settings, gaining a great deal of knowledge and becoming an expert in her field.

Natalie trained at the University of East Anglia as an Occupational Therapist and has continued to further develop her clinical skills at a post-graduate level to ensure her clinical practice remains evidence based and children are provided with an excellent level of care. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Su

Kent, South East of England

Su qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2005 and has been working with children and young people for over 13 years. Su works with children and their families to maximise independence, enabling the young person to reach their full potential.

She has worked for various Local Authorities and as such has worked with young people with a range of disabilities. Su is experienced in the assessment and provision of specialist children’s equipment and provides advice on moving and handling. She has assessed and project managed many Disabled Facilities Grants, as well as other complex minor and major housing adaptations, working alongside Surveyors, Contractors and Grants Officers.

Su is HCPC registered and continues to develop her clinical skills, using evidence based practice for her professional development. She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy, and a member of the Specialist Sections for both Children and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Learning disability

Our private OT’s in Maidstone

The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services in the UK, and available nationwide to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are located in Maidstone or the greater Kent region. We have experienced independent therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Maidstone area including Chatham, Gravesend, Minster, Sittingbourne, Tonbridge and West Malling.

Occupational therapists work with individuals to move past the hurdles which hold them back in carrying out day to day activities. An OTs role covers many areas, from physical obstacles associated with movement and their home environment, to the impacts on an individual’s social involvement and family life.

Our private therapists across Canterbury cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, vocational rehabilitation and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists across the surrounding areas. Alternatively, you can call one of our dedicated and friendly case managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT. All our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).

Our paediatric therapists work together for the OT Practice Kids, a dedicated service established for paediatric therapy to ensure a child’s development is well considered and supported as part of their OT needs.

We have expert therapists available throughout the Maidstone region supporting individuals with a variety of difficulties. More information about areas occupational therapists can help with can be found on our common difficulties pages, with separate areas for adults and children. For a free over-the-phone consultation with one of our case managers, call us today on 0330 024 9910.

Common difficulties we can help with

Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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Cooking & household activities

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

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Getting 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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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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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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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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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost 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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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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Standing & self support

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

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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

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

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