Warwickshire, East Midlands
Qualifying in 2007, Rachel provides specialist hand therapy to adults and children. She is based in Leicestershire, travelling to Leicester, Hinckley, and Loughborough visiting clients and their families at home, as well as providing care further afield in 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 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 and 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.
Qualifying in 2002, Debbie is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in neurological rehabilitation. She is based in Leicestershire, travelling to Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray to deliver independent assessments to clients at home.
Having spent her early career working in community NHS teams, Debbie has extensive experience delivering functional assessments and rehabilitation programmes.
She now works independently, treating clients who present with neurological conditions, head/brain injury, acute rehabilitation needs and orthopaedic conditions, such as hip and knee replacements, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. Developing personalised treatment plans with the client and their family, Debbie aims to reach the client's personal goals and increase their independence within their home environment.
She maintains her professional development, continuing as a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Coventry, Leicester, Derby
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Visual perception
Rutland, East Midlands
Based in Leicestershire, Annabel travels to the areas of Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray visiting clients at home. She specialises in housing & equipment and moving & handling, treating both adults and children. She has completed postgraduate training in moving and handling, ramp assessments and seating.
Annabel has gained experience across the NHS, social care and charity settings, including acting as assistant manager of a therapy centre in Romania. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions, learning difficulties and physical disabilities, currently offering treatment and support in a hospice to clients with life limiting conditions.
Annabel carries out independent assessment, recommending appropriate housing adaptations, specialist equipment to aid independence and moving and handling advice. She encourages carers and the client's family to work collaboratively, supporting her client to live as independently as possible in their home environment. Annabel also helps adolescents with the transition to independent living, working with people with mental health diagnoses.
Annabel is currently involved in a pilot project called 'Double to Single handed care',reviewing care packages where there is potential for reducing the the care and advising on alternative moving and handling equipment and techniques to carers and clients.
East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care
Nottingham, West Midlands
Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in the areas of Mansfield, Derby, Retford and Southwell. She specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment at home. To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions.
In Helen's current NHS role, she treats adults with hand, wrist and upper limb conditions and is the organisation's lead therapist for splinting. Her experience covers chronic and acute wrist and hand conditions, including scar management and desensitisation programmes.
Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She will set achievable and realistic goals, with an aim to improve on their functional rehabilitation and carrying out daily tasks.
She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed the Derby University Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, 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
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2006, Louise has specialised in treating clients with housing & equipment, rehabilitation and seating & postural needs. 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 in supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their every day activities and live safely at home. Since qualifying in 2006, Louise has gained wide-ranging experience in both community and hospital settings and in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness and disability on the quality of life.
She has spent her career working in community and hospital settings, treating clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive, including 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. Alongside her private practice she also works as an expert witness preparing care and equipment reports for personal injury or medical negligence cases.
Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections 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
Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation
Warwickshire, East Midlands
Since qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2009, Heather has specialised in the area 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. Heather ensures her clinical knowledge is up to date, maintaining her memberships of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
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 intervention, ensuring these are evidence based and meet best practice guidelines. This can include physical rehabilitation, focusing on upper limb rehab, balance and equipment provision, as well as 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.
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 managemen, Splinting
Suffolk, East Anglia
Cathy is an experienced and enthusiastic OT who has developed a vast depth of knowledge and experience in her chosen fields.
Since graduating from St. Andrew's school of Occupational Therapy in 1992, Cathy has become an expert in her fields of, Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling and Housing & Equipment.
She has worked in a variety of settings, working with adults and older people supporting them in the areas of Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Neurology, older peoples mental health, Dementia and supporting adults with learning disabilities. Carrying out detailed assessments and expert treatment, Cathy helps her client to live as independently as possible.
Cathy has experience in facilitating equipment & adaptations, reablement, moving & handling and managing a Dementia team.
East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk, London - North
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation
Qualifying in 2003, Paul is an experienced occupational therapist specialising in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and enjoys helping his clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their carers & families.
Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within a social services role as well as with private clients with physical disabilities, including 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, he 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
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Self care
Gaynor is an expert occupational therapist with extensive experience in neuro 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 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 was on the panel of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for Neurological Practice from 2004-2014. and in 2014 co-authored and published "Guidelines for OT working in Brain Injury". Gaynor is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists).
West Midlands, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, London - North, Nottingham, Leicester
Paediatrics, 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
Rutland, 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 graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2005 and went on to complete her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2014. She has worked for the NHS as a paediatric and learning disabilities occupational therapist, 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 treatment she provides includes 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 British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and the Sensory Integration Network. She has also previously volunteered for for the NHS, running an independent living skills group.
East Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural managemen, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support
Rutland, East Midlands
Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with 24 years post-graduate experience. She works with children in school and home settings carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and intervention. 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.
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 managemen, School Based Therapy/Support
Warwickshire, West Midlands
Based in Warwickshire, Paula delivers specialist assessments to clients at home, travelling to Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon. Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2000, Paula specialises in both neurological and functional rehabilitation, as well as vocational rehabilitation with adult clients.
Paula has experience of working in acute hospitals, community hospitals, specialist neuro-rehabilitation centres, as well as being part of a community neuro-rehab team. She works with clients with various conditions, including traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, visual impairment, as well as fatigue management. She has a particular interest in working with clients who experience cognitive or behavioural difficulties due to brain injury.
Specialising in vocational rehabilitation, Paula helps clients by getting them back into work after sustaining traumatic brain injury or orthopaedic injuries. Visiting her client at home or in work, Paula provides detailed assessments and treatment programmes, with an aim to help her client reach realistic and achievable goals.
Paula is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, as well as The College of Occupational Therapists specialist sections in Independent Practice, Work and Neurological Practice.
West Midlands, East Midlands, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
Worcestershire, West Midlands
Having worked with clients in various health care settings, Anne has gained experience in the areas of rehabilitation and housing & equipment. She works with adult clients in their homes, travelling to areas of Warwickshire and the West Midlands, including Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull and Warwick. Anne is skilled in carrying out Blue Badge and mobility assessments, as well as gaining a Train the Trainer qualification.
Since qualifying in 1989, Anne has worked in various clinical settings, treating clients with neurological, orthopaedic and physical conditions. Currently working as an independent practitioner, she delivers assessments in the home and works closely with her client and their family to create a bespoke treatment plan, aiming to improve their function and quality of life.
Within the treatment plan, Anne recommends assistive equipment and housing adaptations to maximise a persons independence within their home and community. She provides assistance and guidance on the most appropriate seating solutions, including wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Where appropriate, Anne undertakes workplace assessments and will put together a return to work programme for her client, helping them gain skills and make their workplace more accessible.
Anne continues her professional development to enhance her clinical skills, including her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Work.
West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care
Working in Birmingham and the surrounding areas, Louise is a highly competent and skilled occupational therapist with over ten years of experience of working in posture management, wheelchair services, accident and emergency, acute hospital and community settings.
She has specialist knowledge in seating, wheelchair and power chair provision, 24 hour postural care, moving and handling, aids to daily living and minor adaptations. She also has a vast product knowledge of power chairs, active user chairs, pressure cushions, special seating, paediatric wheelchairs and buggies, wheelchair accessories, sleep systems and static seating.
She is a self-motivated individual dedicated to providing high quality assessment and intervention to help clients reach their potential. Passionate about the profession of occupational therapy and committed to provide high standards of care.
She is HCPC registered and a member if the BAOT.
West Midlands, East Midlands, South of England, South East of England, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham
Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Warwickshire, South East of England
Laura provides occupational therapy to clients at home, travelling to areas of Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as Milton Keynes and London. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing client's neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation needs. Her expertise also focuses on seating & postural management, in which she has completed postgraduate training.
Qualifying in 2004, Laura has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, working in acute, community and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She assesses motor, sensory and cognitive function and evaluates the impact of these on activities of daily living, through standardised and non - standardised assessments. From this, Laura formulates client centred treatment plans and evaluates progress through goal setting and outcome measures.
Laura supports clients and their families in their rehabilitation and any adjustments they may have needed to make due to their condition or disability. She offers advice on specialist equipment and safer moving and handling, as well as exploring the later stages of rehabilitation such as returning to education, employment and leisure roles. This includes the provision of specialist seating and wheelchairs to maximise the functional independence of her clients.
Laura has completed extensive post graduate training in upper limb interventions, offering mirror box therapy, motor imagery and splinting to clients.
West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
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