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Private occupational therapy in Maidstone

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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

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

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

Tanya

Hertfordshire, South East of England

Specialising in a wide range of adult disabilities, neurological conditions, and brain injury, Tanya works with adults of all ages to enhance their independence at home. Tanya is based in Hertfordshire, covering a client base across London, the Home Counties, and East Anglia. She has an extensive understanding of multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, focusing on how a client can manage fatigue, pain, and activities of daily living.

Through her holistic approach, Tanya considers a client’s every need to ensure they have strategies to move safely around the home, whether with basic mobility aids or larger pieces of equipment, such as chairs and hoists. Tanya also ensures that families and carers are fully engaged in the process and understand how they can provide support. Similarly, Tanya can advise on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

Tanya’s experience in Housing & Equipment means she can recommend an extensive variety of specialist aids to help prevent falls, improve mobility, and enable the client to carry out daily tasks. These aids can in turn help reduce and manage fatigue and improve confidence moving around independently. Tanya also supports clients to regain and maintain access to the community, assessing their needs getting in and out of the home, and any equipment they might require when travelling in the community.

Tanya is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and belongs to a vast network of health professionals, providing ongoing personal development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

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

Kelly

Kent, South East of England

Kelly is a highly regarded Occupational Therapists who works with both adults and children in the Kent area.

Kelly has worked predominantly with physical and learning disabilities and has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in these areas. She is always ready to take on new challenges and is passionate to use her skills to affect positive change holistically for those she works with. Kelly provides highly skilled Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to enable individuals to achieve their full potential through participation in meaningful activities.

Kelly has worked with clients with conditions including Autistic Spectrum disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Downs Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Behavioural difficulties, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, chromosomal abnormalities and not yet diagnosed neurological conditions that affect all areas of development.

Kelly is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

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

Belinda

Kent, South East of England

Working as an Occupational Therapist, Belinda specialises in rehabilitation for adults, with particular experience with elderly clients. Based in Ashford, Belinda covers the whole of Kent to deliver assessments and treatment. Belinda has an extensive knowledge of equipment provisions including, chairs, beds, wheelchairs, bathroom adaptations, and stairlifts, designed to improve a client’s independence in the home. She can also advise on how to adapt everyday tasks such as cooking meals, taking a bath, and using stairs. Belinda has particular experience with orthopaedics and dementia care.

During her time working with a wide range of clients, Belinda has gained extensive knowledge in managing acute hospital care, creating treatment plans, and prescribing suitable housing and equipment aids.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills

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

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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Planning activities

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

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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