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Private occupational therapy in the North East

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Angela

Cleveland, North East England

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Katy

Durham, North East England

Katy has worked as an OT for over 15 years, attaining an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skill to assist children with a variety of needs. Katy works with children and their families across North East England, including Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland. She has extensive experience with both the physical and sensory needs of a child, providing bespoke and creative treatment plans.

Katy has worked with many different physical disabilities, conditions such as cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injury. In particular, she works on the development of fine and gross motor skills, helping a child to build up the strength, balance, and coordination to perform activities and maintain independence.

Alongside rehabilitation, Katy will also advise on home adaptations and equipment required to meet the child’s functional needs. For example, this could include a specialist chair or bed to assist with posture and comfort. Katy is an expert in this field, undertaking specialist training in the Chailey Approach to Postural Management.

Katy is dedicated to her continual professional development, regularly attending conferences and lectures to keep up-to-date with the most innovative research. She has completed additional qualifications in Sensory Integration and The Listening Programme, which is music-based therapy to help with mental, physical, and emotional health. Katy has also organised and delivered a range of training programmes for parents, carers, other healthcare professionals, and education staff on topics including handwriting difficulties, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills.

Katy is a professional member of the Independent Practice section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Chailey Postural Management, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support

Angela

North Yorkshire, North East England

Based just south of Middlesbrough, Angela is a highly experienced OT, who has worked with private clients and the community for over 15 years. Angela specialises in Housing & Equipment, rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling, assisting clients with a wide range of functional needs. This frequently includes, fatigue management, pain management, planning and assistance with daily tasks, and developing gross and fine motor skills.

Angela assesses the individual needs of every client, considering holistically the best possible treatment and long-term provisions that can be made to benefit the client. Angela’s main aim is to enhance a client’s independence, through self-care and daily activities, ensuring access to the community, and managing mobility around the home.

Angela has worked with children and their families with a vast range of conditions and functional needs including autistic spectrum disorders, Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and sensory integration difficulties. She visits children in any setting, whether a nursery, school, or home environment. Angela has particular expertise regarding paediatric equipment and home adaptation.

As part of her continual professional development, Angela has undertaken postgraduate courses including the Brief Focus Solution Therapy Accreditation, Clinical Educators Course, and NCEF Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sandra

Tyne and Wear, North East England

Based in Tyne and Wear, Sandra is a Paediatric OT visiting children across the North East. She has over 15 years’ experience, visiting children of all ages in both home and school settings. Sandra has worked in acute and community environments, supporting multi-disciplinary teams with a wide range of conditions. She is experienced supporting those with cerebral palsy, severe learning difficulties, developmental coordination disorder, developmental delay, Down’s syndrome, and brain injury.

Sandra delivers comprehensive assessments, focusing on every child’s individual needs and helping them to develop fundamental skills. She works with children to help with their fine motor skills, dexterity, and visual perception. This enables them to engage with learning and carry out self-care tasks such as dressing and eating, as well as leading to taking part in leisure activities. Sandra is especially skilled in handwriting, co-ordination, and splinting.

Completing her MSc in Developmental Disorders in 2019, Sandra researched the use of Kinesio tape on upper limb function. She is also a member of the Independent Practice specialist section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Tyne and Wear

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support

Chris

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Living in North East England, Chris works in Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland visiting clients at home and carrying out specialist assessments and treatment. She works with clients of all ages, specialising in neurological and functional rehabilitation, as well as assessing housing & equipment needs. She qualified in 2002 and has gone on to complete a PhD in 2012, looking at people with liver disease and the difficulties they have in every day life.

Having held senior roles in the NHS and being involved in developing occupational therapy services, Chris has gained vast experience working with clients of all ages with various conditions. She specialises in the symptom management of long term conditions, including clients with neurological, physical and cognitive needs. Chris also has experience in palliative care and working with elderly clients.

Working independently, Chris travels to the client and provides treatment in their home. She uses a wide range of therapy techniques to help improve her client's quality of life, including treating difficulties with memory and concentration, fatigue, lowness of mood and anxiety and managing their everyday tasks and activities. She also advises on equipment and small adaptations to help improve function and overall levels of independence.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Kate Louise

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Since qualifying as an occupational therapist, Kate has worked in a variety of settings and with a range of clients with different needs. She provides expert assessments and treatment plans to help her clients live as independently as possible, visiting clients at home and work.

Kate specialises in the areas of seating and postural management as well as complex disability aids and adaptations. She prescribes relevant equipment to her clients depending on their individual needs as well as provides bespoke treatment programmes to support her clients in gaining independence.

Kate is a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists) and is committed to developing her knowledge and skill set.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management

Kathryn

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

With over 15 years’ experience, Kathryn has expertise across a range of conditions and disabilities, specialising in stroke and neurological rehabilitation. Kathryn uses a range of treatments including cognitive exercises, self-care, upper limb rehabilitation, functional skills, driving, and vocational rehabilitation. She is based in Newcastle and visits clients across the North of England.

Kathryn carries out holistic assessments of a client’s needs and works closely with the client and their families to create a bespoke treatment plan and ensures every client has the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential. Kathryn focuses on a client’s ability to safely undertake daily tasks at home including cooking, dressing, and washing. She can also recommend equipment and minor adaptations to support a client’s rehabilitation and to assist with day-to-day tasks. Kathryn can support clients plan and undertake a return to work, liaising with employers to implement a suitable phased return to work and effective pacing strategies.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England

Specialisms

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

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

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

Jennifer

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Jennifer is an OT based in Stockton-on-Tees, visiting clients across the North of England. Jennifer specialises in Seating and Postural Management, Housing and Equipment, and Functional Rehab. She has experience helping clients with a range of conditions, with a particular interest in spinal cord injuries.

Jennifer provides comprehensive assessments, evaluating a client’s every need. She strives to improve the client’s independence at home through their ability to safely carry out self-care tasks such as washing, dressing, and eating. She can also advise on specialist wheelchair and seating options to support a client’s mobility and comfort at home and when out in the community.

As a member of the Independent Practice sector with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Jennifer is committed to her professional development. In particular, Jennifer has completed specialist training in sexuality following an injury or illness. So far in her career, Jennifer has worked extensively with the Armed Forces, supporting those with complex injuries by overseeing rehabilitation and return to work programmes.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Lisa

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Lisa has worked in many different settings in the NHS, Local Authorities, and in private practice. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, delivering expert home functional assessments of adults and children with highly complex physical disabilities. This can be a result of illness or trauma, neurological and congenital conditions, birth injuries, and chronic pain. Lisa is located in Derbyshire and visits clients across the UK.

Lisa works holistically to identify Moving & Handling and Seating & Postural needs with the client and their family, successfully implementing solutions to enable individuals to participate in day to day activities, engage in purposeful roles, and support them to lead an independent life.

She has held a number of senior and managerial positions within the local authority setting, being responsible for occupational therapy teams and the delivery of the service.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Ireland, Derbyshire

Specialisms

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

Barbara

East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Working as an Occupational Therapist, Barbara specialises in Rehabilitation and Seating & Postural Management for adults, having completed postgraduate training in postural assessment and management. Working in and around East Yorkshire, Barbara visits clients in Beverley, Goole, Bridlington, and York.

Working in acute hospital wards and community settings, Barbara has experience treating clients with various physical and neurological conditions. This includes multiple sclerosis, stroke, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Barbara has provided specialist assessments to these clients including postural, environmental, and vocational assessments to identify the needs of her client. As an independent Occupational Therapist, Barbara develops a treatment plan aimed to help regain functional independence in everyday activities. To help clients reach their goals, Barbara can also recommend pieces of equipment including wheelchairs, power chairs, and specialist seating.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management

Aimee

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Aimee is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment. Working within West Yorkshire, Aimee covers a client base across Wakefield, Leeds, Huddersfield, and Pontefract. She supports clients following traumatic injuries including orthopaedic injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

Aimee carries out assessments for minor and major housing adaptations, specialist equipment, and moving & handling plans for clients and their carers. She also has experience in completing Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments. Aimee considers her client’s current and potential future needs, providing recommendations that cover both short and long-term goals.

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

Her post qualifying training includes a Professional Health & Social Care Diploma in Housing, broadening her knowledge of this clinical area.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

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

Liz

Glasgow (City of), Scotland

Liz is an Occupational Therapist based in Glasgow, visiting clients across all of Scotland including Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and the Borders. Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, she works with both adults and children to support them with injuries and long-term conditions to achieve optimum recovery and maximise independence. Liz has developed specialist skills in neurological practice, working with a wide range of clients with acquired brain injury, stroke, and advanced neurological conditions.

Liz is a specialist in rehabilitation, helping clients with both functional and cognitive needs. Liz delivers expert functional skills assessments, having completed post graduate AMPS (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) training in 2011. She supports clients with self-care tasks, enabling them to maximise independence at home by completing everyday tasks such as washing, dressing, and eating. Liz also offers school based therapy for children, offering support with behavioural and sensory integration difficulties, handwriting, and routine planning.

Liz is a highly committed OT always looking to further her clinical knowledge and skill-set. She is a professional member of several Specialist Sections at the Royal College of Occupational Therapy including Independent Practice, Mental Health, Neurological Practice, and Children, Young People & Families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Scotland, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee (City of), East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Western Isles

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Samantha

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sam is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist who has trained and worked internationally. She has completed postgraduate training in a number of courses, including Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, and Seating and Postural Management. Based in Leeds, Sam visits clients in Yorkshire, Manchester and Lancashire.

Sam has worked in various paediatric settings in Australia and the UK including schools, nurseries, NHS, hospitals, and her own private practice in Australia. She has over 15 years’ experience working with children with a broad range of needs and conditions, including children with sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, autism and children requiring help with handwriting and motor skills.

She provides comprehensive assessments at home, in school, or at nursery, working collabritvely with parents, carers, and teachers. Using what she has found in the initial assessment, Sam will recommend and implement a range of therapy techniques that can be used at home or in school, including DIR/ Floortime, sensory integration and sensory diets, neuro developmental approaches and behavioural techniques. Sam is also skilled in using Makaton and kinesiotaping, a rehabilitative taping method.

Sam strives to update her skills through professional development to provide the best advice, assessment and evidence-based practice possible.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Salford

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Social integration

Catherine

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Catherine is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of areas in physical health, including over 10 years in the employment field. Catherine is based in Sheffield and visits clients across the North of England including Greater Manchester, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire. She is a specialist in Vocational Rehabilitation, supporting clients with a wide range of conditions such as cancer, arthritis, chronic fatigue, and anxiety to return to and remain in work.

Catherine is a Matheson trained UK functional capacity evaluator and regularly uses functional assessments for clients. She is experienced in carrying out workplace visits, job analysis, and work rehabilitation. Catherine's Master’s Degree in design research has assisted her to devise innovative and unique solutions to functional problems and her advanced communication and motivational interviewing skills are utilised when liaising with clients, employers, and stakeholders to enable change.

Alongside Catherine's highly specialist assessment and rehabilitation skills she has a range of experience in service development, business planning, team leadership, and research. She has published and presented work and is a Health and Work Champion for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. She is also a member of two Specialist Sections at RCOT, in Independent Practice and Work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills

Laura

Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of)

Based in Edinburgh, Laura is an OT visiting clients across Scotland and the North of England. She specialises in Housing & Equipment, providing holistic assessments and supporting clients with Functional Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Laura has worked with clients with a wide range of conditions including Parkinson's and dementia, multiple sclerosis, frailty and old age, TIA and stroke, learning disability, mobility issues, depression and anxiety.

Laura delivers rehabilitation focused on supporting clients to regain strength, promote independence, and take part in leisure activities. Laura can support a client with developing their confidence in self-care tasks such as washing and dressing, whilst also developing an effective routine to manage pain and fatigue. Laura has particular expertise with elderly clients, conducting comprehensive risk assessments in the home to help prevent falls and enhance quality of life.

Laura is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, attending professional conferences, utilising new research in her work, and completing additional courses to further her clinical expertise, such as Train the Trainer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Scotland

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Sarah

Derby, Derbyshire

Sarah is a highly skilled OT located in Derbyshire, supporting clients across the North of England and the Midlands including Sheffield, Leeds, and Nottingham. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in her specialist field of pain and fatigue management, providing holistic assessments and interventions. Throughout her career Sarah has developed expert clinical understanding of a wide variety of conditions such as back pain, fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, and auto-inflammatory conditions.

Sarah works with clients to manage their chronic pain and fatigue using specialist techniques, cognitive and behavioural strategies. She frequently works with co-morbid conditions, helping clients to manage their every need and maximise their quality of life. Sarah has completed training courses on advanced pain rehabilitation with the Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute. Sarah is also skilled in motivational interviewing, anxiety management, and relaxation helping to support a client’s mental health alongside their physical needs.

Sarah actively participates in her profession, sitting on national committees and contributing to national guidelines and resources. This includes the British Pain Society Pain Management Programme Special Interest Group and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Pain Clinical Forum working group. She is also a member of three Specialist Sections at the RCOT, Trauma and Musculoskeletal Health, Pain Management Programmes, and Independent Practice.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Our private OT’s in the North East

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the North East as well as nationwide. We have experienced therapists covering every clinical specialism, servicing the entire North East region including County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and the Tees Valley.

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 therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. You can discover more about some of the therapists we have in the region by clicking on their profiles above, or you are welcome to call one of our client managers who will talk through your needs and find the right OT for you. As independent practitioners there are no waiting lists for our services - we are completely flexible around the needs of our clients, and can arrange weekend or evening appointments as necessary.

We have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout the North East 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

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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Disabling tiredness

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

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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, 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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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

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

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