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Sharne

Hampshire, South of England

Based in Fareham, near Portsmouth and Southampton, Sharne is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She focuses on Housing & Equipment, Functional Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. Sharne works with clients with acquired injuries, hip and knee replacements, and numerous neurological conditions including, stroke, Guillain Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Sharne aims to make every client feel confident in their own home, through adapted techniques to complete routine tasks and equipment aids to support daily activity.

Sharne focuses on a client’s ability to safely and comfortably undertake self-care and domestic tasks at home, which typically includes washing and dressing, cooking and cleaning, and getting out and about. Sharne will assess a client’s current capability and will devise a tailored therapy programme, considering both current and future needs. Sharne aims to deliver holistic therapy, considering a client’s functional and equipment requirements. She can recommend minor and major home adaptations designed to improve a client’s quality of life and provide training of assistive equipment. Sharne also offers support to clients and their families applying for Disabled Funding Grants (DFG).

Sharne is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Katy

Hampshire, South of England

Katy is a specialist Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in both the private sector and NHS. She has had a passion for working with neurological, long-term and complex medical conditions including brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, and spinal injury. Katy is based in Fareham, covering a large client base across Hampshire, West Sussex, and Dorset.

Katy has always seized every opportunity to enhance her understanding of Neurological Rehabilitation including postural management, cognitive intervention, splinting, hand therapy, upper limb rehab and psychological needs. She enjoys providing high quality and multifaceted care, considering the client’s emotional, social and physical needs. She seeks to optimise a clients’ function with goals meaningful to them and tailors treatment to their individual needs.

Working as an Associate, Katy utilises her passion for supporting clients with neurological conditions including traumatic brain injuries, stroke and other complex needs. She is confident assessing clients with complex deficits in neurological or long-term medical conditions and proficient using a variety of assessment tools, both standardised and non-standardised. She can devise individualised and tailored treatment plans that are supported by sound clinical reasoning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex, Bristol, Brighton, Southampton, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Makaton, Wheelchair accreditation

Katy

Hampshire, South East of England

Katy has over 14 years experience in the field of paediatrics and has worked in Canada and the UK in the public and private sectors. She is a professional, approachable and flexible person who demonstrates determination and enthusiasm working with children, schools and families. She values the importance of delivering expertise and quality of care using a holistic and child-family approach.

Katy ensures she keeps up-to-date with current evidence-based practice and clinical skills by being a member of various special interest groups, attending courses and mentoring other OTs.

Katy is qualified in Sensory Integration and the Bobath approach. She can also assess and use specialist equipment, e.g. sleep system, supportive seating systems and Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support

Ellie

Southampton, Hampshire

Ellie is a highly skilled OT based in Southampton. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, supporting clients at a home or work environment to retain their maximum level of independence. She covers a client base across Hampshire and the South of England.

With over 15 years of experience, Ellie has worked with clients with a range of complex conditions including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, progressive neurological conditions, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She has expertise in a variety of therapies such as cognitive rehabilitation, complex postural management, fatigue management, sensory re-education, activities of daily living, perceptual difficulties, and vocational rehabilitation. Ellie also has experience in adult and older people’s mental health and wheelchair provisions.

Ellie has experience working as an expert witness, writing medico-legal reports, and is currently working as a specialist Occupational Therapist in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management

Charlotte

Southampton, Hampshire

Based in Southampton, Charlotte is an OT specialising in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment. She visits clients across the South of England including Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. Charlotte works to support client’s achieve their personal goals, from regaining independence at home to participating in leisure activities.

Charlotte works holistically to assess a client’s every need. She helps clients to manage pain and fatigue by developing bespoke routines and activity plans, recommending equipment aids, and where appropriate housing adaptations. Charlotte also supports clients with anxiety and memory difficulties, helping them to effectively plan and prioritise activities of daily life and set personal goals.

Charlotte has a particular specialism in cancer rehabilitation. As a member of the Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist Section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and previously holding a lead role in a cancer rehabilitation clinic, Charlotte delivers expert care focusing on both the physical and mental aspects of therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Nina

Berkshire, South East of England

Nina is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment and Seating & Postural Management for adults. She has completed a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, ensuring her clinical knowledge is of the highest standard. Nina visits clients in their home environment across Bracknell, Newbury, Maidenhead, Reading, and Wokingham.

Having previously worked in rehabilitation and community services, Nina now works as an independent Occupational Therapist and as an Expert Witness in the medico-legal profession. Nina provides detailed assessments in the client’s own environment, involving family and carers where appropriate. A treatment plan will be produced, outlining the client’s functional goals and Nina's recommendations on how these goals will be reached.

Nina's expertise focuses on completing complex housing needs assessments and making recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations and specialist equipment to aid the client in the home. She also has experience in making final decisions on the provision of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) as part of a local authority panel.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Visual perception, Balance, Self care, Postural management

Becky

Berkshire, South East of England

Supporting children and their families in the South of England, Becky is a specialist in Housing & Equipment. She has gained a vast amount of experience working with children and young adults with complex physical and learning needs including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to children and their families both at home and in school.

Becky is committed to enabling her clients to be independent and maintain function at home for as long as possible by offering advice, suggesting practical solutions, advising on equipment, aids and adaptations to meet their individual needs.

Becky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and expands her knowledge by regularly undertaking additional training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management, Makaton

Erica

Berkshire, South East of England

Based in Woodley, just outside of Reading, Erica is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She visits clients across Berkshire and the neighbouring counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, and Surrey. After qualifying, Erica worked in acute medicine, orthopaedics, and surgery before choosing to specialise in neurological rehabilitation. She now works with adult clients with a range of physical and cognitive conditions including stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Guillain Barre syndrome, and other progressive neurological conditions.

Erica has developed her expertise working in the NHS and independent health care settings. She brings to her role a wealth of specialist experience and knowledge in neurological rehabilitation and how to maximise a client’s independence and quality of life. She provides comprehensive assessments and individual goal focused treatments that cover postural and seating needs, cognitive rehabilitation, activities of daily living re-training, upper limb rehabilitation and splinting, and fatigue management.

Erica is a member of the Neurological Practice Specialist Section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and actively develops her clinical skills through regular post graduate training. She has successfully completed Bobath modules 1-3 and is also a SMART accredited practitioner with a special interest in prolonged disorders of consciousness.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Katrina

Dorset, 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. Katrina is based in Dorset, visiting clients in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, and Weymouth.

Katrina has gained extensive experience working for Dorset County Council. Working as part of the adult and community team, 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.

Katrina also works independently, treating 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 Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Laura

Oxfordshire, 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.

For over 15 years, Laura has worked in acute, community, and inpatient rehabilitation settings, helping clients with a range of physical and cognitive conditions. 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 activities. 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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Bethan

Surrey, South East of England

Bethan specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and also supports Housing & Equipment needs, Seating & Postural Management and Moving & Handling. Bethan is based in Surrey and visits clients and their families in Guildford, Croydon, and Woking, as well as areas of Hampshire and West Sussex.

Varying her work between private practice, medico-legal work, the NHS, and social services, Bethan is committed to supporting her clients achieve their goals and maximise their potential. She supports clients with long term neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and head injury, as well as working with children with developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, and autism.

She provides thorough client-focused assessments and intervention, working with her clients and their families in their home environment. Within the treatment plan, Bethan can address activities of daily living, seating and posture, upper limb skills, bespoke equipment and advice for minor environmental adaptations. She also provides therapy for visual and sensory issues, fatigue management, and stress management.

Bethan attends regular training, having completed qualifications in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Sharon

Surrey, South East of England

Sharon is a Paediatric OT based in Ashtead, Surrey. She specialises in Autism and Sensory Processing Difficulties, but also supports children with more complex needs relating to cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and acquired brain injury. Sharon visits children in both home and school settings across Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, and the South of London.

Specialising in Paediatric Occupational Therapy for over 10 years, Sharon has worked with children and their families to develop their fine and gross motor skills, daily living skills, and independence. Sharon is trained in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening, helping children with autism, sensory processing and motor difficulties, and ADHD.

Sharon has undertaken several post-graduate courses to expand her clinical knowledge and skill-set, completing a post-graduate certificate in Sensory Integration, basic and advanced Therapeutic Listening, as well as training in using the SCERTS framework and DIR/Floortime.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Andrea

Surrey, South East of England

Andrea is a skilled Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience across NHS, social care, and private settings. Based in Farnham, she visits clients across Surrey and Hampshire, supporting them with a variety of physical and mental health needs including orthopaedic conditions, hip/knee replacements, stroke, cancer, dementia, and Parkinson’s. She has developed a variety of skills, experiences, and client-centred approaches to enable clients to carry out the everyday activities that are most important to them.

Andrea's positive, empathetic, and sensitive approach helps her clients to gain functional independence, satisfaction, wellbeing, and quality of life. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and is driven to enabling her clients to maximise their potential through falls prevention techniques, routine planning, and fatigue management.

Andrea was involved in delivering a Long COVID multi-disciplinary service and has had experience in leading specialised support groups across the UK. Andrea is committed to fully understanding individuals’ priorities, strengths and unique needs so that her clients feel fully supported and valued.

She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists along with two of their Specialist Sections for Independent Practice and Older People.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care

Marta

Surrey, South East of England

Marta is an Occupational Therapist who specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, utilising her expertise to support adult clients with brain injuries, spinal injuries, and other cognitive and neurological conditions. She is based in Camberley and visits clients across Surrey, Hampshire, and Berkshire.

With over 15 years of experience working with neurological conditions in different settings in Portugal and the UK, Marta has developed strong clinical reasoning and has a great capacity to tailor rehabilitation plans to the client's needs. She has a solid knowledge of physical handling and upper limb rehabilitation being an advocate of the Bobath concept. In the last few years, Marta has developed her interest on robotics and she is experienced using different interfaces for upper limb rehabilitation such as Hocoma Armeo Spring, Mind Motion Go and GripAble. Marta also has vast experience with equipment recommendations and family and carers education about manual handling.

Marta is a very committed, caring, and professional OT and is extremely focused on providing the highest standard of care to her clients. She is passionate about supporting her clients to maximise their potential through activities that matter the most to them and help them to live independently for as long as possible.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management

Naima

Bedfordshire, South East of England

Naima is a Speech and Language Therapist based in Luton, visiting children across London and the South-East of England including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire. Naima is experienced working with children of all ages, from toddlers to young adults, with a wide range of conditions and needs. She has helped children with autism, selective mutism, stammering, social skills difficulties, language needs, and speech sound difficulties.

With expertise in paediatric development, particularly cognitive, social, behavioural, and emotional development, Naima conducts holistic assessments and develops tailored therapy programmes. Naima has worked across a range of paediatric settings, both in public and private sectors. She advocates independence through supporting children with problems solving skills, inference, and social skills. Naima also strives to work collaboratively with parents and educational staff.

Naima is highly skilled in a variety of specialist therapy programmes including Attention Autism, Interactive Storytelling, Talkabout Social Skills, and Makaton signing. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton

Vimbai

Bedfordshire, South East of England

Based in Bedford, Vimbai has over 10 years’ experience working as Paediatric Occupational Therapist. She has acquired expertise on a range of conditions and client needs, working in both NHS and private settings. Vimbai provides holistic assessments and tailored therapy programmes for children and their families across London and the South East of England.

Vimbai works with children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions including autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, hip dysplasia, brain injury, and developmental coordination disorder. She understands the complexities of both physical and neurological conditions and the impact that this can have on a person’s life. She strives to enhance a child’s independence, working collaboratively with families, schools, and other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the child.

Vimbai has specialist experience with paediatric seating solutions, assessing and recommending the provision of equipment to support a child’s postural needs. She can also deliver handwriting assessments and treatment for children at school or at home, helping them to develop key skills and maximise their potential.

Vimbai is committed to her ongoing professional development and is a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England

Specialisms

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

Claire

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Claire is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience. She specialises in functional and vocational rehabilitation, with particular focus on a client’s mental health. Claire is based in Buckinghamshire and visits clients in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Milton Keynes, as well as travelling to areas of London and Hertfordshire.

Claire has worked in both acute and community mental health services, carrying out interventions which focus on the re-motivation approach to life-skills training. She specialises in working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems and maintaining their independence at home. She also offers vocational rehabilitation which includes supporting clients in maintaining links with their employer whilst they are unwell and to support a gradual return to work.

In addition to her mental health expertise, Claire delivers assessments and intervention to her clients in their home environment. She is trained to use the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) tool with clients with long-term physical health problems and will provide recommendations of small aids and adaptations to support her client's functional independence.

Claire completed a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012, specialising in adult mental health. She has a keen interest in supporting the development of others and has taught at her local university. She has also presented at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists annual conference.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sherean

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Qualifying in 2006, Sherean specialises in rehabilitation and housing & equipment for adults. She is a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA), as well as having completed a course in sensory integration. She is based in Buckinghamshire and travels to homes in Milton Keynes, High Wycombe and Aylesbury visiting clients.

Sherean works in the NHS, treating clients in both inpatient and community settings with physical, mental health and learning disabilities. She has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of adults, including supporting clients in getting back to work or finding new employment. Working independently, Sherean treats clients at home, supporting them to maximise their independence within their own living environment.

Sherean also completes assessments for moving and handling equipment provision and minor home or work adaptations. She is qualified to use the standardised Assessment of Motor and and Process Skills (AMPS) to provide a functional ability report.

Continually striving to develop her clinical skills through relevant training, Sherean ensures she is working within best practices and providing the most up to date treatment and intervention.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS, BIA

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Self care

Clare

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Clare is an experienced OT who specialises in Housing & Equipment, providing comprehensive assessments and professional advice. Based in Buckinghamshire, near Maidenhead and Slough, Clare covers a broad client base across the South East and South West including Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Gloucestershire. Clare has been helping clients for over 15 years, developing expertise on a wide variety of functional needs and conditions such as orthopaedic injuries, arthritis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Often working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Clare advises on minor and major housing adaptions and equipment provisions to help clients regain their maximum level of independence and improve quality of life. Clare’s recommendations will help to prevent fall in the home, improve mobility and accessibility, and enhance independence. Clare is also trained as a Best Interests Assessor and can provide guidance on DFG assessments and Blue Badges.

Clare has undertaken several post-graduate courses throughout her career, including Mental Capacity Assessor, Moving and Handling, and Train the Trainer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management

Felice

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Felice is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with experience in Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, Seating & Postural Management, and Rehabilitation. She is based in Milton Keynes and visits clients across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, and North London. Felice supports clients with a wide range of physical and neurological conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis, amputations, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, stroke, anxiety, and depression.

Drawing on her extensive experience within the NHS, Social Care, and independent sector, Felice is highly experienced in transfer needs, environmental adaptations, minor works, wheelchair assessment, self-care (washing and dressing), housing suitability, activity planning and execution, and accessing the community. Felice is also skilled in the provision of wheelchairs, which often involves visits to the home environment to assess accessibility.

Felice is experienced working with clients who have sustained traumatic fractures or have undergone elective orthopaedic surgeries such as hemi arthroplasty, dynamic hip screws and total hip replacement. She has also developed expertise in supporting clients with weight bearing restrictions to identify ways to manage their occupations.

Felice is self-motivated, hardworking and is able to use her own initiative and excellent analytical skills. She understands the impact that is experienced through a change in functional ability and loss of function, caring deeply about maximising the potential of her clients and helping them to meet their goals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

James

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

James is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist with expertise in housing adaptations and equipment. He supports clients to maintain their independence by recommending suitable equipment and both major and minor home adaptations. With over a decade of experience, James has developed an exceptional understanding of physical disabilities including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, orthopaedics and trauma, and muscular dystrophy. James is based in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, visiting a large client base across Berkshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey.

Over the last 10 years, James has worked across various teams, enabling him to sharpen his skills and expand his clinical knowledge. He provides expert OT assessments that comprehensively identify a client’s every need in the home, followed by suitable recommendations for equipment aids and home adaptations designed to maximise a client’s independence and enhance their quality of life. James also regularly engages with various professionals including builders, surveyors, housing associations, equipment providers, and other health and social care practitioners to ensure his recommendations are based-on up-to-date guidance and utilise the newest available equipment and services.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Our private OT’s in Southampton

The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Southampton or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Southampton, including Bassett, Highfield, Millbrook, Thornhill and Woolston.

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 Southampton 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. As independent practitioners there are no waiting lists for our services - we are completely flexible around the needs of our clients, and can arrange weekend or evening appointments as necessary.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.

Our OT’s are helping people in Southampton 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

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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Planning activities

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

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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Orleans Primary School
Riverwalk School
Runnymede Borough Council
Licensed Trade Charity
The Royal Marines Charity
The Royal British Legion
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
Springhallow School
The Good Care Group
Bracknell Forest Council
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
Meridian High School
Plymouth City Council
Invictus Health
Anchor
Waverley Borough Council
Newlife Charity
More Than Mobility
Sheringham Primary School
Lawray Architects
CCMS
Britannia Education Trust
Sunrise
Leicestershire County Council
Hillingdon Autistic Care
Proclaim Care
L&Q
RAFBF
Guildford Borough Council
Baston House School
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Richmond
Haringey
Allenby Primary School
Tania Brown
Clergy Support Trust
HCML
AJM Healthcare
Masons
Help For Heros
Viavi
UK Case Management
Grayshott Spa
Help & Care
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Bank Workers Charity
Family Focused Case Management
Culloden Primary School
Mole Valley District Council
SSAFA Charity
Daubeney Academy
Wandsworth
Papworth Trust
Care Tech
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Architects Benevolent Society

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