Cambridgeshire, East Midlands
Karin is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who specialises in treating children with autistic spectrum disorder. She carries out assessments and treatment of children at home and school, helping them to achieve their maximum potential. She is trained in sensory integration and treats children with neurological and physical disabilities. Based in Peterborough, Karin covers the areas of Northamptonshire, Rutland, and Cambridgeshire.
Karin has over 15 years of experience, working with children who need support to develop their fine motor skills, including handwriting as well as sensory processing difficulties and support with self-care. Throughout her career, Karin has become proficient at carrying out comprehensive assessments and creating child centred treatment programmes to help children achieve their goals and develop their skills. The home and school-based treatments she provides include advice and guidance for parents and teachers to help them work collaboratively ensuring the child is supported in gaining independence.
She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Sensory Integration Network.
East Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support
Leicestershire, East Midlands
Rachel provides specialist Hand Therapy for adults and children. She is based in Leicestershire, covering Leicester, Hinckley, Loughborough, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire. To build on her clinical knowledge, Rachel has completed various postgraduate qualifications, including British Association of Hand Therapists accredited courses in wrist conditions and the management of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rachel's expertise focuses on the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting the upper limb, having worked in various clinical settings including trauma & orthopaedics, plastic surgery, and rheumatology. She assesses and treats clients with a range of conditions, including fractures, dislocations, nerve injuries, repairs, and amputations.
Providing a variety of intervention techniques, Rachel ensures the needs of the individual are met and ultimately that they restore function. Treatment can include scar management and skin grafts, exercise provision, desensitisation and sensory re-education, as well as thermoplastic splinting in which Rachel has completed further training.
Rachel is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists and continues her clinical development by attending seminars and training courses.
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Heather is an Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation. She works with clients in their home environment, visiting areas of Northampton and Kettering, as well as homes in Warwickshire, Leicestershire, and Nottingham. During her career, Heather has gained clinical experience in the NHS, working for charitable organisations, and also in the independent sector, specifically in post-acute, rehabilitation, and community settings. She carries out specialist assessments on clients with complex neurological conditions including brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and those in prolonged disorders of consciousness.
Heather provides clients with a range of expert interventions, ensuring these are evidence based and meet best practice guidelines. This can include physical rehabilitation, upper limb rehab, balance, equipment provision, cognitive rehabilitation, and help with self-care. She also provides education and training to the client's family and carers, ensuring they know how to use equipment safely and appropriately.
With over 10 years of experience, Heather ensures her clinical knowledge is up to date, maintaining her memberships of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Based in Northamptonshire, Gaynor is an expert Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Neurological Rehabilitation, both in acute and community settings. She ensures her clients are able to maximise their independence by carrying out individualised assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to meet their personal needs. Gaynor covers a client base across The Midlands including Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, and Nottingham.
Gaynor has specialist training in many areas of occupational therapy including BOBATH, Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills (AMPS), and SMART Assessment of PDOC patients. She works with patients with a variety of neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, motor neuron disease, and MS.
Gaynor has been on the panel of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for Neurological Practice and co-authored and published "Guidelines for OT working in Brain Injury".
West Midlands, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, London - North, Nottingham, Leicester
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Vicky is an OT located in Kettering, Northamptonshire. She is a highly experienced OT who specialises in Seating and Postural Management, supporting those with physical disabilities and neurological conditions. Vicky mostly works with children in school and home settings, supporting those with cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, and learning difficulties.
Vicky has been an OT for over ten years, working extensively in the field to provide assessments for children of all ages. Vicky will advise on suitable seating and equipment for children, ensuring they have the means to take part in lessons and activities. She also advocates the 24-hour postural care approach, ensuring that every aspect of a client’s life is assessed and the most suitable solution proposed. Vicky will set up any equipment recommended and demonstrate how to correctly and safely use it. On many occasions, she has delivered training in special educational needs and disability (SEND) schools to staff and parents.
Vicky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP) and has completed an MSc Module in Sensory Integration Level 1.
West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, West Midlands, London - North, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby
Seating and Postural management
Chailey Postural Management
Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in Mansfield, Derby, Retford, and Southwell. She specialises in Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment for clients with a range of injuries and conditions.
Helen works with adults with hand, wrist, and upper limb conditions covering chronic and acute injuries. She has expertise in scar management, desensitisation programmes, and splinting. Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She sets achievable and realistic goals, focusing on a client's functional rehabilitation and ability to carry out daily tasks.
To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions. She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed a Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Nottingham
Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting
Paul is an experienced Occupational Therapist working in the field for over 15 years. He specialises in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology, and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and helps clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their families. Paul is located in Leicester and visits clients across The Midlands.
Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within community and private settings, helping clients with physical disabilities, age related conditions, sensory impairment, neurological conditions, palliative conditions, catastrophic injury, amputation and brain injury, mental health difficulties, and learning difficulties.
With a previous background in the construction industry, Paul has worked closely with architects, housing associations, councils, charities and contractors providing expert advice on the suitability of accommodation, adaptations to existing properties and new builds and has an in-depth knowledge of assistive technology.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Leicester
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Self care
Louise is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in treating clients with neurological and orthopaedic conditions. She supports clients with Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Seating & Postural Management. She is based in Derbyshire and travels to Derby, Ashbourne, Chesterfield, and Long Eaton to visit clients and deliver assessments at home.
Louise is committed to supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their everyday activities and live safely at home. Louise has gained wide-ranging experience across community and hospital settings in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness, and disability on a client’s quality of life.
Throughout her career, she has focused on helping clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive having worked with brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Before leaving the NHS in 2016 to focus solely on her private practice and medico-legal work, Louise was the lead Occupational Therapist for elderly medicine therapy in Derby Hospitals. Additionally, she acted as a Key Manual Handling Trainer, the Dementia Lead, and the Falls Lead.
Louise now undertakes work on private basis for clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, medical negligence, or accidents in the workplace. She provides recommendations for major adaptations, equipment assessments, work place assessments and ongoing rehabilitation packages to maximise client’s return to independence and inclusion in pre-injury activities.
Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.
North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Channel Islands, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Based in Peterborough, Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. She works with children in school and home settings across the East Midlands, carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and interventions. She has specialist skills in paediatric assessments, including School Amps (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) and is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI) having successfully completed levels 1-4 Sensory Integration training.
Lynn devises treatment programmes tailored to the assessed needs of the individual child. She uses Ayres Sensory Integration assessment and treatment approaches and works with parents and teaching staff to empower them to implement strategies and activities at home and in the child’s setting.
She is skilled in writing reports detailing the assessment, outcomes and treatment recommendations, including reports for Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals. She also delivers training to schools and parents on topics including sensory processing.
Lynn is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and the Sensory Integration Network.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Motivational interviewing, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Joy is a highly experienced OT, working in a variety of hospital, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides specialist occupational therapy with particular expertise working with clients with complex neurological and life-changing conditions such as brain injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. She is based in Derbyshire and covers a client base across the Midlands including Derby, Nottingham, and Sheffield.
Joy delivers expert assessments and rehabilitation programmes, supporting with the complexities of their condition and the functional and emotional impact they have on the client and their families. Joy's specialist skills include assessing visual processing and delivering perceptual and cognitive rehabilitation, continually supporting her clients in increasing their independence. To help improve their overall quality of life and independence at home, Joy can also provide seating and wheelchair assessments, hoisting and functional assessments and equipment provision.
Joy is a qualified personal performance coach and uses her skills in motivation, confidence building and empowerment when working with her clients and providing occupational therapy.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Ian provides expert Occupational Therapy to adult clients, specialising in Rehabilitation, Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management. He covers a client base across the East Midlands, assessing and treating clients with various neurological conditions and physical disabilities, including clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury. He also specialises in working with adults with learning disabilities, those with complex needs, challenging behaviours, and autism.
Providing goal orientated treatment programmes, Ian aims to enable individuals to find activities that provide a meaningful structure to their daily lives including work, leisure, hobbies, and interests. This includes recommendations of specialist equipment including hoists, wheelchairs, and postural support. He works with clients in their home environment, including family members and carers in the treatment plan when necessary.
Ian maintains his professional registration through attendance at courses and conferences, committed to developing his knowledge and skills. He is a member of various professional networks, including the Sensory Integration Network, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and also People with Learning Disabilities. Ian has completed various postgraduate diplomas and training courses, including a PG Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies and qualifying as a Best Interest Assessor (BIA).
East Midlands, Derbyshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Learning disability
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Lisa has worked in many different settings in the NHS, Local Authorities, and in private practice. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, delivering expert home functional assessments of adults and children with highly complex physical disabilities. This can be a result of illness or trauma, neurological and congenital conditions, birth injuries, and chronic pain. Lisa is located in Derbyshire and visits clients across the UK.
Lisa works holistically to identify Moving & Handling and Seating & Postural needs with the client and their family, successfully implementing solutions to enable individuals to participate in day to day activities, engage in purposeful roles, and support them to lead an independent life.
She has held a number of senior and managerial positions within the local authority setting, being responsible for occupational therapy teams and the delivery of the service.
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Sarah is a highly motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing quality care. Her specialisms include Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, ADL assessments, end of life care planning, and stress and fatigue management.
Sarah is based in Derbyshire, covering a client base across the West and East Midlands including Sheffield, Leicester, and Stoke-on-Trent.
Sarah has experience working with clients with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, degenerative neurological disorders, falls and fractured bones, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, respiratory conditions, cardiac conditions, cancer, and functional neurological disorder.
West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management
Lincolnshire, East Midlands
Charlotte qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Southampton University School of Health Professional and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2006. She has over 15 years of experience working within NHS, local authority and private settings, helping clients with a range of physical and neurological injuries and conditions.
Charlotte has comprehensive assessment skills to evaluate a client’s needs and deliver client-centred therapeutic intervention. She is passionate about helping clients reach their maximum potential through the implementation of rehabilitation programs, equipment provision, minor or major adaptations, fatigue management and falls prevention. She strives to maximise a client’s potential and support them to live independently and safely carry out activities of daily living. Charlotte has specialist experience delivering cognitive assessments for clients with neurological conditions and creating tailored rehabilitation programmes. She embraces multidisciplinary working where required, in order to achieve positive outcomes and provide a holistic service.
Within various different settings, Charlotte has lead and contributed to the training of junior and unqualified staff to facilitate the development of their skills and knowledge.
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Sam is an experienced OT who has worked with clients with many different conditions and complex needs, including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, osteoporosis, orthopaedic trauma, and Parkinson’s disease. She specialises in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Functional Rehabilitation. Sam is based near Kettering in Northamptonshire, visiting clients across Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, and Warwickshire.
Sam holistically assesses a client’s personal and domestic activities of daily living to understand how able and confident a client is moving around the house and conducting routine tasks. Based on this assessment, Sam’s aim is to recommend programmes of rehabilitation and equipment provisions to support a client’s everyday life. This includes both small and major home adaptations as well as equipment to safely leave the home and access the community.
Sam has particular expertise in falls prevention, assessing the risks a client might face at home and in the community. She aims to reduce the frequency of falls through exercise programmes to develop strength and balance, mobility aids, and home adaptations.
Sam is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapist Independent Practice section.
, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Warwickshire
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Balance, Self care, Postural management
The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Rutland as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Rutland region including Ashwell, Hambleton, Oakham and Uppingham.
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 Rutland therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. 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 our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).
If your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.
Our OT’s are helping people throughout Rutland 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.
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
The therapist was extremely knowledgeable and delivered the training in a fun and engaging way.Teacher
Our clients have benefitted greatly from the highly skilled team at The OT Practice. They are able to pull together a therapeutic team for a client that provides timely interventions that are sensitive to individuals needs.Family Focused Case Management
My wife and I were very impressed with the kindness and professionalism of your therapist. It has left me with the fact that I will now have a much better future. An excellent meeting.A Royal British Legion beneficiary
Going private is ‘amazing’; I wished I knew what I know now 4 years ago, as we would have gone down the private route then, thank you.Mother of private client aged 9