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Private occupational therapy in Wales

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Sue

Cardiff, Wales

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Elizabeth

Cardiff, Wales

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

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

Caroline

Cardiff, 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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Jenny

Carmarthenshire, Wales

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Swansea

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

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

Flintshire, Wales

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Alison

Powys, Wales

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Lindsey

Powys, Wales

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Ellie

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

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

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment, Vocational 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

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

Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Rachel

Bristol, Avon

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Wales, Avon, Bristol

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Adam

Bristol, Somerset

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Julie

Stoke-on-Trent, North West England

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Our private OT’s in Wales

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.

Common difficulties we can help with

Standing & self support

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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Planning activities

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

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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