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Private occupational therapy in Plymouth

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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

Suzi

Plymouth, Devon

Suzi qualified as an occupational therapist in 1996 and has spent her career working with adults and children in a variety of clinical settings. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing her client's functional, neurological and vocational rehabilitation needs. Based in Plymouth, Suzi works in South West England and travels to homes in Barnstaple, Exeter, Dartmouth and Newton Abbott.

Having worked in private practice for many years, Suzi has gained extensive experience working with a range of clients. This includes managing medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, amputation, brain injury and mental health diagnoses. Assessing in the home environment, Suzi provides her client and their family advice and support, including a treatment plan which outlines recommendations and therapeutic intervention required to help the client regain their independence.

Suzi has experience working with clients with complex postural difficulties, identifying pieces of specialist equipment to support postural alignment and offer advice on safe moving & handling within the home and community. She also offers therapeutic support to clients dealing with the frustration that goes along with a life changing event, including clients with anxiety and low mood.

Alongside her clinical OT work, Suzi works as an independent case manager, providing services for adults and children living with complex brain injuries and/or physical disabilities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

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

William

Devon, West and South West of England

William is a highly regarded Occupational Therapist specialising in Neuro Rehab. He is based in the South West of England and experienced in working with clients with acquired brain injury.

William has experience in supporting clients along the whole rehab pathway; from the acute stage of their injury onto slow stream rehabilitation and long-term community rehabilitation.

William uses a range of person-centred approaches and techniques to overcome the cognitive, physical and behavioural difficulties associated with the client’s injury. William has extensive experience in training carers, families and therapy staff on individual rehabilitation programmes and therapeutic approaches. He is confident at working with clients’ subtle yet significant difficulties and can tailor his approach to maximise their rehabilitation potential.

William is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists including specialist sections for independent practice and neurological practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception

Sarah

Devon, West and South West of England

Sarah is a Paediatric OT based in Dartington, Devon. She visits clients across Devon including Plymouth, Torquay, and Exeter. Sarah offers specialist assessment and treatment in a broad range of paediatric conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and global developmental delay. She supports children with needs relating to sensory processing, learning difficulties, gross and fine motor skills, and handwriting.

Working with children in both home and school settings, Sarah aims to offer comprehensive treatment programmes designed around the child’s individual needs and circumstances. This could be helping a child to undertake self-care activities at home such as dressing, brushing teeth, and feeding, and when appropriate thinking of creative ways to integrate this into their daily routine. In a school environment, Sarah can focus on areas such as fine motor skills. She is specifically trained in handwriting assessments, which helps to support a child in meeting their potential at school. Sarah is experienced working with other professionals as part of an inter-disciplinary team to cover a child’s every need.

Sarah is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and undertakes extensive post-graduate training to further her professional development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

, Devon

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Bianca

Somerset, West and South West of England

Bianca is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist, she has worked with Adults and those transitioning into adulthood, who experience a wide range of clinical conditions and presenting difficulties. Bianca has developed specialisms in equipment selection and provision, home adaptations and the moving and handling of people, positive risk assessment and care planning, mental capacity assessment & best interest decision making.

Bianca delivers comprehensive assessments, identifying options which maximises independence, providing timely and realistic solutions that achieve positive outcomes for the individuals she works with.

Bianca is HCPC registered and passionate about helping her clients to live life to the full.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Sarah

Somerset, West and South West of England

Qualifying in 2009, Sarah is an expert OT working with clients with a range of needs. She has 9 years clinical experience working in the public sector, health and social care and charitable settings. Sarah now works with The OT Practice working with adults and older adults, who have a wide variety of physical, learning and sensory needs.

Sarah has specific expertise in long term and complex degenerative conditions affecting adults and older adults. She is especially skilled in providing advice and guidance in the following areas; compensatory techniques, equipment provision, moving and handling, postural management and minor to major home adaptations including Disabled Facilities Grants.

Sarah is committed to maintaining her clients’ independence at home and is practised in identifying areas of functional difficulty within the home environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Devon, Somerset

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Learning disability

Cath

Somerset, West and South West of England

Cath is an expert paediatric occupational therapist and has over 20 years’ experience working with children with a variety of needs. She specialises in working with children who have very complex medical needs and disabilities and their families, including those with neurological and life limiting conditions. Through joint working and expert assessment, she aims to support independence and participation whilst enabling families to provide dignified and excellent continuing care for their child.

Incorporating a professional OT role with hands-on 1:1 care at the Children's hospice, Cath gained an insight into the efficacy of equipment and adaptations provided for children and how the demands of caring for a child with complex needs affects the whole family, which has significantly shaped her practice.

Cath has developed highly effective communication and clinical skills; working with families to understand their needs and wishes, conducting thorough assessments, regular reviews of interventions and through robust report writing. She is committed to professional development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Adam

Bristol, Somerset

Specialising in stoke and brain injury rehabilitation, Adam is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, obtaining a MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2010. Adam focuses significantly on his specialisms, working in a variety of roles to gain maximum experience in his field.

Providing thorough and detailed assessments and tailored, goal orientated treatment plans, Adam helps his clients to gain maximum independence in their everyday lives. He works with clients in their own homes, care homes, and places of work as well as rehabilitation settings.

Adam actively participates in continued professional development to ensure his extensive clinical skills are up to date, and thus, he is able to use evidenced based practice to provide the best possible service he can to his clients.

Adam is a member of the Neurological Practice and Independent Practice specialist sections of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bristol, Bath

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

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

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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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

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

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