Qualifying in 2009, Sarah is an expert OT working with clients with a range of needs. She has 9 years clinical experience working in the public sector, health and social care and charitable settings. Sarah now works with The OT Practice working with adults and older adults, who have a wide variety of physical, learning and sensory needs.
Sarah has specific expertise in long term and complex degenerative conditions affecting adults and older adults. She is especially skilled in providing advice and guidance in the following areas; compensatory techniques, equipment provision, moving and handling, postural management and minor to major home adaptations including Disabled Facilities Grants.
Sarah is committed to maintaining her clients’ independence at home and is practised in identifying areas of functional difficulty within the home environment.
West and South West of England, Devon, Somerset, Bristol
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Learning disability
Wiltshire, West and South West of England
Having trained internationally, Ann-Marie now works in Bristol visiting children and their families in the areas of Weston-super-Mare, Nailsea, Portishead and also travels to Cardiff, Wales. Since graduating in 2000, she has completed training in and qualified with a postgraduate qualification in sensory integration.
Having previously worked within the community and for social services, Ann-Marie now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to children at home, in school or at nursery. Using her expert knowledge and training in sensory integration, Ann-Marie helps children with a variety of clinical needs such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
Ann-Marie works with the family to help them reach their personal goals, with an aim for the child to become as independent as possible in their everyday lives and reach their maximum potential. This includes offering school support, including assistance with Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP), help with handwriting and fine motor function, as well advice and recommendations on specialist equipment.
Ann-Marie maintains active professional development to ensure she is delivering the highest standards of care to her clients, including attending conferences and training, and being a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
West and South West of England, Wales, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Cardiff
Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support
The Vale of Glamorgan, West and South West of England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Ellie has spent her career offering expert care and therapy to clients and their families. She is based in Gloucestershire, travelling to visit clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, as well as seating & postural management for both adults and children.
Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers and other professionals.
She has worked on various contracts and cases via The OT Practice, completing Disabled Facilitates Grants (DFG's) and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.
Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms and writes and delivers training to other practitioners. She is passionate about developing her fellow colleagues and has served on the Specialist Section Housing Committee as treasurer.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural managemen
Since qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2007, Greg has worked with adults in a variety of clinical settings. He specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling, in which he is also qualified to train other health care professionals. Greg is based in Wiltshire and visits clients in the areas of Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon and Trowbridge, as well as travelling to Gloucestershire and south Wales.
Greg has worked with clients in a variety of settings including treating individuals with long term neurological conditions, those in palliative care, and also intermediate care. He has established clinical skills in moving and handling, adaptations and postural management, including the provision of specialist equipment, hoists and slings to help support the client and their families and carers.
Greg has case management experience in working with adult clients with brain injuries and complex disabilities, including those with mental health needs. He has also has skills in being an advocate and providing support to his client and their family, as well as implementing programmes to support them with returning to work and regaining their independence.
Greg maintains his professional memberships, including the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Housing.
West and South West of England, South East of England, Wales, Avon, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, London - West, Bristol
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation
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.
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
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
Qualifying in 1996, Sue specialises in providing housing & equipment and moving & handling assessments to adults. She has completed various post graduate training, including techniques in safer manual handling. She is based in Cardiff and will travel around Wales and the South West of England visiting clients at home, including Swansea, Newport and Caerphilly.
Sue has extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, health and social services. Alongside her independent practice, she currently works as a senior occupational therapist managing a complex caseload of clients with a variety of needs, including care of the elderly, amputees, orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation and community mental health.
Working with The OT Practice Sue delivers expert assessments and interventions to clients in their own homes. She works in partnership with clients, families, case managers, equipment suppliers, surveyors and architects to offer a high quality service, where the client is at the centre of her care. In her recommendations, Sue suggests specialist equipment and minor and major adaptations to encourage her client's independence. This also includes provision of manual handling plans to ensure effective and safe use of transfer aids, hoists and alternative techniques.
As an independent OT, Sue has also carried out private assessments commissioned by the Royal British Legion predominantly for riser recliner chairs. She also completes assessments for Blue Badge applicants in Wales.
West and South West of England, Wales, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Cardiff, Swansea
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care
Suzi qualified as an occupational therapist in 1996 and has spent her career working with adults and children in a variety of clinical settings. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing her client's functional, neurological and vocational rehabilitation needs. Based in Plymouth, Suzi works in South West England and travels to homes in Barnstaple, Exeter, Dartmouth and Newton Abbott.
Having worked in private practice for many years, Suzi has gained extensive experience working with a range of clients. This includes managing medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, amputation, brain injury and mental health diagnoses. Assessing in the home environment, Suzi provides her client and their family advice and support, including a treatment plan which outlines recommendations and therapeutic intervention required to help the client regain their independence.
Suzi has experience working with clients with complex postural difficulties, identifying pieces of specialist equipment to support postural alignment and offer advice on safe moving & handling within the home and community. She also offers therapeutic support to clients dealing with the frustration that goes along with a life changing event, including clients with anxiety and low mood.
Alongside her clinical OT work, Suzi works as an independent case manager, providing services for adults and children living with complex brain injuries and/or physical disabilities.
West and South West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation
Covering the West and South West of England, Emily works with adults in a variety of areas including community and acute settings. aiming to enable her clients to be as independent in their everyday life as possible and to improve their well-being and quality of life.
Her areas of specialism are housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling. Emily provides clients with assistance on housing and equipment providing detailed reports for clients wishing to move house or adapt their accommodation. Completing moving and handling risk assessments to ensure clients and their carers carry out safe practices.
Working with clients in their home environment, Emily completes detailed assessments and provides treatment and recommendations to help increase her clients' overall independence and improve their quality of life.
West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Newport
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural managemen
Wiltshire, West and South West of England
Bianca is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist, she has worked with Adults and those transitioning into adulthood, who experience a wide range of clinical conditions and presenting difficulties. Bianca has developed specialisms in equipment selection and provision, home adaptations and the moving and handling of people, positive risk assessment and care planning, mental capacity assessment & best interest decision making.
Bianca delivers comprehensive assessments, identifying options which maximises independence, providing timely and realistic solutions that achieve positive outcomes for the individuals she works with.
Bianca is HCPC registered and passionate about helping her clients to live life to the full.
West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
Somerset, West and South West of England
Sian initially trained at Derby School of Occupational Therapy and has since gained extensive experience working in different countries and in various areas of practice. She works with adults and children in their own homes, workplaces and schools.
Sian specialises in Paediatrics, after having her own children and enjoys the challenge of helping children master new skills and gain confidence in their own abilities. She carries out detailed assessments and provides tailored treatment programmes to enable her client to gain maximum independence and meet their full potential.
Sian has worked in Australia and Singapore, having just returned form working in Singapore for the last eight years in private practice.
Specialising in stoke and brain injury rehabilitation, Adam is a highly skilled occupational therapist, obtaining a MSc in occupational Therapy in 2010. Adam focuses significantly on his specialisms, working in a variety of roles to gain maximum experience in his field.
Providing thorough and detailed assessments and tailored, goal orientated treatment plans, Adam helps his clients to gain maximum independence in their everyday lives. He works with clients in their own homes, care homes and places of work as well as rehabilitation settings.
Adam actively participates in continued professional development to ensure his extensive clinical skills are up to date, and thus, he is able to use evidenced based practice to provide the best possible service he can to his clients. He is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.
West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bristol
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation
Liz is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with over 10 years, experience specialising working with adults in the community. She has exceptional skills in analysing and problem solving, risk assessing and giving clear recommendations with sound clinical reasoning.
Liz has a natural ability with rapport building, which enables her to professionally assess a person’s physical, psychological and social needs, their functional and cognitive abilities, motivation, pain and fatigue. She will strive to maximise a person’s independence and safety to engage in occupations, their daily routines and returning to work. Liz has developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding to assess a person’s daily living skills, community access, mobility, pain, fatigue and anxiety management, Disabled Facility Grant assessments, assistive technology and equipment, adaptation of environment, goal orientation and rehabilitation approach.
Liz works to a high standard adhering to policy and procedures, Code of Ethics and Health Professional Councils Standards.
West and South West of England, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Louisa is a Health Profession’s Council Registered Occupational Therapist having qualified in 2008 at Oxford Brookes University. She has 10 years of clinical experience working in primary and secondary settings.
Her expertise is in functional rehabilitation working with adults with physical health conditions specialising in stroke rehabilitation and community rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of physical health conditions.
Louisa prides herself in working holistically with clients to identify their occupational therapy needs, resulting in meaningful achievable and timed therapeutic goals. She successfully provides an OT intervention enabling the client to achieve maximum independence, well being and an improved quality of life.
She is skilled in OT equipment provision, manual handling, specialist seating, telecare, fatigue management and cognitive rehabilitation. I practise continuing professional development and have excellent communication skills. I provide in-service training to colleagues and have a supervisory role.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Cardiff
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen
Rebecca qualified in 1990 from St Loyes School of Occupational Therapy and has 27 years of clinical experience in areas such learning difficulties, trauma orthopaedics, mental health and paediatrics in both the NHS and private health care providers in the Bristol and Bath area.
She has chosen to specialise within paediatrics for the past 12 years, experienced in assessing through the use of both observational and standardised assessments and providing intervention in order to develop and support the functional skills of children. She is confident with delivering a child centred service within a variety of settings such as a clinic base, nursery, children’s centres, school, special schools and a child’s home.
Rebecca is committed to maximising a child’s potential and skill development in all areas of their daily life. This could include areas such as self-care skills, play, handwriting, fine and gross motor skills.
Wiltshire, West and South West of England
Cath is an expert paediatric occupational therapist and has over 20 years’ experience working with children with a variety of needs. She specialises in working with children who have very complex medical needs and disabilities and their families, including those with neurological and life limiting conditions. Through joint working and expert assessment, she aims to support independence and participation whilst enabling families to provide dignified and excellent continuing care for their child.
Incorporating a professional OT role with hands-on 1:1 care at the Children's hospice, Cath gained an insight into the efficacy of equipment and adaptations provided for children and how the demands of caring for a child with complex needs affects the whole family, which has significantly shaped her practice.
Cath has developed highly effective communication and clinical skills; working with families to understand their needs and wishes, conducting thorough assessments, regular reviews of interventions and through robust report writing. She is committed to professional development and learning.
Amie is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Rehabilitation. Her postgraduate training includes posture management for people with complex disabilities. Located in Somerset, Amie will travel to clients in the Somerset, Bath, Bristol and West Wiltshire areas.
During her career Amie has worked in a variety of settings including acute neurology, slow stream inpatient and intensive community stroke/brain injury rehabilitation; this has enabled Amie to develop a great understanding of the long term effects of disability on the client and their family. Amie has experience working with clients with neurological conditions such as Parkinsons Disease and Brain Injury.
Working as an experienced Occupational Therapist since 2011, Amie is passionate about maximising an individuals independence and quality of life.
Amie is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
West and South West of England, Avon, Somerset, Bristol
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen
Worcestershire, West and South West of England
Anthea is a highly regarded Occupational Therapist working with both adults and children covering the Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire areas.
Since graduating as an Occupational Therapist in 2007, Anthea has specialised in working with children, young people and their families. She is committed to her clients and has been told that she ‘helps children to shine’. Anthea has worked as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Occupational Therapist in a Tier 4 service, as a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in paediatrics and learning disability, and in vocational rehabilitation.
With post qualification training including Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening, Anthea has worked with young people with conditions such as autism, ADD/ADHD, neurological developmental disorders, motor coordination difficulties, mental health and sensory processing disorders.
Anthea takes an enthusiastic, forward thinking and professional approach to work. She has been commended consistently for her strong family centred approach and for her ability to plan and implement interventions at a high standard and with efficiency, creativity and initiative, also for her sensitive and emphatic nature.
Anthea is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and of the Sensory Integration Network.
West and South West of England, Wales, Berkshire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening, Certificate in Education
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
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.
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
Hand Therapy, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments
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 Somerset or surrounding counties. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Somerset region including Bath, Bridgwater, Taunton and Weston-Super-Mare.
Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.
Our private Somerset therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. You can discover more about some of the therapists we have in the region by clicking on their profiles above, or you are welcome to call one of our client managers who will talk through your needs and find the right OT for you. Being a private practice, there are no clinic visits or opening hours to worry about - we arrange home or workplace visits at times convenient to our clients, including evenings and weekends.
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 Somerset 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.
Just spoken to [case solicitor from large law firm] and she made a point of saying how much they enjoy working with the OT Practice. She said it is a pleasure to work with us because the convenient service we offer and the professional yet approachable attitude.A case manager
Caroline (therapist) was fantastic, and for the first time it felt like someone was actually listening to me. It was great to actually have some positive feedback and advice as opposed to "carry on as you are". We have taken on board everything in the report and fingers crossed we can help Emily. Many thanks.Mother of a private client aged 8
I just want to thank you again for the scooter. It has made a massive difference to me already. I have been out lots with my dog and even met my friend for a coffee. Thanks you so much for making my life a bit more normal and giving me some freedom back.Bank Worker's Charity Beneficiary
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
I received a prompt and informative reply to my request for information about the services they offer and how they would be able to meet the needs of the children in our very large primary school. We have been delighted with the service that we have received from the extremely knowledgeable Occupational Therapist and many children and staff have benefitted greatly.School SENCO