Katy is a qualified Occupational Therapist she has spent the last 10 years specialising in neurology. During her career she has worked in both the NHS and private sectors specialising in neurology and complex conditions most recently as Head of Occupational Therapy within a private neurological rehabilitation unit. Katy has extensive clinical skills working with conditions such as: stroke, Parkinson, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Motor Neuron Disease, Bell’s Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputees.
Katy has specialist knowledge and excellent therapeutic handling skills in upper limb assessment and rehabilitation, cognitive and perceptual assessments and treatment, posture (24 hour) and seating assessments (including wheelchairs and specialist seating) and rehabilitation programmes. Katy also specialises in Kinesiology, acupuncture for upper limb function and pain and she is a BAHT level one therapist. Katy has been part of the NICE Head Post Stroke Trial and audit, as well as the implementation and development of the Wessex upper limb pathway.
Katy excels in working with individuals and their families who are affected by traumatic and acquired brain injuries, providing efficient, holistic patient centred care. She takes great pride in providing high quality multi- faceted care whilst at all times considering the patients emotional, social and spiritual needs in addition to their physical needs whilst treating all her patients with the upmost respect, privacy and dignity. Katy is proficient with risk assessments uses this awareness to facilitate conversations about the patient’s associated risks regarding their complex needs and specialist equipment requirements.
She seeks to optimise her patients function with goals that are meaningful to them and tailor’s the treatment to an individuals’ needs and preferences to optimise the opportunity for the patient to benefit from occupational therapy. She is open and honest with patients their families throughout the process ensuring that they are fully informed about what to expect from the therapy care provided.
Katy has a strong dedication to lifelong learning and she has attended numerous additional training courses recently and CPD workshops to underpin existing knowledge and enhance her knowledge and skillset even further; such as cognitive rehabilitation interventions, splinting, upper limb management, oedema treatment, kinesiology, specialist seating sleep systems for posture and function, dysphagia management, acupuncture for upper limb function, advance upper limb rehabilitation, bobath, psychological distress post stroke and advanced fatigue and relaxation techniques.
Katy also has experience working as Service Operations Manager for the wheelchair service responsible for over 17,000 service users leading a team of 30 clinical and non clinical individuals ensuring efficient delivery of patient centred care. During this time Katy gained a vast array of managerial experience which has complemented her vast clinical expertise.
Bsc occupational therapy
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