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 management
Hampshire, West and South West of England
Providing expert occupational therapy to her clients, Katrina specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for adult clients. Based in Dorset, she travels to Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Weymouth visiting clients at home.
Qualifying in 2007, Katrina has gained experience working for Dorset County Council. She currently works in the adult and community team, where she assesses clients for housing issues and equipment needs. She carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments, working closely with other health staff, care agencies and local authorities.
Working independently, Katrina treats clients in their own environment. She makes recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations, as well as providing equipment and specialist seating. She implements moving and handling care plans where appropriate, ensuring her client is moving safely and as independently as possible around the home.
To maintain her professional development and make sure her clinical knowledge is up to date, Katrina will attend conferences and exhibitions, as well as being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
Cornwall, West and South West of England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.
Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.
To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access
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
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the South West as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire region including Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
Whether you are looking for support for yourself, a family member or client, our skilled and motivated practitioners always provide the quality of care that we would desire for our own families - the very best. We know that every case is difference, so we listen to understand your goals in order to tailor our care to your needs.
Our therapists in the South West region cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. For more information on some of our expert therapists in the region, please click on the profiles shown above. Alternatively, our dedicated client managers can provide you a free initial consultation by telephone, as the first step in finding you the OT best matched to your needs. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
We 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 the South West of England 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.
The OT Practice is always helpful and efficient but what really stands them apart is their willingness to allocate the right person to the task at hand. For example, we had an elderly client who struggled to engage with a younger therapist and upon request, The OT Practice provided an ideal person to meet the client’s needs.HCML
The OT Practice has worked with us to clear several hundred best interest assessments. They managed our project excellently with strong communication and an organised approach. I have always found them to be extremely professional and helpful with our project being delivered on time and budget.Plymouth Borough Council
We found the quality of clinical expertise, personal care and attention amongst the best and would not hesitate to recommend them.Viavi
We have found The OT Practice team to be highly professional and efficient. Our needs were listened to and met and we were extremely satisfied with the level of service provided. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.Head Teacher
I just wanted to check in with you after 2 sessions to say thank you for the progress you are making with Lydia, for being creative with your exercises and for making them such fun for Lydia.Mother of private client aged 4