I have been working as an Occupational Therapist in and around London since qualifying in 2008, with experience in the NHS, Social Services and Private Sector. I have worked with people with a wide variety of disabilities and conditions.
Through my work and training, I have developed skills in rehabilitation, activity analysis, problem-solving and life adaptations. I have also gained a broad understanding of personal life challenges and useful interventions through ongoing research and conferences into increasing quality of life. I have up-to-date knowledge of available equipment and am constantly updating my knowledge and contacts with leading and innovative equipment and support providers.
I have had many close interactions with charities and not-for-profit organisations in both a personal and professional context. I will continue to keep in touch with them, as these organisations are often highly knowledgeable and valuable sources of support.
I have experience in developing solutions for complex moving and handling needs, seating and postural management requirements, daily living difficulties, environmental barriers and behavioural challenges. I’ve worked with support staff in residential and day services to ensure the individual's were able to achieve their full potential.
I am professionally registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and British Association of Occupational Therapists.
Assessment and comprehensive report = £400
Follow-up sessions = £70 per hour
Follow-up admin time = £50 per hour
If you would like to discuss costs, or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Many people with long-term conditions and disabilities face an array of challenges, including lengthy waiting lists for occupational therapy assessments, which are also often limited to the necessities of living, losing the wants and aspirations of the individual and the people who support them. An assessment by Adaptive OT will include all aspects of the individual, the people who support them and plans for the future. Quality of life is the key.
Some sessions may include:
Discussion about the difficulties and challenges the person is experiencing
Discussion with significant people in their life, including family, carers, friends, or anyone who is important to their daily life
Observing functional tasks
Assessing the environment in which the difficulties or challenges occur
Daily living skills
Healthy lifestyle solutions
Seating and postural management assessment
Manual handling assessment
Home adaptation recommendations
Long term planning for future achievements and requirements
To empower adults with physical and developmental challenges and disabilities to live without barriers.
Using personal and professional experience, and through continuous development of services, I will provide practical solutions and develop relevant life skills and strategies with adults with physical and developmental challenges and disabilities, so that they can live life to the fullest.
"Thanks Fiona! That is a very impressive turnaround time!"
Client with recent reduced mobility needing a new wheelchair and manual handling equipment
“Your recommendations are just what I needed to have the confidence to purchase these two big ticket items."
Client with reduced mobility and hoarding issues, requiring bathing , positioning and daily living equipment
“…what a fantastically thorough assessment [Fiona] does…”
“Thank you very much for your report; really thorough and helpful as usual.”
Client with complex manual handling and positioning requirements
“The client and his family were very impressed with you, which is unusual ... so well done!”
Client with quadreplegia and complex manual handling requirements