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Private occupational therapy in Norfolk

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Dawn

Suffolk, East Anglia

Based in Norfolk, Dawn provides expert hand therapy to adult clients. She visits clients in their homes or at work, travelling to Great Yarmouth, Norwich and King's Lynn, as well as areas in Suffolk. Dawn is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has completed courses in the management of the rheumatoid hand and acupuncture for hand therapists.

Dawn currently works in an NHS outpatient musculoskeletal and hand therapy clinic, as well as treating clients independently in her private practice. She works with clients to enable them to return to daily activities, whether these are leisure or work related, and support them in reaching their rehabilitation goals. Dawn has gained experience working with various hand related conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, wrist pain and chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Working in the clients own environment, Dawn provides various treatments which support rehabilitation and help gain movement in the hand, arm and wrist. This includes kinesiotaping, splinting and offering advice on exercises to maintain range of movement. She can also prescribe small aids to support the client to increase their independence.

Dawn has a special interest in fatigue and pain management and has worked closely with clients with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. She supports them with pacing, goal setting and relaxation techniques, ensuring she works in client centred and holistic way.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Splinting

Jen

Suffolk, East Anglia

Based in Suffolk, Jen provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients. She travels to local areas such as Felixstowe, Ipswich, and Sudbury visiting clients at home, as well as travelling further afield to London, Hertfordshire and homes in Yorkshire. She specialises in a number of areas of occupational therapy, including rehabilaition, seating & postural management and housing & equipment.

Jen has spent her career working in acute wards, rehabilitation units, for social services and also in private practice. She has always held a varied caseload, treating clients with conditions such as chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME and Arthritis. She has a special interest in chronic pain and fatigue management, having provided group therapy on relaxation and sleep hygiene.

Jen works collaboratively with clients, family members and carers to ensure that the most appropriate equipment, seating solutions and housing adaptations are provided to enable her client to live as independently as possible. She also provides expert advice and guidance on work-related issues, having gained experience working at a vocational rehabilitation centre.

Jen likes to keep her clinical knowledge up to date, maintaining her professional memberships of The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sarah

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Sarah is an expert occupational therapist, having qualified in 2008. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, delivering assessments to clients in their home environment. She will travel around East Anglia, visiting clients in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. Sarah is qualified to complete the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).

Sarah has developed her clinical skill and understanding throughout her career, working in both hospital settings and acute rehabilitation units. She has worked with clients with complex acquired brain injuries, including stroke, traumatic injury, infections and hypoxia. She also has an interest in working with clients with cognitive impairments and challenging behaviour.

Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Sarah delivers assessments in the home environment, focusing on physical, cognitive, behavioural and social needs. Putting together a bespoke treatment plan, Sarah will work with her client to increase overall independence, working on domestic and leisure tasks, vocational opportunities and prescribing assistive technology where necessary.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Rachael

London - North, Suffolk

Located in Hertfordshire, Rachael travels to Hatfield, Stevenage, St. Albans, Watford and Luton to deliver specialist assessments to clients at home. Her expertise lies in housing & equipment and rehabilitation for adults, having completed post qualifying training in Bobath techniques.

Since qualifying in 2010, Rachael has worked in a range of acute settings before specialising in community rehabilitation. She has a special interest in neurological conditions and has completed additional training in the assessment and management of these.

She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of clients with complex conditions, including assessing upper limb function, sensation, vision and cognition and participation in activities of daily living. Rachael is a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA) and has comprehensive knowledge surrounding the Mental Capacity Act 2016.

Working independently, Rachael will assess and treat clients in their own environment. She will develop a goal orientated treatment plan with the client, aiming to improve their quality of life and overall independence. She recommends equipment, including specialist seating, environmental aids and moving and handling apparatus.

Rachael is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Older Persons and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, London - North

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH, BIA

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Based in Cambridgeshire, Lucy provides independent occupational therapy assessments to clients in the areas of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and St. Ives, as well as visiting Norfolk and Suffolk. She specialises in rehabilitation, seating & postural management and equipment, treating adults with those particular needs.

Currently working as professional lead occupational therapist within the NHS, Lucy works with clients with physical, learning and mental health needs. She provides assessments and intervention to clients to maximise their current skills, develop new skills and build on new coping strategies to support them in their everyday life. Lucy uses the Assessment of Motor Process skills (AMPS) to guide her interventions.

Visiting clients at home, Lucy provides intervention that is based on the client's functional goals. This includes providing expert advice on specialist equipment and seating that would increase the client's independence in their own environment. Lucy is also able to deliver accredited postural care training to families and carers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration

Rachel

Suffolk, East Anglia

Rachel has worked as an occupational therapist for 17 years gaining clinical experience across the NHS and charitable sectors as well as spending 6 months volunteering in a rehabilitation unit in South India.She has experience of working within both In Patient and community settings, and has extensive experience of working with adults with physical disabilities as well as those with life limiting conditions.

Rachel currently works in the community, visiting clients and carers in their own homes, carrying out assessments to support them to live as independently as possible. She works with clients with a range of needs and supports clients in areas such as, functional rehabilitation, daily living skills and self care, as well as housing and equipment, fatigue management and routine planning, she also provides palliative care. She uses a holistic approach to assess needs, focusing on goal orientated treatment to help her clients get the most from life.

Rachel is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is committed to continuing her personal development and expanding her clinical knowledge.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care

Cathy

Suffolk, East Anglia

Cathy is an experienced and enthusiastic OT who has developed a vast depth of knowledge and experience in her chosen fields.

Since graduating from St. Andrew's school of Occupational Therapy in 1992, Cathy has become an expert in her fields of, Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling and Housing & Equipment.

She has worked in a variety of settings, working with adults and older people supporting them in the areas of Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Neurology, older peoples mental health, Dementia and supporting adults with learning disabilities. Carrying out detailed assessments and expert treatment, Cathy helps her client to live as independently as possible.

Cathy has experience in facilitating equipment & adaptations, reablement, moving & handling and managing a Dementia team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk, London - North

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation

Joanne

Suffolk, East Anglia

Jo is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of neurology. Since qualifying from the University of East Anglia in 2000, she has worked in specialist neurology hospital departments, paediatrics, neuro-rehab centres, and community services. Jo specialises in both neurological and functional rehabilitation.

She has completed additional training in principles of normal movement (Bobath), splinting of the neurological hand (SOMEK), and has completed a certificate in leadership.

Jo provides specialist assessments in client's home to identify the barriers to a client completing their desired activities of daily living or vocation, and agrees a treatment plan to enable them to reach realistic and achievable goals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

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

Jan

London

Having gained extensive NHS experience since qualifying in 1995, Jan now works as an independent occupational therapist visiting clients at home. She specialises in rehabilitation, delivering specialist vocational, neurological and functional assessments to clients within the London area, including Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wanstead and Redbridge.

Jan has completed post-qualification training in the psychological management of anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies. She is equipped to assess and treat clients with a range of neurological conditions, as well as specialising in fatigue, anxiety and stress management.

By providing clients with high quality treatment programmes, Jan aims to help her client regain their independence and enable them to achieve their goals. This includes helping clients return back to work or find new employment/volunteering opportunities.

Jan maintains active professional development through her membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists and attending conferences and exhibitions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Essex, London - Central, London - East

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Debra

London

Debra provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London, as well as visiting homes in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. She specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating & postural management for both children and adults. Working collaboratively with the client, their family and carers, Debra provides a tailored treatment programme which aims to increase independence and improve quality of life.

Since qualifying in 2006, Debra has worked in a variety of health and social care settings, including inpatient, community and the private sector. She has provided care to clients with various physical and neurological conditions, such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, arthritis, stroke and dementia.

Visiting the client in their home environment, Debra is able to identify the individual’s needs and can recommend minor or major adaptations as appropriate. This could include facilities such as wet rooms, wheelchair accessible kitchens, ramps, through floor lifts or hoist systems, as well as grab rails, stairlifts and adaptive equipment. She works closely with carers, surveyors, architects and contractors to ensure that the adaptations meet the current and future needs of the client and to reduce the risk of injury and falls.

Alongside housing and equipment, Debra also provides expert advice and guidance on seating & postural management. Debra prescribes chairs with specialist accessories and functions such as a vertical lift, riser function, recline function or tilt in space. She encourages and advises on good seating support, training carers and families on the risks of poor skin integrity and pressure sores, as well as safe manual handling and transfers in the home.

Through her work, Debra aims to promote independence and reduce risk by enabling the client to have safe access to all essential facilities and to be safe within their home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Victoria

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Victoria is an expert neurological occupational therapist who delivers specialist rehabilaition, housing and seating & postural assessments to clients at home. She has completed a postgraduate diploma in Neuro-Rehabilitation, as well as qualifying as a moving and handling trainer and assessor. Based in Bedforshire, Victoria travels to Luton, Dunstable, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard to visit clients, as well as in and around London.

Having treated both adults and children in a variety of clinical settings, Victoria's experience is broad and includes working with clients with neurological, physical and mental health needs. She works with her clients helping to plan for short and long term care, including equipment provision, environmental modifications and providing therapy intervention.

Her specialist skills centre around working with neurologically-impaired clients, providing upper limb management (including splinting), cognitive re-training, behavioural management, postural management and rehabilitation of functional abilities, including their daily live activities. As an accredited manual handling trainer, Victoria completes thorough risk assessments and management plans including providing training and education to families and carers.

Victoria also works as a case manager and maintains active membership with the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, as well as the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Our private OT’s in Norfolk

The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Norfolk as well as the rest of the UK. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Norfolk, including Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Norwich.

Whether you are looking for support for yourself, a family member or client, our skilled and motivated practitioners always provide the quality of care that we would desire for our own families - the very best. We know that every case is difference, so we listen to understand your goals in order to tailor our care to your needs.

Our private Norfolk therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the region. 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. Being a private practice, there are no clinic visits or opening hours to worry about - we arrange home or workplace visits at times convenient to our clients, including evenings and weekends.

If your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Norfolk 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

Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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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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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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