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Private occupational therapy in the North West

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Kirsty

Cheshire, North West England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Kirsty specialises in the areas of housing & equipment and moving & handling. She is based in Cheshire, visiting clients at home in Chester, Crewe, Birkenhead and Macclesfield. She will also travel to neighbouring counties, including Greater Manchester and Cumbria. Kirsty is qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.

Having worked primarily in the field of housing, Kirsty 's experience includes identifying and recommending minor/major housing adaptations for all age groups. She also delivers moving & handling risk assessments, recommending Telecare equipment, such as fall detectors and sensors, to help keep her clients safe when moving around their home.

Treating clients in their own environment, Kirsty implements bespoke rehabilitation packages to improve her client's independence in their activities of daily living. She works collaboratively with the family or carers to encourage clients to reach their own treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.

Kirsty is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Salford

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Stephanie

Cheshire, North West England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2003, Stephanie has gained extensive experience in the area of neurological rehabilitation. She has completed various training courses to accompany her clinical work, including splinting for the neurological hand and introductory Bobath modules. Stephanie works with adult clients at home, visiting areas in North West England, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Manchester and Wrexham.

Stephanie has worked within acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings, treating clients with a variety of conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, spinal injuries and multiple sclerosis. Currently working in a neuro rehabilitation unit, Stephanie carries out various complex assessments and treatment, including functional and cognitive assessments, splinting and prescribing specialist equipment.

Stephanie aims to work in a client centred way, ensuring they reach their rehabilitation goals and increase their independence. She keeps her clinical knowledge up to date, attending training courses and conferences, as well as maintaining her membership with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Jo

Cheshire, North West England

Jo currently works as an independent occupational therapist and as a Macmillan Advanced Clinical Specialist. She is based in Cheshire and also covers Greater Manchester, Warrington and North Wales. She has extensive experience in moving and handling, assessing for equipment, adaptations and support packages, reablement, and the management of fatigue, anxiety and breathlessness.

Jo has facilitated training sessions for other health professionals on managing breathlessness, writing effective goals and working in an enabling way. An article detailing her work within reablement was published in Occupational Therapy News, which she later presented to other teams in the country.

Jo has volunteered for her local Alzheimer's Society branch committee and recently trained as a Dementia Friends Champion. Jo always goes the extra mile for her clients, striving for excellence and individualised care.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sam

Cheshire, North West England

Sam qualified in 2009 and has since become an expert in her field of neurology, working with clients with a range of neurological conditions. She works closely with her clients, carrying out full assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to her clients to help them to gain as much independence as possible.

Sam also provides training and advice to families and carers to help them understand her clients condition and the most effective ways to care for them as well as training carers in safe moving & handling techniques.

Sam is a friend of Headway charity and works closely with the charity on a regular basis. She has completed a Bobath course in normal movement and has completed training in neurological splinting and casting to manage abnormal tone.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Newport, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation

Julie

Cheshire, North West England

Julie specialises in adult rehabilitation across North West England and the West Midlands including, Manchester, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, and Stoke-on-Trent. She has been delivering expert care and advice for over a decade, covering neurological conditions, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.

Julie has extensive experience evaluating safety concerns in the home and community, conducting assessments to support suitable treatments and facilities, and the review of care packages. This includes suggesting specialist home adaptations and aids, such as beds and seating. She strives to enhance her client’s independence, delivering the best possible care and advice in regards to both physical and mental well-being. She can provide expert treatment on areas including fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, behaviour management, social integration, and anxiety management. Julie also spends time providing invaluable support to families and carers, whom she recognises are just as important to the overall care experience.

Julie qualified in 2006 from York St John University College. Her career has seen her working in a variety of settings, including in-patient psychiatry, community services, and forensic services. Julie is a member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and actively engages in peer supervision on topics surrounding mental health, brain injury, and dementia services, and is experienced working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Esther

Cheshire, North West England

Based in Cheshire, just south of Liverpool and Manchester, Esther is a highly skilled OT specialising in Functional and Neurological Rehabilitation. She has been helping clients with a diverse range of needs for over 15 years such as acquired brain injury, motor neurone disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. She currently covers a client base across North-West England including Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire.

Esther specialises in neurological conditions but helps clients with a range of physical and functional impairments, supporting them with areas such as fine and gross motor skills, fatigue management, routine planning, and activities of daily living. Esther’s main goal is to improve a client’s quality of life at home, enabling them to comfortably and confidently be able to undertake self-care and domestic tasks.

Esther is particularly interested in upper limb rehabilitation, supporting clients to regain and maintain the function of their arms. She has also completed additional training in splinting and can readily recommend suitable splinting equipment to meet a client’s needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

Alice

Cumbria, North West England

Alice is a highly skilled, compassionate and conscientious Occupational Therapist with extensive clinical experience. Qualified in 1994, her background in both physical and mental health allows her to be truly holistic in her approach, considering the full impact of the individual’s condition in all aspects of their life and health.

She has gained her clinical experience working both in the NHS and in the French State health service. She has also worked in private and community settings as well as in the workplace environment.

Alice treats clients with acute and chronic conditions such as muscular sclerosis (MS), brain injuries, stroke, amputations, orthopaedic conditions, mental illness, dementia, chronic pain or fatigue.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Dumfries and Galloway

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Community access, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sorrel

Cumbria, North West England

Sorrel is a highly skilled OT specialising in Functional Rehabilitation. She is based near Lancaster and covers a client base across Lancashire, Cumbria, and Greater Manchester. Sorrel has over a decade of experience practising as an OT, working with adults with a diverse range of health conditions, including stroke, acquired brain injury, dementia, and musculoskeletal injuries.

She has experience in areas such as fatigue management, motivation and anxiety, and activities of daily living. Sorrel provides community and home-based assessments, with the aim to deliver a comprehensive analysis of a client’s needs and offers tailored physical rehabilitation.

Sorrel is extensively trained in stroke and acquired brain injury rehabilitation, specialising in communication in stroke, cognitive rehabilitation, and the physical rehabilitation of neurological disorders.

She has also undertaken many postgraduate training qualifications in areas such as fatigue management in MS, advanced Parkinson’s intervention, multi-disciplinary support of learning and assessment, falls training and prevention, and anxiety management.

Sorrel is a member of two specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, for Older People and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Holly

Greater Manchester, North West England

Holly qualified as an occupational therapist in the USA in 1997, choosing to specialise in hand therapy quite early on in her career. She has completed levels 1 and 2 of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) training courses, enabling her to provide expert hand therapy and rehabilaition to clients. Holly is based in Cheshire, visiting clients in North West England, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

Holly has developed her clinical skill in various settings, including in NHS and private hospitals and in the community. She was OT lead at The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester and developed the hand therapy service there. This included the development of and adherence to relevant hand therapy protocols and incorporating the assessment and fitting of pre-fabricated splints. She also provided splinting for children with cerebral palsy, including tendon lengthening and improving function.

Working with clients with acute and chronic conditions, Holly provides bespoke and intensive treatment programmes to increase function and improve overall independence. Using a holistic approach, Holly works with clients on all aspects of rehabilitation, including mobility and function, improvement of independence in home and leisure tasks and advice on home adaptations and equipment procurement.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Liverpool, Manchester, Derby

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, Splinting

Jan

Greater Manchester, North West England

Jan is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in hand therapy and hand related conditions. She is based in North West England, treating clients in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire. Alongside her OT degree, Jan has completed a Masters in Health Studies.

Since qualifying in 1987, Jan has specialised in providing rehabilitation and therapy to clients with hand injuries. She has worked with both adult and paediatric clients in regional units for burns and plastics, as well as establishing the role of hand therapist in two private hospitals. Jan has also previously worked overseas with leprosy patients.

Visiting clients at home, Jan provides clinical assessment of orthopaedic trauma, congenital and chronic conditions, as well as assessing clients who have suffered burns or have had plastic surgery. To improve function and increase the client's levels of independence, Jan provides treatment including mobilisation and exercise regimes, splinting, fracture bracing, desensitisation and scar management.

Jan has been a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) for many years and has been on the executive committee for 6 years, 2 of which she was Chairman of the Association.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills, Splinting

Laura

Greater Manchester, North West England

Laura is a conscientious, confident and enthusiastic individual, who is highly self-motivated to work with new challenges. She has experience in working with children and adults, with a range of physical, learning and sensory impairments and mental health conditions. This experience has provided her with an array of interpersonal skills, professional attributes and knowledge to aim to improve individuals quality of life. She is committed to providing a high standard of care to clients and their families.

Laura's main area of expertise is in relation to housing adaptions and assessment and prescription of specialist equipment. She works with clients with a variety of needs including learning disabilities, brain injuries and cerebral palsy, as well as many other conditions. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to her clients to help them achieve the most from life. She addresses clients individual needs and wishes and assists them in the creation of a home environment that suits both the client and their wider family. She works with clients of wide ranging ages and abilities.

Laura is committed to her continuing professional development and is HCPC registered as well as being a member of the BAOT (
British Association of Occupational Therapists ).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Jill

Greater Manchester, North West England

Jill works with Adults at home in North West England, including the greater Manchester area, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire. Most of Jill's working career has been within the community setting in the equipment, adaptations and housing sector.

Qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 1991, Jill has gained extensive experience and knowledge in the area of equipment, adaptations and housing. Jill has completed various training courses to accompany her clinical work, including a Msc with Distinction in Accessibility and Inclusive Design, Train the Trainer, and ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Carlie

Lancashire, North West England

Specialising in rehabilitation and housing & equipment, Carlie provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients. She has worked internationally, including locum and permanent positions in Australia and New Zealand. Carlie is now based in Lancashire, visiting clients at home in Blackburn, Blackpool, Lancaster and Warrington, as well as areas of Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Carlie has worked across a number of clinical settings, including acute & forensic mental health, in-patient & community rehabilitation and psychogeriatric services. She specialises in working with clients with neurological and physical conditions, including dementia, stroke and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Having worked in such different environments, Carlie has developed her core OT skill, including how to work as part of a team and the importance of including clients and their families within the rehabilitation process.

Having assessed her client, Carlie works with them to establish meaningful rehabilitation goals and developing a bespoke treatment plan. Intervention can include neuro-rehabilitation, provision of equipment and housing adaptations, fatigue management strategies and return to work programmes. Carlie aims to help her client improve their quality of life and overall independence within their home and community.

Carlie is dedicated to on-going education and professional development and completed a Occupational Therapy (MSc) in July 2016, focusing on the understanding of autonomy for people with dementia and how OT's enable autonomy for vulnerable clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Denise

Liverpool, Merseyside

Based in Merseyside, Denise travels to Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington, as well as Lancashire and Wrexham, treating clients in their home or work environment. She specialises in working with adults and the elderly, assessing their seating, moving & handling and rehabilitation needs. Denise has completed a number of postgraduate courses to continue her learning, as well as gaining a qualification in Train the Trainer.

Having gained experience working in community settings and for social services, Denise currently provides private assessments to clients in their own homes. She treats clients with a variety of needs, including complex orthopaedic, neurological and cardiovascular conditions. Assessments can include Blue Badge and mobility assessments, as well as looking at Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs).

Working with the client and their family, Denise identifies their treatment goals and puts in place a plan to help them reach these and gain more independence in their everyday activities. Within this bespoke treatment plan, Denise provides advice and recommendations on specialist items of equipment such as seating, electric powered vehicles, hoists and specialist beds. She looks at safer moving and handling around the home, as well as adaptations that can improve the client's quality of living.

Denise is a member of the Motor Neurone Disease Association Special Interest Group (N West region) and also the Allied Health Professionals Network of the National Osteoporosis Society.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Lisa

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Lisa qualified as an OT from Derby University in 1993 and has worked in the NHS, within a Local Authority setting and in private practice since qualifying.

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.

Lisa has chosen to specialise in 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.

She also collaboratively identifies housing & equipment, 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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

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

Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

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

Rachel

Shropshire, West Midlands

Rachel is a Paediatric OT based in Shrewsbury, visiting clients across the West Midlands and Wales, including Birmingham, Liverpool, and Wolverhampton. She provides specialist assessments and treatments for children and their families in both home and school settings. Rachel specialises in Sensory Integration and autism, but works with children with a wide range of conditions and needs including, Down’s syndrome, learning difficulties, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.

Throughout her career, Rachel has acquired a strong skillset to support with a child’s development. These include Makaton training, using signs and gestures alongside speech to enhance communication, and motivational interviewing. Rachel focuses on enhancing a child’s self-care skills so that they can act independently at home, this includes activities such as dressing, washing, and feeding. Rachel also works with a child to support community access and social integration, aiming to ensure that a child has all of the opportunities available to them at school and in the wider community.

Rachel is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly completes additional qualifications to enhance her knowledge and skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Powys, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Our private OT’s in the North West

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the North West as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire North West region including Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.

Our private therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation, and hand therapy. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in the North West, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find 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 you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout the North West 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

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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing 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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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

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