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Angela Birleson Phd, MSc, DipCot

Elite Occupational Therapy Services Ltd

Practising as an occupational therapist for over 25 years, Angela Birleson has gained a national reputation in the field of neurosciences and specialises in the rehabilitation of clients who have complex cognitive disabilities sustained through acquired brain injury.
Angela has worked with a wide range of professionals, and has many years' experience of co-ordinating and leading multi-disciplinary teams in a cohesive and consistent approach to achieve the client's goals. Angela and has worked on guidelines for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and the College of Occupational Therapists and has been a senate member of the Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Rehabilitation, NHS England. Angela is a strong advocate for sharing and using best evidence in occupational therapy neurosciences practice. Angela is the Director of Elite Occupational Therapy Services Ltd, a group of highly specialised occupational therapists who work with adults and older children affected by brain injuries, amputations or Cerebral Palsy across the North East of England and Cumbria. Elite Occupational Therapy Services Ltd works with pre and post-trial clients from secondary school age upwards, providing: Rehabilitation of functional activities and independent living skills Cognitive rehabilitation Fatigue management Pain Management Vocational rehabilitation Specialist seating and wheelchair assessments Moving and Handling Assistive equipment Housing adaptations Support Worker training and education

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Doctorate of Philosophy, Master of Science, Teaching Certificate, College of Occupational Therapists Diploma. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Phone: 07505100556

Email: [email protected]




  • Child or adolescent
  • Adult 25 +
  • Young person (18-25)
  • Older person (65+)
  • Medico-Legal/Expert Witness
  • Professional Supervision
  • Training
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Advice about access, bathroom &/or kitchen adaptations or equipment Home adaptations for independent living
  • Advice around specialist equipment or in modifying your home to maximise independence
  • Falls prevention
  • Telecare and Telehealth expertise
  • Specialist seating expertise
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Brain or Spinal Injury expertise
  • Trauma & Orthopedics expertise
  • Carer Support
  • Help and support with pain or fatigue-management techniques
  • Specialist seating/equipment for children
  • Neurological conditions expertise
  • Assessment, advice and support for children
  • Cerebral Palsy expertise
  • Education, Health & Care (EHC) plans: advice/assessment
  • Ergonomic Assessment/industrial/office/vehicle seating/equipment advice
  • Job/role analysis of task demands
  • Neuropsychological/Cognitive/Neurodiversity assessment (including standardised tools)
  • Graduated RTW plan/reasonable adjustments advice
  • Vocational Rehab (VR) ongoing input/treatment/job coach/work prep/work hardening/conditioning
  • OT Assessments and interventions on behalf of a case manager
  • Specific treatment interventions for a case manager
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Mentoring or supervision

Contact Angela Birleson