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Private occupational therapy in Tyne and Wear

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Katy

Durham, North East England

Katy has worked as an OT for over 15 years, attaining an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skill to assist children with a variety of needs. Katy works with children and their families across North East England, including Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland. She has extensive experience with both the physical and sensory needs of a child, providing bespoke and creative treatment plans.

Katy has worked with many different physical disabilities, conditions such as cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injury. In particular, she works on the development of fine and gross motor skills, helping a child to build up the strength, balance, and coordination to perform activities and maintain independence.

Alongside rehabilitation, Katy will also advise on home adaptations and equipment required to meet the child’s functional needs. For example, this could include a specialist chair or bed to assist with posture and comfort. Katy is an expert in this field, undertaking specialist training in the Chailey Approach to Postural Management.

Katy is dedicated to her continual professional development, regularly attending conferences and lectures to keep up-to-date with the most innovative research. She has completed additional qualifications in Sensory Integration and The Listening Programme, which is music-based therapy to help with mental, physical, and emotional health. Katy has also organised and delivered a range of training programmes for parents, carers, other healthcare professionals, and education staff on topics including handwriting difficulties, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills.

Katy is a professional member of the Independent Practice section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Chailey Postural Management, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support

Victoria

Durham, North East England

Victoria is a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist from Chester-Le-Street in Durham. She supports children aged 0-18 years presenting with developmental, neurological and sensory processing difficulties. She works in both home and school environments across the North East of England including Newcastle and Sunderland.

With over 15 years of experience, Victoria has a vast knowledge and skill-set relating to different disabilities and conditions including autistic spectrum disorders, down's syndrome, developmental coordination disorder, cerebral palsy, ADHD, and developmental delay. She provides highly specialist assessments using a variety of standardised, non-standardised and observational assessments, depending on the individual needs of the child.

Victoria utilises both in-person and virtual therapy sessions, focusing on the areas that matter the most to the client such as fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination, and self-care tasks. Victoria consistently demonstrates advanced clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence-based practice within her goal setting and intervention planning. She also has extensive experience of completing EHCP assessments and reports.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support

Lucy

Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham

Lucy is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist located Chester-Le-Street, County Durham. She visits children and their families across the North East of England, covering Durham, Sunderland, and Newcastle. With over 10 years of experience, Lucy delivers expert and comprehensive assessments, analysing a child’s functional and cognitive needs.

Lucy works with children with a wide range of conditions including cerebral palsy, brain injury, muscular dystrophy, learning disabilities, global developmental delay, and autism. She helps children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, supporting them to complete every day tasks such as dressing and feeding. Her aim is to enable each child to reach their maximum potential and develop skills of independent living. She can also help children with handwriting needs, having undertaken a specialist training course on the subject.

Supporting children with sensory needs, Lucy has completed training in Sensory Integration and The Listening Programme. She is able to offer holistic interventions, addressing a child’s every need both physical and cognitive. Lucy has also completed training on the Chailey Approach to Postural Management, supporting children, their families, and carers with seating and postural needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Chailey Postural Management, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Fran

Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

Fran is a dedicated Occupational Therapist specialising in housing & equipment, moving & handling, as well as pediatrics and sensory integration. Fran is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of her clients in North East England, North Yorkshire, and Newcastle and with over 10 years of experience, she enjoys working to help those with Neurological Conditions, Cerebral Palsy, Orthopaedic, Developmental Delays and Learning Disabilities.

Fran thrives in challenging situations, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability. She is skilled in providing effective and calm solutions to help individuals overcome obstacles and improve their overall well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, North Yorkshire, Newcastle upon Tyne

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Jessica

Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

Jess has more than ten years' experience as an occupational therapist working in paediatrics, child, and adult rehabilitation. Based in the North East and Northumberland areas Jess offers a wide range of experience with EHCP writing, handwriting, fatigue management and sleep health, self-care, continence and bed wetting, postural support and specialised seating, gross and fine motor skill development, behaviour management, chronic pain management, success with sensory supports, daily living skills, child development, gait, balance and coordination, and falls injury rehabilitation. Jess is expert in supporting complex caseloads, and paediatrics cases with physical, learning, behavioural, and sensory difficulties, and in managing cases with children aged 0-19 who present with a range of special needs such as neurological, developmental and Autistic Spectrum disorders in a variety of settings. She has also worked with adult stroke cases requiring a range of specialist assessments; in stoke policy development; and on rotations for respiratory and palliative care, trauma and orthopaedics, and general medicine. Jess is passionate about the education of schools in paediatrics occupational therapy and how to streamline service delivery, having developed an online CPD training and webinar series for teachers, schools and therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Pain management

Kate Louise

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Kate is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist based in Newcastle, providing expert assessments and treatment plans to help her clients live as independently as possible. She visits clients at home and in the work place across the North of England including Durham, Cumbria, and Northumberland. Kate has over 20 years of experience, helping clients in a variety of settings and with a wide range of conditions and needs.

Kate specialises in Seating & Postural Management as well as complex disability aids and adaptations. She prescribes relevant equipment to her clients depending on their individual needs as well as providing bespoke treatment programmes to support her clients in gaining independence. Kate also conducts holistic assessments and supports her clients with activities of daily living and self-care tasks.

Kate is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management, TBI

Kathryn

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

With over 15 years’ experience, Kathryn has expertise across a range of conditions and disabilities, specialising in stroke and neurological rehabilitation. Kathryn uses a range of treatments including cognitive exercises, self-care, upper limb rehabilitation, functional skills, driving, and vocational rehabilitation. She is based in Newcastle and visits clients across the North of England.

Kathryn carries out holistic assessments of a client’s needs and works closely with the client and their families to create a bespoke treatment plan and ensures every client has the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential. Kathryn focuses on a client’s ability to safely undertake daily tasks at home including cooking, dressing, and washing. She can also recommend equipment and minor adaptations to support a client’s rehabilitation and to assist with day-to-day tasks. Kathryn can support clients plan and undertake a return to work, liaising with employers to implement a suitable phased return to work and effective pacing strategies.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

TBI

Lynne

Middlesbrough, Durham

Lynn, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in seating and postural management, holding additional qualifications in AMPS and CBT. Residing in Durham, she extends her expertise to Middlesbrough, the North East of England, North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle, and Sunderland. Lynn is dedicated to assisting clients with daily living skills, community access, postural management, and addressing challenges related to learning disabilities and mental health. Her comprehensive approach encompasses tailored interventions, fostering independence and well-being. Lynn's commitment to serving diverse needs is evident in her work across various regions, ensuring individuals receive effective occupational therapy support for their unique circumstances.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Durham, North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Middlesbrough

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

AMPS, CBT, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Postural management, Learning disability, Mental Health

Deanne

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Covering North East England, including Tyne and Wear, Cleveland, and Durham, Deanne delivers Occupational Therapy for adults, focusing on Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management. Deanne has worked as an OT for over 10 years in many different settings, assessing and treating functional needs relating to rheumatology, orthopaedics, respiratory conditions, and elderly rehabilitation.

Deanne focuses on equipment and adaptations to maximise function and independence in a client’s own home, as well as making recommendations for future care when required. She is passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential and ensures all of her interventions are client-centred and provide positive outcomes for clients and their families.

Deanne is an experienced OT in the management of chronic long-term conditions, understanding how to manage a client’s fatigue, suggesting energy conservation techniques, improving daily living skills, and managing anxiety and stress.

Deanne is also a professional member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Cleveland, Durham, North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, Middlesbrough

Specialisms

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

Emma

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Rebecca Collins is a highly skilled occupational therapist with a specialisation in Functional and Neuro rehabilitation. Based in Yorkshire, Rebecca brings a professional and compassionate approach to her practice. Her expertise lies in addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals recovering from Neurological conditions and injuries such as Fatigue Management, Postural Management and Activities of Daily Living.

With a wealth of experience and a profound commitment to improving the lives of her clients, Rebecca is dedicated to helping individuals regain independence and enhance their quality of life.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, East Riding of Yorkshire, Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, AMPS, Postgraduate cert. Vocational Rehab

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Stephanie

Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

Stephanie, an accomplished Occupational Therapist residing in Nottinghamshire, serving regions across the North West, East of England, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, West and East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, and Wales. With expertise in paediatrics, housing and equipment, seating and postural management, moving and handling, and complex paediatrics, Stephanie holds a distinct qualification in sensory integration. Her specialised skills encompass pain management, sensory integration, gross and fine motor skills, and learning disabilities. Stephanie's holistic approach and dedication ensure comprehensive support, tailored to individual needs, fostering well-being and optimal development. Stephanie provides expert guidance in enhancing lives through occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, Wales

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Pain management, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Social integration, Learning disability

Bethany

Staffordshire, East Midlands

Bethany is a dedicated and passionate Occupational Therapist with an extensive knowledge of rehabilitation, specialist equipment, and moving and handling. She supports clients with a range of physical and neurological conditions such as osteoporosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, autism, stroke, and learning difficulties. Bethany is located in Burton-on-Trent and visits clients across the Midlands including Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester.

Bethany provides specialist assessments and recommendations for clients to promote and enable independence living. She prides herself in providing in-depth and holistic assessments and treatment planning specialising in falls, frailty, moving and handling, cognitive assessment, rehab, and specialist equipment provision. Bethany particularly enjoys working with clients and their families to maintain independence in their own homes and promoting engagement in meaningful occupations.

Bethany is a committed professional who believes Occupational Therapy is an essential part to any healthcare setting and a truly client centred service that focuses on enabling and empowering people, promoting independence and positive health and well-being. She has an inbuilt creativity in approaching her clinical work that means she thrives to always find a solution to her clients’ needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, West Midlands, East Midlands , Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

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

Sarah

Leeds, West Yorkshire

OT Sarah specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and has skills in Fatigue Management, Routine Planning, Daily Living Skills, Social Integration, Anxiety Management. and Self Care. Sarah provides occupational therapy across the North East of England: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Bradford, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne. Also, Sarah enjoys to work with conditions such as Frailty, Dementia, Falls prevention, Planning and execution of activities, Balance and co-ordination, Sensory impairment, Social integration.

When completing assessments, Sarah uses her extensive knowledge and experience to assess the client and completes individual SMART goals depending on requirements. Using her excellent verbal and written communication skills she maintains a strong rapport with clients and carers and is always an advocate for the client.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Helen

Sheffield, Derbyshire

Helen is an experienced housing Occupational Therapist based in the North West and North East of England as well as the East Midlands. She covers a wide area including Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Bradford, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Salford, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent and Wakefield.

With a focus on housing and equipment adaptations, Helen has a wealth of experience in supporting individuals to maintain their independence and live safely in their own homes. Her expertise includes assessing individuals' needs, recommending and sourcing equipment and adaptations, and providing ongoing support and training to ensure they are used effectively.

Helen is committed to providing a person-centred approach and works closely with her clients and their families to understand their unique needs and preferences. She is passionate about empowering her clients to take control of their lives and achieve their goals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Nottingham, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Jane

Edinburgh, West Lothian

Jane has over 20 years' experience as an OT across Scotland, NW and NE England. With clinical experience in a variety of settings for Adult Social Care, clients benefit from her skills with functional assessments and the occupational therapy process, her moving and handling, proportionate care, and specialist seating advice. In addition to these specialisms, Jane has worked with private practice clients to maximise their independence when using equipment and adaptations, assistive technology, rehabilitation, telecare postural management, and when diagnosing for risk enablement, physical disabilities, neurological disorders, and mental health eating disorders. Jane has experience in several Adult Social Care environments including palliative and elderly care. Jane is passionate about empowering individuals to find creative and personalised solutions in their homes and setting goals for a supportive recovery and wellbeing outcomes. Jane is a patient, empathetic, proactive and sensitive OT in her approach.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Scotland

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments

Our private OT’s in Tyne and Wear

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the Tyne and Wear region as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Tyne and Wear region including Gateshead, Newcastle, South Shields and Sunderland.

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 private Tyne and Wear therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation 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 Tyne and Wear team from their profiles above. 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 your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Tyne and Wear 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

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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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, 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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Planning activities

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

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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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

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

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