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Kirsty

Cheshire, North West England

With over 20 years’ experience, Kirsty is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in the Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. She is based in Chester visiting clients in Crewe, Birkenhead, Macclesfield, and further afield in Greater Manchester and Cumbria.

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 and is also qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, 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

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

Specialist skills

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

Sam

Cheshire, North West England

With over 10 years of experience, Sam is an expert in her field of neurology, working with clients with a range of neurological conditions. She works closely with her clients, carrying out full assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to help her clients gain as much independence as possible. Sam is based in Cheshire and visits clients across the North-West of England.

Sam supports her clients with a range of needs including behavioural difficulties, cognitive assessments and rehabilitation, planning and execution of activities, upper limb treatments for both gross and fine motor deficits, assessment of ADLs, balance and co-ordination, visual perception and sensory deficits. Sam also provides training and advice to families and carers to help them understand her client's condition and the most effective ways to care for them, as well as training carers in safe moving & handling techniques.

Sam works closely with the charity, Headway, on a regular basis. She has completed a Bobath course in normal movement and has completed training in neurological splinting and casting to manage abnormal tone.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Newport, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Julie

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.

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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, Mental Health

Vicky

Cheshire, North West England

Vicky, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in Housing and Equipment and functional rehabilitation, resides in the North West of England in Cheshire and Staffordshire. Qualifying in 2012, Vicky possesses a wealth of expertise in sensory integration, pain management, activities of daily living, balance, and mental health.

With a high level of assessment and clinical reasoning skills, Vicky is adept at achieving excellent outcomes for the individuals she works with. Her approach is centred on focusing on clients' strengths and supporting them in setting realistic goals for recovery or the ability to maintain function in meaningful activities. Vicky's commitment to holistic care ensures that her clients receive tailored interventions, promoting well-being and functional independence in the North West region.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Staffordshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Balance, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

Gill

Cumbria, North West England

Gill is a highly experienced OT based in Keswick, Cumbria. She covers a large client base across North West England and Scotland including the Lake District, the Borders, and Dumfries & Galloway. Gill specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing and Equipment, supporting adults with injury and illness to retain independence at home and feel confident accessing the community.

Drawing on her extensive experience, Gill helps clients to improve their strength and mobility through bespoke activity programmes and supportive aids. She also conducts housing assessments to evaluate how a client can effectively move about their home and advise on suitable adaptations and equipment provisions to support a client’s needs.

Gill is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, Older Adults, and Rheumatology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Scotland, Cumbria, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Holly

Greater Manchester, North West England

Holly is a highly skilled Hand Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She is based in Stockport, visiting clients in the North West of England including Manchester, Liverpool, and Derby. Holly has developed her clinical skill across NHS and private settings, including a lead role at The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester where she developed the specialist Hand Therapy service there.

Working with clients with acute and chronic conditions, Holly provides bespoke and intensive treatment programmes to increase function and improve overall independence. Using a holistic approach, Holly works with clients on all aspects of rehabilitation, including mobility and function, improvement of independence in home and leisure tasks, and advice on home adaptations and equipment procurement. Holly is experienced in a range of splinting treatments, including assessing and fitting pre-fabricated splints, tendon lengthening, and improving function.

Holly is a professional member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the British Association of Hand Therapist (BAHT). She has completed levels 1 and 2 of the BAHT training courses, enabling her to provide expert hand therapy and rehabilitation to clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Liverpool, Manchester, Derby

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, Splinting

Jan

Greater Manchester, North West England

Jan is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Hand Therapy and hand related conditions. She is based in North West England, treating clients in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, and Cheshire.

Jan is highly experienced, working as a specialist Hand Therapist for over 30 years. She provides rehabilitation and therapy to clients with hand injuries, working with both adult and paediatric clients. She has previously worked in regional units for burns and plastics, as well as establishing the role of hand therapist in two private hospitals.

Visiting clients at home, Jan provides clinical assessment of orthopaedic trauma, congenital and chronic conditions, as well as assessing clients who have suffered burns or have had plastic surgery. To improve function and increase the client's levels of independence, Jan provides treatment including mobilisation and exercise regimes, splinting, fracture bracing, desensitisation, and scar management.

Jan is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) has been on the executive committee for 6 years, 2 of which she was Chairman of the Association.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills, Splinting

Jill

Greater Manchester, North West England

Jill works with adults at home in North West England, including the Greater Manchester area, Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Lancashire. With over 20 years of experience, Jill has worked in a variety of settings advising on equipment, adaptations, and housing. Jill supports adults with a wide range of injuries and conditions including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, learning disabilities, autism, and stroke. She assesses a client’s mobility and safety in the home, providing recommendations on equipment and adaptations to support a client maintain independence.

Jill has completed training courses to accompany her clinical work, including a MSc with Distinction in Accessibility and Inclusive Design, Train the Trainer, and ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Housing.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Carlie

Lancashire, North West England

Specialising in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment for adults and older adults, Carlie provides expert occupational therapy for clients with TBI and ABI conditions. She has worked internationally but is now based in Lancashire, visiting clients at home in Blackburn, Blackpool, Lancaster and Warrington, as well as areas of Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Carlie has worked across a number of clinical settings, including acute & forensic mental health, in-patient & community rehabilitation and psychogeriatric services. She specialises in working with clients with neurological and physical conditions, including dementia, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Having worked in such different environments, Carlie has developed her core OT skill, including how to work as part of a team and the importance of including clients and their families within the rehabilitation process.

Carlie works with her clients to establish meaningful rehabilitation goals and develop a bespoke treatment plan. Carlie is also skilled in neurological rehabilitation, the provision of equipment and housing adaptations, fatigue management strategies, and return to work programmes. Carlie aims to help her client improve their quality of life and overall independence within their home and community.

Carlie is dedicated to her on-going education and professional development. She completed an Occupational Therapy MSc in 2016, focusing on the understanding of autonomy for people with dementia and how OT's enable autonomy for vulnerable clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

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

Geraldine

Lancashire, North West England

Geraldine, an accomplished Occupational Therapist, specializes in housing and equipment, functional rehab, moving and handling, and fatigue management. Proficient in daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills, anxiety management, and relaxation techniques. Residing in the North West of England, specifically Lancashire, Geraldine extends her services to Manchester and London. Known for her hardworking, professional, and conscientious approach, she takes pride in a strong work ethic. Geraldine is a highly motivated individual offering timely and accurate advice, guidance, support, and training. Her extensive academic and practice experience, coupled with a robust clinical knowledge, spans various specialties, including Neurology, Respiratory, Orthopaedics, Cardio-Thoracic, Heart Failure, Acute & Community Rehabilitation, and Learning Disability – for both children and adults. she is fluent in Filipino.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, London, Lancashire, London - East, Manchester

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Michael

Merseyside, North West England

Housing & equipment, and functional rehabilitation OT Michael operates in the North West of England, including Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Flintshire, and Wrexham.

Michael brings an energetic and dynamic approach to his practice and has a passion for transforming lives. Michael utilises his expertise to enhance individual's independence and overall well-being. His specialisation in housing & equipment ensures that clients have access to the right tools and adaptations for a comfortable and safe living environment.

Through personalised functional rehabilitation, Michael empowers individuals to regain their functional abilities and achieve their goals. With his innovative and creative approach, he helps clients unlock their potential and enjoy a fulfilling and independent lifestyle.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Midlands, Flintshire, Wrexham

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

Ergonomics

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Routine planning, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Balance, Planning & execution

Katie

West Yorkshire, North West England

Katie is an expert Occupational Therapist with over a decade of experience in both NHS and private sector roles. She predominantly supports children and adults with learning disabilities, autism, and sensory processing difficulties. Katie is based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and visits clients across the North-West of England including Manchester, Bradford, Huddersfield, and Leeds.

Using a person-centred approach, Katie is passionate about helping people to identify and overcome barriers; working together to recognise and reach their full potential in activities and occupations meaningful to them. Katie supports clients with a wide range of needs including behavioural difficulties, fine and gross motor skills, planning and execution skills, and self-care.

Katie has worked in various settings and undertaken several post-graduate courses to develop her practice and performance as an Occupational Therapist. She has completed Sensory Integration Levels 1-4 and is currently in the final year of her MSc in Sensory Integration.

Alongside her normal work, Katie has also volunteered in Mexico for children with cerebral palsy through a charity called MeDiCT. She is now a trustee of this charity and continues to liaise and support the team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Salford

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Michaela

Liverpool, Merseyside

Michaela is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with 13 years of extensive experience in both inpatient and community settings. Specializing in seating and postural management, as well as functional and neurological rehabilitation, Michaela brings a wealth of expertise to her practice.

Her specialist skills include proficiency in fatigue and pain management, along with a focus on wheelchair accreditation. Michaela is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to clients with a diverse range of complex conditions. This includes but is not limited to spinal injury, orthopaedic trauma, amputations, complex fractures, stroke, brain injury, functional neurological disorders, complex regional pain syndrome, peripheral nerve injury, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

Working in the North West of England, covering areas such as Merseyside, Liverpool, Cheshire, Flintshire, Isle of Anglesey, and Wrexham, Michaela is committed to delivering personalized and effective interventions. Her holistic approach aims to enhance the well-being and overall quality of life for her clients, ensuring they receive the support needed to achieve their maximum potential.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Flintshire, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Faye

Liverpool, Merseyside

Living in Liverpool, OT Faye travels to work in Merseyside, Cheshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Lancashire. Here, she specialises in Housing & Equipment and Manual Handling (assessing Mobility, Transfers, ADLs and Access). She enjoys working with Neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease, Stroke, Spinal Injury; and others like Cancer, COPD, Amputation and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Faye takes a holistic approach to her assessments and thus gains an understanding of her client's individual needs and goals. She works collaboratively with her clients to formulate a tailored care and support plan, making recommendations that maximise an individual’s independence, dignity and wellbeing.

Faye completed her Occupational Therapy degree in 2011, and therefore has over 10 years' experience assessing and treating patients. This experience she gained through her roles in local authorities and community rehabilitation, where she held positions such as Team Lead. She also frequently delivers training to OTs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Fran

Liverpool, Merseyside

Working in North West England (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside) OT Fran specialises in Complex Paediatrics, Seating, Postural Management, Moving & Handling, Equipment and Risk Assessments. Fran works with children (aged 3-19) who have Neurological conditions like: Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, Schizencephaly, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Down’s syndrome, West syndrome, Cri-Du-Chat syndrome, Batten disease, Achondroplasia, Mitochondrial disorders and Global Developmental Delay.

In 2003, Fran attended the University of Liverpool gaining a degree in Occupational Therapy. Since then, Fran has become a Manual Handling trainer, completed qualifications in Single Handed Care and Paediatric specific Train the Trainer courses. Also, Fran is chair of the Children's Procurement Panel for her local integrated community Equipment stores (ICES). Furthermore, she is a Clinical Lead for Transition to Adult Services.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Postural management

Aimee

Liverpool, Merseyside

Aimee, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in housing and equipment, functional rehabilitation, and neuro rehab. Residing in the North West of England in Merseyside and Liverpool, Aimee extends her services to Wales, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Salford. Qualifying in 2007, Aimee brings a wealth of experience across health, social care, and charitable organisations.

Aimee's particular expertise lies in DFG assessments and daily living skill support. Passionate about delivering training, she is dedicated to ensuring clients have access to a home environment that allows for optimum independence, health, and well-being. Aimee's knowledge, experience, and commitment to continuous learning have led to her specialist role within housing, allowing her to work with clients in a person-centred manner, focusing on Occupational Performance and promoting healthier living at home for longer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Wales, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Liz

Liverpool, Merseyside

Based in Merseyside, Liverpool, Liz has almost three decades of experience in occupational therapy in a variety of clinical settings. Liz has worked with people with many health conditions, including fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, clinical obesity, chronic pain conditions, mental health conditions, neurological conditions and is expert in ensuring treatment goals are met. Conditions Liz supports include fatigue management, pain management, weight management, motivational issues, routine planning, daily life skills (assessment and skills practice), community access, gross motor skills, behaviour change, planning & execution, self care, social integration, and mental health. Liz has extensive experience with chronic pain conditions, clinical obesity, functional and organic mental illnesses, neurological conditions and various syndromes. For The OT Practice Liz assesses clients in their own homes and provides holistic interventions to enable clients to maximise their independence.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Merseyside

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

Karen

Manchester, Cheshire

Karen is an Occupational Therapist with a specialization in Neurological Rehabilitation, providing expert care in the North West of England, particularly in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, and Lancashire.

With extensive experience, Karen excels in addressing a spectrum of challenges associated with neurological conditions. Her proficiency spans from managing fatigue and routine planning to enhancing daily living skills and fine and gross motor abilities. Karen is particularly skilled in conducting thorough handwriting assessments, evaluating visual perception, and planning and executing interventions. Additionally, her expertise extends to postural management, ensuring a holistic approach to her clients' well-being and independence.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Manchester

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management

Helena

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Helena, a highly skilled and experienced occupational therapist based in the Northwest of England, specifically Manchester, Salford, and Greater Manchester. Helena has extensive experience working with clients on a variety of issues, including housing and equipment, functional rehabilitation, moving and handling, and DFG assessments. She is also skilled in working with clients on motivational issues, daily living skills and fatigue management. And she has expertise in working with clients who have medical conditions such as anxiety, dementia, orthopaedics, depression, hypertension, arthritis, and Parkinson's disease.

She takes a holistic approach to her work, considering not only the physical needs of her clients but also their emotional and social wellbeing. Helena is dedicated to providing high-quality therapy that meets the needs of her clients and helps them to achieve their goals. She is an expert in housing and equipment and can provide assessments and recommendations for clients who require adaptations to their homes or specialised equipment to support their daily living activities. Helena is committed to ensuring the safety and comfort of her clients and works closely with them to develop strategies that promote their independence and prevent further injury.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, Greater Manchester, Manchester, Salford

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Tinashe

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Tinashe is an accomplished Occupational Therapist specializing in vocational and functional rehabilitation, offering his expertise in the North West of England, the West Midlands, and Wales, including Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, and Coventry. With a diverse skill set, Tinashe is dedicated to empowering individuals through tailored interventions.

His specialist skills encompass a wide range of areas, including motivational issues, daily living skills, community access, sensory integration, gross and fine motor skills, handwriting assessment, social integration, learning disabilities, mental health, and traumatic brain injury. Tinashe's commitment to providing comprehensive support ensures that his clients receive personalized care that addresses their unique needs and challenges.

Working within the vibrant communities of the North West, West Midlands, and Wales, Tinashe is passionate about facilitating positive changes in the lives of individuals, promoting independence, and fostering meaningful engagement in daily activities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, Wales, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Midlands, Coventry

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability, Mental Health, TBI

Lesley

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Lesley, an Occupational Therapist who qualified in 2008, specialises in housing and equipment, alongside moving and handling. Serving in Greater Manchester and the North West of England, Lesley brings extensive experience to her practice. Her focus lies in providing comprehensive support, particularly in the areas of housing adaptations, equipment assessments, and effective moving and handling techniques. Lesley's commitment to enhancing the well-being of her clients is reflected in her tailored approach, ensuring that individuals receive expert guidance for their unique needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment

Our private OT’s in Wigan

The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are in Wigan or its surroundings. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Wigan, including Aspull, Billinge, Leigh, Standish and Tyldesley.

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 Wigan therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. You can discover more about some of the therapists we have in the region by clicking on their profiles above, or you are welcome to call one of our client managers who will talk through your needs and find the right OT for you. 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 in Wigan 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

Cooking & household activities

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

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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Standing & self support

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

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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