Vonnie is a specialist Occupational Therapist (OT) who works with children and adults to alleviate their symptoms through therapeutic intervention.
She has expert knowledge and experience in the fields of Learning Disability, Neurology, Oncology, CFS/ME,Respiratory, Mental Health including (Depression, anxiety and low self-esteem), Dementia,Physical Disability, Orthopaedics (such as Hip replacements), and general medical conditions.
She works with the NHS, Medical legal companies, Voluntary sector, Insurance companies and directly with the individual and their carers.
I undertake a comprehensive clinical assessment of the person’s level of function and address the areas of need, using evidence based approaches and standardised tests to ascertain and then maximise an individual's potential.
A relevant plan of action will be discussed such as 1:1 therapy sessions, Group sessions, alternative solutions, home adaptations, specialist equipment and assistive technologies.
Assessements can involve all aspects of the individual's life, with particular focus on what they are finding difficult at the moment.
Assessments are carried out at your home, supported living centers, residential/nursing home, work or if it is easier in a clinical setting.
The assessment informs what intervention is required and after the options are discussed with you - a variety of assessment, intervention and review packages are available.
I deliver high quality Clinical expertise with a flexible approach and a prompt service.
Anyone, of any age, can benefit from occupational therapy if they are unable to, or find it difficult to participate in a desired activity. Occupational therapists have training and knowledge in physical and psychosocial development and disorders and therefore look at the whole person, not just the physical aspects of the person’s problem. They also look at these problems or risks in terms of how they affect someone’s function.
By seeing an occupational therapist, people develop the skills for the job of living so they are able to participate more fully in the life they choose, or to prevent a disruption in their day-to-day living. Occupational therapy benefits the individual and those around them such as teachers, employers, parents, spouses and other family members.