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Birgit Richardson-Rathje BSc AMInstLM AMPS Inclusive Dance Instructor

Independent Rehabilitation Services

Birgit Richardson-Rathje founded Independent Rehabilitation Services (IRS) in 2007. IRS is team of OTs ( adult and children) as well as a psychologist and OTIs working together to provide high quality specialist neurological rehabilitation in the West and East Midlands, North London, East Anglia and South East.

We treat clients with the following conditions:

  • Neurological Conditions (TBI and ABI)
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Amputees
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Cognitive Difficulties
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Complex needs

Our experience also includes service development, training and case management.

IRS core aim is to maximise our client`s independence and functional ability in all aspects of their life, thereby facilitating quality of life. As Occupational Therapists our interventions are based on the biopsychosocial model. IRS offers professional client centered Occupational Therapy for individuals, families, carers, solicitors, insurers, case managers, charities, employers, housing associations and care services in the appropriate environment, e.g. home, workplace and/or the community. AMPS assessment. Birgit is also a qualified inclusive dance instructor.

IRS specialises in the provision of :

  • Holistic assessment
  • Individualised planning and delivery of treatment programmes
  • Advice regarding equipment and adaptations for independent living
  • Support, practical advice and strategies
  • Independent Occupational Therapy reports
  • Training covering a range of topics
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Lifestyle planning
  • Neurological Splinting
  • Risk Assessment
  • Falls Prevention
  • Amps assessment and reports
  • Inclusive Dance lesson (individual and groups)
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BSc (Hons) OT, AMInstLM

Contact Birgit Richardson-Rathje

Phone: 07966 369647

Email: [email protected]




  • Adult 25 +
  • Young person (18-25)
  • Older person (65+)
  • Case Management
  • Professional Supervision
  • Training
  • Equipment/Adaptations
  • Neuro 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
  • Telecare and Telehealth expertise
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Brain or Spinal Injury expertise
  • Trauma & Orthopedics expertise
  • Help and support with pain or fatigue-management techniques
  • Mental health recovery and peer support
  • Therapeutic assessment, support and intervention for memory problems
  • Specialist seating/equipment for children
  • Neurological conditions expertise
  • Ergonomic Assessment/industrial/office/vehicle seating/equipment advice
  • OT Assessments and interventions on behalf of a case manager
  • Specific treatment interventions for a case manager
  • Case management after a catastrophic injury
  • Manual Handling training for health and/or care staff
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Mentoring or supervision
  • Regular supervision for independent practitioners

Contact Birgit Richardson-Rathje