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Private occupational therapy in Middlesbrough

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Deanne

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Covering North East England, including Tyne and Wear, Cleveland, and Durham, Deanne delivers Occupational Therapy for adults, focusing on Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management. Deanne has worked as an OT for over 10 years in many different settings, assessing and treating functional needs relating to rheumatology, orthopaedics, respiratory conditions, and elderly rehabilitation.

Deanne focuses on equipment and adaptations to maximise function and independence in a client’s own home, as well as making recommendations for future care when required. She is passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential and ensures all of her interventions are client-centred and provide positive outcomes for clients and their families.

Deanne is an experienced OT in the management of chronic long-term conditions, understanding how to manage a client’s fatigue, suggesting energy conservation techniques, improving daily living skills, and managing anxiety and stress.

Deanne is also a professional member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Cleveland, Durham, North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Middlesbrough

Specialisms

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

Samantha

East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Sally-Ann

Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire bases OT Sally-Ann specialises in paediatrics and sensory integration, and has a wealth of experience supporting children with complex needs across a range of conditions, including ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Anxiety, Down's syndrome and Cerebral Palsy

Sally-Ann is a specialist in fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, behaviour management, handwriting and keyboard skills, visual perception, social integration, school-based therapy/support and anxiety management. Her expertise in these areas enable her to provide tailored interventions that address the specific needs of each child she works with.

Sally-Ann is particularly skilled in supporting children with sensory integration difficulties. She has extensive experience working with children who struggle to process and respond to sensory input, helping them to develop the skills and strategies they need to engage more fully with the world around them.

Sally-Ann is passionate about empowering children to achieve their full potential. She is skilled in developing strategies that enable children to develop independence and confidence in these areas, improving their quality of life and overall well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

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

Alex

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Tracy

Leeds, West Yorkshire

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

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

Katie

Leeds, West Yorkshire

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Sarah

Leeds, West Yorkshire

OT Sarah specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and has skills in Fatigue Management, Routine Planning, Daily Living Skills, Social Integration, Anxiety Management. and Self Care. Sarah provides occupational therapy across the North East of England: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Bradford, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne. Also, Sarah enjoys to work with conditions such as Frailty, Dementia, Falls prevention, Planning and execution of activities, Balance and co-ordination, Sensory impairment, Social integration.

When completing assessments, Sarah uses her extensive knowledge and experience to assess the client and completes individual SMART goals depending on requirements. Using her excellent verbal and written communication skills she maintains a strong rapport with clients and carers and is always an advocate for the client.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Lydia

Leeds, West Yorkshire

, including housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling. Her extensive range of specialist skills encompasses fatigue and pain management, motivational issues, routine planning, financial management, daily living skills, community access, fine and gross motor skills, behaviour management, visual perception, balance, coordination, self-care tasks, social integration, postural management, dysphagia management, splinting, anxiety management, mental health, and traumatic brain injury.

Based in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Lydia extends her services to West Yorkshire, Leeds, Manchester, and Wakefield. With a profound commitment to addressing a diverse set of needs, Lydia's expertise allows for a holistic approach to occupational therapy. Her practice includes supporting individuals through various challenges, from physical and functional rehabilitation to addressing mental health concerns. Lydia's broad skill set ensures tailored interventions, promoting well-being and independence for her clients across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire , Leeds, Manchester, Wakefield

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Dysphagia management, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health, TBI

Our private OTs in Middlesbrough

The OT Practice is an independent provider of occupational therapy across the UK. We have a dedicated and highly skilled team of therapists in your local area, covering all areas of Middlesbrough, as well as Redcar and Cleveland, Darlington, Hartlepool, and Stockton-on-Tees. Our expert OTs are ready to help yourself, a family member, or client with any clinical need.

Our therapists based in Middlesbrough cover all areas of OT, including Functional Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Housing & Equipment, Seating and Postural Management, and Hand Therapy. Click on the profiles above to find out what a therapist’s specialism is and what they can offer. Alternatively, give us a call and one of our friendly Clinical Services Managers will discuss your situation and match you to the right OT. All of our OTs are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website or contact the Paediatric team directly.

Our OTs are helping people throughout Middlesbrough to develop important daily skills and enhance their independence, leading to a better quality of life. You can find out more about how our occupational therapists help common challenges by visiting the links shown below. Alternatively call us on 0330 024 9910 to discuss your situation with a member of the team or use our online price guide to get an initial idea of costs.

Common difficulties we can help with

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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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Planning activities

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

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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

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

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