Paula Adamson
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      • Occupational Therapist & Care Expert
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    Paula Adamson

    Occupational Therapist & Care Expert

    Qualifications

    BSc (Hons)

    Specialisms

    • Neuro-rehabilitation

    ​Introduction

    Since qualifying in 2000 as an Occupational Therapist, I quickly focused on my chosen speciality of Neuro-rehabilitation. I have experience of working in acute hospitals, community hospitals, a specialist neuro- rehabilitation centre as well as in a community neuro-rehab team.

    I am able to work with a range of neurological conditions, particularly acquired brain injury (for example, hypoxic brain injury, stroke and traumatic brain injury). I have a particular interest in working with clients who experience cognitive or behavioural difficulties however I am also a skilled clinician with regards to neurological visual difficulties and upper limb weakness.

    During my time as a Brain Injury Case Manager, I was able to develop my skills and experience of working in vocational rehabilitation with clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury or orthopaedic injuries. Input has included brain injury education to the client and employer, assessment and adaptation of the workplace (where required) to manage a client’s cognitive and physical challenges. Fatigue, anxiety management and graded return to work programmes have been utilised to enable clients to successfully return to part time or full time employment.

    I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witnesses.

    Professional Education
    2000 BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, University College of St Martin, Lancaster