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Amy

Staffordshire, West Midlands

Based in Staffordshire, just south of Stoke-on-Trent, Amy is a highly experienced OT specialising in Housing & Equipment. She covers a client base across the Midlands, offering expert housing assessments and recommendations. Amy has worked in this field for over 15 years, supporting adults with a wide range of physical disabilities and conditions often with secondary sensory and cognitive needs.

Amy conducts holistic assessments of a client’s functional needs in the home and strives to maximise their level of independence. This includes their ability to safely and confidently undertake activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning. Amy can recommend both minor and major housing adaptations to suit the client’s individual needs. Amy has particular expertise working with older adults, supporting with mobility and home adaptations. She has also undertaken specialist training in dementia awareness. Amy is skilled in complex manual handling, including specific training in bariatric moving & handling. She can also advise on Disability Facilities Grants and Personal Independence Payments, having had experience as a Disability Assessor in the past.

Amy is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Kent, Leicestershire, Merseyside, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills

Manpreet

Staffordshire, West Midlands

Specialising in Paediatrics, Manpreet is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist providing clients with expert assessments and interventions. She is based in Stafford and covers the West Midlands region including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire. She has experience working with a range of physical, emotional, sensory, and learning difficulties including autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, cerebral palsy, and Down's syndrome.

Manpreet is experienced in helping children of all ages with an extensive range of needs, having worked across many setting within the NHS, local authorities, private companies, as well as charities. She provides Functional Rehabilitation, working with the child to develop fine and gross motor skills with particular focus on activities of daily living. Manpreet is also trained in Sensory Integration and is currently completing a further qualification to become an SI Practitioner.

Although Manpreet now specialises in Paediatrics, she also has extensive experience working with adults and can provide holistic assessments to evaluate a client’s needs in their home environment. Manpreet is particularly experienced in Housing & Equipment and is used to working alongside housing associations, surveyors, and architects to manage major home adaptations.

Alongside her commitment to her continued professional development, Manpreet is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Sections for Children, Young People, and Families, Learning Disabilities, and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Ian

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Ian is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, specialising in Neurological, Functional, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Based in Wolverhampton, Ian visits clients in Walsall, Dudley, Derby, Birmingham, and Coventry. During Ian's career, he has worked in acute, out patients, and community settings. He now provides independent assessments to clients at home, with experience helping clients with a variety of clinical needs such as chronic pain, brain injury, stroke, fatigue, and hand/wrist related conditions.

Ian provides client centred interventions, focusing on the rehabilitation of his client and their activities of daily life. With over 20 years of experience, Ian can provide support on a wide range of client needs. He can also advise on specialist equipment, adaptations required in the home, and hand therapies to support them regain their independence in day to day life.

Ian continues his professional development by attending training sessions and conferences including a postgraduate course in the management of neurological conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Lorna

Shropshire, West Midlands

Specialising in Paediatrics, Lorna is an experienced OT based in Shropshire. She visits clients across the West Midlands including Cheshire, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Stoke-on-Trent. Lorna has practiced in the field of paediatrics for over 15 years, supporting children with a wide range of conditions including autism, developmental delay, and learning disabilities.

Lorna works with children in both home and school settings, offering bespoke treatment programmes tailored to the child’s individual needs. She principally supports with motor and sensory difficulties including handwriting, fine and gross motor skills, self-care tasks, and behavioural management.

Although primarily focused on Paediatrics, Lorna is also experienced in Housing and Equipment and Functional Rehabilitation assessments for adults. She delivers expert advice on a range of client needs, from equipment provisions, daily living skills, return to work programmes, and motivational interviewing.

Lorna is committed to her continued professional development, undertaking a wide range of post-graduate courses in areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Sensory Integration level 1 and 2, and Cognitive Orientation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Powys, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation

Joanne

Warwickshire, West Midlands

Providing Functional Rehabilitation, Joanne is an expert OT who also specialises in Seating & Postural Management and Moving & Handling. She lives in Warwickshire, visiting clients in Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, and Warwick. Joanne has worked in various clinical settings, including acute hospitals, hospices and within the community. Having worked for over 15 years treating clients with various medical and physical conditions, Joanne now specialises in oncology and palliative care conditions, ensuring her care is always client-centred.

Joanne completes comprehensive assessments of her client's needs, focusing on physical and cognitive function, environmental factors and risks of falls within the home. She also completes detailed seating assessments, providing wheelchairs and seating solutions, as well as advice on pressure prevention and relief. Working holistically, Joanne ensures all of her client's needs are met and delivers a treatment plan that aims to maximise function and safety within the home. The includes symptom management advice and techniques and help with self-care tasks, also offering support with fatigue and anxiety management.

Joanne has actively been involved with teaching, specifically on topics on palliative care, non-pharmacological symptom management, and communication skills. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Kirsty

Cheshire, North West England

With over 20 years’ experience, Kirsty is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in the Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. She is based in Chester visiting clients in Crewe, Birkenhead, Macclesfield, and further afield in Greater Manchester and Cumbria.

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

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

Kirsty is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and is also qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Sam

Cheshire, North West England

With over 10 years of experience, Sam is an expert in her field of neurology, working with clients with a range of neurological conditions. She works closely with her clients, carrying out full assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to help her clients gain as much independence as possible. Sam is based in Cheshire and visits clients across the North-West of England.

Sam supports her clients with a range of needs including behavioural difficulties, cognitive assessments and rehabilitation, planning and execution of activities, upper limb treatments for both gross and fine motor deficits, assessment of ADLs, balance and co-ordination, visual perception and sensory deficits. Sam also provides training and advice to families and carers to help them understand her client's condition and the most effective ways to care for them, as well as training carers in safe moving & handling techniques.

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Julie

Cheshire, North West England

Julie specialises in adult rehabilitation across North West England and the West Midlands including, Manchester, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, and Stoke-on-Trent. She has been delivering expert care and advice for over a decade, covering neurological conditions, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.

Julie has extensive experience evaluating safety concerns in the home and community, conducting assessments to support suitable treatments and facilities, and the review of care packages. This includes suggesting specialist home adaptations and aids, such as beds and seating. She strives to enhance her client’s independence, delivering the best possible care and advice in regards to both physical and mental well-being. She can provide expert treatment on areas including fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, behaviour management, social integration, and anxiety management. Julie also spends time providing invaluable support to families and carers, whom she recognises are just as important to the overall care experience.

Julie qualified in 2006 from York St John University College. Her career has seen her working in a variety of settings, including in-patient psychiatry, community services, and forensic services. Julie is a member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and actively engages in peer supervision on topics surrounding mental health, brain injury, and dementia services, and is experienced working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sarah

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Sarah is a highly motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing quality care. Her specialisms include Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, ADL assessments, end of life care planning, and stress and fatigue management.

Sarah is based in Derbyshire, covering a client base across the West and East Midlands including Sheffield, Leicester, and Stoke-on-Trent.

Sarah has experience working with clients with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, degenerative neurological disorders, falls and fractured bones, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, respiratory conditions, cardiac conditions, cancer, and functional neurological disorder.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management

Laura

Birmingham, West Midlands

Laura has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist, with extensive knowledge in the field of neurology and acquired brain injury. She works with adults and children with a diverse range of disabilities and conditions including acquired and traumatic brain injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, and brain tumours. Laura is based just outside of Birmingham, visiting clients across the Midlands including Leicester, Nottingham, and Stoke-on-Trent.

Laura delivers holistic assessments and interventions, considering a client’s personal goals and maximum potential. She supports with a range of needs such as cognitive deficits, visual and perceptual impairments, postural management, splinting, wheelchair needs, behaviour difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, and sensory impairments.

Laura is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Splinting

Lucy

Birmingham, West Midlands

Lucy is based in Sutton Coldfield, just outside of Birmingham, visiting clients across the West Midlands including Wolverhampton, Coventry, and Stafford. With over 15 years’ experience, Lucy is a specialist OT in Functional Rehabilitation with particular expertise working with older adults. Lucy completes comprehensive assessments that identify a client’s every need around the home and community, supporting with a range of needs caused by conditions or injuries including orthopaedic trauma, respiratory conditions, cancer, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer’s, and other progressive conditions.

Lucy works with clients to help them manage day-to-day life, planning effective routines and safely undertaking activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning. Lucy creates tailored rehabilitation plans and recommends minor equipment aids to manage fatigue, pain, and breathlessness. Lucy has an extensive product knowledge of complex disability aids and adaptations, supporting with a wide range of client needs both in the home and when out and about. Lucy’s principal aim is to help every client regain their previous level of function or adapt to their new one.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Birmingham

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Joanne

Birmingham, Worcestershire

Joanne is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience, visiting client across the West Midlands including Birmingham, Worcester, and Wolverhampton. She has worked in many different settings, acquiring a specialist knowledge in autism, learning disabilities, and complex needs. Joanne delivers expert assessments and interventions, supporting children and young people to reach their maximum potential. She can help children, their families, and education staff to manage fatigue, behaviour, and anxiety.

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

As a member of two Specialist Sections in Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Joanne is a committed and driven OT. She regularly undertakes training on a wide range of topics including Sensory Integration, Bobath, and Makaton.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

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

Louise

Derby, Derbyshire

Louise is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in treating clients with neurological and orthopaedic conditions. She supports clients with Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Seating & Postural Management. She is based in Derbyshire and travels to Derby, Ashbourne, Chesterfield, and Long Eaton to visit clients and deliver assessments at home.

Louise is committed to supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their everyday activities and live safely at home. Louise has gained wide-ranging experience across community and hospital settings in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness, and disability on a client’s quality of life.

Throughout her career, she has focused on helping clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions, and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive having worked with brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Before leaving the NHS in 2016 to focus solely on her private practice and medico-legal work, Louise was the lead Occupational Therapist for elderly medicine therapy in Derby Hospitals. Additionally, she acted as a Key Manual Handling Trainer, the Dementia Lead, and the Falls Lead.

Louise now undertakes work on private basis for clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, medical negligence, or accidents in the workplace. She provides recommendations for major adaptations, equipment assessments, work place assessments and ongoing rehabilitation packages to maximise client’s return to independence and inclusion in pre-injury activities.

Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Channel Islands, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Joy

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Joy is a highly experienced OT, working in a variety of hospital, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides specialist occupational therapy with particular expertise working with clients with complex neurological and life-changing conditions such as brain injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. She is based in Derbyshire and covers a client base across the Midlands including Derby, Nottingham, and Sheffield.

Joy delivers expert assessments and rehabilitation programmes, supporting with the complexities of their condition and the functional and emotional impact they have on the client and their families. Joy's specialist skills include assessing visual processing and delivering perceptual and cognitive rehabilitation, continually supporting her clients in increasing their independence. To help improve their overall quality of life and independence at home, Joy can also provide seating and wheelchair assessments, hoisting and functional assessments and equipment provision.

Joy is a qualified personal performance coach and uses her skills in motivation, confidence building and empowerment when working with her clients and providing occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Elizabeth

Herefordshire, West Midlands

Liz is an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Neurological Rehabilitation. She has worked in acute and community settings for over 20 years, acquiring invaluable knowledge and skills in all areas of neurology including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntingdon’s disease, traumatic brain injury, subdural haemorrhage, motor neuron disease, functional neurological disorder, cerebral palsy, neurodevelopmental delays, and brain tumours. Liz visits adult and paediatric clients across Wales and the West Midlands.

Liz predominantly supports clients with complex and varied needs including cognitive and psychological changes, bespoke seating assessments, and assistive technology. Liz also supports paediatric clients with developmental delay and postural issues and has experience in assistive technologies in rehabilitation.

Liz completed a Master’s Degree in Neurological Occupational Therapy in 2011 and has also delivered numerous training programmes to multi-disciplinary teams. She is an active member of the Welsh Neurological Specialist Section for OT's and represented Wales at the National Neurological OT conference. This involved helping run training days for other OTs who specialise in Neurological Rehabilitation.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

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

Rachel

Shropshire, West Midlands

Rachel is a Paediatric OT based in Shrewsbury, visiting clients across the West Midlands and Wales, including Birmingham, Liverpool, and Wolverhampton. She provides specialist assessments and treatments for children and their families in both home and school settings. Rachel specialises in Sensory Integration and autism, but works with children with a wide range of conditions and needs including, Down’s syndrome, learning difficulties, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.

Throughout her career, Rachel has acquired a strong skillset to support with a child’s development. These include Makaton training, using signs and gestures alongside speech to enhance communication, and motivational interviewing. Rachel focuses on enhancing a child’s self-care skills so that they can act independently at home, this includes activities such as dressing, washing, and feeding. Rachel also works with a child to support community access and social integration, aiming to ensure that a child has all of the opportunities available to them at school and in the wider community.

Rachel is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly completes additional qualifications to enhance her knowledge and skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Powys, Wrexham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Wolverhampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Paula

Warwickshire, West Midlands

Based in Warwickshire, Paula delivers specialist assessments to clients at home, travelling to Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick, and Stratford-on-Avon. With over 20 years’ experience, Paula specialises in both Neurological and Functional Rehabilitation, as well as Vocational Rehabilitation with adult clients.

Paula has experience of working in acute hospitals, community hospitals, specialist neuro-rehabilitation centres, as well as being part of a community neuro-rehab team. She works with clients with various conditions including traumatic and acquired brain injury, stroke, visual impairment, as well as fatigue management. She has a particular interest in working with clients who experience cognitive or behavioural difficulties due to brain injury.

Specialising in Vocational Rehabilitation, Paula helps clients by getting them back into work after sustaining traumatic brain injury or orthopaedic injuries. Visiting her client at home or in work, Paula provides detailed assessments and treatment programmes, with an aim to help her client reach realistic and achievable goals.

Paula is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, Work, and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Kate

Warwickshire, West Midlands

An Occupational Therapist with over 30 years’ experience, Kate specialises in Housing & Equipment, as well as providing Moving & Handling support to adult clients. She has built up an excellent understanding and knowledge of housing needs, from basic equipment to larger home adaptations. Kate is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and visits clients across the Midlands.

Since qualifying, Kate has worked with clients in physical and mental equipment, helping clients in regaining independence and living safely within their home. Kate works with clients with various medical conditions including arthritis, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, diabetes and cancer. Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Kate provides expert advice and support to help her client reach their rehabilitation goals and live a life to its maximum potential. This includes the provision of specialist equipment, recommendations of minor and major adaptations, and providing safer moving and handling techniques. She will also provide mobility and Blue Badge assessments where necessary.

Kate is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, ensuring her clinical knowledge is kept up to date.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Anne

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Having worked with clients in various health care settings, Anne has gained over 30 years’ experience in the areas of Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment. She works with adult clients in their homes, covering the West and East Midlands including Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, and Warwick. Anne has worked in various clinical settings, treating clients with neurological, orthopaedic, and physical conditions.

Anne delivers expert assessments, working closely with the client and their family to create a bespoke treatment plan which aims to improve their function and quality of life. Within the treatment plan, Anne will often recommend assistive equipment and housing adaptations to maximise a person’s independence within their home and community. She provides assistance and guidance on the most appropriate seating solutions, including wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Where appropriate, Anne undertakes workplace assessments and will put together a return to work programme for her client, helping them gain skills and make their workplace more accessible. Anne is also skilled in carrying out Blue Badge and mobility assessments, as well as gaining a Train the Trainer qualification.

Anne continues her professional development to enhance her clinical skills, including her membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

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

Tracy

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Tracy is a specialist Occupational Therapist, delivering expert Neurological Rehabilitation for adult clients. She is based in Worcestershire, treating clients at home and visiting them in the areas of Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, and Worcester.

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Marie

Worcestershire, West Midlands

Marie is an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist visiting clients across the Midlands including Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, and Oxfordshire. Specialising in neurological conditions, Marie has worked with clients with a range of conditions such as cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, acquired brain injury, learning disability, and complex needs.

Marie has over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist in both the NHS and the private sector. Marie is used to multi-disciplinary working and works well supporting families, carers, and therapy support staff to implement treatment and rehabilitation programmes. Marie is a trained Bobath Therapist and has experience of working with children with complex therapy and equipment needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Our private OT’s in Stoke-on-Trent

The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Stoke-on-Trent as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Stoke-on-Trent, including Cobridge, Hanley Park, Lightwood, Milton and Tunstall.

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

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

Our OT’s are helping people in Stoke-on-Trent 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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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Disabling tiredness

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

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing 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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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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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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