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Private occupational therapy in Plymouth

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Tina

Plymouth, Devon

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Plymouth

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Val

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Sarah

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Postural management

Laura

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Plymouth

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Emma

Plymouth, Cornwall

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Splinting

Louisa

Plymouth, Devon

Louisa is a dedicated Occupational Therapist specializing in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling. Residing in the west and south-west of England, with a focus on Devon and Plymouth, Louisa has accumulated extensive experience working with individuals facing various conditions.

Her expertise spans a wide range of health challenges, including Congenital conditions, Cerebral palsy, Global developmental Delay, Learning Difficulties, Genetic conditions, Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington's disease, Amputations, Musculoskeletal conditions such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and Osteoporosis. Louisa is also experienced in supporting individuals with Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease, stroke, seizures, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia/Alzheimer's, Anxiety Disorder, and Depression.

Louisa's commitment to enhancing the well-being of her clients is evident in her holistic approach, ensuring that each individual receives personalized and effective support tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Devon

Specialisms

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

Judi

Plymouth, Devon

Judi, an Occupational Therapist with a diverse skill set encompassing housing and equipment, vocational and functional rehabilitation, moving and handling, as well as seating and postural management, serves the West and Southwest of England, specifically in Devon, Plymouth, and Cornwall.

She provides assessments for patients with complex presentations and multiple pathologies such as cardiac care, arthritis, Parkinson's, orthopedic issues, dementia, respiratory conditions, and end-of-life care, Judi specializes in elderly care rehabilitation, social integration, home adaptation, falls prevention, early intervention, and wheelchair and seating/postural management, with a particular emphasis on stroke-related interventions. Committed to enhancing the well-being of her clients, Judi brings a wealth of experience to her practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, PIPs, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

Jasper

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West and South West of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Swindon

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Ergonomics

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Self care

Dawn

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

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

Our private OT’s in Plymouth

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.

Common difficulties we can help with

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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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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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Planning activities

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

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Visual perceptual skills

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

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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