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
Alison specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, having completed post qualifying training in courses on splinting and hand trauma. She is based in Powys, Wales and travels to Brecon, Montgomery and Newton as well as to Cardiff and Swansea to visit clients at home.
Alison's career has been spent in the NHS and working in acute hospital settings, as well as in the community where she focused on falls assessments, moving and handling and rehabilitation of the elderly. She now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to adults in their own environment.
With a number of accredited qualifications from the British Association of Hand Therapists, of which she is a member, Alison's expertise lies within hand therapy. She works with clients with needs in the areas of orthopaedics, rheumatology, plastics, burns and trauma.
Assessing her client at home, Alison will develop a personalised treatment plan which aims help improve their functional independence and the use of their hand through rehabilaition, including the use of splinting techniques.
West and South West of England, Wales, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan
Hand Therapy, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments
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
Paediatrics, 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 managemen, School Based Therapy/Support, Wheelchair accreditation
The Vale of Glamorgan, 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, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural managemen
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.
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
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration
Wiltshire, West and South West of England
Having trained internationally, Ann-Marie now works in Bristol visiting children and their families in the areas of Weston-super-Mare, Nailsea, Portishead and also travels to Cardiff, Wales. Since graduating in 2000, she has completed training in and qualified with a postgraduate qualification in sensory integration.
Having previously worked within the community and for social services, Ann-Marie now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to children at home, in school or at nursery. Using her expert knowledge and training in sensory integration, Ann-Marie helps children with a variety of clinical needs such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
Ann-Marie works with the family to help them reach their personal goals, with an aim for the child to become as independent as possible in their everyday lives and reach their maximum potential. This includes offering school support, including assistance with Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP), help with handwriting and fine motor function, as well advice and recommendations on specialist equipment.
Ann-Marie maintains active professional development to ensure she is delivering the highest standards of care to her clients, including attending conferences and training, and being a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
West and South West of England, Wales, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, Cardiff
Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support
Based in Merseyside, Denise travels to Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington, as well as Lancashire and Wrexham, treating clients in their home or work environment. She specialises in working with adults and the elderly, assessing their seating, moving & handling and rehabilitation needs. Denise has completed a number of postgraduate courses to continue her learning, as well as gaining a qualification in Train the Trainer.
Having gained experience working in community settings and for social services, Denise currently provides private assessments to clients in their own homes. She treats clients with a variety of needs, including complex orthopaedic, neurological and cardiovascular conditions. Assessments can include Blue Badge and mobility assessments, as well as looking at Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs).
Working with the client and their family, Denise identifies their treatment goals and puts in place a plan to help them reach these and gain more independence in their everyday activities. Within this bespoke treatment plan, Denise provides advice and recommendations on specialist items of equipment such as seating, electric powered vehicles, hoists and specialist beds. She looks at safer moving and handling around the home, as well as adaptations that can improve the client's quality of living.
Denise is a member of the Motor Neurone Disease Association Special Interest Group (N West region) and also the Allied Health Professionals Network of the National Osteoporosis Society.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Wrexham
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care
Since qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2007, Greg has worked with adults in a variety of clinical settings. He specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling, in which he is also qualified to train other health care professionals. Greg is based in Wiltshire and visits clients in the areas of Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon and Trowbridge, as well as travelling to Gloucestershire and south Wales.
Greg has worked with clients in a variety of settings including treating individuals with long term neurological conditions, those in palliative care, and also intermediate care. He has established clinical skills in moving and handling, adaptations and postural management, including the provision of specialist equipment, hoists and slings to help support the client and their families and carers.
Greg has case management experience in working with adult clients with brain injuries and complex disabilities, including those with mental health needs. He has also has skills in being an advocate and providing support to his client and their family, as well as implementing programmes to support them with returning to work and regaining their independence.
Greg maintains his professional memberships, including the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Housing.
West and South West of England, South East of England, Wales, Avon, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, London - West, Bristol
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation
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.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford
Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care
Covering the West and South West of England, Emily works with adults in a variety of areas including community and acute settings. aiming to enable her clients to be as independent in their everyday life as possible and to improve their well-being and quality of life.
Her areas of specialism are housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling. Emily provides clients with assistance on housing and equipment providing detailed reports for clients wishing to move house or adapt their accommodation. Completing moving and handling risk assessments to ensure clients and their carers carry out safe practices.
Working with clients in their home environment, Emily completes detailed assessments and provides treatment and recommendations to help increase her clients' overall independence and improve their quality of life.
West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Newport
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural managemen
Gary is a Health & Care Professions Council registered Occupational Therapist with a breadth of knowledge and clinical experience across a range of healthcare conditions. Gary is passionate in enabling the clients he works with to maximise their functional abilities and independence in order to promote self-efficacy, autonomy and ultimately, quality-of-life.
After qualifying from the University of the West of England, he has gained experience within the NHS, voluntary sector, occupational health, rehabilitation as well as personal injury sectors.
Gary visit clients at home and work and has a particular interest in vocational rehabilitation. He has considerable experience in supporting people to pursue their vocational goals, working with clients with various needs, including traumatic brain injuries, long term neurological conditions and spinal injuries. As well as provision of wheelchairs and minor environmental adaptation to enhance his clients quality of life.
Gary provides detailed assessments which he uses to gain an in-depth knowledge of his clients, he then provides tailored advice and treatment plans to help his clients live as independently as possible. Gary is a qualified Functional Capacity Evaluator and calibrated Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills Practitioner.
North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Plymouth
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Daily living skills
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, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
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
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. He is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.
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
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
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 managemen, Wheelchair accreditation
Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan
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
Paediatrics, Hand Therapy, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, 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 managemen, Splinting, 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