Qualifying in 1996, Sue specialises in providing housing & equipment and moving & handling assessments to adults. She has completed various post graduate training, including techniques in safer manual handling. She is based in Cardiff and will travel around Wales and the South West of England visiting clients at home, including Swansea, Newport and Caerphilly.
Sue has extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, health and social services. Alongside her independent practice, she currently works as a senior occupational therapist managing a complex caseload of clients with a variety of needs, including care of the elderly, amputees, orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation and community mental health.
Working with The OT Practice Sue delivers expert assessments and interventions to clients in their own homes. She works in partnership with clients, families, case managers, equipment suppliers, surveyors and architects to offer a high quality service, where the client is at the centre of her care. In her recommendations, Sue suggests specialist equipment and minor and major adaptations to encourage her client's independence. This also includes provision of manual handling plans to ensure effective and safe use of transfer aids, hoists and alternative techniques.
As an independent OT, Sue has also carried out private assessments commissioned by the Royal British Legion predominantly for riser recliner chairs. She also completes assessments for Blue Badge applicants in Wales.
West and South West of England, Wales, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Cardiff, Swansea
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care
Having qualified as an occupational therapist in 1998, Jenny has spent her career supporting both adults and children in regaining their functional independence. She specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating & postural management, having completed various postgraduate training to complement her clinical work. Courses include Bobath training, the Chailey approach to postural management and a qualification in sensory integration. Jenny is based in Wales and travels to areas of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Swansea and Pembrokeshire visiting clients in their homes.
Jenny has gained extensive experience working with clients in the NHS, in various schools, in the charity sector and private practice. She treats various neurological and physical conditions, including clients who have suffered traumatic accidents, those with sensory needs and physical disabilities. Jenny is passionate about helping her clients maximise upon their potential to achieve their desired goals.
She currently works predominantly in the field of paediatrics, assessing children and young people with various physical, developmental, sensory and functional needs. She identifies and prescribes necessary therapy, housing adaptations and equipment, working closely with equipment providers, architects and families to ensure the child is receiving the most appropriate treatment.
Jenny continues to keep her clinical skills up to date, embracing regular continual professional development in formal training and participating in specialist equipment reviews. Jenny is also a member of the Sensory Integration Network, the National Association of Handwriting and College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.
Wales, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Swansea
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Wheelchair accreditation
Suzanna delivers specialist advice and treatment to clients across North Wales and North West England, including Cheshire, Merseyside, and Flintshire. Her focus is on daily living skills, community access, self-care, and learning disabilities. Suzanna also has extensive experience with mental health including treating and handling anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her main aim is to reduce environmental barriers, improve well-being and quality of life, and enhance independence.
Suzanna has experience in orthopaedics and trauma, community rehabilitation, care of the elderly, and wheelchair therapy. Louise’s specialist knowledge of wheelchair therapy and accreditation includes conducting postural wheelchair assessments, supporting rehabilitation engineers and technical wheelchair instructors, leading wheelchair clinics, and completing home assessments. These assessments evaluate the need for any housing adaptations, minor or major, and helping apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG).
Suzanna attained a BSc in Physiology/Pharmacology in 1999 and her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2011. Suzanna is a BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists) member and has also raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Mind, and Scope in recent years.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability
Lindsey is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist. She is skilled in assessment and treatment of a wide range of physical health conditions including neurological and chronic health problems. She has worked as a locum within the NHS for the past 15 years, covering posts from acute in-patient work to rehabilitation units to working with people within their own homes.
Lindsey is passionate about helping people maximise their potential by holistic working. She gets the best results by ensuring she addresses a person's physical, cognitive and psychological needs to help them live as independently as possible. She works with adult clients with a wide range of conditions including, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and Parkinson Disease.
Lindsey is a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists) and is HCPC registered.
Wales, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys
Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Based in Penarth, just south of Cardiff, Caroline is an Occupational Therapist covering South Wales and the West of England, including Swansea, Newport, and Bristol. Caroline will identify areas of functional difficulty within the home and provide advice on specialist equipment and adaptations for the home, in an aim to maintain her client’s independence. She can also make recommendations relating to Moving & Handling, ensuring that all of the client’s needs are addressed and any risks are managed.
Caroline has worked with clients with a broad range of conditions including, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and brain injury. She also has a specialist understanding of DFG Assessments and so can assist clients in the process.
Working for over 15 years in both the public and private sector, Caroline’s extensive experience saw her rise to the role of Senior OT and involved the training and supervising of other occupational therapists. Caroline has worked successfully in multi-disciplinary teams, closely collaborating with care agencies, grants officers, and charities.
Caroline attained her BSc in Occupational Therapy from The University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2002 and continues to undertake postgraduate training to ensure her professional development. This includes a Level 2 NVQ in Team Leading which Caroline achieved in 2008. Caroline also holds professional membership with the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Herefordshire, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
Bristol, West and South West of England
Since qualifying in 1992 Rachel has gained a broad clinical knowledge in both inpatient and community settings. Client centred, goal focused therapy is her highest priority. Since 1999 she has worked at a senior level in the field of complex disability and specifically neurological impairment and the management of long term conditions. She has a particular interest in posture management and tissue viability, completing a post graduate masters certificate in 2007.
Rachel also has extensive experience of working with adults who experience psychological ill health due to the long term consequences of their illness or the impact of disability.
She has had work published in the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. She is known as a good communicator and teacher. She currently also works in the medico legal field as a care and occupational therapy expert.
Wales, Avon, Bristol
Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care
Cheshire, 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.
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
Seating and Postural management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration
Cheshire, 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.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford
Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care
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.
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
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
Gloucestershire, West and South West of England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2001, Ellie has spent her career offering expert care and therapy to clients and their families. She is based in Gloucestershire, travelling to visit clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, as well as seating & postural management for both adults and children.
Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers and other professionals.
She has worked on various contracts and cases via The OT Practice, completing Disabled Facilitates Grants (DFG's) and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.
Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms and writes and delivers training to other practitioners. She is passionate about developing her fellow colleagues and has served on the Specialist Section Housing Committee as treasurer.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Seating and Postural management
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management
Herefordshire, West Midlands
Since qualifying in 1998, Liz has become an expert in neurological rehabilitation. She works mainly with complex cases which have a variety of differing issues from cognitive changes to individual seating assessments. Liz has also worked in Paediatrics with developmental delay and postural issues and has experience in assistive technologies in rehabilitation.
She gained a masters in Neurological Occupational Therapy in 2011 and has extensive experience in all areas of stroke and neurology. She has also written and delivered training programmes on the subject.
She is an active member of the Welsh Neurological specialist section for OT's and represented Wales at the National Neurological OT conference and helped run an all Wales training day for neuro OT's.
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
Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
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
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.
Specialising in stoke and brain injury rehabilitation, Adam is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, obtaining a MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2010. Adam focuses significantly on his specialisms, working in a variety of roles to gain maximum experience in his field.
Providing thorough and detailed assessments and tailored, goal orientated treatment plans, Adam helps his clients to gain maximum independence in their everyday lives. He works with clients in their own homes, care homes, and places of work as well as rehabilitation settings.
Adam actively participates in continued professional development to ensure his extensive clinical skills are up to date, and thus, he is able to use evidenced based practice to provide the best possible service he can to his clients.
Adam is a member of the Neurological Practice and Independent Practice specialist sections of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.
West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bristol, Bath
Seating and Postural management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services throughout Wales as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists in every specialism throughout North and South Wales, covering rural parts of the country as well as the larger cities including Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.
Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.
Our therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in Wales, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find the right OT. 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 Wales 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.
Very happy with the depth of the report!Father of private client aged 7 for an EHCP
Thanks so much to both you and Claire for a really excellent report. It is very detailed and having run through it with the client she was also very pleased with it.Solicitor for a family in EHCP tribunal
I have worked with The OT Practice for 5 years and have always found their service seamless. They are always on hand to offer advice or answer any queries I may have. Their reports are clear and concise with clinical rationale for their recommendations. The Occupational Therapists provide regular updates on the clients progress and goals achieved. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service.Case Manager, Proclaim Care
The OT Practice has proved a highly effective resource in establishing the needs of our potential beneficiaries, producing tailored reports that facilitate grant panel decisions. Many beneficiaries do not fully realise and even suppress their needs; we have found the OT visits act as a catalyst to open their minds to practices and adaptations that can enhance their lives. This is a great service and one that has become an essential part of our care and wellbeing operationChairman, The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Mrs Oakland was delighted with the assessment and I really like this report. Sam (therapist) is very specific and has quantified the provision wonderfully well. She has made very clear her recommendations, which is incredibly useful - great report. As ever, I am very grateful to you for your quick response and willingness to work to such incredibly tight deadlines. Thank you.A case manager