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Ian

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1995, Ian specialises in neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation for adults. Based in Wolverhampton, Ian travels to Walsall, and Dudley, as well as to Derby, Birmingham and Coventry visiting clients at home. Ian has completed a postgraduate course in the management of neurological conditions.

During Ian's career, he has worked in acute, out patients and community settings. He now provides independent assessments to clients at home, with experience helping clients with a variety of clinical needs such as chronic pain, brain injury, stroke, fatigue and hand/wrist related conditions.

Ian provides client centred interventions, focusing on the rehabilitation of his client. This includes advice on specialist equipment, adaptations required in the home and hand therapies to support them regain their independence in day to day life.

Ian continues his development by attending training sessions and conferences, as well as maintaining his membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Fiona

Birmingham, Staffordshire

Treating both adults and children, Fiona specialises in the areas of moving & handling and housing & equipment. Since qualifying as an occupational therapist, she has completed training courses to enhance her clinical practice, including accreditation as a Train the trainer in manual handling. Fiona is based in Staffordshire and visits clients and their families at home, including areas of Derbyshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Fiona has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including working for the NHS, local authority, corporate businesses, case management and in private practice. She has treated individuals with various physical and mental health conditions, including musculoskeletal, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, anxiety and depression. Fiona has also provided OT to children, including babies and toddlers, supporting them with conditions such as autism and various learning difficulties.

Using evidence based practice, Fiona works collaboratively with clients to identify meaningful goals and help them reach their maximum potential. She prescribes specialist equipment, including hoists and complex seating, as well as offering advice on minor housing adaptations. Fiona also supports family members to learn safe manual handling techniques and develop plans for them to follow.

Fiona has additional skills in coaching, solution focused therapy and mindfulness which she uses in her clinical practice, encouraging her client to be engaged in their rehabilitation process. To ensure these skills are updated, Fiona attends conferences and exhibitions, as well as maintaining her memberships at the Vocational Rehabilitation Society and the Case Management Society UK (CSMUK).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Anxiety management & relaxation

Kirsty

Wrexham, North West England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Kirsty specialises in the areas of housing & equipment and moving & handling. She is based in Cheshire, visiting clients at home in Chester, Crewe, Birkenhead and Macclesfield. She will also travel to neighbouring counties, including Greater Manchester and Cumbria. Kirsty is qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.

Having worked primarily in the field of housing, Kirsty 's experience includes identifying and recommending minor/major housing adaptations for all age groups. She also delivers moving & handling risk assessments, recommending Telecare equipment, such as fall detectors and sensors, to help keep her clients safe when moving around their home.

Treating clients in their own environment, Kirsty implements bespoke rehabilitation packages to improve her client's independence in their activities of daily living. She works collaboratively with the family or carers to encourage clients to reach their own treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.

Kirsty is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Salford

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Anne

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care

Louise

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.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Tracy

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2008, Tracy specialises in rehabilitation for adults. She is based in Worcestershire, treating clients at home and visiting them in the areas of Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster and Worcester.

Tracy specialises in neurological rehabilaition, treating clients with a variety of conditions, including traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, executive planning difficulties and mental health needs. She delivers functional and cognitive based assessments in the client's own environment, identifying their goals to help them increase their independence. Involving the client's family and carers within the treatment plan, Tracy will encourage and motivate her client to reach their maximum potential and be confident in their everyday activities.

Tracy also treats clients who present with challenging behaviours and will recommended and provide intervention for mental health and emotional needs. This includes working on social communication and independent living skills, as well as vocational rehabilitation and helping the client return to work.

She maintains active professional development through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Work.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Coventry

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care

Aldin

Birmingham, West Midlands

Based in West Midlands, Aldin travels in and around Birmingham visiting clients, as well as to London and the surrounding areas. He specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for adults, treating them in their own home. Aldin is fluent in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.

Working with adults in the community and in acute hospital settings, Aldin delivers functional assessments and interventions to clients with complex physical, learning and mental health needs. He provides a range of specialist assessments, including Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) applications, Blue Badges and mobility assessments.

Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Aldin provides expert advice and recommendations on how to improve their functional independence. This includes advice on safe moving and handling, providing specialist equipment and recommending minor and major housing adaptations.

Aldin is continuously developing his specialist knowledge and skills by attending various disability conferences and specialist equipment training in order to promote quality care and well-being. He is a member of both the Postural and Mobility Group and the National Association of Equipment Providers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, London, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Community access, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care

Marie

Merseyside, North West England

Marie is a specialist in the field of neurological rehabilitation, delivering assessments and treatment packages to clients at home. Her postgraduate training includes neurological splinting, stroke rehabilitation and upper limb courses from the National Centre for Rehab Education. She travels around the Wirral visiting clients, including areas of Birkenhead, West Kirby and Wallasey, as well as visiting clients in the West Midlands and Wales.

Since qualifying in 2003, Marie is committed to keeping up to date with continued professional development and regularly attends training and courses to enable her to do so. She is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Neurological Practice.

Marie has extensive experience in the field of neurological occupational therapy, spending her career working in acute units, rehabilitation units and in the community. She currently works as Team Leader of a highly regarded community stroke team in the Merseyside area, assessing and treating clients with complex conditions.

As an independent OT, Marie works closely with her client and their family to develop a personalised treatment plan which helps the client maximise their independence. This includes equipment provision, manual handling and seating advice and physical or cognitive rehabilitation.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Shropshire, Conwy, Flintshire, Wrexham, Liverpool

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Becky

Birmingham, Worcestershire

Becky specialises in neurological rehabilitation, working as an occupational therapist since 2009. She has worked internationally, gaining experience in Australia and New Zealand and providing Becky with a broader cultural awareness, which she continues to implement in her daily practice. She now is based in the West Midlands, visiting clients in the areas of Walsall, Dudley, West Bromwich and Birmingham.

Since qualifying, Becky has gained experience working in acute hospital settings, in the community and working in the private sector. She helps adults with neurological needs, treating conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Treatment includes upper limb and cognitive rehabilitation, help with accessing their community and vocational rehabilitation, where Becky works with the client to find new employment or volunteering opportunities.

Becky works towards enabling her clients to be as independent as possible in their everyday life and to improve their well-being. She does this by providing a personalised treatment plan for the client, which focuses on their own rehabilitation goals, including functional goals and those related to leisure and work activities.

She is committed to maintaining her professional development, completing a Masters in Health through Occupation and being a member of the College of Occupational Therapist Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West and South West of England, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care

Joanne

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Joanne qualified as an occupational therapist in 2004 and has specialised in seating & postural management and moving & handling. She lives in Warwickshire, travelling to Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull and Warwick visiting clients at home. Joanne has completed various postgraduate training courses to ensure her clinical knowledge is up to date, including a course in palliative care.

Joanne has worked in various clinical settings, including acute hospitals, hospices and within the community. Having treated clients with various medical and physical conditions, she has chosen to specialise in oncology and palliative care conditions, ensuring her care is always client-centred.

Joanne completes comprehensive assessments of her client's needs, focusing on physical and cognitive function, environmental factors and risks of falls within the home. She also completes detailed seating assessments, providing wheelchairs and seating solutions, as well as advice on pressure prevention and relief.

Working holistically, Joanne ensures all of her client's needs are met and delivers a treatment plan that aims to maximise function and safety within the home. The includes symptom management advice and techniques and help with self-care tasks, also offering support with fatigue and anxiety management.

Joanne has actively been involved with teaching, specifically on topics on palliative care, non-pharmacological symptom management and communication skills. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in HIV, Oncology & Palliative Care (HOPC).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Joanne

Birmingham, Worcestershire

Joanne has been qualified as an Occupational Therapist since 2005. She has worked for the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and a Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service. Joanne enjoys working with young people and their families to help them get the most out of life.

Joanne has worked with many mainstream schools and special schools helping education staff to support young people with managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Joanne has developed programmes for young people to gain confidence and self esteem in social skills, fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Joanne has delivered psycho-educational training to young people, caregivers, school staff and health and social care professionals. Joanne is very interested in sensory processing difficulties and the impact this has on day to day functioning.

She has attended courses through the Sensory Integration Network and completed her SI Level 1 training in 2016.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Sam

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Sam qualified in 2009 and has since become an expert in her field of neurology, working with clients with a range of neurological conditions. She works closely with her clients, carrying out full assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to her clients to help them to gain as much independence as possible.

Sam also provides training and advice to families and carers to help them understand her clients condition and the most effective ways to care for them as well as training carers in safe moving & handling techniques.

Sam is a friend of Headway charity and works closely with the charity on a regular basis. She has completed a Bobath course in normal movement and has completed training in neurological splinting and casting to manage abnormal tone.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Newport, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation

Elizabeth

Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan

Since qualifying in 1998, Liz has become an expert in neurological rehabilitation. She works mainly with complex cases which have a variety of differing issues from cognitive changes to individual seating assessments. Liz has also worked in Paediatrics with developmental delay and postural issues and has experience in assistive technologies in rehabilitation.

She gained a masters in Neurological Occupational Therapy in 2011 and has extensive experience in all areas of stroke and neurology. She has also written and delivered training programmes on the subject.

She is an active member of the Welsh Neurological specialist section for OT's and represented Wales at the National Neurological OT conference and helped run an all Wales training day for neuro OT's.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Swansea

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Hand Therapy, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Gemma

Birmingham, Worcestershire

With over 7 years of clinical experience, throughout a wide range of community and hospital settings Gemma has become highly adaptable when supporting her clients and their families to achieve their identified therapy goals. She is passionate about utilising Occupational Therapy to benefit individual's physical, emotional and psychological health and well being.

Gemma enjoys developing a therapeutic working relationship with her clients, which supports identification of the individual's needs and wishes. She believes that this can be achieved by listening to her clients and their families experience, which creates the basis of the Occupational Therapy assessment. She provides bespoke treatment plans and sets SMART goals for clients to help them achieve maximum independence in their daily lives.

Her interest in travelling has motivated her to work and volunteer in England, Scotland, Africa and Thailand. These cultural experiences have widened her personal and professional perspective allowing Gemma to appreciate how Occupational Therapy can have a global benefit.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Manchester

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration

Alison

Powys, Wales

Alison specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, having completed post qualifying training in courses on splinting and hand trauma. She is based in Powys, Wales and travels to Brecon, Montgomery and Newton as well as to Cardiff and Swansea to visit clients at home.

Alison's career has been spent in the NHS and working in acute hospital settings, as well as in the community where she focused on falls assessments, moving and handling and rehabilitation of the elderly. She now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to adults in their own environment.

With a number of accredited qualifications from the British Association of Hand Therapists, of which she is a member, Alison's expertise lies within hand therapy. She works with clients with needs in the areas of orthopaedics, rheumatology, plastics, burns and trauma.

Assessing her client at home, Alison will develop a personalised treatment plan which aims help improve their functional independence and the use of their hand through rehabilaition, including the use of splinting techniques.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Paula

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Louise

Birmingham, Warwickshire

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, South of England, South East of England, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Postural managemen

Heidi

The Vale of Glamorgan, West and South West of England

Heidi qualified as an occupational therapist in 1991, specialising in neurological rehabilitation early on in her career. She visits clients in their home environment, travelling around the South West of England, as well seeing clients in Wales. Heidi has completed various postgraduate training courses to keep her knowledge up to date, including upper limb rehabilitation and functional electrical stimulation.

Heidi works with adults with various neurological conditions including Multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury and multiple pathology including neuro-psychiatric conditions. She has gained expertise in a range of settings across acute, inpatients and community based working. She also gained experience and training at the prestigious National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, where she became a qualified AMPS (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) assessor.

Carrying out functional and neurological assessments with clients in their home, Heidi works with family, carers and other professionals to maximise the client's overall function and independence. She uses a range of treatments and interventions, including upper limb therapy, cognitive strategies, Bobath moving and handling skills and fatigue management. She also prescribes specialist seating, offering expert advice and guidance on postural management.

Heidi has co-published a paper on 'The management of fatigue in MS' (BJOT, 1998), as well as being an active member of the special interest group for neurology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Our private OTs in Shropshire

The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are located in Shropshire or surrounding counties. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Shropshire including Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Telford and Whitchurch.

Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.

Our private occupational therapists in the Shropshire region cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. For a free initial consultation over the telephone, please call one of our dedicated client managers who will be able to find you the right OT. You can also learn more about some of the private therapists in our Shropshire team from their profiles above. All our client managers are themselves experienced OTs, who will be able to provide a free initial consultation over the phone and follow up with a written quotation for further services if required.

We also have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Shropshire 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

Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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Planning activities

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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