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Hannah

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Hannah is an expert occupational therapist who works with both adults and children, visiting them at home to deliver assessments and treatment. She travels to areas of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire visiting families, including Leeds, Hull, Bradford and Manchester. Her areas of specialism are neurological and functional rehabilitation, moving & handling and seating & postural management.

Qualifying in 2010, Hannah has spent her career working in various NHS roles in acute and community settings. She now works as an independent OT, providing private assessments and treatment to clients of all ages and with varying neurological and physical conditions, such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease and brain injury. Hannah's expertise lies within adult rehabilitation and long term condition management, specialising in stroke rehabilitation and postural support. She also provides advanced moving and handling, including training to carers, care homes, families and professionals on the most appropriate equipment, adaptations and techniques to help the client regain their independence.

Within the field of paediatrics, Hannah supports and treats children with functional, motor and sensory difficulties. She specialises in working with children with chromosomal disorders, including Down's syndrome, to help develop their gross and fine motor skills and improve their functional performance. Where necessary, Hannah will work alongside physiotherapists to ensure the child is getting the best support and care.

Hannah actively pursues opportunities to develop her clinical skills, including maintaining her membership with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Hull

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Aimee

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Aimee is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment. Her post qualifying training includes a Professional Health & Social Care Diploma in Housing, broadening her knowledge of this clinical area. Working within West Yorkshire, Aimee travels to Wakefield, Leeds, Huddersfield and Pontefract to visit clients.

Aimee has extensive experience in the field of housing & equipment, spending most of her career working for the NHS and within social services. Within these roles, Aimee carries out assessments for minor and major housing adaptations, provides specialist equipment and produces moving & handling plans for clients and their carers. She also has experience in completing Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

As an independent OT, Aimee treats clients at home and helps enable them to be as independent as possible within their home environment. To deliver the highest standards of care to her client, Aimee maintains active professional development through her membership of The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Housing and also the Housing Association Forum for Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access

Sarah

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Based in North Yorkshire, Sarah delivers independent assessments to clients at home in York, Whitby, Selby and also in larger cities such as Bradford and Leeds. She helps adults with seating, housing & equipment and rehabilitation needs.

As an expert occupational therapist, Sarah is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of clinical care to her clients and their families. She maintains active professional development through her membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists, as well as attending seminars and conferences.

Sarah has extensive experience working for the NHS, mainly within adult community rehabilitation. She works with clients with a range of clinical conditions, including stroke, Parkinson's Disease, brain injury and arthritis. She helps clients regain independence in their everyday activities, including self care tasks, access to the community and leisure activities and getting back to work.

Delivering independent assessments for The OT Practice, Sarah supports her client and their family to ensure a goal orientated programme has been developed and these goals are realistic and attainable. This would include recommendations on appropriate equipment and specialist seating, expert advice on adaptations to the home and support from Sarah to help the client reach their goals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Humberside, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Social integration

Samantha

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sam is an expert paediatric occupational therapist who has trained and worked internationally. She has completed postgraduate training in a number of courses, including sensory integration, therapeutic listening and seating and postural management. Based in Leeds, Sam visits clients in Yorkshire, Manchester and Lancashire.

Having graduated in 2004 at The University of Sydney, Sam has worked in various paediatric settings in Australia and the UK, including schools and nurseries, NHS, hospitals and her own private practice in Australia. She has experience working with children with a broad range of needs and conditions, including children with sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, autism and children requiring help with handwriting and motor skills.

She provides comprehensive assessments at home, in school or at nursery, working collabritvely with parents, carers and teachers. Using what she has found in the initial assessment, Sam will recommend and implement a range of therapy techniques that can be used at home or in school, including DIR/ Floortime, sensory integration and sensory diets, neuro developmental approaches and behavioural techniques. Sam is also skilled in using Makaton and kinesiotaping, a rehabilitative taping method.

Sam strives to update her skills through professional development to provide the best advice, assessment and evidence based practice possible.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Salford

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Social integration

Ali

Sheffield, West Yorkshire

Ali qualified as an occupational therapist in 1999 and has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, as well as providing moving & handling and functional rehabilitation support. She works in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, visiting clients at home. Ali has completed various postgraduate training courses, including levels 1, 2 and 3 in Bobath techniques.

During her career, Ali has worked in a range of clinical areas, including within mental health, acute settings and the community. She currently works in a rehabilitation centre in the NHS, supporting clients with complex neurological conditions, including acquired brain injury. She assesses overall function and provides adaptations and equipment, including falls prevention items, to facilitate independence and manage safe moving & handling within the home.

Offering a holistic approach, Ali considers all functional, cognitive psychological and environmental needs of the client. She sets achievable goals with an aim to maximise independence at home and within the local community. The therapy provided by Ali is varied and includes encouraging clients to complete daily life activities, supporting them with dexterity and handwriting skills, providing advice on psychological adjustment and strategies and providing training to carers and families on safe manual handling.

Ali holds an MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy and continues to develops her clinical knowledge, having completed further training in cognitive rehabilitation, motivational interviewing and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Nottingham, Derby

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Alex

Bradford, West Yorkshire

Alex qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2003, she has since gained a Masters degree in Rehabilitation from the University of Nottingham. Alex has worked in a variety of NHS, private and Social Services settings but predominantly specialises in the rehabilitation of those who have experienced an acquired brain injury including traumatic brain injury and stroke.

Based in the Bradford area Alex is able to travel around the North of England and Yorkshire visiting clients.

Alex has expertise in providing assessment and treatment in a number of areas including postural management, moving and handling, upper limb rehabilitation including splinting and the use of Saebo equipment, cognitive rehabilitation, fatigue management, vocational rehabilitation as well as the use of activities of daily living on which to build function and promote independence.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation

Tracy

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Tracy is a very experienced occupational therapist with expertise in the fields of neurology and mental health. Since qualifying in 2007 Tracy has worked for the NHS and social services in general hospitals, mental health hospitals and also in the community.

Her background in both physical and mental health allows her to truly be holistic in her work with clients, considering the full impact of the individual's condition on all aspects of their life and health.

Tracy has worked closely with hundreds of clients with a range of conditions and often with comorbidities, aiming to increase independence and improve quality of life.

Throughout her career Tracy has been keen to develop her skills through accessing training courses as well as personal study, and she is always keen to put new skills into practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Barbara

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Working as an occupational therapist since 1998, Barbara specialises in rehabilitation and seating & postural management for adults, having completed postgraduate training in postural assessment and management. Working in and around East Yorkshire, she visits clients in Beverley, Goole, Bridlington and York.

Working in NHS acute hospital wards and community settings, Barbara has experience treating clients with various physical and neurological conditions. This includes Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Barbara has provided specialist assessments to these clients, including postural, environmental and vocational assessments to identify the needs of her client.

As an independent occupational therapist, Barbara develops a treatment plan aimed to help regain functional independence in every day life activities. To help clients reach their goals, Barbara may recommend various pieces of equipment, including wheelchairs, power chairs and specialist seating.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management

Jan

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Jan is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in housing & equipment and seating & postural management. She has completed a masters qualification in ergonomics, including research into the design of rooms which increase independence and reduce the risk of falls. Based in North Yorkshire, Jan will visit clients at home in the areas of York, Whitby, Scarborough, Settle and Harrogate.

Jan's experience includes working with adults with a range of physical disabilities within the community. This includes the provision of specialist equipment, complex seating assessments and designing major adaptations to promote an individuals independence and safety at home. Also, Jan completes manual handling risk assessments and training, and sources equipment related to promoting safer manual handling. Working as an independent OT, Jan treats and assesses her clients at home.

Jan is a member of the National Back Exchange and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, London, South East of England, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Ian

West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Based in West Yorkshire, Ian provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients, specialising in rehabilitation, moving & handling and seating & postural management. He visits clients in their homes, travelling to areas of Manchester, Lancashire, and Yorkshire. Since qualifying in 1976, Ian has completed various postgraduate diplomas and training courses, including a PG Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies and qualifying as a Best Interest Assessor (BIA).

Ian assesses and treats clients with various neurological conditions and physical disabilities, including clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury. He also specialises in working with adults with learning disabilities, including those with complex needs, challenging behaviours and/or autism. To complement his clinical work, Ian completed a dissertation on sensory processing in adults with autism as part of his Masters.

Providing goal orientated treatment programmes, Ian aims to enable individuals to find activities that provide a meaningful structure to their daily lives, including work, leisure, hobbies and interests. This includes recommendations of specialist equipment, including hoists, wheelchairs and postural support. He works with clients in their home environment, including family members and carers in the treatment plan when necessary.

Ian maintains his professional registration through attendance at courses and conferences, committed to developing his knowledge and skills. He is a member of various professional networks, including the Sensory Integration Network, the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and also People with Learning Disabilities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

Counselling, PIPs, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution

Catherine

Sheffield, West Yorkshire

Catherine is a self-motivated, enthusiastic and proactive Occupational Therapist with 19 years experience in a wide range of areas in physical health, including over 6 years in the employment field. Catherine is a Matheson trained UK functional capacity evaluator and regularly uses functional assessments for clients within her NHS Occupational Health role. She is experienced in carrying out workplace visits, job analysis and work rehabilitation.

Catherine's Masters Degree in design research has assisted her to devise innovative and unique solutions to functional problems and her advanced communication and motivational interviewing skills are utilised when liaising with clients, employers and stakeholders to enable change. Catherine is trained to carry out health and well-being assessments and she is a health and work champion for Public Health England.

Alongside Catherine's highly specialist assessment and rehabilitation skills she has a range of experience in service development, business planning, team leadership and research.

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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, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills

Kirsty

Wrexham, North West England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Kirsty specialises in the areas of housing & equipment and moving & handling. She is based in Cheshire, visiting clients at home in Chester, Crewe, Birkenhead and Macclesfield. She will also travel to neighbouring counties, including Greater Manchester and Cumbria. Kirsty is qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.

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.

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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

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

Specialist skills

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

Joy

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Qualifying in 1991, Joy provides expert occupational therapy to clients in their own environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, specifically working with clients with complex neurological and life-changing conditions. Based in Derbyshire, Joy visits clients in Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Derby and Long Eaton.

Having worked in hospitals, community settings and private practice, Joy has gained experience assessing and delivering rehabilitation programmes for clients with neurological conditions, such as stroke, traumatic and acquired brain injuries and MS. Joy’s broad experience in neurological rehabilitation has given her a sound understanding of the complexities of these conditions 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 will 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

Val

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Helen

Nottingham, West Midlands

Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in the areas of Mansfield, Derby, Retford and Southwell. She specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment at home. To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions.

In Helen's current NHS role, she treats adults with hand, wrist and upper limb conditions and is the organisation's lead therapist for splinting. Her experience covers chronic and acute wrist and hand conditions, including scar management and desensitisation programmes.

Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She will set achievable and realistic goals, with an aim to improve on their functional rehabilitation and carrying out daily tasks.

She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed the Derby University Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Nottingham

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting

Louise

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2006, Louise has specialised in treating clients with housing & equipment, rehabilitation and seating & postural needs. 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 in supporting her client reach their personal goals and increase their independence, allowing for them to take part in their every day activities and live safely at home. Since qualifying in 2006, Louise has gained wide-ranging experience in both community and hospital settings and in both mental and physical health. She has a thorough understanding of the effects of pain, illness and disability on the quality of life.

She has spent her career working in community and hospital settings, treating clients with neurological conditions, orthopaedic conditions and those requiring help with fatigue and anxiety management. Her knowledge of neurology is extensive, including 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. Alongside her private practice she also works as an expert witness preparing care and equipment reports for personal injury or medical negligence cases.

Louise continues her professional development by attending conferences and training events, including being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections 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

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation

Jen

Suffolk, East Anglia

Based in Suffolk, Jen provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients. She travels to local areas such as Felixstowe, Ipswich, and Sudbury visiting clients at home, as well as travelling further afield to London, Hertfordshire and homes in Yorkshire. She specialises in a number of areas of occupational therapy, including rehabilaition, seating & postural management and housing & equipment.

Jen has spent her career working in acute wards, rehabilitation units, for social services and also in private practice. She has always held a varied caseload, treating clients with conditions such as chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME and Arthritis. She has a special interest in chronic pain and fatigue management, having provided group therapy on relaxation and sleep hygiene.

Jen works collaboratively with clients, family members and carers to ensure that the most appropriate equipment, seating solutions and housing adaptations are provided to enable her client to live as independently as possible. She also provides expert advice and guidance on work-related issues, having gained experience working at a vocational rehabilitation centre.

Jen likes to keep her clinical knowledge up to date, maintaining her professional memberships of The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation

Stephanie

Wrexham, North West England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2003, Stephanie has gained extensive experience in the area of neurological rehabilitation. She has completed various training courses to accompany her clinical work, including splinting for the neurological hand and introductory Bobath modules. Stephanie works with adult clients at home, visiting areas in North West England, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Manchester and Wrexham.

Stephanie has worked within acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings, treating clients with a variety of conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, spinal injuries and multiple sclerosis. Currently working in a neuro rehabilitation unit, Stephanie carries out various complex assessments and treatment, including functional and cognitive assessments, splinting and prescribing specialist equipment.

Stephanie aims to work in a client centred way, ensuring they reach their rehabilitation goals and increase their independence. She keeps her clinical knowledge up to date, attending training courses and conferences, as well as maintaining her membership with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care

Hazel

West Yorkshire, North West England

Hazel is a highly skilled occupational therapist and an Approved Disability Analyst. She promotes positive therapy outcomes and works in partnership with clients and their families. I am able to design and deliver training and education for health professionals, service users and carers. She has extensive knowledge in psychological processes and experience in many evidence based psychological therapies such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Hazel works with clients with a variety of needs, including, acquired brain injuries, amputations, spinal injuries and neurological conditions. She helps her clients with vocational rehabilitation and pain management, to allow them to live life as fully as possible.

Achieving degrees in Psychology in 1999 and Occupational Therapy in 2012, Hazel has a broad knowledge that she is able to draw from to help her clients reach their maximum potential. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North East England, West Yorkshire, Manchester

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sharron

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Sharon qualified as an OT in 2001 and has since become an expert in neurological rehabilitation and complex care. She treats clients with a range of conditions including learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, dementia and cadasil syndrome, as well as many other conditions.

Sharron carries out detailed assessments of her clients and provides bespoke treatment plans to help them achieve maximum independence, she also provides thorough reports to help her clients and their families & carers fully understand the clients condition and needs.

Sharron is very conscientious OT and her specialisms include safe moving & handling, complex postural management, seating, assessment and treatment of the upper limb, assessments of consciousness, ADLS and behavioural techniques.

Sharron has also delivered training sessions to OT's on rheumatoid arthritis and has created a number of community groups. She is also a peer supporter of the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural managemen, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Paul

Leicester, Worcestershire

Qualifying in 2003, Paul is an experienced occupational therapist specialising in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and enjoys helping his clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their carers & families.

Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within a social services role as well as with private clients with physical disabilities, including age related conditions, sensory impairment, neurological conditions, palliative conditions, catastrophic injury, amputation and brain injury, mental health difficulties and learning difficulties.

With a previous background in the construction industry, he has worked closely with architects, housing associations, councils, charities and contractors providing expert advice on the suitability of accommodation, adaptations to existing properties and new builds and has an in depth knowledge of assistive technology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Self care

Our private OT’s in Wakefield

The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Wakefield as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Wakefield, including Normanton, Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford and Knottingley.

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 Wakefield therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in Wakefield, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find the right OT. Being a private practice, there are no clinic visits or opening hours to worry about - we arrange home or workplace visits at times convenient to our clients, including evenings and weekends.

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 Wakefield 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

Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Bracknell Forest Council
Grayshott Spa
Care Tech
Waverley Borough Council
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Sunrise
Invictus Health
The Royal British Legion
AJM Healthcare
Papworth Trust
Family Focused Case Management
Viavi
Tania Brown
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Lawray Architects
Runnymede Borough Council
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
More Than Mobility
Masons
Anchor
Leicestershire County Council
UK Case Management
Guildford Borough Council
CCMS
Mole Valley District Council
Help & Care
Haringey
Bank Workers Charity
L&Q
Plymouth City Council
Newlife Charity
Baston House School
HCML
Proclaim Care
The Good Care Group
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund

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