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Private occupational therapy in the North West

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Kirsty

Cheshire, North West England

With over 20 years’ experience, Kirsty is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in the Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. She is based in Chester visiting clients in Crewe, Birkenhead, Macclesfield, and further afield in Greater Manchester and Cumbria.

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 and is also qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.

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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

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

With over 15 years’ experience, 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 specialising in neurological rehabilitation, Stephanie carries out various complex assessments and treatment, including functional and cognitive assessments, splinting and prescribing specialist equipment.

Stephanie has completed various training courses to accompany her clinical work, including splinting and introductory Bobath modules. Stephanie works with adult clients at home, visiting areas in North West England including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Manchester and Wrexham.

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 Royal 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, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Laura

Cheshire, North West England

Laura is an OT based in Stockport, visiting clients with a wide range of needs across Manchester and the surrounding areas. She has experience working with children and adults with a range of physical disabilities, learning and sensory impairments, and mental health conditions. This experience has provided her with an array of interpersonal skills, professional attributes, and knowledge to work collaboratively with clients and their families with the aim to improve their overall quality of life.

Laura's main area of expertise is in relation to housing adaptions and the assessment and prescription of specialist equipment. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to her clients to help them achieve the most from life. She identifies needs focusing on mobility, transfers, activities of daily living, access, health & safety, and sensory ability, formulating goals jointly with the client, and formulating treatment plans. Laura provides recommendations on the provision of equipment and adaptations to meet these goals. She addresses client’s individual needs and wishes and assists them in the creation of a home environment that suits both the client and their wider family.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Jo

Cheshire, North West England

Jo is a highly skilled OT based in Cheshire, covering a client base across 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

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

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

With over 10 years of experience, Sam is 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 help her clients gain as much independence as possible. Sam is based in Cheshire and visits clients across the North-West of England.

Sam supports her clients with a range of needs including behavioural difficulties, cognitive assessments and rehabilitation, planning and execution of activities, upper limb treatments for both gross and fine motor deficits, assessment of ADLs, balance and co-ordination, visual perception and sensory deficits. Sam also provides training and advice to families and carers to help them understand her client's condition and the most effective ways to care for them, as well as training carers in safe moving & handling techniques.

Sam works closely with the charity, Headway, 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

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

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

Elisabeth

Cheshire, North West England

Based in Warrington, Elisabeth is an experienced Occupational Therapist visiting clients across the North West of England including Liverpool, Manchester, and Stoke-on-Trent. She specialises in Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling, helping clients to maintain independence at home and maximise their potential.

Elisabeth supports clients with a wide range of physical disabilities and conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She also has experience helping clients with cognitive and neurological impairments related to dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.

With a specialist knowledge of supportive aids and home adaptations, Elisabeth tailors her recommendations for each of her clients, taking into consideration their individual needs both present and future. She oversees the provision of bespoke and specialist equipment for safe Moving & Handling, appropriate Seating & Postural Management, and the assessment for DFG major home adaptations.

Elisabeth often works collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, ensuring a client’s every need is met. Her focus is on a client’s ability to safely and confidently live independently, reducing the risk of falls, and enabling them to complete everyday activities and tasks in the home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Hazel

Cumbria, North West England

Hazel is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist and an Approved Disability Analyst. She promotes positive therapy outcomes and works in partnership with clients and their families. She also has extensive knowledge in psychological processes and experience in many evidence based psychological therapies such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Hazel is based in Penrith, Cumbria, and visits clients across the North West of England.

Hazel works with clients with a variety of needs, including, acquired brain injuries, amputations, spinal injuries and neurological conditions. She helps her clients with vocational rehabilitation and pain management, to allow them to live life as fully as possible.

Achieving degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology, Hazel has a broad knowledge that she is able to draw from to help her clients reach their maximum potential. She also designs and delivers training for health professionals, service users, and carers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Yorkshire, Manchester

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Alice

Cumbria, North West England

Alice is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. She is based in Penrith, Cumbria, delivering comprehensive assessments and interventions for clients across the North West of England including Lancashire, North Yorkshire, and Dumfries and Galloway.

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 in the NHS, community, and private sectors. Alice treats clients with acute and chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, stroke, amputations, orthopaedic conditions, mental illness, dementia, and chronic pain or fatigue.

Working closely with her client and their family, Alice ensures that a goal orientated program is developed and that these goals are realistic and attainable. Her area of expertise is focused on adaptions to the home or work environment and assessments for specialist seating. She also supports clients with effective time planning, energy conservation, anxiety management, and maintaining motivation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Gill

Cumbria, North West England

Gill is a highly experienced OT based in Keswick, Cumbria. She covers a large client base across North West England and Scotland including the Lake District, the Borders, and Dumfries & Galloway. Gill specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing and Equipment, supporting adults with injury and illness to retain independence at home and feel confident accessing the community.

Drawing on her extensive experience, Gill helps clients to improve their strength and mobility through bespoke activity programmes and supportive aids. She also conducts housing assessments to evaluate how a client can effectively move about their home and advise on suitable adaptations and equipment provisions to support a client’s needs.

Gill is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, Older Adults, and Rheumatology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Scotland, Cumbria, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Holly

Greater Manchester, North West England

Holly is a highly skilled Hand Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She is based in Stockport, visiting clients in the North West of England including Manchester, Liverpool, and Derby. Holly has developed her clinical skill across NHS and private settings, including a lead role at The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester where she developed the specialist Hand Therapy service there.

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. Holly is experienced in a range of splinting treatments, including assessing and fitting pre-fabricated splints, tendon lengthening, and improving function.

Holly is a professional member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the British Association of Hand Therapist (BAHT). She has completed levels 1 and 2 of the BAHT training courses, enabling her to provide expert hand therapy and rehabilitation to clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

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.

Jan is highly experienced, working as a specialist Hand Therapist for over 30 years. She provides rehabilitation and therapy to clients with hand injuries, working with both adult and paediatric clients. She has previously worked in regional units for burns and plastics, as well as establishing the role of hand therapist in two private hospitals.

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 is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) 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

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. With over 20 years of experience, Jill has worked in a variety of settings advising on equipment, adaptations, and housing. Jill supports adults with a wide range of injuries and conditions including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, learning disabilities, autism, and stroke. She assesses a client’s mobility and safety in the home, providing recommendations on equipment and adaptations to support a client maintain independence.

Jill has completed 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. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Housing.

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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 Functional Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment, Carlie provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients. She has worked internationally but 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. 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.

Carlie works with her clients to establish meaningful rehabilitation goals and develop a bespoke treatment plan. Carlie is also skilled in neurological rehabilitation, the 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 her on-going education and professional development. She completed an Occupational Therapy MSc in 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

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, 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

Matt

Lancashire, North West England

Based in Ormskirk, Lancashire, Matt is an OT who specialises in Housing and Equipment. Matt works with adults of all ages across the North West including Manchester, Liverpool, and Cheshire. Matt conducts holistic housing assessments, evaluating all aspects of a client’s home and recommends suitable adaptations and equipment to maximise their independence and quality of life.

Matt has extensive experience advising on a range of home adaptations, both minor and major, including bathroom modification, stair lifts, and hand rails. He can recommend standard and specialised equipment based on the client’s individual needs, whether they are recovering from a short-term injury or adapting to life with a long-term condition. Matt’s overall aim is to help each client regain independence in the home, enabling them to complete activities of daily life such as cooking, cleaning, and washing.

Matt is highly committed to his profession, maintaining a membership to several prestigious bodies including the Royal College of Occupational Therapy, both their Housing and Independent Practice sectors, and The Occupational Therapy Hub.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Denise

Liverpool, Merseyside

Denise is an experienced Occupational Therapist located in Liverpool, visiting clients across Merseyside including St Helens and Warrington, as well as Lancashire and Wrexham. She supports clients in their home or work environment, working collaboratively to identify treatment goals and enhance 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.

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).

Denise is a member of the Motor Neurone Disease Association Special Interest Group (North 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

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

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

Jenna

Liverpool, Merseyside

Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, Jenna is an expert Occupational Therapist based in Liverpool. She works across the North West of England, supporting both adult and paediatric clients with a wide range of neurological conditions. Jenna has expertise in spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, MS, and motor neurone disease.

Jenna delivers expert assessments and treatment, helping clients to safely perform self-care and domestic activities. Her bespoke therapy programmes focus on upper limb rehabilitation and hand therapy, improving a client’s strength and mobility. Jenna also has experience in specialist treatments such as hydrotherapy and functional electrical stimulation. When required, Jenna may also provide advice on Seating and Posture Management including pressure mapping and the provision of wheelchairs/cushions appropriate for each patient.

Jenna is a member of the Multidisciplinary Association for Spinal Cord Injury Professionals and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Merseyside, Liverpool

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

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

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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Standing & self support

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

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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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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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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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