Sarah  Matheson

Sarah Matheson

Occupational Therapist & Care Expert

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Specialisms

  • Neurological Conditions
  • Back Injuries including Cauda Equina
  • General Medicine/Surgery

Introduction

I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2011 from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Since graduation I have worked within local authorities providing assessments for adults with varying physical and mental health needs. I have also trained home care workers in the re-ablement care approach. In 2017, I moved into the field of stroke rehabilitation within the NHS.

My interest in neurology led me into Case Management in 2019, where I continue to support those who have had traumatic brain and spinal injuries, as well as those with multi trauma. I have experience supporting clients with upper and lower spinal injuries including Cauda Equina Syndrome and Brachial Plexus injuries.

I also have experience in managing rehabilitation for clients with brain injury for several years post injury. I carry out complex initial needs assessments and provide high quality mid treatment reports to both claimant and defendant solicitors and insurers. I work with clients throughout their rehabilitation journey until claim settlement.

In addition to my case management role, I also work privately as an Occupational Therapist offering detailed assessments of daily living activities and follow up treatment for clients who have varying physical and mental health conditions.

I have extensive experience practising holistic assessments and client centred interventions. I have developed effective working relationships with statutory and private healthcare and rehabilitation services across the country.

I am a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the Health and Care Professions Council, Case Management Society UK and the British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case managers.

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.