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BSc Occupational Therapy, PG Cert Hand Therapy
Paediatric & Adult Hand & Upper Limb Conditions, Adult Orthopaedics & Rheumatology
I have been qualified and HCPC registered since 1997. I identified my interest in Occupational Therapy and Hand/Upper Limb management early on in my training. My career pathway, courses attended and skills attained reflect my enthusiasm and motivation in this specialism. I have a special interest in paediatric hand conditions, trauma and the impact on the child and family.
I have considerable experience in hand and upper limb orthopaedics, rheumatology, plastics, congenital upper limb functional assessment and post operative management, both in adult and paediatric cohorts. I have training and experience in assessment and management of paediatric cerebral palsy following upper limb Botox and /or surgery. I have expert skills in splinting and scar management associated with hand injury and surgery. I am skilled in the application of standardised and non standardised outcome measures and assessment batteries.
I am highly skilled and experienced in all areas of occupational hand therapy, I provide holistic care that addresses all aspects of recovery and adaptation. I work with integrity, compassion and objectivity. I pride myself on professional skills that demonstrate my ability to be organised, efficient and responsive. I am very committed to clinical excellence and governance and am a credible and robust communicator. I have been involved in service development throughout my career, and have developed care pathways, advocated for patients and improved access to care in all roles.
With over 25 years of experience, I have worked within the NHS and Private sector, and have a significant skill set in developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with individuals, teams, parents and families. I currently manage a part time clinical caseload of both private and NHS patients. Having been appointed to lead teams throughout my career, I have significant experience in service development and delivery. As such I am proficient in both autonomous and close team working.
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 Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witnesses.