Occupational Therapy

I have been an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years and have experience of working in the NHS and the Ministry Of Defense. 

My OT experience includes:

  • Assessment and treatment of patients with complex physical and psychological problems by providing robust clinical reasoning within an MDT model.
  • Supporting staff in the treatment of challenging patients.
  • Running groups for patients – providing education and peer support.
  • Recruiting, supervising and managing a team of 35 OT’s, ensuring their professional and personal needs were met.
  • Training OT’s and other members of the MDT on a variety of topics.
  •  Management of the OT service, ensuring it met the ever-changing needs of MOD rehabilitation.
  • Holding responsibility for Clinical Governance (maintaining standards of practice through audit etc.).

My Therapeutic intervention experience includes:

  • Functional assessments following injury/illness.
  • Vocational assessments.
  • Condition management (CFS, chronic pain).
  • Lifestyle management.
  • Psycho-social education/support.
  • Home assessments (identifying levels of safety/independence).