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Private occupational therapy in Southampton

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Richard

Southampton, Hampshire

Richard, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, and neurological rehabilitation. His expertise extends to wheelchair accreditation. Based in Southampton, Dorset, and Hampshire, Richard is dedicated to enhancing his clients' independence and participation in life. Graduating as an OT in 2010, he brings a decade of experience to his practice.

Richard is committed to collaboratively identifying areas in need of functional improvement and implementing interventions to support such improvement. His work primarily involves patients with a range of conditions, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputees, chronic neurological conditions (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease), musculoskeletal issues, obesity, MND, cerebral palsy, stroke, dementia, depression, and frailty. Residing in Southampton, Richard's holistic approach ensures tailored support for individuals in need across Southampton, Dorset, and Hampshire.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Wheelchair accreditation

Abby

East Sussex, South East of England

Abby is a dedicated occupational therapist with a specialisation in Housing & Equipment, Moving and Handling, DFG and blue badge assessments. With a vast range of expertise, she has extensive experience working with individuals in London, the South of England, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, and Southampton. Abby's focus lies in supporting clients with degenerative neurological conditions, lower limb amputations, musculoskeletal injuries, dementia, and arthritis. With a compassionate approach, she collaborates closely with clients to assess their needs and develop personalised interventions to enhance independence and quality of life. Abby's dedication to empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest makes her a trusted occupational therapist in her field.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Leila

West Sussex, South East of England

Leila, an Occupational Therapist with a focus on housing and equipment, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling, brings her expertise to London, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, and Southampton.

With a wealth of experience, Leila has worked extensively with individuals facing long-term conditions, including Parkinson's, COPD, arthritis, cardiac conditions, dementia, stroke/brain injury, fractures caused by trauma, and general frailty. Her commitment to enhancing the lives of those she serves is evident in her holistic approach to occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation

Maddie

Southampton, Hampshire

Maddie, an Occupational Therapist with over 13 years of experience, specialises in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, moving and handling, and complex pediatrics. An expert in fatigue management, pain management, motivational issues, routine planning, and gross motor skills, Maddie's focus includes working with individuals with learning disabilities. Operating in Southampton, Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, and West Sussex, Maddie has contributed her skills in various roles within the NHS and Social Care services. Her extensive experience and commitment to comprehensive care make her a dedicated professional addressing the unique needs of individuals across the specified regions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Learning disability, Mental Health

Anne

Southampton, Hampshire

Anne delivers comprehensive occupational therapy assessments for individuals facing acute mental health conditions and cognitive challenges. Anne has expertise in sensory profiling and assesses clients in their homes or in clinical settings, recommending interventions to maximise their independence – including physical health assessments, home adaptations, and cognitive rehabilitation. Prior to practicing in Hampshire, Anne qualified as an occupational therapist in South Africa (in 2017) and was inspired by her pivotal experiences at rural hospitals, where in addition to mental health there was a focus on orthopaedic rehabilitation and stroke care. Anne takes a person-centred approach to rehabilitation encompassing cognitive rehab and dementia care. She designs tailored treatment plans for complex cases involving autism and learning difficulties, CVA’s and TBI rehab, dementia care, and physical rehab for older adults. Clients benefit from Anne's knowledge and experience as a clinical leader and her dedication to academic research that helps individuals achieve their mental health and occupational goals, and enjoy functioning and participating to their highest level in a nurturing and therapeutic environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Berkshire, London - Central, London - South, London - West, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability, TBI

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

Sam

Berkshire, South East of England

Sam, a seasoned Occupational Therapist specializing in housing and equipment, fluently speaks Italian. Operating in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and London, Sam conducts assessments for clients with diverse needs. His role involves outlining, planning, and implementing adaptations, recommending equipment, and providing valuable information to create customized care packages. Sam is dedicated to fostering independence and providing crucial support to enhance the well-being of his clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Oxfordshire, London - West

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

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, 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, Community access, Sensory integration, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

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

Louella

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

With over 10 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist, Louella is a highly skilled health professional who strives to enable her clients to live as independently as possible within their home environment. She works with both adults and children with a variety of physical and neurological conditions such as osteoporosis, upper and lower limb amputations, Parkinson’s disease, sensory loss, and autistic spectrum disorder. Louella is located in Milton Keynes and visits clients across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Northamptonshire.

Louella has developed her expertise whilst working in a range of hospital and community settings and tailors her approach and recommendations to suit the personal circumstances of each client. She has substantial experience working within the Care Act and has undertaken and led on safeguarding investigations, demonstrating expert knowledge of the safeguarding process.

Louella's areas of expertise include functional assessments, activity analysis, housing reports, minor and major adaptations, equipment provision, seating and postural management, and moving and handling cases. Louella has also developed her skills in the assessment and treatment of clients with hearing impairments, visual loss, or dual sensory impairments. She has completed specialist training on this topic and is also qualified to complete specialist Deafblind assessments.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills

Claire

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Claire, an experienced Occupational Therapist based in Buckinghamshire in the South East of England, specializes in housing and equipment. Her expertise encompasses a range of services, including Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs), blue badge assessments, and support for daily living skills and community access.

With a wealth of knowledge, Claire has worked with individuals facing various health challenges. Her extensive experience includes assisting clients with heart conditions, COPD, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, amputations, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, strokes, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, spinal injuries, epilepsy, learning difficulties, developmental delay, dementia, depression, anxiety, and mental health disorders.

Claire is dedicated to providing tailored support that enhances the independence and quality of life for her clients. Her comprehensive understanding of housing and equipment needs, along with her compassionate approach, makes her a valuable asset in facilitating optimal well-being for those she serves.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Buckinghamshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access

Darragh

Dorset, South of England

Darragh is a highly specialist Occupational Therapist who practices in Major Trauma & Orthopaedics & Neurotherapy, delivering comprehensive assessments and interventions for clients with a variety of conditions. Located in Bournemouth, Darragh works with clients across the South of England, mainly Dorset and Hampshire. Darragh predominantly works with clients following a major traumatic event and has experience in Neurological conditions. He also enjoys working in Fatigue, Behaviour and Pain Management; Major Trauma Care, Fracture Prevention, Vocational Rehabilitation and, Housing & Equipment

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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

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care

Josie

Essex, South East of England

Specialising in Housing & Equipment, Josie is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for ensuring individuals live full independent lives, regardless of their disability and works closely with her clients to achieve their goals. She is based in Essex, near Basildon and Southend-on-Sea, and visits clients across the South East of England. Josie has experience supporting clients with dementia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, stroke, and arthritis.

Josie has a particular interest in specialist equipment and manual handling, drawing on her experience working in adult social care. Josie provides comprehensive written assessments, equipment recommendations, minor adaptations, major adaptations, parking concessions, DFG assessments, housing assessments, and manual handling risk assessments. She strives to allow individuals to live as independently as they can within their own home and community.

She has also turned to developing her skills within Paediatrics, building on her existing experience providing housing and equipment recommendations for children with long-term physical and neurological conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Essex

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Learning disability

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, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, 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

Rachelle

Hampshire, South East of England

Rachelle is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in housing & equipment, seating, functional and neurological rehabilitation, and moving & handling. Operating in the South East of England, specifically Hampshire, she provides exceptional care to individuals facing challenges such as acquired brain injury (ABI), stroke, and complex cognitive needs. With a compassionate approach, Rachelle works closely with her clients to develop personalised treatment plans, aiming to enhance their independence, functional abilities, and overall well-being. Her expertise and dedication make her a valuable resource for those seeking support in their recovery and improvement of daily living skills.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Postural management

Tanya

Hertfordshire, South East of England

Specialising in a wide range of adult disabilities, neurological conditions, and brain injury, Tanya works with adults of all ages to enhance their independence at home. Tanya is based in Hertfordshire, covering a client base across London, the Home Counties, and East Anglia. She has an extensive understanding of multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, focusing on how a client can manage fatigue, pain, and activities of daily living.

Through her holistic approach, Tanya considers a client’s every need to ensure they have strategies to move safely around the home, whether with basic mobility aids or larger pieces of equipment, such as chairs and hoists. Tanya also ensures that families and carers are fully engaged in the process and understand how they can provide support. Similarly, Tanya can advise on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

Tanya’s experience in Housing & Equipment means she can recommend an extensive variety of specialist aids to help prevent falls, improve mobility, and enable the client to carry out daily tasks. These aids can in turn help reduce and manage fatigue and improve confidence moving around independently. Tanya also supports clients to regain and maintain access to the community, assessing their needs getting in and out of the home, and any equipment they might require when travelling in the community.

Tanya is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and belongs to a vast network of health professionals, providing ongoing personal development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Clare

Hertfordshire, South East of England

Occupational Therapist Claire specializes in seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, moving and handling, and neurological rehabilitation. With expertise in fine and gross motor skills and splinting, Claire addresses a wide range of conditions, including Frail Elderly, Neurology, Stroke, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Falls Risks, Spinal Injuries, Functional Upper Limb Problems, Activities of Daily Living, Seating and Positioning, Manual Handling, Equipment Provisions and Training, Community Re-integration, Dementia, and Bariatric Rehabilitation. Claire resides and practices in the South East of England, covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, and Middlesex. Her client-centered approach ensures tailored interventions to enhance independence and improve the overall well-being of individuals under her care.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Splinting

Ganga

Kent, South East of England

Ganga is an expert Occupational Therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for both adults and children. She visits clients across the South East of England including Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, and towns in Surrey.

Ganga has over 10 years of experience working in various settings across the NHS and private practice, in acute units and within the community. She delivers assessments and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions, providing rehabilitation and treatment. This includes anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations, and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.

Ganga also works with children and their families, providing an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development, and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.

She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Gaya

Kent, South East of England

Based near Dover, Gaya is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience across both the NHS and private sector. She currently covers a client base across Kent, visiting clients in areas such as Folkestone, Canterbury, Margate, and Ashford. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation having achieved her MSc in the subject in 2012. Gaya has a breadth of experience in a range of neurological settings and with various neurological conditions including Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Post Concussive Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and Motor Neurone Disease.

Gaya uses an eclectic, person centred approach to maximise rehabilitation potential and to meet individuals' aspirations and needs. She strongly advocates evidenced based rehabilitation and covers various areas including Postural and Seating Management, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Upper Limb Rehabilitation, and Vocational Rehabilitation. She consistently uses patient centred, function orientated goals and sensitive outcome measures to demonstrate clients’ progress.

Gaya regularly updates her knowledge and skills with the current clinical research and evidence for Neuro Rehabilitation interventions. Gaya is flexible in her approach and very time efficient with her work with a great eye for details.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, TBI

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

Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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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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Planning activities

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can we help?

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

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Help For Heros
HCML
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
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Plymouth City Council
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British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
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More Than Mobility
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Mole Valley District Council
Runnymede Borough Council
The Royal British Legion
RAFBF
Help & Care
Bracknell Forest Council
Bank Workers Charity
Anchor
Architects Benevolent Society
Leicestershire County Council
Family Focused Case Management
The Good Care Group
Sheringham Primary School
Waverley Borough Council
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