Operating in the west and south west of England (Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Plymouth), Occupational Therapist Tina specialises in Functional, Neurological and Vocational Rehabilitation; Upper limb and Cognitive therapy. Tina enjoys working with conditions such as Stroke, Brain Injury, Fine and Gross Motor skills, Dexterity, Co-ordination, Cognition, Visual Perception, Balance and Self-care tasks. Tina enjoys working with clients within their home environment developing bespoke rehabilitation plans to enable them to continue their rehabilitation journey and achieve their maximum potential. Tina has high-level assessment and clinical reasoning skills.
Since qualifying as an OT Tina has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings, such as within a private Brain Injury unit where she was the Team Lead managing the therapy team. Also, Tina has set up an Early Supported Discharge Team within the community. Throughout her career, she has developed her competencies through practical work experience, supervision and attendance of specialist training courses and post graduate modules.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Plymouth
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI
Cornwall, West and South West of England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.
Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.
To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access
Devon, West and South West of England
Sarah is a specialist in neurological conditions, working for adults with needs relating to Huntington’s disease, brain injury, dementia, and stroke rehabilitation. Sarah is located in Tavistock, near Plymouth, covering a client base across Devon and Cornwall. She strives to ensure clients regain independence, providing assistance to safely and confidently move around the home, carry out household activities such as cooking and cleaning, and personal care and dressing.
Sarah can evaluate activities of daily living (ADL), as well as cognitive and mental capacity. She is especially interested in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, choosing to undertake a post-graduate module while studying. Sarah also has expertise in Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling, and behaviour management.
Sarah offers a holistic approach to occupational therapy, supporting clients and their families from assessment through to treatment. Sarah can adapt well when required to serve a client’s individual needs, including liaising with other professionals and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. In particular, Sarah has extensive experience working alongside physiotherapists to provide adapted seating and aid in moving and handling therapy.
Sarah is committed to her continued professional development, regularly attending conferences and undertaking additional training. Sarah has leadership experience mentoring OT students from her local university, which she thoroughly enjoys and uses to enhance her own learning.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Postural management
Devon, West and South West of England
OT Laura provides Housing & Equipment and Major & Minor adaption advice throughout Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Dorset and Somerset. She enjoys working with Neurological conditions (Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral palsy, Stroke, Motor Neurone and Parkinson’s disease), as well as Learning Difficulties, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Amputations and Obesity. Additionally, she is experienced completing DFG applications and has spent time in Hand Therapy departments, trauma and Orthopaedics wards, social care teams and a locked ward in an adult mental health hospital.
Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2014 and Laura specialised in the field of adult social care, working with adults from the age of 18 upwards who have long-term physical conditions. Therefore, she is experienced in completing comprehensive assessments and report writing; and working collaboratively with clients, their families, carers and other health professionals. In order to achieve the best outcomes for her clients in the community and to maximise their independence, she utilises a high-level of clinical reasoning when assessing and treating patients and when providing expert opinion to other parties – namely, professionals, clients and family members.
Emma is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in Hand Therapy and Functional Rehabilitation. She is currently based in Cornwall and visits clients across the county including Plymouth, Exeter, and Torquay. Having worked in inpatient, outpatient, and community rehabilitation for over 10 years, Emma is experienced in supporting clients with a wide range of needs. This includes a variety of hand injuries and conditions such as fractures, ligament sprains/tears, carpel tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, trigger finger, and chronic regional pain syndrome.
Emma is particularly passionate about working with those who require upper limb rehabilitation in order maintain independence in activities of daily living. Having spent several years working in stroke rehabilitation, Emma is also well equipped to assess and treat both physical and cognitive impairments as well as addressing psychological concerns. In relation to Hand Therapy, Emma can organise bespoke thermoplastic splints when required and advises on the management of swelling, stiffness, sensory changes, and pain.
Emma actively seeks opportunities to continue the professional development of her specialist skills, ensuring she remains up to date with current, evidence-based practice.
Based in Devon, Elana is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She visits children and their families in the West and South West of England across a variety of settings including homes, schools, and colleges. Elana assesses and treats children with a wide range of conditions such as autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. She supports children with clinical needs surrounding Sensory Integration, gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, and handwriting.
Elana is able to utilise her wealth of experience across community and education settings to help children achieve their occupational goals. Her main area of expertise is in Sensory Integration, having completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration Level 1,2 & 3 and currently completing research for a PhD in Sensory Processing and Occupational Therapy. Elana works collaboratively with parents, carers, and school staff to ensure they are able to utilise therapy techniques into a child or young person's daily life.
Elana gained invaluable experience from a senior role with a secure mental health service. She was responsible for managing a team and providing assessments and intervention of complex cases. This position included delivering comprehensive assessments and report writing, the coordination of services and multi-disciplinary working, which often included working with social workers and psychologists to achieve the best outcomes for service users.
Berkshire, West and South West of England
Japer provides Occupational Therapy in Berkshire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, Worcester and the West Midlands. He specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment and Manual Handling. Since qualifying in 2008, Jasper has enjoyed offering assessments for Major and Minor Housing Adaptations when working for local authorities. He has developed his expertise of working with ADLs and improving Fine and Gross Motor skills in adults. Previously, Jasper has been responsible for a 56-bedded unit, blue badge assessments and ensuring safety in the home following hospital discharge.
To enrich his clinical practice, Jasper gained an MSc in Ergonomics at Loughborough University (therefore, expanding his knowledge in the interaction of the human body and its environment) and further studies management, training, coaching and develops his personal research.
West Midlands, West and South West of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Swindon
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Self care
Bristol, West and South West of England
Louisa is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working in primary and secondary settings. Her expertise is in Functional Rehabilitation, working with adults with physical health needs including orthopaedic and cardiac conditions as well as stroke and other neurological conditions. Louisa is based just outside of Bristol and visits clients across the South West of England and South Wales including Cardiff, Bath, Somerset, and Wiltshire.
Louisa prides herself in working holistically with clients to identify their Occupational Therapy needs, resulting in meaningful, achievable and timed therapeutic goals. She strives to enable her clients to achieve maximum independence, well-being and an improved quality of life.
Louisa is skilled in equipment provision, manual handling, specialist seating, telecare, fatigue management and cognitive rehabilitation. From her time spent working on an acute stroke ward, Louisa has also developed specialist skills in cognitive and perceptual screening, as well as upper limb rehabilitation. She also practises continuing professional development and has excellent communication skills.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Cardiff
Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management
Cornwall, West and South West of England
Dawn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist based in Truro, Cornwall. She supports both adult and paediatric clients, covering key areas such as Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, and Newquay. Dawn provides Functional Rehabilitation for clients with a wide range of conditions and injuries, helping them with daily living skills to promote independence.
Dawn has previously worked in Adult Community Mental Health Team, Inpatient Acute Assessment and Discharge, and Inpatient Palliative Care. She draws on her extensive experience working with adults to support clients with self-care tasks, mental health challenges, and to provide suitable equipment to support safety and mobility in the home.
Working with children, Dawn provides expert assessments and interventions in schools, nurseries, and their home environment. She has experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Children's Community Therapy, special needs schools, mainstream schools and the community. Dawn utilises the skills she has acquired in her career so far to deliver specialist interventions and support children to reach their full potential.
Dawn also has a particular interest in sensory processing disorders and in March 2021 completed Module 1 of her Sensory Integration training.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, The Listening Programme
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation
The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Plymouth or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Plymouth, including Devonport, Goosewell, Mutley, Southway and Woodford.
Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.
Our private Plymouth therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. For more information on some of our expert therapists in the region, please click on the profiles shown above. Alternatively, our dedicated client managers can provide a free initial consultation by telephone, as the first step in finding you the OT best matched to your needs. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
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 in Plymouth 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.
The OT Practice has worked with us to clear several hundred best interest assessments. They managed our project excellently with strong communication and an organised approach. I have always found them to be extremely professional and helpful with our project being delivered on time and budget.Plymouth Borough Council
Your therapist explained clearly what was happening with my tendons and muscles in a way that helped me understand could be achieved with exercises and manipulation. Also her advice on equipment that could help and instruction on its use was invaluable.Mrs Smith, private hand therapy client
I just wanted to check in with you after 2 sessions to say thank you for the progress you are making with Lydia, for being creative with your exercises and for making them such fun for Lydia.Mother of private client aged 4
The training session gave great insight into challenges faced by some children. Allowing us to ‘walk a mile in their shoes’ will surely help us create exciting ways in which to provide a wider and more purposeful range of activities in our OT sessionsClassroom Assistant
The teamwork that is displayed is excellent, meaning that the client gets an efficient, quality service from beginning to end.Manager, Help & Care